December 5, 2007

Owens Findlay-area Campus Presents Career Choices Seminar at Putnam County Educational Service Center, Dec. 13

FINDLAY, OH – Area residents are invited to explore career options and gain advice on making the first steps toward a new career as Owens Community College’s Findlay-area Campus presents a free seminar at the Putnam County Educational Service Center titled “Discovering Career Choices” on Thursday, Dec. 13.

The seminar, which takes places from 7-8 p.m. in the technology classroom of the Putnam County Educational Service Center, is free and open to the public. The educational service center is located on Putnam Parkway in Ottawa.

“The ‘Discovering Career Choices’ seminar is a great opportunity for area residents to receive assistance in matching their career-relevant interests and abilities with potential career fields that maximize their talents,” said Angie McGinnis, Owens Director of Enrollment Services for the Findlay-area Campus. “Owens Community College is proud to provide such a community outreach service and a resource for individuals seeking advice and guidance in both the selection and pursuit of a career path.”

During the event, attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about a free computer program that will help them to explore various career options. Created by ACT, the computer program is titled DISCOVER and assesses an individual’s career options by asking them a variety of questions in many areas and, using a comprehensive database of occupations, college majors, academic institutions, training institutions, financial aid, scholarships and military options, matches the individual with career options where others with similar likes and dislikes have achieved significant success.

Owens is licensed by ACT to use the DISCOVER program. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to obtain a pass-code at the “Discovering Career Choices” seminar to use the web-based DISCOVER program at their own convenience.

For more information, contact the College’s Findlay-area Campus at (567) 429-3509 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 3509.

Owens Community College is one of the fastest-growing higher educational institutions in Ohio. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 45,000 credit and non-credit students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit www.owens.edu.