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Penn State York Adult Learner Open House July 27 features workshops and more

7/21/2010 —

“Projections for Careers in Project Management,” featuring Bryan Hoffman, PMP, current president of the local Keystone Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI), is one of workshops taking place during Penn State York’s Adult Learner Open House set for Tuesday, July 27 from 4-7 p.m. The program takes place in the M.S. Grumbacher Information Sciences and Technology Center on the lower part of the campus and is free and open to the public.

Hoffman will speak from 6-6:30 p.m. about the variety of careers available in project management and what PMI has to offer. A seasoned project manager with more the 35 years of information technology experience in Central Pennsylvania, Hoffman will answer questions and provide important information about the career field. Penn State York offers a project management certificate and information will be available about the courses being offered for fall. This popular certificate consists of a structured series of courses designed to prepare participants for careers in planning and project management or to increase the skill level of those already working on projects.

Other workshops include a presentation on the new credit certificates and the Video Learning Network (VLN) by Jeff Warner, director of continuing education, from 5-5:30 p.m.; and a presentation by the Penn State York Advising and Career Center from 5:30-6 p.m. Information will also be presented on the admission process, financial aid, the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), supporting veterans as they return to school, as well as other information for adult learners. Visitors can attend workshops or just pick-up information on a particular topic. Campus tours are also available with a Penn State York Lion Ambassador and visitors have the opportunity to sample Penn State Berkey Creamery ice cream.

Penn State York provides a variety of services and activities to help adult students be successful in their college experience. Students can select from more than 200 noncredit, certificate, and degree programs. Adult learners may start taking courses one at a time, credit or noncredit, and may not go through the admissions process until later in their educational experience. A variety of scheduling options are available, including enrolling part-time or full-time, participating in day and/or evening classes; completing a program at your workplace; or studying at home through online courses.

An adult learner is someone who is 24 years of age or older; a veteran of the armed services; or returning to school after four or more years of employment, homemaking, or other activity; or a person who assumes multiple adult roles such as parent, spouse/partner, employee, and student.

Registration for the Adult Learner Open House is preferred but not required. To register and for more information please call Penn State York Continuing Education at (717) 771-4067 or visit www.ce.yk.psu.edu. To learn more about the variety of programs for students of all ages at Penn State York please visit www.yk.psu.edu or call (717) 771-4040.

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