CNN Report: Apprenticeship 2000 Program Pays CPCC Students to Go to College

CNN recently visited CPCC’s Central Campus to learn more about the Apprenticeship 2000 program, an initiative that equips CPCC students with today’s manufacturing skills, helps them graduate with no debt and guarantees them a job after graduation.

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Considering Careers in Social Media, Marketing, Internet, or Communications?

Social Media @ CPCC

Social Media @ CPCC

Students, are you considering a future career in Internet communications, new media, social media, journalism or marketing? If so, Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) may have a great volunteer or internship opportunity for you!

CPCC’s Community Relations and Marketing Services (CRMS) area is currently forming a team of student collaborators to develop its online and social media presence. We are seeking creative and energetic candidates to assist in creating engaging content, developing interactive media and building online communities. This is a great opportunity for you to gain hands-on experience and insights within your career track of choice.

This is an unpaid volunteer learning experience offered to a limited number of qualified career-seeking college students. Candidates from Charlotte area colleges and universities will be considered. Through CPCC’s Co-Operative Education program, some CPCC students may also be eligible for college credit.

For more information or to apply for this opportunity, email Applicants please include your full name, contact information and a resume.

Co-op Award Winners Announced

The annual Co-op Awards Ceremony was held on April 25 from 3:30 – 5 p.m. on Central Campus in Hall 304. Students, faculty and staff celebrated the award winners and commemorated 25 years of student excellence in Cooperative Education at CPCC. Compass Group, North America provided refreshments for the event.
The award winners for the 2011-2012 school year were:
Co-op Student of the Year: Nadia Guy, Advertising and Graphic Design
Co-op Student of the Year-Honorable Mention: Clark Anderson, Paralegal Technology
Co-op Faculty Coordinator of the Year:  Craig Nannini, Electronic Engineering Technology
Co-op Employers of the Year: Hendrick Automotive Group
Co-op Champion of the Year:  CPCC Paralegal Technology Department
Co-op Sponsor Award:  Compass Group, North America
Student Invitation Design Recognition:  Nick Losito, Advertising and Graphic Design
Co-op Students of Merit: 
Cindy Avila – Culinary
Ryan Barker – Construction Management
Pamela Barney – Advertising and Graphic Design
Tanya Beauvais – Baking and Pastry
Elena Buzuleciu – Hospitality
Hannah Carr – Culinary
Michael Dellinger – Turfgrass Management
Jessica Dover – Human Services
Irina Englesby – Paralegal
Earl Fields – Paralegal
Latasha Fields – Paralegal
Nicole Gargano – Interpreter Education
Michael Goodman – Computer Integration Technology
John Hundley – Human Services
Michael Lynch – Human Services
Bradley Mesik – Paralegal
Kathleen Murphy – Human Services
John Myers – Hospitality
Gail Oliver – Paralegal
Ryan Richie – Graphic Arts and Imaging
Ashley Robinette – Paralegal
Matthew Webb – HEATT

CPCC Student Receives National Recognition

Melanie Berry, a co-op student in the Human Services – Developmental Disabilities program, received an honorable mention from the national Cooperative Education and Internship Association (CEIA) in their  “Co-op Student of the Year for Two-Year

Melanie Berry

Melanie Berry

Colleges” competition. Melanie was runner-up.

Her name will be announced at the CEIA conference in Chicago in April 2012.
Melanie was previously selected as “Co-op Student of the Year” on the state level by the NC Cooperative Education Association (NCCEA) in November.
Please join us in congratulating Melanie!