Up & Coming Weekly

February 26, 2019

Up and Coming Weekly is a weekly publication in Fayetteville, NC and Fort Bragg, NC area offering local news, views, arts, entertainment and community event and business information.

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FEBRUARY 27-MARCH 5, 2019 UCW 19 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM A college education is key to a better future. Some individuals spend many years receiving an education. Others receive an edu- cation quickly to begin or enhance employment experiences. Whether it's through a degree, diploma or certificate, anyone can choose the path to lay the foundation of their future through education. Consider this scenario: No one in your family has completed college. You wonder what college is all about, and you are a little nervous. You feel you are stepping into uncharted waters. You may feel like life is pass- ing you by. You may wonder if you will ever dig yourself out of a bad situ- ation, or you may feel you are stuck in the same job at the workplace. Fayetteville Technical Community College offers an answer. By going to college and earning a degree, diplo- ma or certificate, your life could be on the fast track for making a change for the better. For those unsure of what type of work they might enjoy or what pro- gram of study to choose, FTCC has another answer — Career Coach. This tool provides a free career assessment so people can learn about themselves. Career Coach offers career suggestions based on the person's interests. If the cost of attending college is a concern, prospective students can complete the FAFSA application to apply for financial aid. FTCC also offers 117 scholarship opportuni- ties as well as grants, loans and work-study programs. An entire staff works hard to help qualified stu- dents receive money to cover tuition and books. FTCC has also begun a new initia- tive called First Year Connections. This program uses a team approach in supporting first-year, first- generation students. FTCC staff provide the personalized assistance students need to begin and stay focused on goals. FTCC also offers a dedicated team that supports students (day, evening, and online) with physical, psycholog- ical or learning disabilities. Students needing this support simply request accommodation and provide appro- priate documentation pertaining to the disability or disabilities. At FTCC, we believe in helping first-year, first-generation college students blossom through the care and attention of advisors, mentors and peer counselors at the First Year Connections office. Advising, tutoring and mentoring are helpful in reduc- ing anxiety and stress and promoting student success. Start on the path to a brighter future during 2019. Admissions repre- sentatives and counselors are on call to assist students with applications, program selection and registration. Registration for classes is currently underway. Call FTCC at 910-678-8400 or visit the Fayetteville, Spring Lake or Fort Bragg campus locations for face-to- face assistance. DEBRA FULTON, FTCC First Year, First Generation Coordinator/ Enrollment Management. COM- MENTS? Editor@upandcomin- gweekly.com. 910-484-6200. EDUCATION FTCC offers support for first year/ first generation college students by DEBRA FULTON FTCC's First Year Connections program uses a team approach in providing personal- ized assistance students need. Photo by Juan Ramos on Unsplash Go Online 484-6200 www.uandcomingweekly.com Flip our pages for news, views, art and entertainment! Call and ask one of our marketing representatives to help you grown your business.

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