League City resident prepares for job market with North County Learning Center computer class

Posted on: January 25, 2012

Wendy Kane has lived in Bay Area Houston since 1967. During the past 45 years, she’s owned a hardware store and restaurant, worked as sales representative and officiated soccer games.
 
Kane, who is currently employed as a sales associate at The Room Store in Webster has started applying for new jobs. The Houston locations of The Room Store will be closing within months, according to Kane.
 
Kane, a 63-year-old League City resident, decided to refine her computer skills in preparation for the job market, so she turned to College of the Mainland’s North County Learning Center (NCLC) where she’ll begin a computer course this winter.
 
“I wanted to go to a local school,” Kane said. “I really wanted to do COM because of their reputation, and I knew they had this extension center here (in League City). This is very convenient when you’re an adult working person, particularly an adult working person in retail.”
 
Kane said COM’s affordability, flexibility and small class size drew her to the college.
 
“(It) allows me to work my workday then come to class,” she said.
 
Kane, who enjoys photography, fine arts, cooking, yard work, walking, spending time with her dogs and traveling, graduated from Georgia State College, now Georgia State University, in Atlanta with a bachelor of science degree in biology/chemistry  in 1969.
 
She plans on taking more courses at NCLC in future semesters.
 
“I’ll probably take enjoyment courses,” Kane said. “They have a lot of craft and artistic things. It’s a good way to meet other adults. It’s certainly a good way to keep your brain working.”
 
For more information on NCLC classes, call 281-332-1800 or log on to www.com.edu/nc.
  


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