BLACK COLLEGE FAIR TO AID STUDENTS
Modesto City Schools and Modesto Junior College have joined to host the Historically Black Colleges and Universities recruitment fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Mary Stewart Rogers Center on the MJC West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave. The United College Action Network tour includes representatives from more than 30 historically black institutions. College admission officers will be available to answer questions, take applications, review transcripts and provide financial aid information. They will be ready to waive application fees and admit qualified students on the spot. Students who come with completed high school portfolios and meet certain requirements may be offered conditional scholarships. U-CAN, a Sacramento-based nonprofit, focuses on at-risk students, aiming to get them on a college track, an organization release says. For more, go to www.ucangotocollege.org.
LEARNINGQUEST SALUTES GED GRADS
The LearningQuest Achievement Awards and Graduation drew almost 600 people to a celebration of hard work and perseverance. Students who passed the GED test from July 2013 through Aug. 30 were able to walk the stage in gowns and caps. Also honored were six award winners for best effort, most improved and greatest achievement. Two volunteer tutors were recognized as well. Veronica Jones spoke on behalf of the graduating class and told her story of overcoming obstacles.
FREE CLASSES AND JOB SEARCH HELP
Free classes and job search help, funded by a Workforce Investment Act grant, are available for low-income people ages 17 to 21. The classes qualify trainees to be medical clerks, accounting clerks and administrative assistants. Some 37 training spots remain. Programs run 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For more information or to apply, call Tammy at Computer Tutor Business and Technical Institute at (209) 545-5200.
MJC GETS RESOURCE FOR VETERANS
The Veterans Resource Center received 30 copies of “The Military Advantage,” published annually by Military.com from U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Turlock. The guide reviews educational benefits, health care priorities, home loan guarantees and military discounts for vets in easy-to-read language.