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Hostos Continuing Education & Workforce Development

The Skills To Do The Job 2012-2013 was an exciting year at Hostos Continuing Education & Workforce Development! Our goal, to provide expanded job training, education and career building opportunities to increasing number of New York City residents, to improve the quality of their lives was achieved. Close to 12,000 individuals came through our doors to become more employable and more professional. Many took advantage of our GED® test preparation and English for Speakers of Other Languages courses. Most individuals enrolled in and completed a host of different programs leading to jobs or promotion in such industries as healthcare, child development, technology, real estate, the skilled trades, security, personal training, finance, tax preparation and nonprofits. Hostos Continuing Education and Workforce Development students registered for programs that were developed in line with employer and industry demands and where hiring is taking place in the job market today and over the next ten years. We supplemented their instruction with hands-on experiences, internships, social services, job placement and career counseling. We also added job readiness skills such as team building, conflict resolution, resume preparation and job searches to course curriculums, along with pathways to college. In order to provide our students with quality information and services, we expanded our partnerships with the Center for Employment Opportunities, Local 1199 (healthcare workers’ union), Local 32BJ/The Thomas Shortman Training Fund (property service workers’ union), and Workforce 1, a NYC agency that matches qualified candidates with employers. As we usher in 2013-2014, we will be providing all of the above opportunities, in addition to clinical experiences at healthcare facilities, hospitals and other organizations. In addition, new certificate programs such as Enrolled Agent, Home Health Aide, Culinary Arts and Fund-Raising will be made available. We will also offer a revamped test preparation program for the equivalency high school diploma that is consistent with the latest New York State regulations. Moreover, our Center for Bronx Non-Profits will expand its partnerships with non-profits in the Bronx and Manhattan. Over the last three years, the Center has offered training in non-profit management to staff in over 50 organizations in the Bronx. Please know that, at Hostos Continuing Education & Workforce Development, our friendly and dynamic staff and faculty are here to work with you to meet your personal and career goals. If you are looking for the skills to do the job, we invite you to visit or call us. Sincerely, Peter Mertens, Interim Assistant Dean Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development

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...