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KCC Urban Farm is Hiring Student Aides

KCC Urban Farm is looking for student aides to join our farm crew! Crew members should be responsible, dependable and enjoy working outside. Farm Crew members are hired on as student aides and must be enrolled full-time at KCC.

DESCRIPTION

The student farm crew makes the farm run. You may work up to 20 hours/week, during operational farm hours: M & Th 8:30-1:30pm; Tue & Wed 9-2pm

Our crew is actively involved in all aspects of managing the farm, including:

  • Harvest (Monday & Thursday mornings at 8:30 am)
  • Irrigation (Watering the garden.)
  • Propagation (Planting seeds.)
  • Building and turning compost piles.
  • Site maintenance (Laying wood chips on paths, moving compost, etc.)
  • Delivering produce to our campus partners
  • Participating in campus events.

HOW TO APPLY

If you are interested in applying, please send the following materials to: cris.izaguirre@kbcc.cuny.edu by September 18

  • Short explanation of why you would like to work on the farm.
  • Resume
  • Class schedule for Fall 2017

Read more about KCC Urban Farm.

KCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal em– ployment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, disability, marital status, citizenship etc.,.. For more information visit: http://www.cuny.edu/about/administration/offices/la/PolicyonEqualOpportunityandNonDiscriminationandProceduresDecember42014.pdf

Thrive and Succeed at KCC

VP Dr. Reza Fakhari speaking with KCC students

VP Dr. Reza Fakhari speaking with KCC students

Last month, Kingsborough Community College hosted the Thrive and Succeed Summit, a day-long seminar and workshop led by Chet W. Sisk, head founder of LEAD Global. Chet, along with is partners Rocio Perez, DeAngelo Starnes and Gabriel Jimenez guided the audience through discovering, defining and harnessing their passions into a meaningful career, whatever that may be. KCC students, faculty and staff explored what the recent social and economic paradigm shift means to them as they enter the workforce, including what the new definitions of employment and the workforce.

Chet talked about the major pillars of the current employment and world paradigm shift:

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Chet Sisk speaking with KCC students

  • The emergence of The Internet of Things
  • Connectedness as a world philosophy
  • The coming automation unemployment crisis
  • The restorative justice movement
  • The shared gender empowerment movement
  • The sharing economy
  • Social entrepreneurship

The employment market has changed. Workers seek companies that represent their interests and values; encourage individuality and innovation; explore new technologies; and depart from the top-down approach towards a collaborative work environment. CEWD, in our commitment to providing the most relevant training programs, will continue to collaborate with the college, community businesses, external organizations and informed individuals to explore how we can provide services that are relevant and valuable to those we serve.

There are changes afoot at CEWD, so stay tuned to hear more!

NRC Employer Event

On July 20th, Kingsborough’s Northeast Resiliency Consortium Culinary Arts program hosted an employer event where our partners from Workforce1, a program of NYC’s Department of Small Business Services that connects qualified candidates to job opportunities in NYC, and a manager from a local Chipotle restaurant, came to KCC to talk about jobs in NYC’s fast-paced culinary industry. Additionally, participants were invited to directly apply to food service positions available at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. The highlight of the event was a past NRC Culinary Arts participant who shared his experience in the program and how it impacted both his employment and personal life.

You can learn more by visiting  NRC on the web. If you’re interested, register for an upcoming application session.

 

Ambassador Program at Project Rise

 

ProjectRiseLogoThe CEWD Ambassador Program at KCC’s Project Rise is part of the program’s Internship Tier System designed to provide the students the opportunity to gain specialized skills that are useful in the workplace and in their personal lives. Ambassadors learn skills such as professionalism, public speaking, networking, marketing, self-awareness, and responsibility.

Unlike many internship programs, this one allows ambassadors to work within a supportive and engaging professional environment where they learn about CEWD’s other workforce programs, teamwork and leadership, setting work schedules, developing marketing materials, networking with other professionals and neighborhood businesses, and serving as representatives of CEWD at citywide events, fairs and conferences.

This program not only aids students in self-improvement and self-confidence but also helps them overcome hurdles and barriers. Through activities such as role-playing, ice breakers, team competitions, memory quizzes, and the implementation of the “Selfie Race” (taking a selfie photo during the outreach and recruitment events with the Hashtag #CEWDwashere), each individual will utilize various learning techniques that will ultimately widen their horizons to new opportunities and success.

Note: If you are a current Project Rise participant and want to become an Ambassador, please note that slots are limited. Each participant is given the same opportunity to apply and interview for the program. Speak with Project Rise’s Associate Director, Dina LiMandri for more information.

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. 

December Job Fairs

With 2015 right around the corner, don’t you think it’s time to start following your dreams? We try to keep readers on top of information relevant to upcoming job events. Check our tips on writing and editing your resume, building your professional social media presence, preparing for career fairs and interviews, and discovering relevant job-focused websites. Write your resume, polish your cover letter and start talking to people at these local events:

Upcoming Fairs/Workshops/Events*:

CEWD at Kingsborough continues to offer a number of trainings throughout the year. In January, the Northeast Resiliency Consortium will have information sessions for our Community Health Worker and Culinary Arts training programs. If you’re interested in any of these, sign up on the information session website (link above) and an NRC representative will be in contact with everything you need to know.

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Project Rise Success Stories 2014

IKCC's Project Risef you’re a follower of this blog, you’ve seen post after post we’ve written about the success of Project Rise. We’re obviously proud of what we do. What makes our program so great is the one-on-one attention we’re able to give our participants. This individualized counseling, along with extensive preparation for the GED/TASC and job readiness training has allowed so many participants to reactivate their professional, educational and personal lives.

A. started PR feeling insecure about her academic ability despite having specific career goals. To hide her insecurity, she focused more energy on the people around her and neglected her own academic goals. With the help of Project Rise staff, she began to take Project Rise more seriously 4 months into the program. Since then, she has become incredibly focused in class and has started a coveted internship at a local hospital. What’s more, A. has noticed the shift in her own attitude and has often referred to the “old her” and the “new her” as she speaks with classmates and program staff.

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Job Training Through NRC – Now Recruiting

NRC_Logo_CMYKWe are currently recruiting for Community Health Worker, Culinary Arts and Food Service Upgrade NRC classes. Fill out our quick online survey and an NRC representative will be on hand to speak with you about eligibility requirements. While these classes won’t start until spring 2015, it’s never too early to start planning your future.

NRC programs seek to build a resilient and educated workforce that is not only able to perform tasks required by their jobs, but also has the skills to react when crises arise. Additionally, NRC-eligible students are qualified to receive enhanced services through the program. These services include:

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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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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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