By BOB OLIVER
DEARBORN — Henry Ford Community College’s Center for Lifelong Learning will close on July 1 after 16 years. The decision was announced by the college last week.
All CL2 classes after July 1 are cancelled with the exception of the July Basic Rider Course in Motorcycle Safety, Kristy Robinett’s Mediumship class and all online courses.
The cutting of the program comes as HFCC is exploring several options to increase cashflow and work to reduce the $6.5 million budget shortfall it will face in the 2013-14 fiscal year.
A statement on the CL2 website thanked the community for their patronage and support. It also said “it has been our privilege to offer top-notch classes in so many different subject areas and we know that you have loved them.”
For further information on community education class offerings, HFCC is directing interested parties to the Dearborn Public Schools’ Adult & Community Education website.
Open since 1997, CL2 has offered non-college credit courses to students looking to learn new job skills, explore new career paths or simply enroll in courses “for the sheer joy of personal enrichment.”
Calls to HFCC President Stan Jensen were not returned by press-time.
(Bob Oliver can be reached at [email protected].)