Student Spotlight: Cameron Burnette, Northwood High School
Cameron Burnette, Senior
Pathway: Business Administration
Cameron is a senior at Northwood High School who will be studying Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in the Fall. She has taken WEB and Marketing CCP courses that have helped her discover where her true passion lies. Cameron does not know exactly what she wants to become but is thinking about finding a role in an IT department. She has encouraged many of her peers to take advantage of the CCP program, including her younger brother. Cameron is very appreciative of being exposed to college-level work as a high school student and is confident that she is better prepared to become a '49er!
CCP Program Updates: CCW Potential State Model
Central Carolina Works soon could be implemented statewide after a Senate Bill was filed recently at the N.C. General Assembly.
Senate Bill 535, the N.C. Works Career Coaches bill, would establish the Central Carolina Works program statewide by placing community college career coaches in high schools to "assist students with determining career goals and identifying community college programs that would enable students to achieve these goals."
"I believe that Central Carolina Community College and Lee, Harnett and Chatham counties have stumbled upon a great program that will offer more opportunities to our career and technical students," said Sen. Chad Barefoot, R-Wake, who sponsored the bill. "I've filed a bill to expand that program to other parts of the state with the hope that we can connect our students to good-paying jobs as soon as possible."
Although Central Carolina Works is less than a year old, Kirk Bradley, chairman, president and CEO of Lee-Moore Capital Company who spearheaded the fundraising for the program, said there already had been a significant increase in enrollment in college credit courses aimed toward technical careers and college transfer pathways. He said when the program began last fall, only 5 percent of students in Lee, Chatham and Harnett county schools were enrolled in these courses.
"We projected the program would become self-sustaining if we could get the program from 5 percent to 15 percent," he said. Not even a full school year later, Bradley said the number of students enrolled in these college credit courses already had risen to 11 percent overall.
The Sanford Herald, April 1, 2015
CTE Pathway Offering: Barbering
The CCCC Barbering program is the first of its kind in the North Carolina Community College System. Facilities provide instructional space for both day and evening programs.
The college has worked closely with the State Board of Barbering in the development of this instructional program. Diploma and certificate programs are available and high school students can take classes at Jordan Matthews High School in Siler City.
Barbering is an ancient profession with a rich history, including assisting with or performing surgical procedures during the Middle Ages. As grooming trends have changed, the demand for skilled barbers is on the increase. Modern barbers need a variety of skills to be successful.
The program will focus on hair care, shampooing, cutting and styling, along with instructional components in shaving, beard and mustaches trimming and cutting, facial massage, hair treatments, hygiene and professional ethics. Advanced classes will cover coloring, hairpieces, and scalp treatments.
Instruction is a combination of lecture and hands-on training. Following initial classes, students work with actual clients. Upon completion of the instructional program, graduates are eligible to take the state licensing examination.
Barbering is an excellent career choice for individuals who enjoy people and want the option to be their own boss. As a self-employed barber, variable work hours are possible. People skills are essential and an understanding of fashion trends is helpful for those looking for a long career.
Resources for Students Ready for Work: Communities in Schools
Established in 1989, Communities In Schools (CIS) of North Carolina is part of the national Communities In Schools network. Together, they are working to change the picture of education for 1.3 million kids each year. Working with affiliates across nearly half of the state's counties, the organization engages more than 230,000 students. They combine the art of one-on-one relationships with the science of proven, evidence-based programs, and mobilize community resources and proven programs to achieve results and remove barriers that keep students from succeeding in school and life.
Increased attendance, improved behavior, and satisfactory coursework, in addition to parent and family engagement, are the focus areas guiding their work. School-based student support specialists identify students in danger of not achieving their potential, assess student needs and provide wrap-around interventions and resources to change outcomes.
There are CIS offices in Chatham and Lee counties within the CCCC service area. Both affiliates offer programs in Community Support, Youth Development, and School Support.
Chatham County CIS uses a 5 Basics Model of:
- A one-on-one relationship with a caring adult
- A safe place to learn and grow
- A marketable skill to use upon graduation
- A chance to give back
- A healthy start and a healthy future
Lee County CIS employs an Integrated Student Services (ISS) model. This model addresses the total student-because students with unmet physical, psychological and social needs cannot learn effectively-and the whole school environment.
CIS of North Carolina (919) 832-2700
CIS of Chatham County (919) 663-0116
CIS of Lee County (919) 718-5426
College Transfer at a Glance: Campbell
Have you considered Campbell University?
In 2008, Central Carolina Community College signed a transfer agreement with Campbell University, a North Carolina private institution. As a part of the Transfer agreement, Campbell University will accept Central Carolina's Associate of Arts or Science towards a Bachelor of Science, Arts or Business Administration degree. Have you taken Career & College Promise courses as a High School Student? Campbell University will accept your classes!
Campbell University has waived their application fee for any student who submits an application online. If a student wishes to submit a paper application there is a fee of $35. Once a student applies, whether a first-year or transfer student, an admissions decision is given within 2 weeks!
Transfer students also have the opportunity to be awarded either the Scott-Ellis Transfer Scholarship or the Presidential Transfer scholarship. In order to qualify, a student must have earned an overall college GPA between a 2.5 and 4.0 to be considered. The Merit scholarship award ranges from $6,000 to $16,000 per year!
Let's sum this up: No fee to apply online, CCP Courses are accepted, transfer scholarships are available, and you get a decision in 2 weeks? Campbell University is worth adding to your University Wish List!
Resources for Students Going to College: Scholly
Need help finding scholarships? There's an app for that! Scholly is an app that was created by a frustrated student! Sound familiar?
This app allows students and parents to find scholarships for current high school and college students on the go! There are 8 parameters such as GPA, race, and/or state to help filter scholarship listings to narrow the list that a student would be qualified for. Also, students are able to read leading scholarship and college application essays.
The app is available on Itunes and Google Play with a cost of .99.Recently, Scholly introduced a WEB Platform.
Be sure to check out myscholly.com or download Scholly to start collecting scholarship money!
Central Carolina Works Director's Spotlight
I hope everyone had a wonderful and restful Spring Break! CCW is focused on college registration. The advisors are reporting projected numbers based on high school registration. CCW is working to process CCP applications for next fall and ensure that students get the college courses that they need. In addition, planning is underway for the 1st annual EWIF Summer mini-conference! Lee, Chatham, and Harnett Counties received the Education Workforce Innovation Fund grant from the Governor's office. This grant allows CCW to coordinate very unique professional development opportunities for the service area. As part of the EWIF grant, CCW is sponsoring a 2 day Summer Symposium that will connect high school math teachers with business and industry leaders, in effort to apply real work applications to the classroom and curriculum. The conference is scheduled for June 23-24th. Hope to see you there!
Virginia Brown, Director of Secondary Partnerships
"The value of a college education is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think." ~Albert Einstein
Points of Interest:
It is not too late to enroll in free college classes! Please encourage students to speak with a Career and College Advisor about the opportunities available to them, to enroll, and to learn more about the CCP pathways. Choose from one of the below exciting Career and Technical Education Pathways!
- Audio/Radio Production
- Automotive Restoration Technology
- Automotive Systems Technology
- Business Administration
- Computer Information Technology
- Computer-Integrated Machining Technology
- Culinary Arts
- Criminal Justice
- Early Childhood Education
- Electronics Engineering
- Industrial Systems Technology (Welding)
- Laser and Photonics
- Library Information Technology
- Nurse Aide
- Telecommunications Installation and Maintenance
CCCC Registration has begun and will continue throughout the summer.
CCP Summer Classes: Please see the CCP Program Updates for more information on summer class offerings.
Summer Camp Information: Please visit CCCC's website for Summer Camps available at CCCC.