If you haven’t been able to make it to our previous open houses, there’s no reason to worry, we’ve just scheduled more!
Come to one of our our open houses (September 3rd, 4th and 5th and 10am) to learn about the affordable career training programs offered at CEWD. You must call or email to get location information, so contact us today! 718.368.4637
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.
Project Rise is a CEWD initiative at Kingsborough that provides educational, internship and employment services to young adults. We prepare participants for the GED®/TASC exam, supports the development of work readiness skills and provides opportunities for participants to acquire gainful employment.
Interested? Here’s an updated snapshot of Project Rise at Kingsborough:
Last week we celebrated the completion of Project Rise’s Cohort 4. Cohort 5 is just about halfway through, but we’re not slowing down! If you’re looking to prepare for the GED®/TASC exam, contact us today to see if your eligible to enroll in Cohort 6. Fill out a quick online survey located on our Information Session page, and a representative will contact you with everything you need to know about this great program.
If deemed eligible, you’ll receive:
A full year of GED®/TASC preparation classes.
The opportunity to earn college credits.
Job placement assistance.
Industry-recognized credentials to get your career moving.
Project Rise participants continually show great success during and after the program. If you think this program is right for you, don’t hesitate to get in contact with us (online survey or call 718.368.6600) today. Classes begin at the end of this month.
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.
Project Rise has been recognized as a highly successful program that re-connects young adults to education and employment. At Kingsborough, we have had amazing success with overall outcomes, increasing the number of enrolled participants, number of GEDs earned and increased employment with each cohort. What is even more significant is hearing the unexpected personal achievements of our participants—achievements that are not tracked by numbers, but recognized and highly valued by program staff, counselors and participants.
Despite an unexpected family illness and severe financial impediments, L.B. from Cohort 1 stayed on track with the help of counselors. On top of earning his GED, L. also started a clothing line and opened his own business. His story returns full-circle with his business becoming an internship site for current/future Project Rise participants.
Just last month, Project Rise held a Finishing Ceremony for our third cohort of participants. The results of this cohort far exceeded the program’s expected outcomes:
13 participants earned their GED
9 completed internships (a whopping 180 hours, each)
10 earned jobs through Project Rise efforts
3 were accepted at Kingsborough Community College (taking credits with them!)