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Counselor’s Corner

Career training programs available

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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 12:00 am

Lodi Unified's Adult School offers a wide variety of career training programs, including: CISCO certification, Medical Assisting, Dental Assisting and more. A partnership with Boston Reed College includes course offerings for: EKG Technician, Phlebotomy, Veterinary Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Electronic Health Records Specialist. Check out the possibilities.

Delta College has partnered with Boston Reed to offer the following health career training programs through Workshops & Programs for Adults. Financial aid is available through loans and WorkNet.

Attend a free orientation for details — register online.

Certified Phlebotomy Technician, Veterinary Assistant, Registered Pharmacy Technician, Clinical Medical Assistant. Cost for these courses is much lower than the cost for the same programs at career colleges. Visit Delta's Community Education page.

Important Date:

March 8 is the registration deadline for the April 13 ACT College Entrance Exam.

(Bear Creek HS is a test center for this date.) Register at www.actstudent.org . Include Plus Writing if you will use your ACT score for admission to a University of California or private college. Fee waivers may not be used for late registration. New requirement — you must upload a photo as part of your SAT and ACT registration. Follow instructions carefully as they are very specific.

Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines:

February 28: Sheri's Sonshine Nutrition Center will award at least one $300 scholarship to a senior at Lodi High. There are NO other eligibility requirements. All you need to do is answer the questions on the application form. Ask your local school scholarship advisor for application. Email completed applications to sheri@sheris.com.

February 28: PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship Program — up to ONE MILLION DOLLARS in scholarships are available this year. 10 scholarships of up to $30,000 each will be awarded. Awards are renewable up to four additional years. All remaining awards will be $2,500 each. Must: 1) be a high school senior or current college student, 2) live within the PG & E service area, and 3) plan to attend a 2- or 4-year college or vocational program full-time in Fall 2013. This scholarship program is different from the previously advertised PG&E Employee Resource Group Scholarships. Apply online at: https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/pge/

March 1 by 5:00: Lodi Grape Festival “Bucks for Books” program awards numerous scholarships each year of up to $1,000 each to LUSD high school seniors and current college students. Scholarships are to be used to offset the cost of books required for higher education. Must have a 2.5 or higher GPA and plans to enroll in a 2- or 4-year college or trade school. Applications are available at the Grape Festival office. Applications must be turned in to the Grape Festival Office, 413 E. Lockeford St.

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