Summer programs prepare first-year students for study at Bay College

ESCANABA – The TRiO Program at Bay College is offering a free summer program for students who will be attending college for the first time or would like to learn new college strategies this fall.

College Skills Week is designed so students can explore, practice, and learn some new strategies to get their college careers off to a great start. The program is offered on the Escanaba campus down the hall from the library.

College Skills Week is offered Aug. 11-13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a day-long cultural trip on A. 15. This fun and informative four-day program provides its participants with exposure to academic, social, and technological skills that they will use in college and beyond.

Students will become familiar with the campus and sources of assistance and feel more confident about their futures at Bay College. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet faculty and staff, returning TRiO students, make new friends, and learn about student organizations. The cost of the program is covered by TRiO and includes a continental breakfast and lunch each day.

The TRiO program is federally funded to serve first-generation students (neither parent has a four-year degree), and/or students with limited income or disabilities. Participation in this summer program is limited to those students who meet at least one of these criteria. Other TRiO services available to Bay College students include: free tutoring assistance in math, writing, and study skills; a first year experience mentoring program; academic advising; and career assessment and planning.

If you would like more information regarding the College Skills Workshop, or the TRiO program, please call the TRiO office at 906-217-4133 or 1-800-221-2001, Ext. 4133.