Community Education Center opens to the public

The Center will host workshops and provide information about college pathways and resources

PASADENA, Texas – The San Jacinto College Continuing and Professional Development (CPD) division is opening the Community Education Center for anyone who would like to learn more about college resources and opportunities. 

Located at the San Jacinto College Central Campus, C-1.108, the Community Education Center will serve as the go-to place for CPD information regarding educational pathways, grants and financial aid. The Center also will host workshops with outside speakers.

“Our goal is to empower our community through knowledge,” said Dr. Janice Sullivan, dean of community education with the CPD division. “We want to make sure that everyone feels welcomed at our college. From working parents to senior citizens, everyone will find educational activities for fun, wellness, health and lifelong learning.”

The first series of workshops, “Your Health Matters,” will kick off the opening of the Community Education Center on July 7 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Presented by MD Anderson Cancer Center, the “Your Health Matters” series will focus on nutrition, exercise and cancer prevention. 

Below are some upcoming events for July at the Center:

CPD Open House and information session on TPEG job training and scholarships

July 5, 2 p.m.

CPD Career Pathways Coaching

July 6, 12:30-3 p.m.

MD Anderson presents Your Health Matters, part 1

July 7, 12:30-2 p.m.

Lifelines presentation: Balancing work, family and school

July 8, 9-10:30 a.m.

ESL information session

July 11, 3-5 p.m.

Career Pathways presentation: Focus on health care

July 12, 2 p.m.

CPD Career Pathways Coaching

July 13, 12:30-3 p.m.

MD Anderson presents Your Health Matters, part 2

July 14, 12:30-2 p.m.

Seniors Day

July 15, 9 a.m. senior wellness workshop and 10 a.m. Tai Chi fitness

The Community Education Center is open Monday through Thursday from 12 to 6 p.m., and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. All events are free; however, pre-registration is required. To register, call 281-478-2786. The San Jacinto College Central Campus is located at 8060 Spencer Highway in Pasadena, Texas. 

About the Continuing and Professional Development division

This division at San Jacinto College provides continuing education and training for both current and future employees in the professional and technical job sectors, as well as provides the public with noncredit open enrollment course options to enhance their lives. Professional and technical training is available through contract training, open enrollment, and grant funding. For more information, call 281-476-1838 or visit the Continuing and Professional Development division website.

About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

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