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Success Story: Ashlye Vazquez

“I was not going to give up, so I applied aggressiveness and went for it.”

Ashlye was a student of KCC’s Project Rise in 2014. She entered the program having already completed the requisite credits for high school completion at the Bronx Aerospace Academy, but was denied a diploma on a technicality. While she had a passion for a job in the aviation industry, she knew that in order to support herself and her daughter, she would need to change her immediate career prospects.

Upon attending an information session, program administrators, Norma D’Arancio and Victoria Bershtat, urged her to enroll telling her that she had the skills to rapidly excel in the program. The commute was long but knowing that “the further I had to [travel] to get an education, the more I’d want it.” This momentum began the moment she started.

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April Job Fairs

Upcoming Fairs/Workshops/Events*:

  • April 8, 2015 11:00a-3:00p—National Career Fairs @ Holiday Inn Midtown 57 Street, 440 West 57th Street New York , NY 10019
  • April 8, 2015 12:00p-5:00p—Professional Diversity Network @ Hilton New York Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10019
  • April 8, 2015 12:30p-2:30p—Career Thinker Inc. @ Grand Central Library,135 E 46th St
    2nd floor community room New York, NY 10017
    (between Lexington & Third Ave.),
  • April 23, 2015 9:00a-1:00p—Talent Career Fairs @ New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway New York, NY 10036
  • April 24, 2015 9:30a-1:00p—NYC Green Job Fair @ , Historic St. George’s Church, 135-32 38th Avenue, Flushing, NY

CEWD is in the business of providing training opportunities to both unemployed New Yorkers and individuals who wish to enter a new industry. The Northeast Resiliency Consortium has application sessions currently running (April-June, 2015) for our Culinary Arts and Food Service Upgrade training programs. If you’re interested in either program, sign up for an application session via our website (link above) and a representative will be in contact with everything you need to know.

*Check with sponsors/locations to verify event details. 

**This is not the most comprehensive list. If you are sponsoring an event and would like it mentioned on our site, please leave a comment and we’ll make sure it is listed in upcoming posts. 

Job Training Application Sessions

NRC_Logo_CMYKAre you interested in getting into the healthcare industry? If so, maybe a career as a Community Health Worker fits with what you want. If the health industry isn’t your thing, have you thought of a career in the fast-paced world of Culinary Arts? Job training programs at CEWD with The Northeast Resiliency Consortium has you covered!

Our low cost (only $100) job training programs will also give you robust employment readiness services, job placement assistance, help with the college enrollment process, personal support services and so much more! There are only TWO application sessions remaining before classes begin. Visit our application session page to learn about our programs and begin your application process. Your future awaits!

 

Job Training Program Open House Spring 2015

Are you interested in a career in the food industry? Maybe a career as a Community Health Worker? At CEWD’s Spring 2015 Open House, you’ll get information about (and even sign up for!) our affordable job training program, the Northeast Resiliency Consortium. In addition to career-specific training, our programs offer supportive services including career advice, resume and cover letter assistance, job placement assistance, academic advisement and so much more!

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Career Map

I bet you’ve taken a look at our workforce training programs and thought to yourself “What could I do with a certificate in Culinary Arts?” or “What else can I do after becoming a Home Health Aide?” Well, don’t you worry. The New York City Labor Market Information Service (NYC LMIS) has put together some great career maps that show possible projections for cooks, home health aides and medical assistants. Take a look at the career maps below, but also click on their corresponding links for more detailed information about those career fields.

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CUNY CareerPATH Recruiting

Microsoft Word - LOGOFINAL.docxIf you’re interested in getting the training needed to start your career, our CUNY CareerPATH sibling colleges, College of Staten Island (click here for CSI’s online survey), City Tech and Borough of Manhattan Community College are currently recruiting for their programs in Business, Manufacturing and Direct Care Counselor, respectively. If you’re interested in getting more information about these programs, visit our information page fill out our online survey and a CCP representative will get in contact with you about registration.

CCP is a US Department of Labor TAACCCT Round 1 grant program that has been wildly successful since we began running programs in 2011. Our marketing team was recently recognized for a successful marketing campaign that helped bring in under- and un-employed New Yorkers. Earlier this year, CCP was highlighted by Tom Hilliard at the Center for an Urban Future as a program that needs to be “scaled up” and have a “deeper coordination with city workforce, education and youth development agencies” to continue providing these much-needed services. At KCC, our Culinary Arts graduates have been led to great success even after leaving CCP.

If you’re interested in pursuing a career in Business, Manufacturing or as a Direct Care Counselor, fill out our online survey and start your future today!

August Job Fairs

It’s that time of the month again: Job Fairs! Here’s a listing of job fairs and career-related events  happening in New York City throughout the month of August:

Upcoming Fairs/Workshops/Events*:

CEWD at Kingsborough continues to offer a number of trainings throughout the month of June. Check out the Northeast Resiliency ConsortiumCUNY CareerPATH and Project Rise pages for more information about upcoming programs.

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Open House at CEWD

The Center for Economic and Workforce Development is having a Career Training Open House on Tuesday, August 12th at 9:30am at Kingsborough Community College, 2001 Oriental Blvd, V219 Refreshments will be served!

Are you interested in a career in the food industry? Maybe a career as a Community Health Worker? At this open house, you’ll get information about (and even sign up for!) our affordable career training programs, CUNY CareerPATH and the Northeast Resiliency Consortium. In addition to career-specific training, our programs offer FREE supportive services including career advice, resume and cover letter assistance, job placement assistance, academic advisement and so much more! 

 

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July Job Fairs and Career Events

Don’t let the heat get you down! Here’s a listing of job fairs and career-related events  happening in New York City throughout the month of July:

Upcoming Fairs/Workshops/Events*:

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June Job Fairs and Employment Events NYC

Can you believe it’s June already? Here’s a listing of job/career-related events happening in New York City throughout the month of June:

Upcoming Fairs/Workshops/Events*:

CEWD at Kingsborough continues to offer a number of trainings throughout the month of June. Check out the Northeast Resiliency ConsortiumCUNY CareerPATH and Project Rise pages for more information about upcoming programs.

Before heading to any event, check out some of our earlier posts that provide tips on compiling your resume, building your professional social media presence, and preparing for career fairs and interviews.

Links below include events that are open to the public and provide both trainings and business-specific recruitment events:

*Check with sponsors/locations to verify event details. 

**This is not the most comprehensive list. If you are sponsoring an event and would like it mentioned on our site, please leave a comment and we’ll make sure it is listed in upcoming posts.