Peninsula College resurrects summer community education classes

Peninsula College is bringing back community education classes this summer, offering flexible opportunities for online learning.

Budget cuts led to the suspension of the program in spring 2019. College officials needed time to develop a program that is financially sustainable, college officials said.

“This summer’s community education line-up is really about being responsive to the community’s request to bring community education back as soon as possible,” Chief Strategy Officer June Whitaker said in a press release.

“While offering this slate of summer courses, we are experimenting with new business models that can sustain community education at Peninsula College long-term.”

Community education includes classes, workshops, training and other resources for all ages of people seeking enrichment, professional and business development and job training.

Courses include: Social Media Marketing; Understanding the Humanities; Summer Solo Vocal Workshop; IBM Skills Academy: Artificial Intelligence; Cybersecurity; Blockchain and Data Science; Summer Guitar; WordPress Website Design; Introduction to Herbal Medicine; Grant Writing Boot Camp; Social Entrepreneurship Boot Camp; Business Model Creation Workshop; Survey of Medicinal Mushrooms, and Survey of Adaptogens.

Course offerings range from single day two-hour workshops to weekly courses and registration fees start at $45. For full class information and to register, visit pencol.edu/ce.

“I am delighted to empower our students with artistic, technological, and collaborative networking skills to elevate their dreams, reach their goals, and in turn uplift our entire community,” said Renee Emiko-Brock, longtime Community Education instructor and Peninsula College faculty member.

This summer, Emiko-Brock teaches Social Media Marketing and WordPress Website Design, as well as co-teaching Understanding the Humanities with four other college faculty.

For more information, contact Whitaker at [email protected].

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