10th Annual THE Geek Fest Comes to CPCC’s Levine Campus November 14

THE Geek Fest 2013

THE Geek Fest 2013

THE Geek Fest, a celebration of innovation and technology, is coming to CPCC’s Levine Campus on Thursday, Nov. 14 and will feature the latest in technology, innovation and professional opportunities. The greater Charlotte community is encouraged to participate in this free event.

Attendees will interact with exciting new technologies, meet innovative companies and learn from industry experts. This year’s event will highlight a variety of exciting topics, including launching a startup business, product development, social media, programming and software development, animation, automotive technology, engineering, mobile computing, instructional technology and much more. Activities will include guest speakers, an exhibit hall, demonstrations, activities, video games, music, contests, food and door prizes.

Don’t miss this must-attend event that will inspire you to discover – and embrace – your inner geek!

WHEN:  Thursday, Nov. 14, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: CPCC Levine Campus, 2800 Campus Ridge Rd., Matthews, N.C.
CONTACT: To learn more about THE Geek Festival, please visit http://www.thegeekfest.com.

German Study Programs Offer Job, New Learning Opportunities

Did you know Charlotte is home to almost 250 companies from German-speaking Europe? These companies represent a variety of fields, including engineering, manufacturing and automotive; and are interested in employees with both aGerman Flag working knowledge of their industry and the German language.

This abundance of German-centric companies in the Queen City means job opportunities exist for individuals who are pursuing or have a degree/background in German.

CPCC recognizes this, which is why the College is expanding its German programs of study to include new and exciting academic courses, study abroad opportunities and innovative learning tracks, such as:
  • four levels of German language programs.
  • German classes, for the first time, at the CPCC Levine Campus.
  • a study abroad trip to Heidelberg, Germany, in July 2013. (Scholarships are available for this trip through the German Language and Culture Foundation.)
  • strong partnerships with local business and industry through its apprenticeship, mechatronics and IHK Karlsruhe programs.
To learn more about CPCC’s German programs of study, please contact Daniela Weinert at 704.330.6044 or at daniela.weinert@cpcc.edu.
To learn about Charlotte’s German companies and CPCC’s scholarship opportunities, please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAfz4OAoI38.

CPCC Levine Campus Intersection Sees Change

College Security is pleased to announce the Ridge Road and CPCC Lane intersection near the Levine Campus was changed to a four-way stop this week by the N.C. Department of Transportation. Previously, traffic on CPCC Lane was required to stop, while Campus Ridge traffic did not have to stop. The change will help improve safety and the flow of traffic in that area.
College Security would like to remind all drivers to exercise caution through this intersection over the next several days as drivers become used to the new traffic pattern.