Friday, February 26, 2010

Free Career Development Workshops!

The Vermont Department of Labor recently posted their March schedule of career workshops and events! The Department of Labor is conveniently located on Pearl Street, just one block away from our building, so take advantage our partner resources.

In addition, it would be great to get some resume and job search prep in anticipation of the 2010 Second Annual Reinvent Yourself Conference and Job Fair. Be sure to check out our events page for all of the details. Free parking, free admission, free advice--what more could you ask for?

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Student Success Week: Day Four!

It's week five, and DAY FOUR of Student Success Week--a week where we try to offer some activities that promote support strategies and snacks that will refuel your energy.

Question of the Day:
Who are the main people in your support system?

Top responses to Day Three's Question: How do you Balance school & life commitments?

  • “I try to finish my work on the weekends before I have class. I finish my work in order of classes, and then I have the week in case something comes up.” ~E.G.
  • “Prioritize workout and homework. Keep it simple, and easy does it.” ~ R.N.

Make sure to place your answer in one of the raffle boxes located in the Pearl Street Lobby or outside of the Learning Center on Cherry Street.

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Student Success Week: Day Three!

It's week five, and DAY THREE of Student Success Week--a week where we try to offer some activities that promote support strategies and snacks that will refuel your energy.

Question of the Day:
How do you balance school and life commitments?

Top responses to Day Two's Question: What do you do if you HAVE to miss a class?

  • "Notify your teacher as soon as possible. Make arrangements to get notes, papers, homework for class. Hand in your homework ahead of time or email it to your teacher if possible, or leave it in your teacher's box." ~H.P.
  • "Email your professor at least 24 hours prior to class." ~R.M.
  • "Call my instructor (or email) and explain my situation. Look for makeup time to make sure I stay on top of homework." ~R.C.

Make sure to place your answer in one of the raffle boxes located in the Pearl Street Lobby or outside of the Learning Center on Cherry Street.

If you don't have class today, no worries! There is one more raffle question to come.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Student Success Week: Day Two

It's week five, and DAY TWO of Student Success Week--a week where we try to offer some activities that promote support strategies and snacks that will refuel your energy.

Question of the Day:
What do you do if you HAVE to miss a class?

Make sure to place your answer in one of the raffle boxes located in the Pearl Street Lobby or outside of the Learning Center on Cherry Street.

If you don't have class today, no worries! There are three more raffle questions to come.

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Student Success Week: Day One

It's week five, and DAY ONE of Student Success Week--a week where we try to offer some activities that promote support strategies and snacks that will refuel your energy.

Question of the Day:
Who is your CCV Academic Advisor?

Make sure to place your answer in one of the raffle boxes located in the Pearl Street Lobby or outside of the Learning Center on Cherry Street.

If you don't have class today, no worries! There are four more raffle questions to come.

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Shot for a Shot Campaign-Change of date!

Preventing the Flu One Cup at a Time

Your H1N1 Flu Shot = Free Coffee!

This is a quick reminder to get your free H1N1 flu shot at CCV on Thursday, March 4th from 12:30-4pm, and you’ll get a coupon for a free cup of coffee or tea at area coffee shops. You also have a shot at winning concert tickets to Higher Ground for you and 3 friends.
Go to healthvermont.gov for participating vendors and program details.


Here is the link to our web page about this promotion.http://healthvermont.gov/prevent/flu/shot4shot.aspx

Thursday, February 18, 2010

CCV's Career Readiness Certificate in the News!

Congressman Welch held a press conference at the CCV site in Montpelier yesterday to announce funding support for CCV’s Career Readiness Certificate program. The Congressman was instrumental in helping to secure $150,000 to support the continuation of this program.

Two students, Jay Bresett of Montpelier and Everette Fluery from Waterbury, as well as Green Moutain Coffee Roaster supervisor, Mike Vasseur, spoke about the value of this program.

To hear more, here is link to an article from the Times Argus

Great job, CCV!

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Friday, February 12, 2010

Free Personal Finance Seminars Starting Soon!

We could all use a little help when it comes to managing our finances, right?

Consider taking one of the following FREE seminar or class with the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity's Growing Money Program:

(Note: All Chittenden classes are held at 294 North Winooski Avenue!)

  • “Spend Smart” Class—Learn the foundations of good money management in this class. You'll be introduced to the powerful tools of tracking and budgeting and you'll set financial goals you can achieve . We will talk as a group about ways to stretch your dollars further. At the end of the three part series we will present with our helpful guide to community resources in your area. NEXT CLASSES-- Evening series: Mondays, March 1, 8, & 15 6-8pm. Daytime series: Wednesdays, March 3, 10, & 17 10am-12noon. Evening series: Tuesdays, April 6, 13, & 20 6-8pm

  • “Keys to Credit” Class—This class goes into detail about the important and often confusing world of credit. Learn all the basics and get smart about this issue. You can improve your credit in a variety of ways and we want to help you get started. This is a two-part series. NEXT CLASS-- Evening series: Mondays, March 22 & 29, 6-8pm

  • “Creating a Financial Future” Class—Learn to start building household savings in this class. An emergency fund, a Roth IRA, a Mutual Fund—all of these key concepts of long-terms savings will be explained in detail. NEXT CLASSES-- Evening series: Mondays, April 5 & 9, 6-8pm. Daytime series: Tuesdays, April 20 & 27, 10am-12pm.

  • To register, please call Molly Grover at (802)860-1417 x104

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

H1N1 Clinic: It's free and you're all invited!

It's that time of year when the flu bug finds its way into our schools, homes, and communities. Make sure you're protected!

How? Come and get your H1N1 flu vaccine at CCV's H1N1 clinic.

Thursday, March 4th, 2010
12 pm - 4:30 pm
Conference Room 2C, 2nd floor, 119 Pearl Street
Burlington, VT

This event is free and open to all members of the CCV community, including children.

For more information please contact CCV at (802) 865-4422.

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

FREE Tax Preparation at CCV

Would you like your taxes done for FREE and FAST?

Was your total family income less than $50,000 in 2009?

If you answered yes to both of these questions, sign up for an appointment to have your taxes done at CCV through the Vermont Income Tax Assistance Program. The appointments will be on Wednesday, February 10th, from 2-5pm in Room 110/Cherry Street.

Your taxes will be done for you by an IRS-certified volunteer tax assistor. Appointments are available on a first come first serve basis. Call 2-1-1 to see if you are eligibile and to sign up for an appointment - please mention you are signing up for the CCV onsite service.

***If you use the program, don't forget to ask about the US Savings Bonds. The bonds are I Bonds, which will be paying 3.36% interest, and are available in $50 increments - a great way to put away some savings!

Feel free to call me at 922-6297 if you have any questions.

~Lisa Jensen Resource Coordinator

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

You're invited to Washington, DC

Register today!

CCV’S Spring Trip to Washington, DC
April 9 – 11, 2010

Join us on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 9-11, on the CCV sponsored a college-wide weekend trip to Washington DC. As a group we will be touring the White House or U.S. Capitol, visiting the Monuments by Moonlight and attending a special event on Saturday evening. Spend the rest of the time as you wish.

When: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, April 9, 10, and 11, 2010
How: We will fly round trip on Southwest Air out of MANCHESTER, NH. When we arrive we will take the Express Metro service into the capitol were we will go directly to Hostelling International to check in. It is an ideal location for getting around and visiting the sites. That evening we will take the Old Town Trolley Tours Monuments by Moonlight tour.
What time: Friday, April 9, leave at 10:50 AM from MANCHESTER, NH AIRPORT and arrive at BWI at 12:20 PM. On Sunday, April 11, leave BWI at 2:40 PM and return to MANCHESTER AIRPORT at 4:00 PM.
Lodging: We will stay at Hostelling International–Washington, DC. Our rooms will be dormitory style, with shared bathrooms. Separate rooms for men and women. The hostel has lockers to store your things during the day. You can check out the hostel at www.hiwashingtondc.org
Cost: $347
(Includes airfare, lodging, Metro, evening events & White House/Capitol tour)

Please stop by CCV to pick up an application or email Julie Hudson at julie.hudson@ccv.edu for one!

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