MDC’s Carrie P. Meek Entrepreneurial Education Center will open its doors to the Liberty City community and surrounding areas on Saturday, October 12, 2019 for its annual Free College for the Day event. Participants will learn first-hand what it is like to be a college student by engaging with faculty and staff in a variety of interactive workshops. This event allows the Center to demonstrate the educational and resource opportunities that the Meek Center offers to the students and community.
“We believe that providing everyone a taste of college life will afford our community a better understanding of how attainable a college credential is, and how much it can help to advance one’s career and life,” said Dr. Malou C. Harrison, president of the North Campus.
Community participants will learn about how to obtain a GED at the College and can gain knowledge on acquiring a career through industry certifications, college credit certificates as well as Associate and Bachelor’s degrees. High school students and their parents can learn about the dual enrollment course offerings, which allows qualified students to earn college credits prior to high school graduation. A resource and academic major fair will also take place during the event highlighting many of the opportunities available at Miami Dade College and through community organizations and partners in the surrounding area.
Workshop topics will cover the various disciplines and programs at the College, including Information Technology, Film Production, Graphic Design, Criminal Justice, Business, and more. Additional workshops will help attendees learn about financial literacy and various ways to pay for college.
“Our doors are always open,” said Marcella Holness, executive director of the Carrie P. Meek Entrepreneurial Education Center, “the Meek Center has something for everyone.”
Free College for a Day
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Carrie P. Meek Entrepreneurial Education Center
6300 NW 7th Avenue Miami, FL 33150
Contact: Marcella Holness, Executive Director, (305) 237-1999