Many of us think of Arizona Western College as a place that prepares young people to assume skilled jobs or transition to four-year universities. AWC also makes a place in the classroom for people who have jobs they like or are retired.
These aren’t retraining for second careers or to return to the workforce. They may want to take a class to gain some sort of practical knowledge, or just for the sake of learning. I don’t have to commit to becoming a professional chef to sign up for CUL 143 Sanitation. I can take this cooking class if, say, I want to improve on my own food-handling practices in the kitchen that might otherwise get me sick.
Congratulations to AWC for marking 50 years as not only an institution of higher learning but one of lifelong learning.