ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - On a mission to strengthen the Central Louisiana workforce CLTCC and LSUA partnered together to spread knowledge about college on Saturday.
They invited the public to check out the opportunities and degree options available close to home.
Both colleges said they realized many people in the area have some form of college credits, but are without a degree. So, they want to help them finish.
"We need to educate Central Louisiana," said CLTCC Director of Student Services Meredith Rennier. "I hope that people can come and see the options that we have right here at home for them, and that we can build those skills for those students. So that they can go into the workforce and contribute to our community."
The colleges had booths inside of the Alexandria Museum of Art. The event was held downtown to make it accessible, especially to those who use public transportation.
However, they invited both continuing and potential students to stop by. They wanted to spread the word that college isn't as scary as it sounds.
"Really, the first step is just meeting with someone, seeing how long it will take you, and what you need to do," said LSUA Senior Associate Director of Admissions Kaitlyn Nichols. "And just understanding that college credits don't expire. Just because you started something and you had a life, had a family, you can always start back and those college credits will still count."