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Shelton State, Career Center host college enrollment event

In their first collaborative event, Shelton State Community College and the Demopolis Career Center hosted Shelton State Blitz on July 19. The Blitz event served as a one-stop shop event during which prospective students attended seminars and breakout sessions that helped them enroll in Shelton State.

During the Blitz event, students were able to ask questions, receive the resources necessary to overcome application requirements and maximize their funding options. Assistance was given to students enrolling in credit and non-credit programs.

Shelton State Community College President Bill Ashley delivers opening remarks to kick off Shelton State Blitz on July 19.

“The goal of the Shelton State Blitz was to provide students with an efficient and effective strategy to apply for WIOA funding through the career center while also meeting the admission requirements for Shelton State,” said Shelton State Student Support Specialist Josie Cox.

After the seminars, the event was divided into two breakout sessions depending on what program the prospective student wanted to enter.

The first session was for students interested enrolling in a credit program, which led them to complete Shelton State’s admission requirements. The second session was for non-credit programs, which helped the prospective student check their eligibility with the career center and complete the TAPE test.

“We’re coordinating the services of the career center and Shelton State and getting information into the hands of people that need our services,” said Bill Ashley, Shelton State Community College’s president.

Cox said the event was very successful and led to several students enrolling and even more showing interest in Shelton State.

She also said the college was looking at hosting another Shelton State Blitz before the Spring 2019 semester.

The collaboration between the career center and Shelton State is based on a running partnership that is mutually beneficial.

“We both have common customers if you will and hopefully we can work together to funnel them into our programs here at the higher education center,” Ashley said.

Prospective students who missed the Blitz event can contact Cox at 205-391-5881 or jcox@sheltonstate.edu to find out the enrollment requirements for each program.

(This article originally appeared in the Saturday, July 28 issue of the Demopolis Times.)