What is Connect Ashe?

Connect Ashe is a program coordinated by Wilkes Community College’s Workforce Development & Community Education program, NC Cooperative Extension, and the Ashe County Chamber of Commerce. Its goal is to connect participants over the age of 70 and provide them with information and encouragement to spur community involvement.

How is the Program Structured?

Connect Ashe is comprised of three sessions that will provide tours of area businesses, organizations, and facilities. All sessions are planned by topic area leaders who will offer expert information and thoughtful analysis designed to stimulate interest, awareness, and interaction and facilitate valuable discussions.

How are Participants Selected?

The class is open to 14 participants. Prospective participants are encouraged to complete an application which a selection committee will review. Participants will be selected to create a good cross-section of the community.

What does the program cost?

The class tuition fee includes program materials, a graduation reception, and a diploma award. Additionally, graduates will receive continuing education credits for the program. A limited number of partial scholarships are available based on need. Program sponsors supplement other costs.

Have questions or care to learn more about Connect Ashe? Call the Chamber at (336) 846-9550 or contact us here.