Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) March 07, 2013
Wake Technical Community College, in collaboration with the SunTrust Foundation and the National Financial Educators Council, are hosting Financial Empowerment Workshop for future students and their parents. These workshops focus on providing practical information that will help them in college and beyond.
Wake Tech is committed to helping students gain skills to earn more money and manage their money properly. The Center for Personal Finance will offer two events during the Open House. Students who bring parents may attend the College Family Finance event. Those who come alone or with friends can attend the Center for Personal Finance - Financial Empowerment Open House Events. Both sessions will prepare you for the financial realities of college and beyond.
The event is taking place March 9th between 10:00 and 12:30 at Wake Tech Main Campus. This event also launches the Financial Scavenger Hunt contest where students have the chance to win prizes for completing tasks that can improve their financial situation.
The Financial Empowerment Workshop blends live instructor training, multimedia videos, and real-world activities. The workshops employ various learning styles to engage participants, creating a productive learning environment with high retention levels.
Wake Tech is fully committed to designing a comprehensive financial education initiative for prospective students, current students, staff, and faculty. The planning, implementation and assessment of the financial literacy program is a collaborative effort between Wake Tech’s administration, Foundation Office, GED/ABE Programs, Student Activities Office, Financial Aid Office, Promotions & Marketing and Curriculum Education Services. The college is dedicated to providing this holistic financial education initiative in order to increase financial literacy and allow participants to achieve financial freedom and empowerment.
Established in 2008, the SunTrust Foundation’s mission is to provide monetary support to nonprofit organizations and institutions engaged in activities promoting education, health and human services, culture and art, and civic and community involvement that contribute to the social and economic development of the communities SunTrust serves.
The National Financial Educators Council revolutionizes the financial literacy industry by delivering comprehensive campaigns to the global community. The NFEC is widely recognized for creating high-profile financial literacy initiatives that span all areas of personal finance. These campaigns are designed to improve community outcomes and raise awareness for the financial literacy movement. The NFEC mission is to create a world where people are informed to make qualified financial decisions that improve their lives, the lives of their loved ones, and the lives of people they influence around the globe.