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Life Transitions Program

About the Program

The Life Transitions Program offers a FREE class which includes intensive Career Exploration and Job Search techniques. The class provides resources, guidance, and support for those seeking new opportunities and needing to make important decisions in their lives.

The class is designed to assist you in increasing your self-esteem, developing new communication skills, designing personal realistic goals, and increasing your own personal self-awareness.

Students come to Life Transitions from many different backgrounds: separation or divorce, death of someone close to them, jail or prison, loss of a job, or even no job experience. The program helps them to establish new directions and make personal connections with needed resources.

It is a great way to find out if you are ready for college or a career!

Orientation/Registration/Information sessions are held each Wednesday at 1:30 pm. August through May in Nelson Hall.

Please contact the Life Transitions Program to register. Margo.Grothe@skagit.edu or call 1-360 416-7044 or 1-877-385-5360.

"Of all the accomplishments that I have made, perhaps the one I am most proud of isn't something specific that I did, but perhaps a way I have chosen to think aboutt living, about life and about people. I understand what free will is. It's waking every day with the knowledge that your free will determines the outcome of everything. If something bad happens to you, you have the choice to feed sorry for yourself, or to ask yourself what lesson you can learn from it, and somehow find the positive in it. So, while all of the projects and jobs I have been successful at make me feel a sense of pride, they pale in comparison to the pride and confidence I feel when I am able to make it through rough periods in my life without succumbing to despair."

—Tiffany McCormick, Turning Point Graduate 2009

Life Transition Classes

Classes start each month through the school year (September through May). Students must attend an Orientation or make an appointment. Agencies or Business may make referrals. Call about classes held on Whidbey or San Juan Island.


What graduates say about the program

If you were going to tell someone else about taking the program, what would be the important things you would tell them?

That there is no way you can fail; that there is a lot of information that can help you further your education and improve your self-esteem and self-worth.

How you will have the opportunity to set your self on a life changing path; and the courage to do so.

Life Transitions helps you identify strengths in yourself and gives you the tools and resources you need to make a positive change in your life.

It will change your life – I guarantee it!  Personal growth, friendship, self-worth; you'll probably leave the class doing or planning to do something you never thought possible before.