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City of Leesville and Central Texas College to offer life skills education program

The following is a news release from the City of Leesville:

LEESVILLE -- Beginning Aug. 26, Central Texas College (CTC) at Fort Polk will once again offer the Leesville Basic Management Skills Program at the Martin Luther King Community Center located at 1003 N. Gladys Street in Leesville.

The curriculum focuses on improving life and skill-sets necessary for success in today's competitive job market.

The offerings in basic management will cost $170 per credit hour. Course materials are provided.

Classes in the Leesville Life Skills program includes personal finance management, career management, stress management and interpersonal communication.

Leesville City Mayor Rick Allen says the continuation of the partnership with CTC is an important component of the future economic development of the area.

"We appreciate and value the relationship that has developed between Leesville and Central Texas College," said Allen. "Our future depends on the education, training and the development of our workforce, and the Life Skills classes are an invaluable opportunity for our young people and others who want to enhance their personal development and marketability. We value our youth and are committed to investing in their future."

In addition, CTC also offers classes in developmental math and English as well as criminal justice at the MLK Center.

Each course is worth one college credit and can be transferred to any regionally accredited college or university.

Leesville Life Skills classes are scheduled Monday through Thursday from 8:30 to 11:15 a.m. Other classes will be held in the evening from 5:30 until 8 p.m.

Financial Aid is also available to qualified individuals. In addition, CTC has sought to keep costs at a minimum by developing a loan program for text books.

Central Texas College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees and certificates of completion.

For more information regarding the program including the schedule and financial aid, contact Scott Sallis, CTC lead management coordinator, at 537-5202.
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