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Free job fair coming to Corinth on Feb. 27

Lifelong Learning, the non-credit division of NCTC, invites the public to a free job fair sponsored by the MATRIX Grant.

The job fair will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Comfort Inn and Suites, 8111 Interstate 35 East, in Corinth.

The MATRIX Grant is a program funded by the Department of Labor to assist allied health care students in paying tuition.

Many area employers will take part, including home health agencies, staffing companies, banks and other area employers.

Employers will be looking for applicants who have a variety of backgrounds, including general clerical, health care and administrative experience. The job fair is free to employers and applicants.

Employers who want to be included in the job fair can contact Susan Abu at 940-668-4228 or Robin Jett at 940-498-6272.


Grant-eligible medical classes available

Lifelong Learning, the non-credit division of NCTC, will offer grant-eligible classes in allied health care fields for the spring semester.

Classes offered and starting dates include Pharmacy Technician (Feb. 26), Medical Billing and Coding (March 4), Certified Nurse Aide (March 5), Spanish for Healthcare Professionals (March 19), and Medical Administrative Assistant (March 20).

Grants are available for all of these classes.

Lifelong Learning administers the MATRIX Grant, a Department of Labor grant program that can cover the majority of tuition for students who are unemployed, under-employed or already working in the health care field.

Potential students must take admissions tests and complete an application. The application can be downloaded at by clicking on Lifelong Learning.

Assessment sessions meet at 9 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. every Thursday, in the Career and Technology Center on the Gainesville campus.

For questions about the program and the grant, visit the Lifelong Learning website or contact Amanda Roberts at 940-668-4228.


Students volunteer at nursing homes

Students in the cosmetology department at NCTC have found a fun way to get real-world experience while serving the community.

Students visit area nursing homes on a regular basis throughout the semester to pamper the residents with everything from pedicures to facials. Recently, first-semester cosmetology students were at Gainesville Health and Rehab and were kept busy by a steady flow of residents wanting to take advantage of the free service.

For more information on the cosmetology department, call 940-668-7731, ext. 4210.