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Martin Duvic, an automotive instructor at BRCC's Acadian Campus, recently attended the 2013 North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) Conference in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The NACAT Conference provides automotive teachers a venue to gain their annual 20 hours of required professional development. The conference included training sessions and other social activities, including networking with colleagues from all over the world. Duvic was also the winning recipient of a $1,000 equipment certificate for BRCC's automotive program. Congratulations!
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fter hearing about 10 year old cancer patient Trevor Sims' wish to feed the hungry, Patient Care Technician students at BRCC New Roads stepped up to help make his wish come true. They moved quickly to organize a food drive for Trevor. The students, along with their instructor Debra Bailey, put on their running shoes and delivered flyers throughout the local community requesting donations of canned goods . Once the flyers were out, the donations began flowing in. "Trevor's story just touched the hearts of many the students and I wanted to help in any way we could. That's what we do as healthcare workers" said Mrs. Bailey. The goods were delivered to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank as per Trevor's wish.
Westside Campus is offering an American Welding Society (AWS) Welding Training Program on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. The cost for this program is $550. Classes begin September 14, 2013 and end February 15, 2014. This class leads to a nationally recognized certification and is for both beginners and experienced welders. For more information, contact BRCC Westside Campus at (225) 687-5500
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Baton Rouge Community College - Acadian Campus (formerly Capital Area Technical College) is pleased to announce that the Culinary Arts program just received a 5-year renewal accreditation from the American Culinary Federation (ACF). On June 10-12, three evaluators reviewed all aspects of the Culinary program. The Culinary program was initially accredited in 2004 with renewals in 2007 and 2010. This is the first time that Culinary receives a 5-year accreditation renewal (2013 - 2018). Congratulations to the Culinary Arts program, the instructors, the students, the maintenance staff, and everyone who worked so very hard for this achievement.
WHO: Representatives from Baton Rouge Community College, industrial, nonprofit and community resource partners (including ExxonMobil, Turner Industries, BRAVE, and HOPE Ministries) have joined forces again for the second annual North Baton Rouge Job and Career Fair. The purpose of this community event is to increase the awareness of training and educational opportunities available to north Baton Rouge residents. What: More than 20 area employer and community resource providers will provide information about available job training programs and services. Additionally, free jambalaya will be provided and Max 94.1 will broadcast live from the event. Participants include Exxon Mobil, Turner Industries, TRIAD, Local Unions and Apprenticeship Programs, PALA Group, Associated Grocers, Our Lady of The Lake, City Parish Human Resources, Civil Service, Career Solutions Center, Adult Education Programs, Hands-on training and academic programs offered by BRCC campuses, Cox Communications, Anvil Attachments, JV industries…and more. This event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by ExxonMobil, Turner Industries, and CApital Area ReEntry Coailition and the BRAVE Project When: Thursday, August 15, 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Best time for photo and interview opportunities is between 11 am and noon. Where: BRCC Acadian Campus (formerly Capital Area Technical College), 3250 N. Acadian Thruway E., Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70805. Student Activity Center
On Thursday, July 11, 2013 Dow Chemical sponsored a student and employer networking dinner at the BRCC Plaquemine campus. Over forty Plaquemine campus students, enrolled in the Electrical and Pipefitting courses, attended the dinner. The students had the opportunity to meet with industry representatives from Westgate, Turner, Dow Chemical and other potential employers. Also, in attendance were several members of BRCC faculty and staff.
BRCC's Acadian Campus recently served as the host site for the "Together We Stand, Divided we Fall" community meeting. North Baton Rouge community members had an opportunity to brainstorm on ways they can be involved in improving their neighborhoods. Topics of discussion included crime, education, and clean up efforts. Representatives from the BRAVE Project, BRCC, elected officials, and faithbased organizations provided valuable information to the group. The event was sponsored by Rosehill Baptist Church and The Community Committee. The group plans to meet at the college every Tuesday at 6 p.m. For information on how you can get involved, contact Pearl Porter at 588-9562.
CURRENT CATC students will NOT have to pay the increased tuition until 2016. Current CATC students will pay CATC full-time tuition of approximately $1100 per semester until 2016. The definition of “current student” is a student who is continuing enrollment in August 2013, who must have been enrolled in either the January 2013 or May 2013 semester. Again, we are so excited about the new opportunities this merger will provide for the communities in our service area.