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:
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
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!
Community Health Worker Training 2015 Program Graduate,
The Northeast Resiliency Consortium
Written by: Malika Franklin
“The beginning of the rest of your life.” This is how Charmaine Davis describes the Community Health Worker (CHW) training program at Kingsborough Community College. She thought she was living her dream career as a dental hygienist before she discovered The Northeast Resiliency Consortium (NRC), a Department of Labor TAACCCT program, but little did she know, her life was just about to truly begin.
Shortly after receiving her Associate’s Degree from NYU, Charmaine’s mother was diagnosed with Stage 3 Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Charmaine’s medical training aided in the care she gave her mother. She fought cancer almost 2 years before she passed away. One of her last wishes: “Don’t let anyone else suffer like this”. To Charmaine that was one promise she knew she had to keep.
With a desire to give back to local under-served, vulnerable and underprivileged communities, she began volunteering and giving presentations at neighborhood schools and community centers to bring awareness for oral care and cancer prevention, but she still felt that she needed to do more.
On July 20th, Kingsborough’s Northeast Resiliency ConsortiumCulinary 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.
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.
2014 student research assistant Adriana Valerio measuring brix in kale leaves
We are looking for students who are interested in gaining lab experience by helping KCC Urban Farm measure nutrients in our soil and plant tissue. Duties will include using testing kits to track select nutrients for some of our crops and amending KCC Urban Farm soil based on soil test results. No experience is necessary, but students should be responsible, dependable, and enjoy working outside. Applicants should also ideally be able to commit to both spring and summer semesters.
Research assistants will be hired as student aides and must be full time. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and class schedule to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 13, 2015.
After the holiday slump, job fairs and other job-related events (resume and cover letter writing, networking, and job searching) are kicking into higher gear. Take a look at job fairs and other job events happening through NYC for February 2015:
One of these months I’ll get back on a regular schedule for posting job fair information. As always, it might be a little late, but there are still plenty of job fairs coming up throughout the rest of January. Before you head out, though, 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:
January 14, 2015, 12:30-2:00p—Job Searching Skills from Career Thinker @ the Grand Central Library, 135 E. 46th St, NYC
January 15, 2015 10:00a-2:00p—Job Fair NYC @ the Holiday Inn Midtown, 440 W. 57th St, NYC
January 21, 2015 6:00-8:00p—NYC Job Fair: Sales, Business Development, Marketing @ the Radisson Martinique, 49 W. 32nd St, NYC
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:
December 9, 2014, 3:00-6:00p—Local Union Job Fair @ the Hollywood Episcopal Church 715 W 179th St, NYC
December 9, 2014 10:00a-3:00p—Diversity Job Fair @ The New York Midtown Hilton Hotel, 1335 Avenue of the Americas NYC
If 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.