New college program gives students a head start when deciding on a career
Indian River State College Career and Transfer Services has launched a new opportunity for area employers to connect with IRSC students.
The IRSC Employer Residency Program provides a professional development platform where students gain real-time feedback from business and community leaders as they build interviewing, networking and job search skills. At the same time, the program connects local employers with some of the most qualified and promising employees in the region — soon-to-be IRSC graduates.
“The Employer Residency Program connects employers and students in an experience that readies our students to walk into a job interview with a sharp resume and a clear understanding of the company and the industry,” says Calvin Williams, IRSC director for Career and Transfer Services.
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IRSC Partners with Florida Department of Education for New Workforce Education Initiative
Get There Positions Career and Technical Education as Solution to Workforce Needs
Indian River State College (IRSC) is partnering with the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) on a new workforce education initiative aimed at raising awareness of short-term career and technical education (CTE) programs. Get There Florida highlights the key benefits of the programs available locally through IRSC in Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie counties, and to all Floridians statewide.
“Indian River State College has enthusiastically joined forces with the Florida Department of Education on its Get There Florida campaign,” stated Dr. Timothy Moore, Indian River State College President. “Across our region and state, high-demand industries such as healthcare, advanced manufacturing, construction and public safety are seeking skilled workers. IRSC offers career and technical education programs in state-of-the-art learning environments, helping our area residents gain the credentials necessary to join these essential industries.”
Recognizing that CTE is a critical component in preparing individuals for occupations important to Florida’s economic development, IRSC in September introduced Rapid Credentialing to connect unemployed, underemployed and furloughed workers with tuition-free career and technical programs such as Nursing Assistant (CNA); Emergency Medical Technician (EMT); Firefighting; Automotive Service Technician; and Residential Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & eating Assistant (HVAC). The program is funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Rapid Credentialing grant by the Florida Department of Education. Beginning October 27, eligible students may enroll in spring 2021 classes.
“Get There accelerates student success, preparing them for their future and ensuring a talented workforce,” said Kathy Hebda, chancellor of the Florida College System. “With 28 state colleges and 48 technical colleges and centers spanning the state, there is a program for everyone. Whether you’ve recently experienced job loss, graduated high school or are simply looking for a career change or opportunity to stack your credentials into a degree — we want to help you Get There.”
In addition to programs offered through Rapid Credentialing, IRSC offers Career Training in barbering and cosmetology, culinary operations, early childhood education, allied health professions, law enforcement, office technology, welding technology and more.
“Career and technical education matters more than ever,” said Henry Mack, chancellor for Career, Technical and Adult Education. “Get There raises awareness about CTE and helps everyone envision the power of a workforce training opportunity for professional and personal well being. By connecting students to a high value credentials at our state colleges, we will be sure to reach our goal of becoming #1 in workforce education by 2030.”
At GetThereFL.com, Floridians can learn more about CTE and workforce training programs available at state and technical colleges, align their interests with a career path and connect with their local institution to enroll.
VERO BEACH — Last year’s Second Annual MHA ROCKS! Event was, by all accounts, a massive success. The 200+ attendees (decked out in 1960’s British themed costumes) danced the night away with live music performed by BeatleBeat and helped raise over $100,000 for the MHA. As a nonprofit, we rely on our big events to help offset the costs of providing free screenings to Indian River County residents and students on a Walk-In basis. These events also give members of the community a chance to be ambassadors of our mission to provide immediate access to mental healthcare, without barriers, to anyone who seeks help. This year’s signature annual fundraiser, MHA ROCKS! - Surf’s Up, promises to top last year’s success both in terms of attendance and in money raised, to help break the stigma surrounding mental health and help our community stay mentally healthy.
2021’s MHA ROCKS! — Surf’s Up will be held on February 20th at Oak Harbor Clubhouse (barring any changes in plans for COVID-related issues) and will feature Florida’s #1 Jimmy Buffett / Tropical Party Band, The Caribbean Chillers. Be prepared to bust out your dancing shoes and groove to the music of Jimmy Buffett, The Beach Boys, and Bob Marley while you’re transported to a sun-filled endless summer, complete with cheeseburgers in paradise, live music, costumes, dancing, silent & live auctions, games & prizes, and photo booth with props.
We are currently seeking sponsors and business partnerships to make this a night to remember. Sponsors will get numerous perks including advertising opportunities, special seating, and dedicated promotional materials. If you or someone you know might be interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Amy Wagner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you there as we continue to break the stigma and ROCK! with the MHA.
Feb. 20, 2021
Oak Harbor Clubhouse | 4755 S. Harbor Drive www.mhairc.org | 772.569.9788
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