Education Notes


July 27, 2008

Student rep sought for disability board

The Harford County Commission on Disabilities is seeking a high school student with a disability who is interested in serving as the commission's student representative for the 2008-2009 school year.

Student commission members have an opportunity to develop leadership skills and offer input on issues important to youths with disabilities, as well as learn about the disability rights movement and help coordinate and attend special events.

Commission members are nominated by the county executive, with approval of the County Council. The 16-member commission works to ensure that people with disabilities receive the same rights, services and opportunities as people without disabilities.

The commission meets at 5 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month at the historic Bel Air Colored High School, 205 Hays St.

Information: 410-638-3373 voice/TTY or visit www.har disabilities.

Ed2Go to give away 3 iPod Touch

Harford Community College is holding a new promotion to give away an Apple iPod Touch.

As part of a fall promotional campaign, three students will be awarded a free Apple iPod Touch for enrolling in an online Ed2Go course between August and November. All those who enroll are entered to win.

In partnership with Ed2Go, the college offers a variety of affordable online courses.

Information:www.ed2go .com/harford.

Boating course at Cecil College

Cecil College will offer a Maryland Basic Boating Course, suitable for ages 10 and older.

The three-day class will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 12-14 and Aug. 26-28.

Tuition is $40, and the course fee is $15. Those younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult who also is registered for the course.

The course is approved by the Department of Natural Resources and provides certification to those who successfully complete it. All people born after July 1, 1972, are required to have certification before operating numbered and documented vessels in Maryland waters.

Information: 410-392-3366; registration, 410-287-1078.

Family caregiving classes offered

Harford Community College is offering family caregiving classes approved by the American Red Cross to help family members, employees or volunteers improve skills in caring for others with dignity and respect.

Two courses will be held Aug. 16: General Caregiving Skills from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and Positioning and Moving from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Both classes will be held in Fallston Hall, Room 102, on the HCC campus. Tuition is $19 per class.

Information: 410-836-4176.

Leadership class enrollment open

Harford Community College is accepting applications for its fall 2008 Core Leadership program, which is designed to enhance the skills of local leaders through a 10-session program.

Participants in the senior-level program are expected to have a working knowledge of the county's economy, community networks and the region's key players.

The program will be held from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 12 to Nov. 7, and Friday, Dec. 5, in the Higher Education Center @ HEAT, Aberdeen. The cost is $500.

Participants will be selected based on their current and potential leadership position, and must live or work in Harford County.

Deadline for applications is Aug. 31.

Information: 410-836-4173.

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