On Monday I had a chance to visit with our staff at the Clintonville Regional Center. That group of staff has led the way on a project of the last year or so to identify all of the College’s degree programs that could be undertaken at that location through a combination of in-person or online courses, making access to our degree programs as convenient as possible for the residents of the Clintonville area. In that region as of today, 13 programs can be fully completed without leaving the community.
Their work has paved the way for this type of analysis and development at each of our regional locations – in addition to Clintonville, it has expanded to Chilton, Waupaca, Wautoma, and to Oshkosh. Not only have staff begun to promote these available options to students and the respective communities, but our website has also been enhanced to include a location search function to include these degree completion options on the “Explore All Programs” page.
With essentially full employment, today’s working adults have little time to spare. Making higher education opportunities as convenient, accessible, affordable, and doable while working full time is just essential. My hope is these “close to home” options for many people in our District communities will be helpful to their pursuit of continuing education. If you know of anyone who could benefit from a new or enhanced career direction, please let us know – we’d love to help open that world of possibilities!