Category Archives: CUNY Career PATH

CEWD Summer Information Sessions

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CEWD is not taking a vacation this summer! We will be holding information sessions for our 3 workforce training programs:

At Project Riseinformation sessions are being held every Tuesday from now through August.

Kingsborough’s CUNY CareerPATH is holding information sessions for our Food and Beverage program. They will be held every Monday and Wednesday from mid-July through the beginning of September.

The Northeast Resiliency Consortium will be holding information sessions for both our Community Health Worker and Culinary Arts training programs every Monday and Wednesday from mid-July through the beginning of September.

If you’re interested in any of these programs, contact us today! Click on the “information session” links above to fill out a quick survey specific to each program. A knowledgeable representative will contact you to determine your eligibility and sign you up for an information session.

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CCP Information Sessions

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Information sessions for CUNY CareerPATH’s Food & Beverage program (at Kingsborough Community College) and Direct Care Counselor program (at Borough of Manhattan Community College) have just been posted. Check out our Information Session page for dates/times.

To get more information about these programs, visit CUNY CareerPATH on the web.

  

CCP Sugar Whiz Winners at KCC

On April 2, 2014 Kingsborough Community College held its 2nd annual Sugar Whiz Competition where select Culinary Arts students were invited to present their own take on a macaron and plated dish combination to attendees. Attendees voted on best dishes and out of three available winning slots, two were CUNY CareerPATH graduates!

Daw’ud Lee and Giacomo Boncimino both came to CUNY CareerPATH looking to expand their knowledge in the Culinary Field. Though their experiences differed, both men shared the same passion. Upon successful completion of CCP, both immediately expressed interest in continuing their education in KCC’s culinary department and, facilitated by their CUNY CareerPATH educational adviser, they were able to enroll. With two semesters under their belts, Daw’ud and Giacomo are each making great strides in the culinary department and playing an active role in student life. Winning the Sugar Whiz competition is only one step in the many goals both Daw’ud and Giacomo will accomplish. CUNY CareerPath is very proud to have them as graduates and brand ambassadors,  We are sure this is not the last we will hear of them.

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Community Health Workers

Community Health Worker jobs are growing in number, complexity and importance…

At 22,053,900 projected workers in 2020, the healthcare industry makes up the largest segment of the United States’ economy. Not just doctors and nurses, the healthcare industry also broadly encompasses the nonclinical, community and social service, and support positions that comprise 42% of the healthcare workforce.

The community health worker has taken on new importance as hospitals look to extend themselves and bring healthcare services to patients where they live. Among the occupations with the largest percentage increases across the country, office workers such as medical office specialists, office supervisors, and medical records technicians have seen their positions adapt and grow. And, a new position, often referred to as patient navigator or patient representative, has been created to facilitate smooth coordination of health services for patients.

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Medical Assistant Jobs

Curious about what a career in medical assisting means? Take a look at this great graphic coming from NYC LMIS as part of CUNY CareerPATH to show inquiring students where this career path can lead.

“Working under the supervision of a physician or nurse, medical assistants perform a combination of administrative and clinical functions. Clinical students may include taking vital signs, drawing blood and preparing patients for examinations. Administrative duties may include scheduling, maintaining records and billing and coding for insurance.”

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Medical Assistant Career Map, created by NYC LMIS

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Updated Information Sessions

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Information sessions for CUNY CareerPATH’s summer cohort of of the Culinary Arts & Hospitality and Food & Beverage programs (at Kingsborough Community College) and Emergency Medical Technician program (at Borough of Manhattan Community College) have just been posted. Check out our Information Session page for the dates/times.

To get more information about these programs, visit CUNY CareerPATH online: http://www.cuny.edu/academics/conted/PATH.html

  

KCC Continuing Education Open House

Come to Kingsborough’s Office of Continuing Education Open House on Tuesday, March 11th at 6:30pm. In addition to hearing all about Continuing Education’s many offerings, you’ll also get information about CEWD training programs like CUNY CareerPATH, the Northeast Resiliency Consortium and Project Rise, as well as KCC Urban Farm and GIS classes.

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QCC’s CareerPATH Program Demonstrates the Strength of a Collaborative Training Mode

The CUNY CareerPATH program at QCC was featured in this weeks edition of New York City Workforce Weekly. Read more about the success of CCP’s Medical Office Assistant program at QCC via the link below.

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CUNY CareerPATH in the News

Yesterday we highlighted a piece from Tom Hilliard at the Center for Urban Future about the need for Mayor de Blasio to focus on supporting CUNY community colleges. The report detailed interventions that CUNY community colleges have created to help students get accepted, stay in and get jobs through early college experiences. CUNY CareerPATH was highlighted as a successful workforce training program, and one that should be enhanced with greater support and collaboration throughout the city:

“Not only does Career Path deserve to be scaled up, it also would benefit from deeper coordination with city workforce, education and youth development agencies, which the de Blasio administration could expedite.”

While this article focuses on the future of CUNY initiatives, CUNY CareerPATH’s programs are still active and offering support to New York City residents who want to receive training for a better job or a place in higher education. Read more about CUNY CareerPATH here. Information sessions are continually being offered for many of our programs. If you think this program is right for you, fill out this quick survey and a CareerPATH representative will call you back to discuss eligibility and next steps.

  

Changes in the Kitchen

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CUNY CareerPATH Culinary Arts Program, in the kitchen

A recent New York Times article, A Change in the Kitchen, digs deep into the changing roles of women in professional kitchens. For decades, thanks to low-pay, long hours and general high turnover, the food industry has largely been one for transient workers—oftentimes with more qualified workers leaving both jobs and the larger industry after a relatively short period of time. In the last few decades, in part due to the acknowledgement of basic worker rights, there’s been a move towards supporting employee satisfaction, with kitchens offering benefits, sick time and the possibility for promotion. Add to this to growing prestige of the culinary world, due partially to evolving food fads, the opening of specialized restaurants, and the glitz and glam of the industry via reality cooking shows.

While these factors have changed the industry as a whole, one of the more pronounced developments has been the role of women in the kitchen.

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