Bridge program announced

PIQUA — Upper Valley Career Center will be offering a Blended Bridge program designed to prepare students for the next step in a career pathway. The bridge course will provide a basic understanding of what it takes to advance into health care, industrial, or business office occupations. All students will take core courses consisting of math, study skills, and online learning management then branch off into specialty areas. Health care students will receive an introduction to Medical Terminology and an Introduction to Nursing. Industrial students will receive an Introduction to Blueprint Reading, General Industrial Safety, and Precision Measurement Comprehension. Office Professional students will receive an Introduction to Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Publisher.

Dr. Peg Morelli, ABLE Director, indicates the bridge program is designed to provide a no-cost opportunity that allows individuals to learn more about career pathways and the skills it will take to be successful in those fields.

“Upon completion of the course, students should gain confidence and be prepared to continue their education,” Morelli said.

The six-week Blended Bridge program will be held at the Adult Technology Center, 8901 Looney Road in Piqua on Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:30-4:30 p.m. starting Monday, Oct. 5. Students must register in advance for this no-cost course, as class size is limited. Contact Brenda Ciribassi at (937) 778-8419 or email to request more information or to enroll.