Briefcase: Feb. 6, 2019

February 7, 2019

YMCA hosting Business Before Hours

The Kankakee Area YMCA, 1075 N. Kennedy Drive in Kankakee, is hosting a Business Before Hours from 7:30-8:30 a.m. on Thursday.

Business Before Hours is sponsored by the Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce. For more information, visit kankakeecountychamber.com or call 815-351-9068.

KCC reschedules Fast Path Degree program

The Fast Path Degree program at Kankakee Community College, which was postponed last week because of weather, has been rescheduled for 6-7 p.m. on Feb. 27 at the Harold and Jean Miner South Extension Center in Watseka.

Visitors can learn more about the program, which offers a schedule of two classes at a time, two days a week for two years. The program leads to an Associate in Arts transfer degree. Participants complete two classes every eight weeks.

The program admits a maximum of 20 students each fall, and textbooks and a laptop are included.

“Fast Path students have a support system they can rely on,” said Rexann McKinley, KCC professor and program mentor. “We mentor, guide and coach each student. We want them to be successful. Our graduates will be ready to transfer as juniors to a four-year college or university.”

Applications are now being accepted, and classes will begin in August 2019. Application materials are at fastpath.kcc.edu. For more information, contact McKinley at rmckinley@kcc.edu or phone 815-802-8780.

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