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Barcinas addresses adult learners at GCC conference

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SUPERIOR Court Judge Arthur Barcinas told a crowd of adult learners during the GCC/CACGP Adult Education Conference that the secret to success is asking people for help.

He encouraged them not to be afraid of failure, but to keep working toward the goal of first earning their high school diploma or GED.

The Guam Community Conference, which concluded yesterday, highlighted the various components of GCC’s Adult Education Programs, the ways in which GCC assists adult learners, and how to transfer into GCC’s post-secondary programs.

Barcinas gave the opening keynote address yesterday during the first day of the free Guam Community College Adult Education Conference, “Preparing for the Next Step.”

Barcinas spoke about the benefits of earning an adult high school diploma or GED, and how taking that first step can lead to much better opportunities.

GCC’s Adult Education Conference was held in the GCC Multipurpose Auditorium (Building 400). It highlighted the various components of GCC’s Adult Education Programs: English as a Second Language, Adult Basic Skills Education, the Adult High School Diploma Program, GED, and how to transfer into GCC’s post-secondary programs.

The conference offered free sessions on discovering career interests, creating a resumé, developing job interview skills, finding job opportunities, and highlighted the free resources available at GCC for student success.

Attendance was free and attendees only needed to sign in at the door.

GCC’s Adult Education Office and the GCC College Access Challenge Grant Program hosted the conference.

'Math Kangaroo'

The “Math Kangaroo” event will be held at the GCC campus today.

The GCC Math Department is hosting the 14th Math Kangaroo, an international math competition. On Guam, 257 students, from grades K-12, have registered for this year’s Math Kangaroo. Approximately 230 of those students will be taking their math test on the campus from 9 to 11 a.m.

This year, the GCC Culinary Arts department will prepare snacks for the students after the test, and some of the postsecondary students are hosting a mini-carnival outside the MPA to entertain the students afterward.

Individuals requiring special accommodations, auxiliary aids or services can contact 735-5597.

For more information, contact Jayne Flores, GCC assitant director of Communications and Promotions, at 735-5638 (office), 483-6409 (cell), or via email at jayne.flores[at]guamcc.edu.

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