Virtual Career Services: Get Answers About Your Career Plan

You want a career plan and answers instead of uncertainty?  With spring registration coming up,  now is the time to think ahead.  Career Services Online “It’s a ‘Major’ Decision” sessions can help.  In an hour, you will learn the basics of making a career decision, including how to:

  • choose your program of study or future transfer major
  • get reliable information about where the jobs are in Charlotte (and beyond)
  • find out what degree is needed for the job you want and how much it pays

Open to prospective and current Central Piedmont students – so invite your friends who are interested in attending Central Piedmont too!  Sessions are starting this week and held Wednesdays at noon and Thursdays at 4 pm.  Click here to sign up!

Career Services at Central Piedmont helps students with career/major decision, job search and connects students with employers. Visit our website​ or connect with us on Facebook @ CPCCCareerServices and let us help elevate your career.

Virtual Counseling Services: Mindfulness Series

Have you been looking for a way to cope with the daily stressors of being a student? Join Counseling Services for online sessions to learn how to manage stress with mindfulness. Research shows that practicing mindfulness is beneficial in many areas, including:

  • better sleep
  • lower stress levels
  • improved attention
  • dealing with depression and anxiety

Through practice and discussion, learn to strengthen your ability to “begin again” in the present moment. Whether you are brand new to mindfulness or have been practicing for years, these sessions are for you. Designed specifically for students, each session focuses on a different area of mindfulness practice. Attend one or all sessions.

All sessions are on Thursday from 10:30–11:30 a.m.

  • September 17: Introduction to Mindfulness
  • October 15: Living in the Present Moment
  • November 19: Mindful Eating

REGISTER

Request the meeting links

Before the session(s), learn how to use Webex.

QUESTIONS

Contact stephanie.boyd@cpcc.edu or heather.sullivan@cpcc.edu with any questions or concerns.

SGA Elections: Cast Your Vote Next Week!

Elections for new officers of the Central Piedmont’s Student Government Association Executive Committee are taking place next week! SGA leaders serve for a full-year term, representing the needs and interests of all students at Central Piedmont. They provide feedback to college administrators and committees, support student organizations with funding and resources, and support the campus SGA Councils in their work on all of Central Piedmont’s campuses, and even in our remote learning environment.

Learn about this year’s SGA  candidates and cast your vote next week! SGA elections are currently being held online September 15 at 8:01am through Sept. 17 at 11:59pm. All positions are elected by the student body (Central Piedmont employees do not vote).

Questions? Contact student.life@cpcc.edu.

Campus Activities Board – How Can You Get Involved?

Greetings fellow, students!

My name is Jamie Roldan-Moquete, Executive Director for the Campus Activities Board (CAB) for the 2020-2021 academic year. CAB is a student-led organization that provides social, educational, and recreational events and activities. 

As an organization that serves the Central Piedmont Campus Community, our goal is to offer opportunities to strengthen student engagement and enhance your college experience. Although we would love to be on campus interacting with each other face-to-face, we’ve worked hard throughout the summer transitioning to a 100% virtual environment. The best part is we can now stay connected across all Central Piedmont campuses.

Did you know that all of the events we host are free and developed by students, just like you? Take a break from the books and get involved in several fun and memorable events this fall semester. 

For more information, please visit the college website and follow us on Instagram for event updates and giveaways! (@cabcentralpiedmont)

Thank you and best of luck this year!

Jamie Roldan-Moquete

Top Ways to Stay Connected This Week

During this time where we’re all online together, it’s still possible to stay connected to each other and to Central Piedmont. Let Student Life & Service-Learning offer you some easy ways to maintain your connections virtually!

  1. Central Piedmont is hosting a food share event on Harris Campus, where members of our community can get access to FREE food! The best part is, you don’t even have to leave your car, because it’s a Drive-Thru event! Join us Friday, September 11, 10:30 – 11:30 am. Advance registration is required. Register Today!
  2. Perspectives: Book Club: Service-Learning invites you to learn from other’s experiences through reading their stories. Students will read each month’s book and join us in the discussion each third Friday at 1:00. To learn more, please contact Lindsey.Graves@cpcc.edu.
  3. Service-Learning Dialogue Series: Be apart of the conversation! Join in on one of our dialogue series on current events, racial justice, or social justice. Contact Lauren.Estes@cpcc.edu to learn more.
  4. Click and Relax, Wednesday, September 2 from 4pm-5pm: Click and add color to many historic works of art from history via Google Arts and Culture experiments. Listen to relaxing music or top hits while you re-create historic works of art. You will be able to engage with other students, staff, and share your works. Zoom link.
  5. “Lunch and Introduction,” Thursday, September 3 from 12pm-1pm: The Library and Academic Learning Center will present information regarding virtual services and engage directly with students to answer questions and provide resources. Zoom link.
Visit the Student Events Calendar and follow Student Life Instagram @cpccstudentlife to learn more about upcoming student events.

Questions? Ideas? Email student.life@cpcc.edu and let us know!

Virtual Student Resources Week

Student Life is excited to host the first virtual Student Resources Week. We recognize the challenges that can come with taking classes remotely. Join us for Student Resources week, September 8 through 11, to learn from the many different resources the college offers to help you succeed as a student at Central Piedmont.

Throughout the week, you can watch videos about each support resource on FlipGrid. In their video, each support service will introduce themselves and what they offer. Student Life staff will also be available on Zoom each day from 3:30–4:30 p.m. to answer your questions.

As part of participating in Student Resources Week, you can enter to win one of three Apple AirPods with wired charging case. 

To participate, join us for the Zoom meeting each day, or go directly to FlipGrid to submit any questions regarding the resources available. You will need to sign in using your Central Piedmont login credentials. Learn more about Student Resources Week.

For more information, please contact John.Gomez@cpcc.edu.

Central Piedmont Food Share Event at Harris Campus

Central Piedmont is hosting a food share event on Harris Campus, where members of our community can get access to FREE food! The best part is, you don’t even have to leave your car, because it’s a Drive-Thru event!

Join us Friday, September 11 between 10:30 – 11:30 am.

Advance registration is required. Register Today!

We are offering Halal and Vegetarian option boxes upon request through the registration process. This event has been made possible by the Building Bridges Grant through the Interfaith Youth Core and our collaboration with Loaves & Fishes. The purpose of the grant and this event is to build bridges of understanding in the concept of religious pluralism while responding to the COVID-19 and food insecurity pandemics.

Please contact Jesse.Bennett@cpcc.edu with any questions or for more information.

Lead With A Purpose: Emerging Student Leaders Program Accepting Applications

Now is the time for leaders who lead with integrity and create positive change.  If you want to increase your leadership knowledge and enhance your skills, the Emerging Student Leaders Program was designed just for you.

Emerging Student Leaders is a six-week, transformational student leadership development training program. Through self-awareness, team building, values, and communication development activities, the program will prepare you to identify and build your leadership skills, define your purpose, and create a network of support amongst fellow students and across Central Piedmont. For completing the program, you receive a certificate and a badge to include on your social media.
Two cohort groups of Emerging Leaders will be offered in fall 2020. Sessions for the first cohort group will meet Tuesday, September 15–Tuesday, October 20.

All great leaders must first possess the ability to lead themselves in order to lead others. Apply today! The application deadline for the first cohort group is September 10.

Student Technology Centers Re-Opening

Select student technology centers (open computer labs) are now open for students who need to use a computer while on-campus. To limit the amount of students using the student technology centers at one time, ITS has created a reservation system for students to reserve a computer.

To reserve a computer, please use the reservation link under each location on our student technology center website. 

Select student technology centers will be open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 704.330.5000 or at helpdesk@cpcc.edu.

Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company Awards $1M Grant to Central Piedmont

Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company, through its charitable giving arm The Dowd Foundation, has awarded Central Piedmont Community College a $1-million grant to support plumbing and pipefitting scholarships and instruction at the college.

Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company, founded in 1901, has a deep and ongoing interest in strengthening Charlotte’s construction and infrastructure sectors. Charlotte Pipe, the nation’s leading manufacturer of cast iron and plastic pipe and fittings for plumbing applications, has been working for more than a century to ensure the plumbing and pipefitting trades remain viable career paths for future generations.

“Charlotte Pipe and Foundry and The Dowd Foundation are proud to support the plumbing and pipefitting trades,” said Hooper Hardison, president of Charlotte Pipe and Foundry. “We know how essential these career paths can be for young people, as well as for our nation’s infrastructure. We are delighted we have resources like Central Piedmont in our region to provide an education pipeline for the construction trades.”

Central Piedmont will allocate Charlotte Pipe’s gift in the following ways to recognize the company’s important role in the region’s plumbing and pipefitting sectors:

  • Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company Scholarship Fund ($500,000)—This is a permanently endowed scholarship fund that will provide support for financially needy students enrolled in Central Piedmont plumbing and pipefitting courses.
  • Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company Instructional Fund ($500,000)—This fund will support instruction in plumbing and pipefitting at Central Piedmont, providing the resources needed to purchase equipment and materials, invest in faculty development and address instructional capacity.

“We are so grateful to Charlotte Pipe and The Dowd Foundation for this generous and impactful grant,” said Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer, Central Piedmont president. “The Charlotte region needs many more skilled tradespersons, such as plumbers and pipefitters. These are stable, sustainable, and well-paying careers. This grant will help the college recruit and educate more individuals, setting them on a path to career success and economic mobility.”

Learn more about Central Piedmont’s construction management technology program.

 

Student Life: Lunch and Introduction Virtual Sessions

During this time where we’re all online together, it’s still possible to stay connected to each other and to Central Piedmont. Join Student Life and learn more about some important resources from around the college. Experienced staff will present on their departments, how to connect utilize services virtually, and answering any questions.

 1. Thursday August 27th, 12pm-1pm

Single-Stop and Counseling: The Single Stop Office is available online or by phone to help connect students to a variety of basic needs support. Counseling Services will continue to address the needs for Pre-Health Program advisement, Probation and Suspension students, and personal counseling through phone and WebEx appointments. – Zoom link

2. Thursday September 3rd, 12pm-1pm

Library and Academic Learning Center: The Library is open and available to provide online, email, text or chat and limited in-person support to students. Visit the Library’s website to learn more about availability and services. The Academic Learning Center continues to provide free online tutoring services to curriculum-level students. –  Zoom link

3. Thursday September 10th, 12pm-1pm

TRiO and Mentoring & Bridge: Mentoring programs provide a structured and trusted relationship that brings you together with a caring instructor, staff member, or administrator who can offer guidance, support, and encouragement. – Zoom link

4. Thursday September 24th, 12pm-1pm

Student Life and Service-Learning: Student Life has designed fun virtual student experiences, opportunities to build personal and professional skills, and ways that you can connect with other students. Service-Learning works with instructors and community partners to provide you with volunteer and service-learning opportunities. – Zoom link 

Fall 2020 SGA Elections Are Coming Up

Elections for new officers of the Central Piedmont’s Student Government Association Executive Committee are underway, and all currently enrolled curriculum students are able to cast their vote! SGA leaders serve for a full-year term, representing the needs and interests of all students at Central Piedmont. They provide feedback to college administrators and committees, support student organizations with funding and resources, and support the campus SGA Councils in their work on all of Central Piedmont’s campuses, and even in our remote learning environment.

Candidate information and voting links can be found here. SGA elections will be held online Tuesday, September 8 through Thursday, September 10. All positions are elected by the student body (Central Piedmont employees do not vote).

Questions? Contact student.life@cpcc.edu

Short Semesters Lead to Long-Term Success

There’s still time to add classes for fall! Whether you prefer to take classes online, completely in-person, or a mixture of both, short session classes allow you to learn more in less time. Fast and effective short session courses are offered in a condensed schedule during the semester to better meet your needs.
You can quickly gain a new skill, earn credits for high-demand classes, and move onto the next step in your educational journey.
Advisors are available to create a roadmap of the classes you need to complete your degree or certificate in order to transfer or enter the workforce. Meet with an advisor today to get started.
  • 12-week short session and classes begin September 14.
  • 8-week short session classes begin October 14.
Need financial aid or scholarships?
You could be eligible to receive grants or emergency funding to help pay for classes. Let us review your FAFSA to determine if you qualify. Visit cpcc.edu/financial_aid to learn more.
Ready to register?
Log into MyCollege and click on “Student Planning,” then “Plan Your Degree and Register for Classes” to create your class schedule and register.

Run for an SGA Executive Committee Position – Applications Now Open

The Student Government Association is excited to announce that SGA elections are now open! All Central Piedmont students are members of the SGA, and are represented by elected student officers. This is your opportunity to become an officer – be involved in the democratic process and create a positive change for yourself and other students across the college.

Apply now to serve on the 2020–21 SGA Executive Committee (president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, or public information officer). The deadline to apply is Tuesday, August 25. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Students who take on leadership roles in SGA serve as advocates for the student body, make budget recommendations, hear funds requests from student organizations and support programs and activities in Student Life. You will have the opportunity to grow as a leader, work with diverse issues and have fun while you’re doing it!

More information including eligibility requirements and position descriptions can be found on the SGA website. Once you’re familiar with the roles and expectations, complete the application to be considered as a candidate.

Please note, the online election will take place September 8 – 10. All students taking curriculum classes are able to vote!

Contact student.life@cpcc.edu with any questions or concerns!

Central Piedmont Cares – Let Us Know How We Can Help

The college has established the Central Piedmont Cares initiative to connect directly with you and to help you with any challenges you’re facing. Although we miss seeing you on campus, we can still help meet your needs and offer support. Many in-person support services that students rely on are now offered remotely. Whether you need to explore strategies to take care of your mental health, need help planning your next semester or career move, or have financial or other vital need concerns – we are here.

Please visit the Central Piedmont Cares website for information regarding available resources. If you need additional assistance, please fill out the Central Piedmont Cares student form. Once the submission is received, a Central Piedmont staff member will reach out to you within the next 2-3 business days during standard college hours of operation (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.).

Please stay encouraged and focused on your goals this upcoming semester. If you’re experiencing issues, please know we are here to support you. Please call our Information Center at 704.330.2722 during business hours or submit your questions online for help.