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College to Host ‘Adult College Expo’ June 21

Event Geared Toward Helping Nontraditional Students Get Started at PCC

Adults looking to get back into higher education or enroll in college for the first time are encouraged to come out to the Craig F. Goess Student Center June 21 for PCC's 2nd Annual Adult College Expo.

WINTERVILLE—Pitt Community College will hold an informational program this month for nontraditional students considering returning to higher education or enrolling in college for the first time.

The 2nd Annual Adult College Expo will take place June 21 in the Craig F. Goess Student Center’s J. Paul and Diana S. Davenport Multipurpose Room, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

“The Expo is an informational opportunity for adults in our community who are considering higher education but aren’t quite sure where to begin,” said PCC Recruitment and New Student Orientation Coordinator John Carrere. “Whether they are hoping to gain employment with a local business or wanting to complete professional training they started but didn’t finish, we’ll provide them with the information they need in order to get started on the pathway to success.”

Carrere says those who attend the Adult College Expo will have an opportunity to meet with various PCC faculty and staff members, along with representatives from local businesses seeking to fill positions they currently have open.

“We want to show everyone who comes out for the Expo how Pitt Community College’s academic programs can help them prepare for employment or improve their chances of finding better jobs,” Carrere said. “We’ll have multiple local industries with needs for specialized training paired with our academic divisions during the program, so they’ll be able to see the connection between the degrees and certifications PCC offers and gainful employment.”

As part of the Expo, Villa Verde will be offering attendees an opportunity to taste the authentic flavors of their Dominican Republic cuisine. The restaurant’s owners, Yordanys and Eridania Bastardo, are a PCC Small Business Center success story, having utilized its services to turn their food truck operation into a successful brick-and-mortar restaurant on 10th Street in Greenville.

Carrere encouraged those planning to attend the Expo to arrive early, since the Goess Student Center parking lots are expected to fill. He also asked them to complete a simple contact form letting college staff know of their intention to attend.

“We're excited about the opportunity to share information with the community about our programs and services, and we’re looking forward to seeing everyone who comes out for this event,” Carrere said, adding that those seeking additional event details can contact him by e-mail at jcarrere@email.pittcc.edu or by calling (252) 493-7380.