Weber State closing community education program ?

Published December 9, 2009 10:50 am

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Weber State University is closing its community education program.

Brian Stecklein, associate dean for continuing education, says the school is eliminating the program because it needs to make budget cuts.

The program offered classes to community members wanting to learn new skills such as digital photography or Dutch-oven cooking.

Stecklein says the classes were open to anyone, but were aimed toward older adults. He says the university initially tried to scale back the classes, but it still couldn't afford the remaining ones. About 600 people were enrolled as students. The cut will eliminate one position, saving the university about $30,000.