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NCCC Workforce Development Presents Community Academy Classes

By News Archive

November 2, 2022

Niagara County Community College (NCCC) Office of Workforce Development will present a community education speaker series beginning on November 9.  The classes take place on the NCCC Sanborn campus, the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, and there is even a remote option.  All presentations are $10 per ticket, and tickets are available for purchase online: www.niagaracc.suny.edu/wd/community-academy/ or by calling Maryjo Erway at 716-614-6472.  Group pricing is available.

Learn from Chef Emily Lonigan how to maximize flavor and nutrients while reducing the time you spend washing dishes.  Eating Healthy: Sheet Pan Meals for your Family; a cooking demonstration at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute will take place on November 9 from 6 pm – 8 pm.

If you are feeling mentally or physically depleted, take advantage of the lifestyle habits shared by pharmacist Dr. Kalpesh Desai in the virtual class “Good Lifestyle Habits to Improve your Overall Health.”   He will discuss ways to keep your mind active to decrease dementia, improve your diet and sleep routine, reduce depression and anxiety, and quit smoking.  This class takes place on November 16, 2022, from 6 – 8 pm.

On Wednesday, November 30, 2022, a class titled “Cryptocurrency and Its Impact on Industry” will be offered at the NCCC Sanborn campus.  You can learn from an expert what cryptocurrency is and how it operates within the modern industry.  The presenter has built and operated an industrial-scale bitcoin mining facility and intimately understands how it touches everyday life.  Also, learn the basics of investing.

NCCC Professor of World Languages Bridget Beilein presents her best travel hacks and tips from must-know travel basics to navigate ethnic cuisine and language, and even jetlag!  Her class, “Basic Travel Hacks and Tips on How to Use Social Media to Help Plan your Next Trip will be offered on Wednesday, December 7, from 6 pm – 8 pm on the NCCC Sanborn campus.  She will share how to turn a trip into a joyous adventure and experience!

Tara Hahn, NYS Delegate of the American Beekeeping Federation and owner of Hahn’s Honeybee Haven, will present fun facts about bees, hive management, honey benefits, and how we can help save the bees in her class titled “Bee Facts and Fun: My Experience in Beekeeping and DIY Bee Projects.”   This class takes place on the NCCC Sanborn campus on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, from 6 – 8 pm.

For more information and to register for classes, please visit the NCCC Workforce Development website: https://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/wd/community-academy/.


Media Contact Information

Barbara DeSimone
Assistant Vice President of Institutional Advancement
Phone: 716-614-5904
Email: DeSimone@niagaracc.suny.edu

NCCC Workforce Trains National Guard Members to be EMTs

By News Archive

February 18, 2022

Pictured are the student graduates from the 107th New York Air National Guard and associated leadership, representatives from the NYS Department of Health, course instructors and members of NCCC administration.

Pictured are the student graduates from the 107th New York Air National Guard and associated leadership, representatives from the NYS Department of Health, course instructors and members of NCCC administration.

The New York State Bureau of Emergency Medical Services requested that Niagara County Community College (NCCC) Workforce Development conduct a pilot educational program to help train part of the 500-600 new Emergency Medical Technician in New York State in order to help relieve the current burden on Health Care Facilities across the state. An ambitious goal was met in conducting 15-20 courses throughout the state which were taught in an academy style class completed in a 30-day time period. Half of the classes were to be open to all New Yorkers who qualify, with the second half offered to train National Guard members.

In responding to this need, NCCC collaborated with the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Base to train National Guard members on site. The class began on January 19, 2022, and finished on February 17, 2022. The class graduated 24 students who successfully completed the course and passed the NYS practical skills exam. The class consisted of 160 classroom hours, along with 10 patient scenarios.  Members of the class will now be deployed across the state in providing relief personnel support to areas with the greatest need.

To learn more about Workforce Development classes at NCCC, visit https://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/wd/

The New York State Bureau of Emergency Medical Services requested that Niagara County Community College (NCCC) Workforce Development conduct a pilot educational program to help train part of the 500-600 new Emergency Medical Technician in New York State in order to help relieve the current burden on Health Care Facilities across the state. An ambitious goal was met in conducting 15-20 courses throughout the state which were taught in an academy style class completed in a 30-day time period. Half of the classes were to be open to all New Yorkers who qualify, with the second half offered to train National Guard members.

In responding to this need, NCCC collaborated with the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Base to train National Guard members on site. The class began on January 19, 2022, and finished on February 17, 2022. The class graduated 24 students who successfully completed the course and passed the NYS practical skills exam. The class consisted of 160 classroom hours, along with 10 patient scenarios.  Members of the class will now be deployed across the state in providing relief personnel support to areas with the greatest need.

To learn more about Workforce Development classes at NCCC, visit https://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/wd/

 

Graduates from the 107th New York Air National Guard and associated leadership

Pictured are the student graduates from the 107th New York Air National Guard and associated leadership, representatives from the NYS Department of Health, course instructors and members of NCCC administration.


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Barbara M. DeSimone
Director of Public Relations & Event Management
Phone: 716-614-5904
Email: DeSimone@niagaracc.suny.edu

students talking in a classroom

NCCC Hosts Career Readiness Event for Youth

By News Archive

June 8, 2021

On June 16, 2021, Ready, Set, Career – A half-day career readiness seminar for out-of-school youth will be hosted by Niagara County Community College’s Workforce Development G.O.A.L.S program at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute from 10am-3pm.

The event will bring together Niagara County youth ages 17-24, and professionals in the fields of Business and Finance, Healthcare, Hospitality and Tourism, Information Technology, Advanced Manufacturing and Trades. The purpose of the event is to identify student interest, values, and skills; help students gain insight into career interests and work preferences; explore careers of interest from home or at local worksites; find out what college majors lead to specific careers. Participation in the event is designed to provide G.O.A.L.S program participants with a paid work experience and assist employers with hiring needs to decrease unemployment in the area as we begin to recover from the economic effects of COVID-19.

To speak with the Grant Program Director, Rhonda Bivins-Talley regarding eligibility to enroll in the G.O.A.L.S program please call 716-614-6284 or 716-614-6236

To learn more about workforce certificate training visit the website at niagaracc.suny.edu/wd/

students talking in a classroom


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Sara Harvey
Assistant Director of Public Relations and Event Management
Phone: 716-614-6220
Email: saharvey@niagaracc.suny.edu

Infection Control

NYS Infection Control Training for Health Professionals Offered at NCCC

By News Archive

April 23, 2021

The Niagara County Community College (NCCC) Workforce Development Office will offer the New York State mandatory infection control training for licensed health professionals.  The classes will be held in person on the Sanborn campus of NCCC, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at either 9 am-12 noon or from 6 pm -9 pm.    Social distancing and COVID protocols are in place.  The cost of the class is $45.

This course is designed for Healthcare Professionals to fulfill their requirement for mandatory infection control training as specified in Chapter 786 of the Laws of New York.

Micro bacteria under a microscope.

Micro bacteria under a microscope.

It is approved by the NYS Department of Health and State Education Department and will meet licensure requirements for the following professions: Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Dentists, Dental Hygienists, and Optometrists.

To register for this class, or find out about other classes offered by NCCC Workforce Development, visit  https://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/wd/health/ or call 716-614-6213.

April 23, 2021

The Niagara County Community College (NCCC) Workforce Development Office will offer the New York State mandatory infection control training for licensed health professionals.  The classes will be held in person on the Sanborn campus of NCCC, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at either 9 am-12 noon or from 6 pm -9 pm.    Social distancing and COVID protocols are in place.  The cost of the class is $45.

This course is designed for Healthcare Professionals to fulfill their requirement for mandatory infection control training as specified in Chapter 786 of the Laws of New York.

It is approved by the NYS Department of Health and State Education Department and will meet licensure requirements for the following professions: Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Dentists, Dental Hygienists, and Optometrists.

To register for this class, or find out about other classes offered by NCCC Workforce Development, visit  https://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/wd/health/ or call 716-614-6213.

Micro bacteria under a microscope.

Micro bacteria under a microscope.


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Barbara M. DeSimone
Director of Public Relations and Event Management
Phone: 716-481-3775
Email: desimone@niagaracc.suny.edu

Singer/songwriter Maria Sebastian

NCCC Workforce Development to Offer Song Writing Workshop

By News Archive

April 22, 2021

Niagara County Community College’s Workforce Development department is excited to announce a songwriting workshop for those who want to write music for video games, television, and movies. The class is also perfect for music enthusiasts who practice songwriting as a hobby or who want to begin a songwriting pastime. The course will be taught by professional singer/songwriter, Maria Sebastian, a recipient of 18 local and international music awards. Maria has performed across the US and has had songs placed in TV and film.

Students will study song structure, chord progressions, hooks, rhyme schemes, imagery, arranging, orchestrating, booking, and more. At least one original work will be produced by each participant at the end of the course. Attendees will also become stronger listeners, taking into account the audience experience. Additionally, the workshop will cover basic copywriting, performance rights organizations, and licensing for TV and film.

The course will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from July 7 through August 2, 2021. Monday classes will take place via Zoom from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Wednesdays, students can expect to meet on-campus for face-to-face learning from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The cost is $240 per student. For more information or to register, please call 716-614-6236 or visit www.niagaracc.suny.edu/wd.

Singer/songwriter Maria Sebastian

Singer/songwriter Maria Sebastian


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Denyel Beiter
Event Coordinator, Public Relations and Event Management
Phone: 716-614-5974
Email: dbeiter@niagaracc.suny.edu

Students smile underneath their masks during the NCCC Workforce Development Drone Operator Class.

Take Flight with NCCC’s Drone Class

By News Archive

November 18, 2020

The economic impact of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS), commonly called drones, is expected to be at least $82 billion by 2025 according to The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI). Much of this growth comes from the application of drone technology to existing industries, as well as emerging businesses that will be created.

In response to this growth, Niagara County Community College (NCCC) is offering a comprehensive, non-credit bearing Drone Operator Training course. The class size of the course is small to comply with NCCC’s COVID-19 response plan and to offer a personal, interactive learning experience between the students and instructor. Participants can expect to learn within the classroom and practice hands-on drone operating experience within the large facilities at the Sanborn campus.

The course is taught by Corey Harmon, owner of Above Ground Level Aerial, LLC. Harmon explains there are many opportunities to gain employment once one has learned how to operate a drone. He states, “The UAS industry is starting to take off in commercial real estate, professional videos, commercials, resorts, law enforcement, emergency search and rescue, accident reconstruction, surveying, inspections, and the development of wind turbines and solar panels. Drones are even being used in agriculture to spray fields, detect crop health, survey the land, and observe thermal imagery.”

Harmon also expresses the importance of taking the class even if it’s just for recreational use as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulates the use of UAS’s. The course will prepare students to take the FAA Part 107 UAS Pilot Exam. The course will topics such as: Advanced Safety Features, Video and Photography, Basic Mapping, Charts & Airspace, Drone Purchase Decision, Fixed Wing or MultiRotor, How to Fly, Insurance, Job Market, Payload, Safety Guidelines, Sensors, Typical Advanced Features, and Uses and Applications.

Students will be required to bring their own Cheerwing Syma X5SW-V3 Quadcopter, as well as batteries and a charger.  In addition to purchasing these items, the class fee is $750. The course will take place on Monday and Wednesday nights, November 30, 2020, through January 11, 2021, from 6PM to 9PM at NCCC, 3111 Saunders Settlement Rd., Sanborn. The class will break from December 23 through December 30 for the holidays and will resume on January 4. To register, please visit the NCCC Workforce Development website at https://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/wd/drone/ or call their office at (716) 614-6236.

NCCC’s Workforce Development offers accelerated training, in-demand skills certification programs, and customized training solutions to meet your career objectives. The Workforce Development team also offers community classes and activities for personal enrichment. Training is the core of their business and NCCC’s Workforce Development department is ready to help you achieve your goals.


Media Contact Information

Denyel Beiter
Event Coordinator, Public Relations and Event Management
Phone: 716-614-5974
Email: dbeiter@niagaracc.suny.edu

Supply Chain Management

NCCC to Host Virtual Understanding Industries Workshop

By News Archive

October 13, 2020

Niagara County Community College Workforce Development Department in conjunction with the Buffalo Niagara International Trade Gateway Organization (ITGO), is hosting the first in a series of presentations to increase awareness of the economic impact and employment opportunities of in-demand areas in Western New York.

The first Understanding Industries workshop, held via Zoom, will highlight Supply Chain Management/Logistics. The workshop will be held on October 21 at 10:00 AM.  This presentation is geared towards K-12 guidance counselors, adult education providers, and career development counselors in county government or community-based organizations. There is no fee to participate.

“After meeting several times with industry and business leaders, it was clear that there is a need to highlight how these industries impact our community, both economically as well as employers,” states Karen Kwandrans, Ed.D, Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs, Workforce Development. The series will highlight area businesses, their economic impact, and training and jobs available in each area.

“Many students and their parents do not think about logistics and supply chain as a career path – because most of us don’t spend too much time thinking about how everything we use daily gets to us. It’s an industry that requires people, energy and solutions, and always will. There will forever be logistics opportunities, and the Buffalo Niagara ITGO is thrilled to be working with NCCC to tell this story,” added Craig Turner, Executive Director, ITGO.

For more information please contact the Workforce Development Department at NCCC at 716 -614-6236 or visit the website at niagaracc.suny.edu/wd/


Media Contact Information

Barbara DeSimone
Director of Public Relations and Event Management
Phone: 716-614-5904
Email: desimone@niagaracc.suny.edu

Drone operator

Niagara County Community College Selected for FAA Training Program

By News Archive

August 19, 2020

Today Niagara County Community College announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had selected its Drone Operator Training Program for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems-Collegiate Training Program or the UAS-CTI.

“Offering coveted FAA-accredited drone operator training represents a significant step forward in our campus workforce training initiatives. Through this new partnership, the program will be taken to new heights as participants graduate with industry-recognized credentialing embodying the gold-standard in unmanned aviation of tomorrow.” Karen Kwandrans, Ed.D. AVP, Workforce Development.

The FAA’s UAS-CTI program recognizes institutions that prepare students for careers in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly referred to as drones. To qualify for the initiative, schools must offer a bachelor’s or associate degree in UAS or a degree with a minor, concentration, or certificate in UAS. Schools must provide curriculum covering various aspects of UAS training, including hands-on flight practice, maintenance, uses, applications, privacy concerns, safety, and federal policies concerning UAS.

“Partnering with FAA in Unmanned Aircraft Systems represents the latest in an ongoing effort to position the College at the forefront in aerospace education. We are pleased to be a sole center of excellence in providing this credential for nearly the entire northeastern United States.” – William Murabito, Ph.D. President, Niagara County Community College.

Niagara County Community College (NCCC), founded in 1962, is a two-year institution of higher education accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and is the only public institution of post-secondary education in Niagara County. NCCC seeks to provide the people of Niagara County and the surrounding area with high quality, affordable education in diverse areas of the curriculum. The institution’s 50 degree and certificate programs are designed to enable its graduates to transfer to four-year degree programs or enter the workforce with skills that will enhance their career opportunities and contribute to the growth of the local economy. The current overall student enrollment at NCCC is 4,981 students.


Media Contact Information

Barbara DeSimone
Director of Public Relations and Event Management
Phone: 716-614-5904
Email: desimone@niagaracc.suny.edu

SBDC logo

NCCC to Offer Free Webinar on Training for Re-opening Restaurants

By News Archive

June 1, 2020

The Niagara County Community College (NCCC) Small Business Development Center (SBDC), in conjunction with Workforce Development, will hold training for Western New York restaurants to help them prepare for reopening. The SBDC training will focus on restaurant businesses that will be reopening during the New York Phase-in process. Businesses will be responsible for the cleaning and disinfection of their operations as well as providing relevant Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and establishing proper social distancing. The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation is sponsoring is webinar – so there is no cost to participate.

The objective of this course is to provide accurate information relating to COVID-19 and simple steps that businesses can take to avoid spreading the disease within the workplace. This interactive web-based training provides opportunities for attendees to engage in informative Q&A’s.  “This is a great training for businesses who are unsure of the current standards and who want to prepare their plan for reopening their business”, states Lynn Oswald, Director of the NCCC SBDC.  The instructor is a safety certified trainer and is up-to-date on regulatory changes issued by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and New York State.

The webinar will be held on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 from 9am -11:30am. The presentation will be repeated live later the same day from 1-3:30pm.  To register for the webinar and for more information, please call NCCC SBDC at 716-210-2515 or visit the website: http://www.niagarasbdc.org click on the “Training” tab for more details.


Media Contact Information

Barbara DeSimone
Director of Public Relations and Event Management
Phone: 716-614-5904
Email: desimone@niagaracc.suny.edu

Healthcare professional wearing surgical mask

NCCC to Offer PPE Training for Manufacturing Industry

By News Archive

May 15, 2020

The Niagara County Community College (NCCC) Workforce Development Department in conjunction with the NCCC Small Business Development Center will offer virtual training classes for businesses throughout Western New York to prepare for reopening. This awareness level training is geared for employees that will be returning to the workplace and may be responsible for the cleaning and disinfection of their workspace. The objective of this course is to raise the awareness of COVID-19 with information and simple steps that employees can take to avoid spreading the disease within the workplace or at home. This interactive web-based training provides many opportunities for students to engage in informative Q&A’s.   “This is a great training for businesses who are unsure of the current standards and who want to be prepared with a plan for how to reopen their business”, according to Karen Kwandrans, Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs. “The instructors are all safety-certified trainers and are up-to-date on regulatory changes issued by the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).”

Presentations are industry-specific and the first set of courses will be focused on the manufacturing industry. The online classes for the manufacturing industry will be offered on the following days and times:

May 27th 8-10:30am
May 27th 1-3:30pm
May 28th 8-10:30am
May 28th 1-3:30pm

NCCC Workforce Development is committed to education and the advancement of our local economy. “I think it is important to keep the costs low for our area employers as they begin to reopen, so the cost of training is $40 per person for the two and half-hour class”, said Kwandrans.

Additional training will be announced in other areas including training for the retail industry and the hospitality industry.  For more information, please call NCCC Workforce Development at 716-614-6236 or visit the website www.niagaracc.suny.edu/wd/.


Media Contact Information

Barbara DeSimone
Director of Public Relations and Event Management
Phone: 716-614-5904
Email: desimone@niagaracc.suny.edu