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Corporate and Community Education Programs at RCC
At RCC, we take pride in offering the Greater Roxbury community short-term training programs that lead to immediate career success. Whether you are looking to change careers, advance in your current career, or learn a new skill, we have a program that meets your needs. Learn more about some of our successful graduates — and make sure you contact our Corporate and Community Education Office (CCE) to learn more about registering for a fall program!
Student Spotlight: Nicole Florence, Completed St. Mary’s Women at Work Program
When Nicole Florence moved from Georgia to Boston, she knew that she needed additional training to take care of herself and her family. Life had already thrown Nicole a few curveballs: she become a mother at age 18, took 12 years to earn her HiSET, and experienced other setbacks along the way. Nevertheless, she persisted—and, St. Mary’s Women at Work Program, which includes career training provided by RCC’s Office of Corporate and Community Education, provided a path to success.
At the start of the Women at Work Program, Nicole studied math, English, and history. She then transitioned to the career training portion, led by RCC instructors, where she learned both the hard skills (like Excel) and soft skills (such as interview techniques) to be successful in her career.
“The connection with RCC really brought my education to the next level,” says Nicole. “When I completed the program, I knew that I wanted to earn my associate’s. I didn’t waste any time. I started my application with Destination College (a transition-to-community-college program offered by RCC) as soon as I completed the St. Mary’s Program. I started taking classes right away.”
Now well on her way to earning her associate’s degree from RCC, Nicole is leaning toward a career in criminal justice, perhaps as a crime scene investigator or victim advocate.
Her advice for anyone else in her position is simple: “Don’t give up. This isn’t going to be easy. If you have a family to take care of, you can only get so far with a HiSET or high school diploma. If you want to succeed, take care of your family, and be comfortable, you need a college degree.”
Lifelong Learning at RCC
Roxbury Community College strives to meet the interests of the community by providing opportunities to let you decide how you want to take charge and progress in your life. Lifelong Learning courses offer something for everyone, whether you want to develop or hone your skills for professional or personal growth, or you just enjoy learning new things and want to take a fun class. Lifelong Learning courses are non-credit and cater to learners of all ages and backgrounds. Our team of instructors is made up of passionate, knowledgeable individuals focused on sharing their skills and expertise with you in creative, student-centered ways. Whether you are 6 years old or 76, we have a unique program designed with you, our community, in mind. Explore and register for one of our Lifelong Learning courses today!