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Countywide CAN Up And Going
Thursday Sep 04, 2014 6:09pm
Centreville, MI

By: Mike Stiles

(CENTREVILLE) – A program designed to help St. Joseph County high school students and adults with continuing education is ready to go.

The St. Joseph County College Access Network, or CAN, is an offshoot of the local college access network that started in Sturgis four years ago, according to Sturgis Success Coordinator Claudia Pahls. She says after seeing the success in Sturgis, she and others wanted to introduce the program to all the schools in St. Joseph County.

Pahls says the first step for St. Joseph County CAN is to help students and adults find out what they want to do, and what school is right for them to achieve their goals.

In addition, the St. Joseph County CAN will help students and their parents with the financial aid process and filling out the forms to make sure they get the most assistance they can.

CAN Coordinator Tracy Harker says this is not just a program for high school students. It's also meant for adults who are looking to go back to school for continuing education, new certifications or re-training for job advancement.

Three individuals have been hired as Direct Service Providers for the CAN program. They will each be assigned to certain high schools around the County to work with students and the public.

If you have any questions or would like more information on St. Joseph County CAN, you can stop by their office on the Third Floor of the Historic Courthouse in Centreville, or contact the office of the high school in your community.

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