ASTORIA - Though the process of returning to school as an adult can seem overwhelming, the folks at Clatsop Community College offer the Women INterested in Going to School (WINGS) program to any woman who hopes to return to school and conquer their education goals.

A program available at Clatsop Community College in conjunction with the American Association of University Women of Astoria and Seaside, WINGS is designed to help students seeking GEDs, technical certifications, associate degrees and four-year transfer degrees. WINGS is a program available to the simply curious, as well as new, returning or current Clatsop Community College students.

Women of any age, background and education are welcome to attend the Saturday seminar where they can discuss their career goals and find out the best ways to get to where they want to be, no matter what the income. In addition to guiding women on how to jump back into school and determining the levels of education they want to reach, WINGS can also provide an assessment on career direction, information on financial aid assistance, scholarships and the Lives in Transition program. Inspirational women such as Oregon State Senator Betsy Johnson and the Portland State University School of Extended Studies' Bee Jai Repp, Ph.D., will speak about the success women are capable of reaching.

Interested women will also have the opportunity to speak with representatives from Portland State University, Eastern Oregon University and Oregon State University.

As an all-day event, AAUW and CCC are providing free snacks, lunches and childcare for all participants. Each woman will also take home a fun goody bag and will have a chance to win a door prize.

The AAUW of Astoria was founded in 1927 and promotes equity and lifelong education for all women and girls.

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