Bridge to College Enrollment Open

Bridge to College ClassHave you wanted to go to college but you’re not sure you’re ready? Our Bridge to College Program will help you make sure you are! And it’s FREE.

Through Bridge to College and Careers, you can begin your pathway to a college education:

  • Develop college readiness in critical thinking, reading comprehension, writing, and mathematics Who doesn’t need some brush up in these areas? 🙂
  • Learn study skills, problem-solving skills, computer skills, research skills, and test-taking strategies that will help take the anxiety out of classwork and tests
  • Develop a career plan to guide your further education and training
  • Learn about financial aid and next steps available

The Fall Program meets Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00-8:00pm from Sept 15, through Dec. 15, 2015, at the Community College of Vermont, 324 Main St. Bennington.

For more information you can use the form below or call 802-447-0111, or contact teacher Elizabeth McHale at 802-430-4400.

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Winning the achievement race

Running with The Triplets

 

Winning the Race to Success

We teach all of our students that success is rarely reached by a sprint, it’s more of a cross-country run. That’s why we introduce them to three supportive running companions: Pace, Perseverance, and Patience. 

By training with this important trio students learn how to set attainable goals, manage expectations, and achieve their dreams. 

Let’s face it, the beginning of every new endeavor is fun. When you start out on a project—any project—like returning to school or renovating the bathroom, it’s easy to confuse excitement for momentum.  It’s after you’ve been at it a while and the scenery doesn’t seem to be changing that it’s easy to lose motivation. That’s when it’s good to call on the Triplets for help.

Pace will happily remind you that you’ll get there as long as you don’t try to go too far too fast. Getting ahead and getting ahead of yourself are not the same things. Divide a long journey into smaller manageable lengths and before you know it there will be more work behind you than ahead of you and you’ll cross that finish line.

Accept that the road to success is a hilly, winding one. Perseverance steps up when you feel like you need to rest, or worse, you want to quit. Perseverance gets you around the obstacles in your path and helps you believe in the great things ahead even when you can’t see around the next corner.

Patience is the one who will offer a refreshing cup of self-confidence when you feel like you need to walk for a stretch to catch your breath, or because your shoe’s become untied. When the goal seems so far down the road—so far into the future—Patience will assure you that it will happen. So relax. It may take longer than you hoped—but you’ll get there.  

And you will. The Triplets and we can help

VIDEO: What it Means to Get Your Diploma

Janette Johnson shares what it was like to receive her high school diploma.

If you would like information about earning YOUR High School Diploma, get in touch by filling out the form below, or calling 802-447-0111 in Bennington, or 802-362-0222 in Mancehster.

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Bridge to College and Careers 2012 Graduates

McClure Foundation Strengthens Bridge to College

Math word problems are dissected and conquered!

The J. Warren and Lois McClure Foundation has awarded $30,000 to The Tutorial Center to support the operation and growth of our Bridge to College and Careers program.  “This important support will allow us to provide Bridge to College and Careers tuition-free for all participants,” says Jack Glade, The Tutorial Center’s Executive Director.

In today’s world, getting a better paying and rewarding job typically requires some post-secondary education through either college study or through a career training program. Bridge to College and Careers helps underskilled adults who want to attend post-secondary education to build the academic skills, study skills, and confidence needed to enter and succeed in college or career training programs. The program, offered in partnership with Community College of Vermont – Bennington, uses small-group instruction and extensive counseling support to prepare adults for post-secondary education and to support them in their first post-secondary steps.

Happy Endings. New Beginnings.

Another successful semester of Bridge to College & Careers winds down this week. Program graduates will continue working toward their larger goals of college degrees and career opportunities. What a great class! We wish you all deserved success!