Project Self-Sufficiency offers free seminar about careers in education

| 15 Feb 2012 | 09:35

    NEWTON — A free seminar about careers in Education will be offered to teens and adults on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at Project Self-Sufficiency. Keith Smith, Dean of Liberal Arts at the County College of Morris, will be joined by Karen Perez, Principal of the Merriam Avenue School, Learning Consultant Leslie Dell and Speech Therapist Lisa Hanna. The speakers will discuss their background, education and the tasks that accompany their profession, as well as answer questions posed by the audience. “Becoming You: Education Careers” will focus on positions like classroom teacher, personal aide, special education teacher, learning consultant, speech therapist, occupational therapist, principal, superintendent, college professor, and others. The forum is part of the series, Becoming You: Career Explorations for Teens and Adults, which is offered at Project Self-Sufficiency throughout the year. F uture topics will address careers in writing, culinary arts, health care and non-traditional professions. The seminar is free and open to any teen or adult in the area, but registration is required. “Teens and adults who are looking at future careers or thinking about post-secondary training and education, as well as those who may be weighing their options for a career change, will benefit from the Becoming You’series,” notes Deborah Berry-Toon, Project Self-Sufficiency’s Executive Director. “We are particularly grateful to the professionals in the area who have taken time out of their busy schedules to offer hope, inspiration and direction to the teens and adults in attendance.” Becoming You: Education Careers will be held at Project Self-Sufficiency, which is located at 127 Mill Street in Newton, on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The event is free and open to teens and adults in the area, but registration is required. To register for Becoming You: Education Careers, call Project Self-Sufficiency at 973-940-3500.