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Tri-C program helps women who are looking to make life changes

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Posted at 11:49 AM, Jan 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-27 18:26:56-05

CLEVELAND — Cuyahoga Community College just enrolled another class of women who are looking for change. The course is called Women in Transition.

In 2015, Tri-C's Women in Transition program helped clear the path for Tierra Banks, and thousands of others.

Women who enroll can receive guidance in earning a high school diploma, how to determine career interests and even get an introduction to computers in which they learn the best way to search the web and email etiquette.

“Womanhood is so difficult. It’s so complex,” Banks said. “The whole class used to laugh at me, I was 25 and felt like I was in a midlife crisis. I was transitioning from cosmetology, I was a new mom, I had two children and I was a new wife.”

About 400 women graduate from the free course at Tri-C, every year. Banks graduated from Women in Transition, then from Tri-C and in May of this year, Banks will graduate from Cleveland State University with a degree in social work.

“Anyway I can be of assistance to another woman, I feel like that is what I was put here to do,” Banks said. “I found my voice, I felt like when I left, I knew myself more. I knew my strengths, I knew my transferable skills.”

The program is for women making a transition—going through divorce, seeking a career change or reentering the work force.

The next session starts in March, and enrollment is already open.

To learn more about the program, click here.