Classes start Aug. 23 at PHCC's new Spring Hill campus
Adreanna Marks, 18, right, keeps her clipboard handy Thursday as she leads a group of students and parents on a tour of Pasco-Hernando Community College's new Spring Hill campus.
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#1 Aug 20, 2010
Holding area for detainees unable to find employment - Is it a school or a place to hang on to reality for the 18-25 year olds?- question for many seems to be "why me here?"
Only hope that their not trying to eat off Pell Grants
Some of us 'ancients' took years to get degrees, 2 cources at a time, back when 2 year degrees were, only a dream
2 year degrees only give a taste, do not educate, hence, personally declare 'new kindergarten in town - PHCC'
#2 Aug 21, 2010
Well if they get a two year degree they can transfer to a four year school. It may inspire some to get out of HC and continue their education and get real jobs.
I would rather see them take classes than hang out in the Winn Dixie or Taco Bell parking lot.
Very sad to see a 24 yr old working for minimum wage with no plans for the future.
#3 Aug 21, 2010
that at the new addition to PHCC about 25% of new enrollees are being non-matriced until they complete remedial coarses in math and english
could it be that -- H S are not there when it comes to preparing
as to 'better than zip'-- would be nice if all degrees were banned -- many have only 'brag value'
#4 Aug 21, 2010
====== a thought
ISSUE LICENCES INSTEAD OF DIPLOMAS
with licence in hand upon completion of high school individuals could automatically enter college or community schools; this could void
evaluation of applicants
with the number of unlicensed 'drivers' on road do we need phoney students too?
#5 Aug 21, 2010
local school advised applications and enrollments swollen; called other registrars , in several states, and seems nationally enrollments up perhaps 45%
Rememember back to 1930s - swollen doctoral ranks and more PhDs at NY Post office than on faculty at Columbia.
Will frustrated unemployed become frustrated educated unemployeds
#6 Aug 21, 2010
The point is they will be educated and have a better
go at it.
Regardless of what field they find work in, the education will help them.
More signs of growth in Hernando County.
#7 Aug 21, 2010
their are many without education, go for it....
hopefully if equipment is in place in head, head will be more than lead, and might get ahead....
education is expensive; the funds spent to place education in head might better be spent on occupational equipment which precludes use of heads
hence.... heads or equipment can bring in money....
and money is the real need....
#8 Aug 21, 2010
One of those 18-25ers just dropped by, had been at PHCC yesterday.
Was sent away, denied entrance into offices; told overloaded, applicants to many to handle, come back next week. 3rd visit trying to gain admission since April.
What gives; sounds like shortages [funs? staff? overload of applicants?
#9 Aug 22, 2010
Well if they have to take remedial courses in math and English that is very sad but a sign of the times.
I was having a conversation the other day with someone on how in the 1960s and 70s students were getting a better education in high school than what they get in college now.
The younger people can't spell anymore or use proper grammar.
Texting plays a big part of that today. Plus parents who don't monitor homework or spend time teaching their kids. They expect the teachers to handle the discipline and the teaching.
But if someone is willing to improve themselves and start off at a CC and get a two year degree, well good for them. At least they're on the right track.
It is better than being 30 yrs old with no education and you're mowing lawns and cleaning pools for income. Looking 10 yrs older than you are because you're frying your skin. And wonder "what the hell happened".
#10 Aug 22, 2010
on with the show
#11 Aug 22, 2010
..... but then, since I have one already, my AA, I don't need another
having is great but then I'm doing what I did prior to AA
cf course......does feel great to have that emotional edge
meanwhile essentially same job, before and after
essentially I'm lucky, do have ----------
[ self respect ]
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