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Westchester Community College has reinstated its Project Transition Program for Westchester/Putnam residents who are divorced, widowed, separated, or have a permanently disabled or unemployed spouse. The program, which was offered at the institution from 1987 to 2013, has received funding to continue in 2016 and 2017. The work skills training program funded by the New York State Department of Labor is currently offering classes to one cohort on the college’s Valhalla campus with another cohort starting in September at the college’s Mount Vernon Extension Center.
The eight-week Project Transition programs in Office Technology Training provide qualified students with the opportunity to learn current, marketable computer and office skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Students can also study QuickBooks and learn about resume writing, job search strategies and interviewing techniques. These skills prepare participants to return to the workforce. “We are excited to once again offer Project Transition, which provides valuable skills training to displaced homemakers, giving them opportunities for employment they may not otherwise have,” said Ann Rubenzahl, Assistant Dean of Workforce Development and Community Education, Westchester Community College. “Project Transition supports the mission of the college, which is committed to student success, lifelong learning and workforce development.”
The Office Technology Training Program classes of Project Transition are available at no cost to qualified applicants. Applicants must be able to type 25 words per minute and have a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma. All applicants must provide proof of Displaced Homemaker status according to the New York State Department of Labor guidelines. For information, program schedule and eligibility details, call 914-606-5628.
Dr. Belinda S. Miles, president of Westchester Community College, has been named to the newly created National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Presidential Advisory Council. She is one of two representatives of the Northeast District. The new Council members will evaluate issues relating to athletics and back the organization’s mission to foster a national program of athletic participation in an environment that supports equitable opportunities consistent with the educational objectives of the 500+ member colleges.
“I am proud to represent the college on this Council,” says Dr. Miles, noting that the formation of the group was part of legislation that was passed by the association’s Board of Directors during its recent annual meetings. The Council will be comprised of twelve presidents with two members from each of the six regional districts. The members will be eligible for reelection following a three-year term.
Since 1938, the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has served as the governing of two-year college athletics, offering athletic and academic opportunities to college students. The NJCAA is the second-largest national intercollegiate athletic association in the United States with member schools in 43 states. Each year, nearly 60,000 student-athletes compete in one of the 28 different sports and the organization sponsors 48 national championship events and eight football bowl games. NJCAA Headquarters has been located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, since 1985. For more information visit njcaa.org.
Westchester Community College and the New Skills at Work-Lower Hudson Valley Stakeholder Collaborative are pleased to announce the release of CONNECTING TO PROMISING CAREERS Middle-Skill Jobs in the Lower Hudson Valley.
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Starting in the Fall of 2016, the college is implementing a new academic organization to help guide students toward their degrees more quickly and more affordably. With student success in mind, Academic Affairs will change from Divisions to Schools with Guided Pathways to help students more easily navigate college systems, processes and degree requirements.
The four Schools are:
In addition, there will be an academic support unit: the Center for Learning Resources, Library, Media and Instructional Technology.
Through the new Schools, students will be introduced to a specific academic pathway based on their interest. Together with counselors, advisors and faculty, students will receive guidance on completing their program of study through the guided pathways model. Research on guided pathways suggests that an intentional and focused curriculum has the potential to contain costs while improving student outcomes. The guided pathways approach helps students move through the general education requirements while focusing on specific certificate or degree requirements.
This model is based on research suggesting that community colleges have been operating under a “cafeteria” model that was appropriate to their primary mission in the 1960’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s, which was to dramatically expand access to higher education—a mission they fulfilled beyond expectation. According to Redesigning America’s community colleges: A clearer path to student success, (by T.R. Bailey, S.S. Jaggers and D. Jenkins), the new guided pathways redesign is a framework that helps students choose, enter, and complete a program of study aligned with their goals for employment and further education. The guided pathways process starts with student end goals for careers or further education in mind and “backward maps” programs and supports to ensure that students are prepared to thrive in employment and education at the next level.
COMMENCEMENT DAY INFORMATION
The Graduation Ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 6:00 pm at the County Center, located at 198 Central Avenue, White Plains, NY. Graduates should plan to arrive at the County Center between 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm. Upon arrival, graduates should proceed to the lower level of the building. Graduation procession will begin promptly at 5:45 pm. Admission into the County Center for guests (non-graduates) will only be given to those with a Graduation Guest Ticket. Due to the limited parking and increased traffic in the area of the County Center, please include extra time in your travel plans in order to arrive safely and on time for the Ceremony. Parking is not free at the County Center and all graduates and their guests will have to pay a nominal fee. If you have any questions or concerns about the Graduation Ceremony, please contact the Department of Student Involvement or at (914) 606-6731 or visit us in the Student Center, Room 103.
For any friends or family members that are not able to join you at graduation, they can watch the whole ceremony online! The graduation ceremony will be live streaming starting at 5:45 pm on Thursday, May 19. Just click on the following link to watch. http://www.sunywcc.edu/gradlive
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Visit academic and student services tables, participate in a campus tour and information session. Speak with faculty, staff and students about academic programs, student services and career and transfer opportunities.
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