WHAT: Educators, guidance counselors and community influencers will gather to promote education as a path to prosperity and beyond during Community College of Philadelphia’s Lunch and Learn Professional Development Day. The one-day session enables area organizations to learn more about each other and introduces them to the latest offerings of the College including key emergency financial supports for students, a well-stocked food pantry, express enrollment events to put students on the fast-track to College; and free workshops to help parents and students complete complex financial aid forms. In addition, brief presentations are scheduled on workforce development; Spring Garden Records, the College’s new record label; Career Connections and Recovery and Transformation academic certificates, which prepare students for entry-level jobs in the addiction field.
WHO: College admission specialists, leaders, and experts from across the college will make brief presentations.
WHEN/WHERE: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, February 22, 2019 in Room C2-28 of the Center for Business and Industry, which is on the Northeast corner of Callowhill and 19 streets on Main Campus
WHY IT MATTERS: As Philadelphia has the highest poverty rate among the nation’s 10 largest cities, CCP has a vital role to play in the success of Fueling Philadelphia’s Talent Engine, the new citywide workforce strategy developed by the city and its partners. Diane Kae, manager, CCP Student Outreach and Recruitment, said, “The Lunch & Learn lets us learn more about what our educational and community partners care about and need from us, and gives us the opportunity to provide useful info that helps them to fulfill their mission.”
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