Board of Standards, Inc. renews CPCC’s CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® Certificate Program with commendation

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) announced today that the Board of Standards, Inc. has renewed its Corporate and Continuing Education CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® (CFP®) Certificate Program with commendation. As a result, CPCC remains one of only two community colleges in the nation approved to offer a CFP® certificate program Tallahassee Community College in Tallahassee, Florida, is the other.
CPCC's certificate program is delivered in a traditional classroom setting, boasts seven courses totaling 273 contact hours, and covers 72 topics as required by CFP® Board criteria. Over the past two years, CPCC's learning resources and faculty met or exceeded all of the CFP® Board's criteria, earning CPCC's program the "with commendation" designation. Full story

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CPCC hosted Opportunity Scholars Recognition Reception on Aug. 14

In celebration of the inaugural class of Opportunity Scholars, Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) hosted a recognition reception yesterday in Tate Hall, on CPCC's Central Campus. 
During the event, scholarship recipients and their donors connected, giving students the opportunity to meet the individuals responsible for funding their scholarship; while donors had the chance to learn how their gifts are positively impacting students' lives. Opportunity Scholarships have been awarded to 42 students who will begin classes at CPCC on August 16. Full story...

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Inside Higher Ed: Importing Apprenticeships

David Whalen was a junior in high school when he learned about an apprenticeship program at the Siemens factory in Charlotte, N.C., which manufactures generators and turbines. Through the program he could get paid to work while earning an associate of science in mechatronics engineering technology -- a program that combines elements of electrical and mechanical engineering -- from Central Piedmont Community College. Siemens would pay his educational expenses. Apprenticeships

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Schaefer Systems International, Inc. Scholarship helps fill new developer void in the workforce

Schaefer Systems International, Inc. Scholarship helps fill
new developer void in the workforce
SSI SSI SCHAEFER recently provided a financial gift to Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) to establish the SSI SCHAEFER Jr. Java Developer Scholarship. The scholarship will provide tuition and fees for students enrolled in non-degree Java Core or Java Enterprise courses offered by CPCC's Computer Technology Institute.
The demand for experienced developers is expected to increase over the next few years. Recognizing this workforce trend, SSI SCHAEFER approached Karla Shields, executive director of CPCC's Computer Technology Institute to create a scholarship initiative that would build their IT talent pipeline for junior-level Java developers.
"SSI SCHAEFER is committed in helping higher education efforts," said Christoph Schenk, CEO of the Automation Systems Division for SSI SCHAEFER. "We're pleased to provide a platform to inspire developers who are looking to broaden their skills."
Scholarship recipients who successfully complete the Java Core and Java Enterprise courses may receive a paid internship with SSI SCHAEFER, featuring tuition reimbursement or payment offered by the company. "We're very interested in finding local IT talent, stated Lennard Kopplemann, vice president of IT Solutions for SSI SCHAEFER. "As SSI SCHAEFER continues to grow our IT presence in automation systems, it's imperative that we continue to help those seeking a technology career path."
If selected for an internship, students will have the opportunity to further their education by enrolling in the CPCC's Database Fundamentals, SQL Base Programming and SQL Advanced Programming courses at potentially no cost.
In addition to providing classes, the Computer Technology Institute team will also coordinate the process of recruiting and selecting qualified scholarship recipients for SSI SCHAEFER. To be eligible, individuals must enroll in the Java Core of Java Enterprise courses, and meet the following requirements:

  • complete an online application
  • have an associate degree, be eligible to work in the U.S. without restriction, have a minimum of five years professional work experience
  • undergo additional screening, including face-to-face meetings with Computer Technology Institute staff, résumé review and computer skills assessment
  • engage in face-to-face interviews with SSI SCHAEFER reps and Computer Technology Institute staff

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Dr. Deitemeyer's Fall Forum

Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer kicked off the new academic year at the Fall Forum, August 3, 2017.  Dr. Deitemeyer spoke about the college's upcoming efforts to launch the strategic planning process. In addition to campus-wide updates and service awards for employees, our colleagues were presented a variety of awards. Fall Forum

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From WBTV: CPCC students helping keep Quail Hollow's grounds green for PGA Championship

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -If you're not standing on it, it's almost hard to believe it's real. Blankets of pristine green flow across the course at Quail Hollow in south Charlotte. But days before the start of the PGA Championship, the Greens and Grounds crew is figuring out how to exceed perfection.
Farber and Rodriguez have spent a lot of time getting to know this grass. In fact, they have a degree in Turf Grass Management from Central Piedmont Community College. Story...

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