NRC Culinary Arts Info Session for HS Counselors

NRC Culinary ArtsEvent for NYC High School Counselors

The Center for Economic and Workforce Development (CEWD) in partnership with Kingsborough’s (KBCC) Culinary Arts program, have coordinated an information session for high school counselors who advise students about college options.

We at KBCC are pioneers in providing students with seamless advancement into our affordable occupational training program, Culinary Arts with Northeast Resiliency Consortium (NRC), and into college. Students can earn college credits through NRC and are offered assistance with the college application process. This system allows for many “on the fence” or unsure students to get comfortable with transitioning into college.

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Job Fair at Kingsborough Community College

Kingsborough Community College will be holding a Fall 2014 Job Fair on Thursday, October 23rd from 11am-2pm in room U219/220. This event is open to current Kingsborough students and alumni. If you can’t make this event, check our monthly job fair and career events postings. The October Job Fair listing has many career-related events including workshops and other resources to help job seekers.

KCC 2014 Job Fair

A Project Rise Graduate

IMG_1800I sat down with Natalie, a recent Project Rise graduate, to talk about her experiences with the program.

Me: How did you hear about Project Rise and what made you sign up?

Natalie: My mother. She saw the Project Rise advertisement in the Kingsborough Community College Brochure. My family is run on tough-love so she basically threw the brochure at me and told me I needed to get my G.E.D (I swear she is a very kind and funny woman). But I did like how they offered a paid internship and work readiness. Heaven knows I had no job experience.

Me: You just graduated. Congratulations! What did you like most about the program? 

Natalie: Generally I liked the whole package. The fact that I was going to be able to study and take the G.E.D. for free and have a paid internship along with obtaining college credits not to forget we had the chance to work on the Urban Farm, it was great…still is.

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Congratulations CUNY CareerPATH Marketing!

CUNY CareerPATH‘s marketing team, led by Christine Zagari-LoPorto at Kingsborough Community College, was just awarded the James C. Hall Program Award for Marketing from the Continuing Education Association of New York (CEANY)! This recognition highlights CCPs marketing efforts in print, online, and direct outreach. Utilizing methods that directly targeted populations who would benefit the most from our services (local neighborhood newspapers for out of work adults, young adults using social media, text notifications, local and regional job fairs, etc.), CCP far exceeded original enrollment outcome goals. This award recognizes the efforts of CUNY CareerPATH’s lead marketing team who collaborated with the CUNY Central Office and the other consortium colleges to develop innovative campaigns that helped CCP succeed.

The full award will be announced in early November at CEANY’s 2014 Annual Conference in Syracuse, NY.

 

History of CEWD

Since 2006, CEWD at Kingsborough has developed successful workforce training programs that meet the needs of un- and under-employed New Yorkers. Check out this infographic showcasing our most significant programs and awards:

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Project Rise Cohort 5 Graduation

Friday, October 10th marked an important milestone for members for Project Rise Cohort 5: graduation! This cohort was one of the most active and engaged groups we have seen with the number of students earning their GEDs, completing internship hours and staying enrolled surpassing previous cohorts. This group was so engaged, they even designed their own graduation t-shirt, sashes (made by a fellow classmate) and yearbook filled with photos and stories of their year with the program. Graduates were presented with heartfelt messages from staff members along with their certificates and celebrated with friends and family members who encouraged their success. Congratulations, Cohort 5!

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Healthy Eating at KCC

Last semester, Kingsborough Community Health Ambassadors produced videos about different ways to make KCC a healthier campus. Check out this one from Briana Palmieri (currently attending St. Francis for a B.S. in Health Promotion) as she asks students about healthy eating at KCC. It features students, faculty and staff from Brooklyn’s own KCC Urban Farm:

Briana Palmieri – Spring 2014 – Healthier Eating at KCC from Jose Nanin on Vimeo.

October Job Fairs

It’s time for October job fairs and career-related events.

Upcoming Fairs/Workshops/Events*:

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