Community invited to view CBC’s new Welding Technology Trailer

Headline: Community invited to view CBC’s new Welding Technology Trailer

On Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. Coastal Bend College (CBC) will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for their new state-of-the-art Welding Technology Trailer. The newest addition will join CBC’s growing fleet of workforce program trailers including the two Nursing Mobile Units and the Process Technology Trailer. The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place in the parking lot in front of the Gertrude R. Jones Auditorium on the CBC Beeville campus.

Interested community members and prospective students are invited to attend the ribbon cutting and stay for a short tour to learn about the trailer and course/training capabilities. CBC welding instructors and CBC’s Director of Technical Instruction Dr. Kevin Behr will be on hand to answer questions in regards to the trailer, its supporting equipment and the CBC Welding Technology program.

For more information about CBC’s Welding Technology program, please contact CBC Beeville’s Welding Instructor Richard Trevino via phone at (361) 354-2571 or via email at rtrevino@coastalbend.edu; CBC Alice’s Welding Instructor Rolando Chavarria via phone at (361) 664-2981 ext. 3027 or via email at rolandjr@coastlabend.edu; or CBC’s Welding Coordinator David Sullivan via phone at (361) 664-2981 ext. 3051 or via email at sullivan@coastalbend.edu.

 

CBC Alice Site to host undergraduate program showcase

Headline: CBC Alice Site to host undergraduate program showcase

Sub Headline: New state-of-the-art science labs to be unveiled

Members of the Alice community and the surrounding areas are invited to attend the Coastal Bend College (CBC) Alice Site’s Undergraduate Program Showcase. This event will take place on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

Those in attendance will be able to enjoy free activities and entertainment for all ages. Photos captured at the event will be uploaded online via Facebook and can be viewed after the event by visiting www.facebook.com/coastalbendcollege.

Individuals who are interested in attending CBC Alice will have the opportunity to speak with program representatives about the various certificates and degrees that are offered. They will also have the opportunity to visit the facilities that are available to no cost to all students at the CBC Alice Site such as the newly remodeled science labs and the Student Success Center (SSC).

Project OASIS, which is a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) grant focusing on increasing the number of Hispanics and low income students obtaining degrees in STEM fields funded the new science labs. The state-of-the-art science labs will be open for viewing from 4:30 until 6 p.m. at the showcase.

At the SSC, current and prospective CBC Alice students have access to services such as academic advising, special needs services, student success workshops, tutoring, computer labs, career services and the technology loan program.

For more information about the CBC Alice Undergraduate Program Showcase, please contact the CBC Alice Site via phone at (361) 664-2981 ext. 3043 or stop by the front office at 704 Coyote Trail.

CBC Alice career fair provides employment opportunities

Headline: CBC Alice career fair provides employment opportunities 

The Coastal Bend College (CBC) Alice Site, along with Kicker 106 and Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend (WFSCB), hosted the Coastal Bend College Community Career & Job Fair on March 31.

Members of the Alice community and CBC students were provided with more than 30 local and state employers in a variety of professions. Those who were in attendance were able to speak with representatives from businesses/agencies about employment opportunities that are currently available.

“CBC provides the community and its students with a job/career fair, so that they are aware of the businesses and agencies that are in their professions,” CBC’s Career Development Coordinator Miguel Aguilar said. “We are trying to provide our students with the opportunity to network and build relationships before and after they graduate. We care about the continued success of our students and the Alice community.”

The academic and workforce programs that are offered throughout CBC Alice equip students with a solid foundation of knowledge that they will need to be successful in their respective field of study.  CBC Alice’s top priority is producing students who transition into high quality employees that meet the demand of the economy in the Coastal Bend.

“This was such a great event and turn out,” Senior Recruiter for Christus Spohn Health System Manuel Acuna said. “With the CBC Alice Site having such a big nursing program it was great to answer questions and talk with the future of nursing.”

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

If you have any questions regarding the upcoming career fairs at the Pleasanton and Kingsville Sites, please contact the CBC Career Services Office via phone at 361-354-2728 or via email at careerfair@coastalbend.edu.

Annual career fair generates connections for CBC students and community members

2015 CBC Career Fair

 

Photo Cutline: Individuals who attended the Coastal Bend College Community & Career Fair were able to speak with representatives from Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend about financial assistance and the career paths that students are able to pursue after they complete their program of study.

 

Headline: Annual career fair generates connections for CBC students and community members

The Coastal Bend College (CBC) Beeville Campus, along with Kicker 106 and Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend (WFSCB), hosted the Coastal Bend College Community Career & Job Fair on March 25 in the Peter S. Marecek Physical Fitness Center.

CBC provided students and community members with opportunities to connect with over 40 local and state employers in a variety of professions. Individuals were able to speak one-on-one with various representatives about employment opportunities that are currently available within their businesses/agencies.

“Our goal at CBC is to provide our students with the tools and opportunities that are necessary to be successful not only in the classroom, but also in their future professions,” CBC’s Dean of Student Services Lupe Ganceres said. “This year we were able to attract employers seeking our current students that have majored in various programs that CBC offers. We hope that this event continues to grow and aid in the future endeavors of past, present and future CBC students.”

Each academic and workforce program that CBC offers equips students with the skills and knowledge to help them have a successful transition into the workforce. Producing high quality employees to meet the demands of the Coastal Bend economy and workforce is a top priority at CBC.

“Coastal Bend College has a lot to offer not only the Victoria Police Department, but the City of Victoria as a whole,” Patrol Officer Andy Garcia said. “The students that they have to offer graduate college with a certificate or two-year degree and that is exactly what we are looking for. A two-year degree from a college with a distinguished program is a perfect fit for the Victoria Police Department.”

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

If you have any questions regarding the upcoming career fairs at the Alice, Kingsville or Pleasanton Site, please contact the CBC Career Services Office via phone at 361-354-2728, or via email at careerfair@coastalbend.edu.

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.