By Mark LaFountain
The past year marked the beginning of an evolution at the Center for Career and Community Education (CCCE) as we strive to meet the ever-changing needs of our community.
One of the major initiatives of 2019 was to bolster our branding efforts to better represent the services CCCE can offer through the partnership between the Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation and Cayuga Community College. In conjunction with branding efforts, we unveiled a new website, www.CCCEd.net, which is mobile-friendly and provides greater accessibility to information.
In addition to a new website, CCCE implemented new programming to meet industry needs while simultaneously meeting the demands of adults and continuing education students. We are proud to offer a heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) course and a new customer service and administrative skills program. These new courses complement our long-successful health occupations programs, which have accounted for a 91% job placement rate on average.
As we embark on 2020, one of our goals is to revamp our personal enrichment offerings. Right now, we are looking to create classes ranging from digital media to music to drones and more. We’re currently searching for instructors in the community who have a talent or skill and want to share it with other adults.
Looking ahead, we’re exploring additional offerings such as a home health aide program and standalone CPR basic life support class. Our dental assisting program will now also offer a refresher course for those who have the hours of experience but need certification.
At CCCE, we continue to instill a passion for life-long learning in pursuit of our mission: to deliver adult and continuing education programs and services to CNY residents and employers in an atmosphere that fosters intellectual growth, pride in achievement and opportunities for economic viability.
Mark LaFountain is assistant superintendent for personnel at CiTi BOCES.