Nashville citizens learn unique personal, professional skills through community education program

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Nashville citizens learn unique personal, professional skills through community education program

Nashville Community Education Commission offers continuing education programs for all ages; Classes are available for the Summer session

Nashville, TN (June 11, 2012)-- For more than 40 years, the Nashville Community Education Commission has been committed to serving as a gateway of information for the citizens of Nashville and Davidson County through high-quality course offerings. Classes range from professional development opportunities with foreign language training, social media, and computer skills to personal growth and quality of life programming with ballroom dancing, fencing, and painting, just to name a few.  Sessions are segmented by semesters; Fall, Spring, and Summer, which is currently in session.

Community Education has a long legacy of providing the city with a unique course structure to encourage continual learning; with programs specifically geared to seniors who are looking to become more active, business owners who are looking to provide professional development and train their staff, or young adults in search of a hobby.

Under the leadership of Executive Director, Lovette Curry, Esq. the Nashville Community Education Commission has grown over the past two years.  Her efforts have included streamlining registration and new instructor hiring practices, . Curry also recognizes the necessity for an expanded skill set in an emerging economy and business owners and individuals are encouraged to review course offerings specifically designed to increase job-training skills.

Curry recently received high acknowledgements from City Council during a budget hearing where she shares her main objective; “Our program is designed to be a service to the community.  This includes trainings for the business community and skill building courses for the community at large.  We hope to be a place where everyone can find something that interests them and gives them an opportunity to grow. ”

Designed to meet the needs and interests of the city, the programs are fun, fresh and updated. These engaging courses provide the community a selection of program topics to choose from including Languages, Contemporary Issues, Arts & Crafts, Business Skills & Career Development, Home & Garden, Music & Dance, in addition to Exercise, Fitness & Health. Students enrolled in courses learn valuable job skills, increase their knowledge in a variety of topics and connect with other community members that share similar interests.

There are many openings currently available for the Summer session including popular classes that begin the first week of July: Grant Writing, Social Media for Businesses, and Summer Cocktails series held at Sunset Grill.

Classes fill up quickly; if you are interested in enrolling in the Nashville Community Education Commission’s worthwhile programs and activities please register today.   Summer 2012 courses are conveniently offered at Cohn Adult Learning Center, with exception of a few specialty programs held at Sunset Grill. Community Education also welcomes instructor candidates that would like to share their skills, interests and talents with our thriving community.

More information on the Nashville Community Education Commission is available by calling (615) 298-8050 or through e-mail at CECinfo@nashville.gov and visit us on the web at Nashville.gov/ce or on FaceBook at www.FaceBook.com/NashvilleCEC.

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