CBC Dual Enrollment Showcase provides high school students with opportunities

Headline: CBC Dual Enrollment Showcase provides high school students with opportunities

On March 19 at the the Live Oak County Coliseum, 260 high school students from Three Rivers ISD and George West ISD participated in Coastal Bend College’s (CBC) Office of Dual Enrollment’s (ODE) Dual Enrollment Workforce Showcase. This event was provided to high school students free of charge and it showcased CBC’s Certified Nursing Program (CNA), Criminal Justice Program and Oil & Gas Technology Program. Both the nursing and process technology trailers were present at the event and the ODE was able to provide students with valuable information about dual enrollment.

Representatives from CBC’s ODE explained the importance of being a dual enrollment participant. As a dual enrollment participant high school students receive a head start on college courses while they are still enrolled in high school. High schools in the surrounding area partner with CBC to offer courses that will award students college credits that will transfer to most four-year institutions or allow a student to earn a Marketable Skills Achievement Award if the student completes all of the necessary requirements.

Allied Health Coordinator Susie Gaitan presented students with valuable information about the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program that is offered through the dual enrollment program at high schools in the surrounding area. CBC’s mobile nursing lab was on hand to demonstrate some of the hands-on work that students would be able to perform with nursing simulation equipment.

George Fiegel, Dual Enrollment Oil & Gas Instructor, showcased simulation tools and software programs in CBC’s Process Technology Mobile Lab. He answered questions pertaining to the types of professions that graduates of the program may be able to acquire.

Pleasanton Site Cosmetology Instructor Cindy Newton provided information about the cosmetology program.  Newton demonstrated some of the entry-level techniques that students would learn if they enrolled in the dual enrollment cosmetology program. Students were able to perform the various entry-level techniques, under the supervision of Newton, on mannequins from the cosmetology department.

Director of Technical Instruction Dr. Kevin Behr presented valuable knowledge about the Criminal Justice Program and the various certificated and degrees awarded to students. Dr. Behr also demonstrated a tactical training that law enforcement and criminal justice students are provided with taking program courses.

“George West High School is continually looking for ways to expand its dual enrollment course offerings for its students,” Director of Educational Services for George West ISD Robin Sellman said. “The CBC Dual Enrollment Workforce Showcase was such a positive event that exposed our high school students to potential careers and programs of study. We look forward to working with CBC’s workforce programs and we appreciate CBC’s support of our students.”

For more information about the CBC Office of Dual Enrollment, please contact the Director of Dual Enrollment, Kayla D. Jones, via phone at (361) 354-2714 or via email at kdjones@coastalbend.edu.  If you would like to have CBC’s mobile labs showcased at your campus, please contact Dr. Kevin Behr, Director of Technical Instruction, via phone at (361) 354-2338 or via email at kevind@coastalbend.edu.

CBC Alice partners with businesses from the surrounding area to host annual career fair

Headline: CBC Alice partners with businesses from the surrounding area to host annual career fair

Coastal Bend College (CBC), along with Kicker 106 and Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend are pleased to announce that the Coastal Bend College Community Career & Job Fair will take place on Tuesday, March 31, 2015. The career & job fair will be held at the CBC Alice Site from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

All current high school students, CBC students, CBC alumni, and community members are encouraged to attend this free one day event. Representatives from local and state businesses/agencies will be on-hand to speak with individuals about the various employment opportunities that are currently available.

The goal of the career and job fair is to help connect employers with potential employees. Employers who are unable to attend should contact the CBC Career Services Office via phone or via email to make arrangements for job postings to appear on the college’s career service and employer network that is accessible by all current CBC students.

Job seekers who are planning on attending this event are highly encouraged to dress in professional attire and bring several copies of their resume and portfolio, if applicable.

Questions regarding the Coastal Bend College Community Career & Job Fair may be directed to the CBC Career Services Office via phone at 361-664-2981 ext. 3025, via email at careerfair@coastalbend.edu, online at www.coastalbend.edu/alicecareerfair, or stop by the CBC Alice Site located at 704 Coyote Trail in Alice, Texas.   Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities—call Relay Texas at 1-800-735-2989 (TDD) and 1-800-735-2988 or 7-1-1 (voice).

Fall and summer registration happening now at CBC

Headline: Fall and summer registration happening now at CBC

Coastal Bend College (CBC) is now registering students for the summer and fall 2015 semesters. All incoming freshmen who are 21 years of age or younger will need a bacterial meningitis vaccination, along with the proper documentation, by May 22 for the summer semester and by Aug. 14 for the fall semester.

Students who have no holds on their account, have attended CBC in the last year or have an updated admissions form in the Registrar’s Office will be able to register online at www.coastalbend.edu through Campus Connect.

New students will be able to apply for admission at CBC online for free by visiting http://www.coastalbend.edu/applynow/. Resources are available at all of the CBC locations to assist students with the enrollment process, course selection and financial aid application.  For more information or assistance, please visit the Student Success Center at your nearest CBC location to visit with a Student Development Specialist.

Students should note that the drop date/payment set up deadline for the fall 2015 semester is Aug. 10.  CBC provides students the opportunity to set-up their payment arrangements for the fall semester through Campus Connect. For more information or assistance setting up a payment plan, please contact the CBC Business Office via phone at (361) 354-2220.

All students, current and future, should apply for financial aid as soon as possible. CBC’s priority financial aid deadline is May 1, and while applications will still be processed after the deadline, students who apply before then have a higher likelihood of receiving additional state grants to fund their education. The CBC Financial Aid Office will be able to assist students with completing and submitting their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). CBC’s FAFSA school code is 003546. Processing time for a student’s FAFSA application is approximately two weeks, so students are encouraged to apply early. For more information, please contact the CBC Financial Aid Office via phone at (361) 354-2238.

Students who need assistance with the enrollment process should contact the Dean of Student Services, Guadalupe Ganceres, via phone at (361) 354-2712 or via email at lupegg@coastalbend.edu.  For more information about the quality, affordable workforce and academic opportunities offered at CBC’s four locations and online, please visit www.coastalbend.edu.

Local businesses partner with CBC for annual career fair

Headline: Local businesses partner with CBC for annual career fair

Beeville, TX- Coastal Bend College (CBC), in partnership with Kicker 106 and Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend, is pleased to announce that the Coastal Bend College Community Job & Career Fair will take place on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. The job and career fair will be held at the CBC Beeville Campus in the Peter S. Marecek Physical Fitness Center (gymnasium) from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

All current high school students, CBC students, CBC alumni and community members are encouraged to attend this free one day event. Representatives from over 35 local and state businesses/agencies will be on-hand to speak with individuals about the various employment opportunities that are currently available.

The goal of the job and career fair is to help connect employers with potential employees. Employers who are interested in reserving space at the fair are encouraged to register no later than Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Registration for employers will take place online, via phone or via email.

Employers who are unable to attend should contact the CBC Career Services Office via phone or via email to make arrangements for job postings to appear on the college’s career service and employer network that is available to all current CBC students.

Job seekers who are planning to attend are encouraged to dress in professional attire and bring several copies of their resume and portfolio, if applicable.

If you have any questions regarding the Coastal Bend College Community Job & Career Fair please contact the CBC Career Services Office via phone at 361-354-2728, via email at careerfair@coastalbend.edu, or online at www.coastalbend.edu/beevillecareerfair.

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities—call Relay Texas at 1-800-735-2989 (TDD) and 1-800-735-2988 or 7-1-1 (voice).

Coastal Bend College Beeville Campus Celebrates TRiO Day

Headline: Coastal Bend College Beeville Campus Celebrates TRiO Day

Sub headline: Seven award recipients to be announced

Beeville, TX- The Coastal Bend College (CBC) Beeville Campus will participate in the annual nationwide TRiO Day celebration on Friday, February 27, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. in the Gertrude R. Jones Auditorium.

An awards ceremony will take place with seven awards being presented to students who are currently in TRiO programs or have been a part of a TRiO program. A CBC College Fair will also take place and all students who are in attendance will have the opportunity to participate. CBC will have representatives from each program that is currently offered on campus available to discuss higher education opportunities.

TRiO Day is a celebration that takes place to reflect on the achievements of the various TRiO programs that are offered and the low income, first generations students that are served. Without these federally funded programs, that aid students ranging from middle school to post baccalaureate, students would not have access to a higher education.

CBC Beeville has hosted TRiO programs since the mid-1970s with four of the eight currently being offered to students. The four programs that are offered at CBC Beeville include Upward Bound (UB), Upward Bound (UB) Ghost, Educational Talent Search (ETS) and Student Support Services (SSS).

UB, with an annual award of $382,500, aids high school students in grades nine through 12 through the process of preparing for a higher education. There are currently 85 students in the program from various high schools in the surrounding area. UB currently serves students from Mathis, Pettus, Skidmore-Tynan and Beeville.

UB G.O.S.T. is a program that was developed to provide participants with instruction in topics such as science, mathematics, composition and literature. With an annual award of $250,000, U.B. G.O.S.T. is able to provide high school students with supplemental instruction after school, on the weekend and throughout the summer. There are currently 50 students in the program from high schools in the surrounding area. UB G.O.S.T. currently serves students from Sinton, Odem, Taft and George West.

ETS, which is a result of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Higher Education Act (HEA), is currently celebrating their 50th Anniversary. With an annual award of $290,709, ETS is able to provide its services to 671 high school students in grades nine through 12. Throughout the duration of the program students are provided with career and academic counseling, information about college admissions requirements, scholarships and financial aid. ETS currently serves students from Odem, Refugio, Kenedy, Runge, Beeville, Karnes City, Pettus, Skidmore-Tynan and Three Rivers.

SSS, with an annual award of $ 281,511, provides services to 204 students who are currently enrolled at CBC. This program is geared toward exposing students to options after they have completed their associate’s degree or certification program at CBC. Opportunities are created for students to uncover career options in their field of study, graduate programs to continue their higher education and professional programs for technical training in their field of study.

For more information about the TRiO programs that are offered at CBC please visit, http://www.coastalbend.edu/TRiO/. If you would like to speak with one of the four programs directly please contact the ETS office via phone at (361) 354-2706, the U.B. office via phone at (361) 354-2715, the U.B. G.O.S.T. office via phone at (361) 354-2746, or the SSS office via phone at (361) 354-2722.