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.

LinkedIn Learning Coming to Central Piedmont

LinkedIn LearningThe online learning and professional development platform long used by Central Piedmont students, faculty, and staff will be upgraded on August 5 when Lynda.com becomes LinkedIn Learning.

What are the benefits?
Despite the name change, LinkedIn Learning will retain features popular with Lynda.com users while adding new capabilities that will deliver a more personalized learning experience. These upgrades will help learners achieve their learning goals more easily and efficiently.

While retaining Lynda.com’s robust course library in addition to its transcripts, exercise files, mobile viewing capabilities, bookmarking, and practice environments, LinkedIn Learning will also offer a more intuitive interface, more relevant content recommendations, and enhanced reporting tools.

How does this impact you if you’re a previous Lynda.com user?
Those who have previously used Lynda.com will not lose any of their information as all administrative and learner data including groups, assigned content, account settings, and history will carry over to LinkedIn Learning.

Will LinkedIn Learning link to your personal LinkedIn account?
Additionally, the upgrade to LinkedIn Learning will give users the option to connect their accounts with their LinkedIn profiles. This will allow for further customization, including course recommendations based on job title, skills, and industry. Linking profiles will also help you discover relevant learning content via your LinkedIn feed.

These features will help users navigate and make the most of LinkedIn Learning’s growing library which already exceeds 10,000 courses.

Will LinkedIn Learning training be available?
While you will notice changes to the longtime learning and professional development platform once the transition is complete, you’ll find many popular features will remain intact. However, ITS will post online training tutorials on how to best utilize and navigate LinkedIn Learning following the August 5 launch date.

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

Title IX’s New, Online Training Tool Designed With You in Mind

Know Your Nine


As a student, you should know your rights, especially when it relates to sexual misconduct on campus.

That’s why it’s important to take the college’s online Title IX training program each year. It reviews the types of sexual misconduct, how to report unwanted behavior or an assault, the many resources available to victims and more.

But don’t take our word for it. See for yourself.

We recently updated the online training tool to include fresh, new content; engaging QR Codeanimation; real-life scenarios; and more. Put simply, we’ve created a training tool with you in mind.

So what are you waiting for? Click here or scan the QR code at right today to “know your IX.”


Be Prepared: Attend an Upcoming Emergency/Active Shooter Preparedness Training Session

Students: we hope you’ll be able to attend one of our upcoming emergency/active shooter preparedness training sessions:






11 a.m.-noon


Cato III – Auditorium


2-3 p.m.




12:30-1:30 p.m.




noon – 1 p.m.




9 – 10 a.m.




noon:-1 p.m.


Cato III – Auditorium


CPCC Opens Discussions With LGBT Groups

In response to a recent situation involving transgender issues, Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) has planned a number of best practices discussions with LGBT groups and has scheduled training for security staff.  

“Throughout its history, CPCC has worked to be fair as well as respectful and considerate of all students and employees,” said Jeff Lowrance, public information officer. “Through this recent experience, the college has realized other institutions and communities across the country have been challenged by similar issues. That’s why the college wants to talk with LGBT organizations to learn how others have achieved understanding and accommodations while being fair to all.”

College administrators from the student services and human resources departments are setting up meetings with CPCC’s student LGBT group, the Spectrum Club and Charlotte’s Time Out Youth organization. The college also plans to talk with Equality NC, the state’s largest LGBT advocacy organization.

On two occasions in April, CPCC will train security staff to ensure they are familiar with college philosophy, policies and procedures. Such training will be made available to other CPCC employees as appropriate. The college also will post the campus locations of all gender-neutral or family restrooms on the CPCC website. Many colleges around the country are now providing such information on their websites to assist students, employees and visitors.

After this first series of best practices discussions, CPCC will identify others in the community who will provide additional insight into LGBT issues to CPCC and other educational institutions who would like to learn.

“Community colleges in general and CPCC specifically have always had an open door, welcoming anyone who wanted an education or job training,” Lowrance said. “CPCC accepts students wherever they might be on the academic spectrum and helps them reach their goals. We want to be sure CPCC remains open, welcoming and fair to all within the college’s policies.”


Attention CPCC Levine Students

Beginning Nov. 12 through Nov. 15, the CPCC Levine Campus and surrounding area will host a K-9 training event. The Matthews Police Department, along with out of state police agencies, will be conducting a week-long K-9 training event on the Levine exterior campus grounds, as well as in the interior of the campus buildings. The K-9s they will be using will be non-aggressive, non-attack bloodhounds. These bloodhounds are being trained to find lost persons as well as track down suspects. The Police Department will be conducting the trainings in the afternoon hours from noon to late afternoon / early evening. Please note, when you see the officers and K-9s on campus, it is only a training exercise and not a real emergency. Please also remember that because it is a training exercise, the K-9s are not pets, and should not be approached for petting.

If you have any questions, please contact Joe Agati, Levine Campus Security, at ext. 4291 or Joseph.Agati@cpcc.edu.

CPCC to Host CMS 2013 Summer Institute June 19-28

The Central Campus will host the 2013 CMS Summer Institute June 19 through 28. Hundreds of CMS educators will be on-site to attend a series of trainings, lectures and guest speakers. As a result, there will be an increased number of cars on campus utilizing student and employee parking areas.

During this time, we ask CPCC employees and students allot more time to finding parking at Central Campus. And, as you go about your day, if you notice any CMS attendees who appear lost or confused, please serve as a positive ambassador for our College and offer them assistance.

Thank you!

CMS 2013 Summer Institute

CMS 2013 Summer Institute

Facebook Social Media Training @CPCC : April 8, 2013

Facebook Social Media Training @CPCC

Facebook Social Media Training @CPCC

Facebook has rapidly become a global leader in online communication and social networking between community and “friends.” Through this FREE social media training session, CPCC students and employees are invited to explore best practices for getting started, getting connected and using this highly popular social media platform. We will also provide details on applicable College guidelines and policies as well as opportunities for protecting your online identity.

Don’t miss it! Registration is not required but seating is limited.

Monday, April 8, 2013
CPCC Central Campus
Charlotte, NC
Overcash building, room 213
1 – 2 p.m.

Look for more social media trainings being announced for each Monday in April! For more information about CPCC’s online communications and social media efforts, please visit http://www.cpcc.edu/social.

Assistive Technology Training Available

Q.  I have a smart pen, but I am still having some difficulties using it.  Is there technology training for students with a disability?

A. “Introduction to Assistive Technology” training is held at the Central Campus every first, second, and fourth Friday from 10  -10:45 a.m. in Terrell, Room 201 and every third Friday at Levine Campus, Room 2218 from 10 – 11:30 a.m.   Along with demonstrations, there will be a review of assistive technology software and devices such as the screen reader JAWS and the magnifier software ZoomText and a few others.  The protocol for requesting textbooks in an alternative format will also be discussed.  You will learn about new software and assistive technology resources.  For more information, please call 704.330.2722, ext. 3462.


REACH IT: Providing Free Training to Unemployed and Underemployed Workers

Thanks to the new REACH IT initiative, unemployed and underemployed Charlotte-area workers will have the opportunity to receive FREE training in one of two career fields: health information technology (HIT) or information technology (IT). Applications will be accepted beginning October 10. Visit the REACH IT website to learn more and apply.


Attention Veterans: Siemens Energy Inc. Paid Apprenticeship Positions

Siemens Energy Inc.

Siemens Energy Inc.

Siemens Energy Inc. is recruiting for paid apprenticeship positions in the area of maintenance / mechatronics for veterans with experience and training that aligns with this area of work. Apprentices will gain the knowledge and expertise to maintain, repair and start up highly complex manufacturing machinery. There are four positions available for an August start-date and the students will be simultaneously enrolled in a corresponding CPCC program while gaining training and work experience at Siemens. To be screened for the application process, contact Chelsey McRorie of the Veterans Resource Center (704-330-6229) immediately.

FREE Lynda.com Subscription for CPCC Students and Employees!

FREE Lynda.com Subscription for CPCC Students and Employees!

FREE Lynda.com Subscription for CPCC Students and Employees!

Wow! Did you know that CPCC students and employees now have FREE access to Lynda.com’s collection of online tutorials and training? Lynda.com produces thousands of tutorials, invaluable training, inspiration and more to help you get the most out of your software.

Top 10 benefits to learning with lynda.com are:

  1. Online training library
  2. A variety of content and membership options
  3. A wide selection of topics and software categories
  4. New releases every week
  5. Top quality training and tutorials
  6. The highest quality instructors
  7. Inspirational and behind-the-scenes project documentaries
  8. Searchable closed captions
  9. Certificates of completion
  10. Economical multi-user training for businesses and schools

Don’t just gain skills—gain confidence. To get started, visit http://services.cpcc.edu/lynda. You will need to provide your CPCC login to access the site. If you have any issues or questions, please contact the CPCC ITS Help Desk.