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).

CBC Men’s Basketball team etched in record books

Headline: CBC Men’s Basketball team etched in record books

Jacksonville, TX- The Coastal Bend College (CBC) men’s basketball team is heading to the second round of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 14 Basketball Championship Tournament being held in Jacksonville, Texas.

On March 3, 11th seeded CBC upset 6th seeded Kilgore College with a 58-52 victory. This victory not only advances CBC to the quarterfinals round of the tournament, but it also marks a new milestone in CBC Athletics—the 2015 CBC men’s basketball team is the first CBC basketball team to advance to the second round of post-season play.

CBC jumps back into post-season action when they take on 3rd seeded Navarro College on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 8 p.m. in Jacksonville, Texas. Fans who are unable to attend the game won’t miss any of the action and can tune in for free to view the game online at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/2015regionxivbasketball.

For more information about CBC Athletics or the men’s basketball team, please visit http://www.coastalbend.edu/mensbasketball/.

Local businesses partner with CBC for annual career fair

Headline: Local businesses partner with CBC for annual career fair

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.

CBC receives renewable energy based grant and partnership with Texas State University

Headline: CBC receives renewable energy based grant and partnership with Texas State University

Coastal Bend College (CBC) received a three-year grant through the Reenergize Renewable Energy Research & Education Partnership with Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. CBC was one of five institutions that received the grant that is funded by the Department of Education Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program (MSEIP).

This partnership between CBC and Texas State University is designed to expand both institutions’ students’ and staff’s knowledge in the field of renewable energy and will benefit all students who are currently enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programs at CBC. Through the various experiments that students will participate in they will gain an awareness of the alternative fuels that are accessible and available for utilization.

CBC is able to offer its STEM students resources such as a state-of-the-art green lab that they will use to conduct research and experiments. With guidance, CBC students will be able to perform experiments focusing on renewable energy resources such as solar power, wind generation and bio-fuels. Students will also have the opportunity to perform experiments on the various ways water can be purified.

This partnership is geared toward generating a continued interest in STEM careers when students transfer to four-year institutions.  After CBC students participate and complete their experiments they will be able to use their experiences in their future higher education endeavors.

For more information on the Reenergize Renewable Energy Research & Education Partnership, please contact CBC’s Industrial Technology Coordinator Jack Young via phone at (361) 354-2325 or via email at jwyoung@coastalbend.edu.