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10/6/2012

TRAC-7 enrollment opens at GCCC

TRAC-7 enrollment opens at GCCC

Enrollment is now open in risk management courses offered by the TRAC-7 consortium, with instruction scheduled to start online Oct. 18.

TRAC-7 stands for Technical Retraining to Achieve Credentials, and the consortium involves Garden City Community College, Washburn University, of Topeka, and five additional Kansas community colleges.

The consortium's Risk Management Program includes instruction and experience applicable to nearly all industries, with learning designed to make job seekers more employable through the ability to reduce risks in their companies, organizations or schools.

Melissa Stevens, risk management coordinator at Highland Community College, the TRAC-7 member school where the program is based, may be reached directly at mstevens@highlandcc.edu or (785) 597-0129.

The TRAC-7 program is coordinated by Washburn and funded by a Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant of $19.6 million from the U.S. Department of Labor. Each member college is offering a different program to provide Kansas workers with the academic and industry-recognized credentials and training necessary to meet the need for a skilled workforce. GCCC is launching a Food Safety Program, and information on that opportunity is available from the GCCC Technical Education Division at 275-3259.

School to hold Family Math Night Tuesday

Charles O. Stones Intermediate Center, 401 Jennie Barker Road, will hold a Family Math Night from 5:30 to 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday. The theme for the evening is "Elect to Do Math." The evening will begin with a hot dog supper.

There will numerous activities taking place from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Some of the activities include: Punk'd math jeopardy, algebra walk, Who Wants to be President?, and computer math games. Math baskets also will be given away as door prizes.

Family Math Night is to encourage families to come and explore new experiences in math and to help promote the idea that learning math can be fun.

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