Adult higher education support network holding launch event in Spring Hill


Adult higher education support network holding launch event in Spring Hill

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The Middle Tennessee Reconnect Community, which is a part of a state initiative to get more adults to enter higher education, is slated to host a launch event in Spring Hill on April 7.

The Middle Tennessee Reconnect Community, which is a part of a state initiative to get more adults to enter higher education, is slated to host a launch event in Spring Hill on April 7.

Any adults who have started a certificate or degree program and want to learn more about returning to complete their degrees are invited to speak to Reconnect Advisors and learn more about the resources and support systems available to them.

According to a news release, there are currently more than 900,000 Tennesseans with some college credit but no degree.

The Middle Tennessee Reconnect Community, along with Tennessee Reconnect Communities around the state, aims to create pathways for adults to return to school by identifying barriers and connecting them with the resources necessary to making that return possible.

The launch event is set for Thursday, April 7 from 3-6 p.m. at the Northfield Workforce Development & Conference Center. Any adult who is thinking about returning to school or attending for the first time is welcome to come to this event. Schools from around the region will also be there to provide information. Refreshments will be served.

As part of Governor Bill Haslam’s Drive to 55 initiative, Tennessee Reconnect offers free career counseling, college advising and support along the way from Career Center Advisors at Tennessee Career Centers across the region.

It was established in 2015 by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission in partnership with the Graduate! Network and through technical assistance and funding from Lumina Foundation and the State of Tennessee. For more information, visit www.midtnreconnect.org.

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