BAYTOWN, TX — Shoppers hunting this weekend for sales tax-free deals at San Jacinto Mall will also have the chance to start their pursuit of higher education at the Lee College Mobile Go Center, a 42-foot trailer equipped with state-of-the-art technology and everything a prospective student needs to explore program offerings and even register for classes.
The Mobile Go Center will be stationed at the mall, located at 16900 Garth Road in Baytown, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Aug. 5-6. Visitors are welcome to climb aboard to learn more about the degrees and certificates available at Lee College, financial aid and scholarship options, and the application and enrollment process. There will also be prizes giveaways and additional information about the college’s various community outreach efforts.
Lee College acquired the Mobile Go Center in 2015 with a $165,000 grant from the Texas Pioneer Foundation. The center is outfitted with high-speed Internet, satellite dishes, remote printers, laptops and LCD televisions. For more information about the center or the Tax-Free Weekend Event at San Jacinto Mall, contact Keon Baldwin of the Office of Outreach Services at 281.425.6340 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lee College offers more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as non-credit workforce and community education courses, that prepare its diverse student body for advanced higher education; successful entry into the workforce; and a variety of in-demand careers. With the main campus and McNair Center located in Baytown, Texas, and a satellite center in nearby South Liberty County, the college serves a geographic area of more than 220,000 residents that includes 14 independent school districts. To learn more, visit www.lee.edu.
Lee College will give away a dozen scholarships to lucky students who attend Tech Night, an annual event that showcases technical programs of study.
High-school students from surrounding districts, current college students and members of the community are all invited to Tech Night, to be held from 6-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 8, in the Lee College Sports Arena. Through hands-on demonstrations, exhibits and one-on-one conversations with instructors, participants will learn about the wide variety of programs available at the college that can lead to jobs in the technical, industrial, science and health care fields.
Representatives from several programs will be on hand to answer questions and discuss opportunities, including: process technology; computer technology; electrical and instrumentation technology; industrial studies, such as welding, pipefitting, millwright and machine tech; logistics; professional administrative technology; allied health; nursing; physics; and pre-engineering.
Tech Night attendees will be able to participate in a raffle to win one of 12 student scholarships ranging from $200-500, along with other prizes. There will also be information available about the non-credit courses offered through the Center for Workforce and Community Development, and the resources and services provided through Student Affairs, Financial Aid and the Educational Opportunity Center.