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BE YOUR BEST Frank Rodriguez, a 48-year old NYPD Detective at Missing Persons Squad from the 40th precinct, is on the verge of retirement and is looking to trade in his badge for books. Frank enrolled in our Teachers Assistant Certification program in June 2013 with an interest in teaching children with special needs. Frank has always had a plan to return to school to complete his degree and major in education. “The Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development offered more than I expected, and challenged me throughout the program, and now has encouraged me to continue my education to continue to give back to my community. I AM HOSTOS.” — Frank Rodriguez Teachers Assistant Certification Program, Bronx, NY

Amy Cruz is a 23year old full-time Hostos student with a passion for the arts, her first experience in college was not a positive one. Amy took a leave of absence and pursued a certificate in Digital Design. The division introduced the skill of Web Designing, Adobe Photoshop, 2D Design, and Digital Tool Box. Enrolling in the program led to Amy’s decision to go back to college majoring in Digital Design, here at Hostos Community College. Now entering her senior year with a GPA of a 3.75 and anticipating graduation in May 2014, Amy says, “The Division was the bridge to my success, and without the guidance of their staff, I really would not know where I would be at this point in my life. I have much to be grateful for and I encourage those who are in search for, new opportunities and quality educational programs to consider the Division. I AM HOSTOS”.

Kevin Kinlaw, a 36year old full-time dad and city employee of Harlem hospital for over 10 years, has always had a dream to become an entrepreneur. Kevin embarked on the opportunity to take the first step in his dream seeking out the service of the Division."With the guidance of the Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development and my mentor Paul Johnson, instructor of the Locksmith Certification program, I was able to complete the program earning my certification. The Division went above and beyond in teaching me the skills to start my own business. Eight months later, I am now the proud owner of my own small business serving the community known as Luxury Locksmith. The Division created stability and growth in my life. I AM HOSTOS.”

— Amy Cruz Digital Design Certification Program Bronx, NY

— Kevin Kinlaw, Locksmith Certification Program Queens, NY

OPEN HOUSES

Saturday, September 21 Thursday, October 3 Thursday, October 17 See page 6 for Open House details

11am – 1pm 6pm – 8pm 6pm – 8pm

Fall 2013 Continuing Education Catalog  

Educational, career, and personal development opportunities designed to address the needs of the South Bronx, Bronx, and Upper Manhattan com...

Fall 2013 Continuing Education Catalog  

Educational, career, and personal development opportunities designed to address the needs of the South Bronx, Bronx, and Upper Manhattan com...