Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 6:08am

Rochester Institute of Technology continues to help address the needs of adult learners by offering a program that will help them sharpen their skills or earn a degree.

The Adult and Continuing Education Connection will be held 5-7 p.m. Aug. 22 in the Bausch & Lomb Center on the RIT campus. The program is free and participants can register by going to or by calling 866-260-3950 (toll free) or 585-475-2229.

The session is particularly helpful to those who are looking to update professional skills, complete a college degree either full time or part time, or change career paths. Participants will be able to meet with admissions advisers, academic advisers and financial aid advisers. According to program organizers, most graduate programs and some undergraduate programs are still accepting applications for fall entry.

"More and more individuals are making good use of their time to finish a degree or start a new one to make themselves more marketable or to provide them greater job security," says Roch Whitman, senior associate director of RIT's graduate and part-time enrollment services. "These events are designed to provide attendees with the information they need at a time that is convenient for them. Based on their answers to a few quick questions, we can connect them with an adviser who can best meet their needs, whether it's related to admissions, academics or financial aid."

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