Education Notes


August 31, 2008

Grand Slam Car Show to benefit HCC

The Cruise Letter is holding its annual Grand Slam Car Show to benefit the Harford Community College Scholarship Fund from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today on the Bel Air campus parking lot.

Besides cars of all makes and models, the event will include craft tables, vendors, a flea market, car corral and swap meet. The Larry Tucker Band will play Motown hits and a disc jockey will also spin tunes.

Awards for the car entries will be awarded in the afternoon.

Car registration is $15 for the day. Spectator admission is $5 for adults, and free for children 10 and under and HCC students or military personnel with identification.

Information: 410-914-5082.

Concert aims to draw young adults to vote

Harford Community College will hold a Rock 'n' Register concert event from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 13 to encourage young adults to register and vote in the 2008 presidential election.

Eight local and regional bands will perform throughout the day to encourage voter registration, awareness and turnout among young adults. Participants also can get to use a real voting machine to pick their favorite band and which charities the proceeds will go to.

Participating bands include Arlington Sleeps, King Vitamin, Woodbine Hotline, Steel Nerve, Yell vs. Chant, the Nikki Barr Band, the Apathy Eulogy and Concrete Prophet.

The event also is open to any area candidates running for office to hold a meet and greet with would-be voters.

Tickets are $6 in advance from any of the bands, or $8 at the gate. Proceeds will go to a local worthy charity.

Information: 410-608-5907.

HCC offering classes for computer technicians

Harford Community College is offering courses in the A+ Certification curriculum, an industry-wide, globally recognized credential for personal computer repair technicians.

Preparation courses include PC Repair Technician Level 1, where students learn and understand how different hardware and software components interact to make a PC system function.

Command Line/Desktop provides the essential baseline information needed to succeed in this program.

PC Repair Technician Level 2 training builds on the knowledge gained in Level 1. Students will dismantle and reassemble a complete PC system to identify, repair and/or replace every component in the PC system.

The series begins from 6:30 p.m. to 9:40 p.m. Sept. 15 in the Edgewood library branch, Room 137.

Information: 443-360-9108.

Computer classes for women looking for jobs

Harford Community College is offering its "Computer Training for Re-entry Women" series to help women who are re-entering the work force, need to gain or improve computer skills, or want to advance or change their career.

Workshops include:

* Starting Over: Women will identify strengths and map out strategies to achieve personal and professional goals.

* Computer Training for Re-entry Women: Women will learn how to use new computer skills.

* Keeping Track of Files and Folders teaches file management.

* Excel for Re-entry Women: Women learn how to create and use spreadsheets.

* Resume Writing Workshop: This online course shows how to create resumes.

* 12 Steps to a Successful Job Search: This online course teaches how to conduct job searches.

The series begins from 9 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. Sept. 17 in Edgewood Hall, Room 207.

Information: 443-360-9108 or 410-836-4376.

'Finding Your Future' program for kids, parents

The Greater Edgewood Foundation will hold a "Finding Your Future" program for students, parents and guardians of Edgewood area schools from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at Edgewood Middle School, 2311 Willoughby Beach Road.

The event will feature keynote speaker the Pastor Al Reeves, music by Boys iL Men, and free homework tool kits, breakfast and lunch, giveaways and prizes, and USB drives for high school students.

Activities include workshops on mystery/forensics for elementary students, goal setting for learning success, college planning and scholarship applications. The cost is $5 per family. Students in kindergarten to eighth grade must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration is available online at www.GEEFINC.COM and due by Sept. 20.

Cecil College holds groundbreaking

Cecil College recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for a physical education complex on its North East campus.

The project, a renovation and addition on the Physical Education and Activities Building, is expected to take approximately 18 months to complete. The 21,580-square-foot addition will increase the size of the current facility by 74 percent.

In addition to serving as the home for Cecil athletics, the building will include academic offerings, such as a new physical therapy assistant and fitness trainer programs.

When completed, the complex will feature a gymnasium with a wood floor and both bleacher and chair back seating, five classrooms, elevator, group exercise room, fitness center, athletic training room, and other modern amenities.

Cecil College, UM to partner for dental program

Cecil College and the University of Maryland Dental School are partnering to educate dental hygienists to serve in an area that is underserved for dental care.

The agreement recently was signed at the UM Dental School in Baltimore and will create a clinical teaching site at the dental clinic house in Union Hospital's Principio Health Center in Perryville.

Cecil area students who wish to pursue a career as a dental hygienist can now perform their clinical work close to home while earning a bachelor's degree from the UM Dental School.

Information: 410-706-0023.

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