Center for Lifelong Learning unveiled |

Center for Lifelong Learning unveiled

Leah Bornstein

Colorado Mountain College’s Summit Campus has started the new Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL). The mission of the CMC-Summit Center for Lifelong Learning is to promote and provide intellectual, cultural, recreational and technical learning opportunities for learners of all ages in our county and beyond, while developing and sustaining a reputation for excellence and innovation.An important goal in our strategic plan is that CMC-Summit will support a successful “lifelong learning” program by the summer of 2007. We are well on our way with many workshops being offered in January and February.We have shifted our mission, vision and philosophy of continuing education.Our vision is to:

— Increase community awareness of the Center for Lifelong Learning and its mission;– Maintain fiscal responsibility by managing a highly successful, self-supporting program;– Promote access on the part of traditionally underrepresented segments of the population in order to expand their vision of lifelong learning;– Continually explore how best to strengthen and expand programs, while maintaining diversity in locations, subject matter and presentations; and– Ensure a dynamic learning environment that anticipates and responds to the current and future needs of learners.Rather than offering individual noncredit courses/workshops, the CLL will create and develop a continuum of learning opportunities – lifelong learning.

Lifelong learning is adopting the philosophy of self-improvement and continuous personal growth. You may decide to expand your current credentials by enhancing and learning a new skill set to add to your resume and increase your earning potential. Learning a new craft or exploring a new hobby allows you to share your interests with others and discover others in Summit County with similar passions. If you thrive on stimulating conversation and enjoy expanding your cultural view, you may enjoy the intellectual banter of debate over current events or analyzing the latest concert or theatrical performance.These noncredit offerings are structured differently than traditional academic or occupational credit-bearing courses. They are designed to be short experiences, exploratory, informative, applied and fun.Some of the workshops scheduled for January and February include Tai Chi, Avalanche Rescue, American Tribal Belly Dance, Yoga and Learning GPS Navigation While Snowshoeing the Frisco Peninsula.Upcoming workshops will include flower arranging, faux painting and ski tuning – the possibilities are endless.

At CMCSummit, we are always looking for new ways of serving our community. We are excited about all the possibilities our Center for Lifelong Learning can become.If you are interested in offering a workshop or receiving information on lifelong learning courses, please contact us at Breckenridge (970) 453-6757 or Dillon (970) 468-5989.Keep your eyes open around the county and in the Summit Daily for our Center for Lifelong Learning course/workshop information.CMC Corner is produced by Colorado Mountain College to keep students and taxpayers up to date on college endeavors.

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