Women in Transition Program
MESSAGE from the Director - Directive and response to COVID-19
Dear Potential WIT Participant,
As you are probably aware, Cuyahoga Community College has implemented changes to campus activity and services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that has created an unprecedented situation for higher education throughout the country. This is a constantly evolving situation and some initial decisions may change as additional information or advice from state and city governments, and the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) is received.
As the College makes and implement decisions, the primary focus continues to be on maintaining the health and safety of students, faculty, staff, and community members. The College’s decision to move on-ground classes to alternative delivery methods was precipitated by the recommendation from the Governor’s Office and the ODHE to minimize large numbers of individuals coming within close contact. This decision to discontinue face to face classes directly impacts the Women in Transition Program.
Therefore, the Women in Transition Program WILL NOT begin next week, March 16th or 17th. The tentative start date of the program is the week of April 6, 2020. This postponement will allow our team time to prepare for varied instruction which will include distance learning resources.
To be best prepared, we are inquiring if you have access to the internet at home.
The College leadership will continue to evaluate new information as it becomes available and provide timely updates to the entire College community.
Your understanding as guidelines shift in response to emerging information is greatly appreciated. We will do our best to provide answers as we work through this situation and we ask for your patience as we try to collectively respond to your questions, suggestions and concerns.
Please check the Tri-C website regularly for updates on Tri-C’s response and preparation.
Cicely D. Campbell MSW
The Women in Transition Program at Cuyahoga Community College is in its 41st year of providing information, support and referrals to women who are in a transitional time in their lives.
We believe that it is through higher education and/or re-training, that possibilities are endless. Our non-credit sessions are designed to take the participant through a period of transformation and empower them to move forward in their lives through education and training. Our curriculum is based on Personal Development, Career Exploration, Computer Class, and Workshops. This helps women develop confidence, build self-esteem, identify marketable skills, explore interests, research options for careers and job training, and examine Tri-C educational and workforce options. The program is facilitated on 4 Tri-C Campuses throughout the year. Our classes are subject to a slightly fast-tracked format.
Spring Classes Begin the week of April 6, 2020
Call your nearest Women in Transition Campus TODAY to start the registration process!
Eastern Campus: ESS • Student Services Room 1203 • 216-987-2272
Metropolitan Campus: MSS • Student Services 212 • 216-987-4974
Western Campus: WLA • Liberal Arts B102 • 216-987-5091
Westshore Campus: SHCS 143 • 216-987-5764
It is the vision of the Women in Transition Program to be the premier college and community program focused on the growth and development of women throughout Northeast Ohio.
Minimum Eligibility Requirements:
- Women in various stages of transition in their lives i.e. returning to work force, unemployed, divorced, widowed, seeking career change or just feeling “stuck”
- Individual intake appointment completed and eligibility determined prior to start of class
- Registration is required for enrollment
FREE 8-week non-credit course in:
- Personal Development: Designed to help examine individual resources, values, and goals to help build a better future. Concentration is placed on becoming more self-directed, self-motivated, self-confident, and to broaden your communication skills
- Career Exploration: Explore your interests, skills, and attitudes. What career would match your personality? What are the "hot careers" and what can I expect to earn? What classes or degree do I need to have to become marketable in the work field? Includes various academic planning activities
- Workshop Topics: Learn to build on your self-esteem and assertiveness. You will explore health issues, safety concerns, job readiness, time management, and tools to deal with life's changes
- Computer Introduction: Entry-level computer training class where you will learn proper website search, the etiquette of email, and exploration of the Tri-C information systems. Tap into resume' sequences and much more
Other Services Available with the Women in Transition Program:
- Help with assessing financial aid resources
- GED information
- Workshops to define and strengthen your life management skills
- Information, resources and referrals to appropriate Cuyahoga Community College programs / services as well as other appropriate external resources and agencies
- Pre-employment skills including resume writing, cover letters, interviewing and presentation skills
- Help on improving your nutritional well being
- Improve your status with financial literacy
- A network of academic contacts and new friends
- Cuyahoga Community College
- Ohio Department of Higher Education
- Carl D. Perkins Act
- The Raymond and Rita Foos Foundaton
- Crocker Park Foundation
- People's Bank Corp Foundation
- S.K.Wellman Foundation
- Nadine Feighan Wellness Fund
- Zonta Club of Cleveland
If you are interested in supporting this program, please contact the Tri-C Foundation at 216-987-4868.