In late 2013, Kingsborough Community College, in collaboration with seven east coast colleges, was awarded a Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (DOL TAACCCT) grant. Led by Passaic County (NJ) Community College, The Northeast Resiliency Consortium (NRC), with Atlantic Cape (NJ), Bunker Hill (MA), Capital (CT), Housatonic (MA), Kingsborough (NY), and LaGuardia (NY) Community Colleges, in partnership with Achieving the Dream and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, will prepare trade-impacted workers, veterans and other individuals for employment and career advancement in three key high-growth sectors (health care, information technology and environmental technologies) that play critical roles in times of crisis.
The Office of Continuing Education (OCE) and the Center for Economic and Workforce Development (CEWD) at Kingsborough Community College will provide training for health care workers and culinary arts professionals who play critical roles in times of crisis.
OCE’s programs include Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor, EMT/Paramedic, Certified Clinical Medical Assistant and Certified Nursing Assistant.
Students were responsible for tuition and fees associated with these programs. Eligible* students were qualified to receive enhanced services through NRC at no cost. These services included:
- Full suite of employment readiness services
- Job placement assistance
- College enrollment assistance
- Personal supportive services
- Access to NRC’s textbook lending library
- Job retention services
*In order to be eligible for an NRC training program, applicants must have been:
- be 18 years, or older.
- have a GED® or high school diploma.
- be legally eligible to work in the US.
Recent Northeast Resiliency Consortium-related posts:
- Culinary Arts and Community Healthcare Worker Training Program Outreach
- Best Practices in Marketing – archived webinar
- Best Practices in Marketing – CEWD, Kingsborough and NRC
- NRC Success Story: Charmaine Davis, CHW
- NRC Fall Events
- Chefs for Impact
- Kingsborough and Achieving the Dream
- NRC Employer Event
- Summer 2015 NRC Application Sessions
- NRC Grad on Master Chef!
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