Career Hub is Here!

CPCC is excited to announce it has launched Career Hub, a new section within CPCC’s website designed to help job seekers explore everything related to careers, such as: Career Hub

  • the top career fields and employment trends in the region
  • specific CPCC degrees and credentials that are needed for given occupations
  • local wages and job growth projections
  • where to look for local job postings
  • resources for writing a résumé, interviewing and more

This FREE resource was created for residents located in Mecklenburg County and beyond seeking to learn more about the local job market, employers who are hiring, their career choices and the skills needed to secure their dream job.

You can find this as a new top navigation item on the homepage, along with About CPCC, Academics, Student Services, and Arts and Community, or by visiting cpcc.edu/careerhub.

11th Annual THE Geek Fest Comes to CPCC’s Levine Campus November 14

THE Geek Fest, a celebration of innovation and technology, is coming to CPCC’s Levine Campus on Thursday, November 13 and will feature the latest in technology, innovation and professional opportunities. The greater Charlotte

THE Geek Fest

THE Geek Fest @CPCC

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 careers, startups and entrepreneurship, product development, digital media, programming and software, 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. 13, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

WHERE: CPCC Levine Campus, 2800 Campus Ridge Rd., Matthews, N.C.
To learn more about THE Geek Festival, please visit http://www.thegeekfest.com.

Free Haircuts to Honor Our Veterans

In honor of Veterans Day on Nov. 11, the CPCC Cosmetic Arts and Science Club (CASA) will offer free haircuts to veterans. This offer is reserved for CPCC faculty and student veterans. Clients must have a valid CPCC ID and military ID. Veterans day

WHEN: November 11 – 14, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: CPCC City View Cosmetology Center, 1609 Alleghany St., Charlotte, NC 28208

Free Music Concerts

The classical guitar duo of Mary Akerman and CPCC instructor, Bob Teixeira, will present a concert to the CPCC community.

WHEN:   Tuesday, April 1, 12:30 p.m. in Tate Hall

 

Viola da gamba performers Gail Schroeder and CPCC instructor, Holly Maurer, will present an Early Music concert accompanied by harpsichordist, Barbara Weiss.

WHEN:  Thursday, April 3, 12:30 p.m. Tate Hall

Both concerts are free and open to all.

Bechtler Ensemble Concert Feb. 13

The Bechtler Ensemble will be presenting their next chamber concert on Thursday, February 13 at 12:30 p.m. in Tate Recital Hall.

The concert will have a Valentine’s theme, and the musicians will include CPCC instructors Tanja Bechtler, Adam Watkins, Christine Van Arsdale, and opera singer and former CPCC student, Daidree Tofano.

The concert is free and all are invited.

 

Attend EntreMANUREship on Dec. 10

EntreMANUREship

EntreMANUREship

Join us for “EntreMANUREship,” a must-see, highly entertaining presentation, presented by Tom Lotrecchiano and Joe Schmitt, Founders of Art.com and CanvasonDemand.

Know what you don’t know…then learn it!

Successful entremanures know all the aspects of their business.  If they dont, they learn them no matter how “outside of their comfort zone” the aspect seems.  There is no “comfort zone” in entremanureship.

Learn from two of the most successful and entertaining Entrepreneurs in North Carolina:

Tom Lotrecchiano and Joe Schmidt find great joy in sharing their journey of being entrepreneurs over the last 15 years with businesses such as Art.com and CanvasonDemand.com. CanvasonDemand.com was acquired by CafePress. CaféPress had an IPO in Feb 2012. Tom and Joe were Ernst & Young Entrepreneurs of the Year finalists in 2008, and CanvasonDemand was included in the INC 500.

They have delighted thousands during their public presentations, stories about their business adventures which range from hilarious to heart-wrenching. They refer to their shrewd (and sometimes outrageously unconventional) wisdom gained from a combination of education and real-life experiences as Entremanureship!

They will share their often hilarious lessons learned while launching seven businesses in seven months! They will also present their sales, marketing and e-commerce experiences.

Get a preview by clicking on this link to Entremanureship.

DATE: Tuesday, Dec 10; 2:30 to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Tate Hall, CPCC Central Campus (above the Halton Theater)

AGENDA:
2:30 – 3 p.m.    Registration and Networking
3 –  5 p.m.    Program

COST: FREE with a CPCC ID; non-student/CPCC guest: $20

REGISTRATION: RSVP to terry@bigcouncil.com

DRESS ATTIRE: Casual

For more information, click here.

 

Free Music Concerts This Week

Come enjoy a rich variety of music during your lunch hours this week:

  • CPCC Early Music Consort will be featuring a glittering array of 16th century music from the field of the cloth of gold – Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 12:30 p.m. in Tate Hall
  • The Bechtler Ensemble will be featuring music from the Italian film “Cinema Paradiso,” a Shostakovich string quartet, and a salute to John Lennon in their Thursday, Nov. 21 concert at 12:30 p.m. in Tate Hall

 

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.

Hear Jazz Music for Free

It’s time to get your jazz music fix!  CPCC’s Jazz Vocal class recital will be held Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 12:30 p.m.  On Wednesday, Nov. 13  the Jazz Improv class recital will be held; then, on Thursday, Nov. 14 the CPCC Big MusicBand Jazz class will finish out the series.

All concerts are in the Bryant Recital Hall (Sloan 101) at 12:30 p.m., are free and open to everyone.