For immediate release: January 30, 2018
Kingsborough’s Contact: Patricia D’Agosta firstname.lastname@example.org 718.368.5050
National Grid Contact: Wendy Ladd Wendy.Ladd@nationalgrid.com 516.5317
The program – Natural Gas Technician Certificate – is the first of its kind in the energy industry, and was created by National Grid to address advances in the energy industry and a projected increase in retirement-eligible workers at National Grid locations and across the energy industry. It is a 12-week program which introduces individuals to the gas industry and exposes them to the job tasks, work methods and safety practices utilized by various workforce positions in gas construction, maintenance and customer service. Successful completion of this Certificate guarantees an employment interview with National Grid. The training will take place at the National Grid Springfield Learning Center in Queens, NY and starts in February 2018. All applicants must be at least 18 years old, have a High School diploma or GED/TASC, possess a valid driver’s license, and pass an aptitude test and physical assessment.
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.
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.)
This summer, 30 NYC high school students participated in Kingsborough’s Brooklyn Science Innovation Initiative (BSII), a STEM program that combined chemistry, nutrition, urban farming and entrepreneurship topics into one 5-week summer intensive.
Using KCC’s Urban Farm as a hands-on, living lab, students learned about carbohydrates, fats, protiens, vitamins and minerals through a nutritional chemistry course. This class was paired with a business course, Sustainable Entrepreneurship, where groups of students developed businesses based on the science topics they learned.
Join us on Thursday, August 3rd for the final event where groups of students will pitch their business in a “Shark Tank”-style event and showcase the science behind their work in a posterboard session. All are welcome to attend.
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!
In its second year, the Brooklyn Science Innovation Initiative (BSII) invited more than 35 high-school students to Kingsborough Community College (KCC) for a summer science and business immersion program. BSII paired a college-level Earth Science coursed with a virtual enterprise experience and had student develop virtual businesses using the concepts they learned in each class. This year’s student businesses include SpearTech, a solar-powered outdoor canopy that harnesses the sun’s power for usable energy, and BeeHax, a company that studies and proposes solutions to the collapse of bee colonies around the world.
Join us next Monday to hear student pitches and view their showcase of potential ideas. The event will be held at KCC’s MAC Rotunda (the Lighthouse) on August 8th from 2:30pm to 5:00pm
This program is more than just classroom engagement. We provide workshops, mentoring opportunities, familial engagement activities, case management, and so much more! We even provide FREE metrocards and other incentives.
Call a CFA representative for more information (718.368.6784) or register for an application session to find out more.
My name is Tearah Chesnut and I attended the CYAP back in 2010. When I first came across this program I didn’t know what I was getting into. I am happy to say that I did complete it and went on to starting classes as a full time student at Kingsborough just a few months later. I continued on with Culinary Arts up until I got pregnant in 2012. I was just about a few credits shy, but never continued. Since then I’ve worked in a few kitchens, but never really knew if that’s where I wanted to be. I was laid off recently from a charter school working as a cafeteria supervisor. From there I really didn’t want to go back into a kitchen, let alone find another job.
A few weeks after the layoff I decided to start my own business making soap! When people ask me what made me want to start making soap I could never really find an answer. When I think about it now, looking back, while I was in the kitchen, I always wondered how ingredients can be used in other ways (other than eating them). That’s when I started researching the benefits of fruits on your skin and other various foods in the kitchen.
On Thursday, May 26th from 9:30am through 2:45pm, Kingsborough will host a day of activities around entrepreneurship at the CUNY & Capital One Community College Innovation Challenge. The day includes an engaging keynote from entrepreneur Rahfeal Gordon and a workshop on Design Thinking (see description below). There will be students pitching their innovative ideas from several of CUNY’s Community Colleges, including Kingsborough. All are welcome!
The event will be held at: Kingsborough Community College
2001 Oriental Boulevard
the Lighthouse (formerly the MAC Rotunda)
Brooklyn, New York 11235
Are you a high school student who’s interested in science and/or business? In our second year, the Brooklyn Science Innovation Initiative at Kingsborough will host a group high school students to participate in an on-campus summer intensive. BSII pairs a college-level, earth science course with an entrepreneurial experience to inspire interest in science through a real-life experience.
July 2016 – August 2016
Mondays – Thursdays; 9:30am – 3:30pm
Kingsborough Community College
2001 Oriental Boulevard
Brooklyn, NY 11235
free month-long Metrocard
4 college credits for those who successfully complete the program
If you missed our Best Practices in Marketing webinar, you can view it here or watch it below. This webinar shares the processes applied to CEWD’s marketing and outreach and how you can adapt these strategies for your programs.