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Auto Industry: How Do We Get the Most Qualified Technicians? Suffolk!

Listen, above, to automotive industry representatives speak about the program at Suffolk County Community College, On December 6 Suffolk County Community College sponsored a career fair attended by nearly three-dozen representatives from 200 individual Long Island Automotive employers.

Suffolk County Community College has, for nearly 30 years, been the leader in preparing the most qualified for certified automotive technicians.


Suffolk County Community College offers an A.A.S. degree in Automotive Technology that is National Automotive Technician’s Education Foundation (NATEF) certified and designed to prepare students for employment as automobile technicians and professionals at automotive service facilities.

Suffolk offers four separate automotive programs that includes academic classes and automotive classes that fulfill the requirements to obtain an A.A.S. degree.

The programs offered are the Honda PACT program, the Toyota T-TEN program, the General Motors ASEP program, and the General Automotive ATAC I & ATAC II programs. Subaru was added to the program last year.

“Automobiles are more technically advanced than ever creating an increasing need for highly skilled technicians,” said Suffolk County Community College President Shaun L. McKay who added that the U.S.Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the number of qualified technicians needed nationwide will rise to approximately 780,000 by the year 2024, representing a 5% year-over-year increase in demand.

“Our students, as we continue to build our program, will be qualified to work in any dealership in the region,” McKay said. ‘We will be the premier training facility in the tristate region.”

EMPLOYERS REPRESENTED:

Employers Represented:

Apple Honda
Atlantic Auto Group

  • Advantage Honda
  • Advantage Toyota
  • Advantage Hyundai
  • Atlantic Audi West Islip
  • Atlantic Chevrolet Cadillac
  • Atlantic Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
  • Atlantic Honda
  • Atlantic Hyundai
  • Atlantic Lexus of 110
  • Atlantic Nissan
  • Atlantic Toyota
  • Atlantic Volkswagen
  • Audi Lynbrook
  • Chevrolet of Huntington
  • Ford Lincoln of Huntington
  • Lexus of Rockville Centre
  • Massapequa Nissan
  • Massapequa Toyota
  • Mid Island Hyundai
  • Millennium Honda
  • Millennium Hyundai
  • Millennium Toyota
  • South Shore Hyundai
  • Toyota of Huntington

BMW Tech Recruiter – Sarah Woodruff
Bram Auto Group

  • Audi of Brooklyn
  • Hudson Honda
  • Lexus of Manhattan
  • Bay Ridge Toyota
  • Bay Ridge Nissan
  • Chevrolet

Browns Jeep/Dodge/Chrysler
Burns Motor Company

  • Acura of Huntington
  • Audi of Huntington
  • Audi of Smithtown
  • BMW of Bayside
  • Honda City
  • Lexus of Smithtown
  • Lexus of Southampton
  • Mercedes of Southampton
  • Sunrise Volkswagen

City Cadillac
Competition Auto Group

  • Competition BMW of Smithtown
  • Competition Subaru Smithtown
  • Infiniti Smithson
  • Mercedes Benz of Huntington
  • Mercedes Benz of Smithtown

Eagle Auto Mall
Elite Auto NY (tentative)
Farmingdale University
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Firestone

  • 14 Long Island Locations

Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA)
Good Year

  • 10 Long Island Locations

Helms Brothers Mercedes
Hillside Honda
Hunter Engineering
Jiffy Lube

  • 17 Long Island locations

Matco Tools
Mavis Tire

  • 60 Long Island Locations

Metric Subaru
Pro Cut

Rallye Auto Group

  • Rallye Acura
  • Rallye BMW
  • Rallye Lexus
  • Rallye Mercedes Benz
  • Rally Collision Center

Smith Haven Auto Group

  • Smith haven Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
  • Smith haven Mazda
  • Smith haven Mitsubishi
  • 112 Auto Sales

Smithtown Nissan
Snap-On Tools
Subaru University
Tesla

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Save the Date Thursday May 8, 2018

“Celebrating 30 Years of Automotive Workforce Development”


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New Online Career Portal- Purple Briefcase – Launched at the College

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To:    The College Community

FROM:           Dr. Christopher J. Adams, Vice President for Student Affairs

SUBJECT:     New Online Career Portal- Purple Briefcase – Launched at the College

The Office of Career Services is proud to announce the availability of Purple Briefcase.  This online career platform allows employers to connect with Suffolk’s students and alumni as they search for career and internship opportunities. It also offers an extensive range of support services like career chat, videos, networking tips and other tools to help students and alumni that are engaged in the job search process. In alignment with Institutional Goal #1-Student Success, this is an advanced career networking and planning tool that will support individuals in finding a great position that will further develop their skills and work experience.

Purple Briefcase will be an important resource for information about career-related events and career exploration tools. Students will be able to develop individual profiles focused on their interests, skills, and career aspirations. The profile will also serve as their online resume for potential employers. Most importantly, Purple Briefcase is the main platform that the College will now use to post internships, job opportunities, and other important career information. We encourage everyone to visit the new site and learn more at www.sunysuffolk.edu/purplebriefcase.

For further information on how you may use this program and integrate this tool as part of your courses with our students, please do not hesitate to contact Tania Velazquez ’96, College Director for Career Services, at velazqt@sunysuffolk.edu.


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11/16/17 Chemical Dependency Mini Career Fair Sponsored by Career & Transfer Center

Chemical Dependency Mini Career Fair
Sponsored by Career & Transfer Center
Thursday, November 16, 2017 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Chemical Dependency Mini Career Fair Presented by Job Search Success

Thursday, November 16, 2017 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Sagtikos Lobby
Suffolk County Community College
1001 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood, NY

Open to all students!

Bring multiple copies of your résumé and dress professionally.

For more information, contact The Career and Transfer Center, Caumsett Hall, Suite 220 (631) 851-6876

Employer registration required

Support for the development/production of this material was provided by a grant under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 administered by the New York State Education Department.

Suffolk County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, equal pay compensation-sex, national origin, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction or disability in its admissions, programs and activities, or employment. For more information, including procedures and contact information for making a complaint, see: http://www.sunysuffolk.edu/nondiscrimination.

CareerFair2017-11Grant

Location: Sagtikos Lobby
Suffolk County Community College
1001 Crooked Hill Road
Brentwood, NY
Contact: Jason Cascone 631-851-6876 casconj@sunysuffolk.edu
Calendar: Event Calendar
More Information

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10/11/17 Part-Time Job Fair hosted by Suffolk County Community College Office of Career Services & Cooperative Education

PART-TIME JOB FAIR!

Need a Job?

The Office of Career Services is hosting a Part-Time Job Fair

Bring your résumé and dress professionally to speak with employers regarding job opportunities!

DATE: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017
TIME: 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
LOCATION: BABYLON STUDENT CENTER, MONTAUK POINT ROOM

For more info, call (631) 451-4049
Babylon Student Center,Room 205

sunysuffolk.edu/careerservices

There are over 35 employers (and counting) attending with great part-time opportunities.

Participating Employers

  1. AHRC Suffolk
  2. Aid to the Developmentally Disabled, Inc.
  3. All Island Media
  4. Allstate Insurance Company
  5. Applebee’s
  6. Arame Salon & Spa Aveda
  7. Bed Bath & Beyond
  8. Brookhaven National Laboratory
  9. Brothers 3 Pools
  10. Catholic Charities
  11. Christmas Tree Shops
  12. College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving
  13. Connoisseur Media Long Island
  14. Hollister Co. / Abercrombie & Fitch
  15. The Home Depot
  16. H&R Block
  17. Imagine Early Learning Centers
  18. Long Island Adolescent and Family Services
  19. Maryhaven Center of Hope
  20. Mass Mutual Long Island Metro
  21. NYC Department of Correction
  22. New York Life
  23. Northwestern Mutual
  24. Personal Touch Home Care
  25. Primerica
  26. Realty Connect USA
  27. Renewal by Anderson
  28. Saks Off Fifth – Riverhead
  29. SCO Family of Services
  30. ShopRite
  31. Signet Jewelers- Kay Jewelers
  32. Stew Leonard’s Wines
  33. Stop and Shop
  34. Suffolk County Police Department
  35. Suffolk Federal Credit Union
  36. Teachers Federal Credit Union
  37. United Cerebral Palsy of Long Island

Open to all Suffolk students and alumni.

Encourage participants to dress professionally and bring resumes. No registration needed.

 

Coordinated by: Suffolk County Community College Office of Career Services & Cooperative Education

  • Interested in networking with alumni join Suffolk County Community College Alumni Group on LinkedIn
  • Interested in hiring students post through Suffolk County Community College Job Connections
  • Want to volunteer to help student and alumni with career success? Contact us

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Frederick Hansley ’12 The Suite Life: A Career in Hospitality Management

Frederick Hansley

The Suite Life: A Career in Hospitality Management

The Hotel and Resort Management program at Suffolk County Community College, strategically situated in Riverhead, is tailor-made to prepare students for rewarding careers in this booming industry….

Frederick Hansley graduated from the program in 2012 and was able to land a job right away at the Residence Inn in Holtsville as a result of connections made through the College’s job fair. Now, as the General Manager of the Hampton Inn in Islandia, N.Y., he reflects fondly about his education at Suffolk. “The professors have real-world backgrounds and I appreciated how the program is designed to provide hands-on experience for students,” he says.

Read the full article online at Suffolk County Community College Career Focus

Do you have an alumni story? Share your update to alumni@sunysuffolk.edu


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10/6/17 Free Women in Manufacturing Summit at Suffolk County Community College

Women in Manufacturing Summit at Suffolk County Community College

SCCC Women Manufacturing Summit

Presented by Suffolk County Community College’s Office of Workforce and Economic Development, this free event will explore the importance and impact that women have in a wide range of manufacturing and manufacturing-related industries and how STEM education can support further growth in these industries.

The conference is FREE but registration is required.

The development of this document was funded completely by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration for $2,949,137 to Suffolk County Community College, and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The U.S. Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership.

Time Activity
9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Welcome and Introduction of Guests
Remarks by Suffolk’s Office of Workforce and Economic Development Associate Vice President John Lombardo
Remarks by Suffolk President Dr. Shaun L. McKay
9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Video Presentation: “How Women Choose Career Paths” and review of regional and national studies
Rosalie Drago, Regional Director – Workforce Development Institute
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Panel discussion features a Q & A with a wide range of leaders from regional industries, including food service manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, clothing and design, wine and spirits, aerospace and defense, and electronics.
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Exhibitions including robotics demonstrations and STEM project displays. In addition, various companies will be showcasing core products. Exhibitor space is free but you must sign up in advance. Please call 631-851-6200 for details.

 ONLINE REGISTRATION

For more information contact advmfg@sunysuffolk.edu

Connect on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/SCCC.Advanced.Manufacturing.Training.Center


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Selden, NY – 3rd Annual Professional Clothing Drive

The Career Services and Cooperative Education Office at the Ammerman Campus will be holding its 3rd annual professional clothing drive on:

 

Tuesday, May 9 and Wednesday, May 10

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 2:30 PM– 4:00 PM

Gently used men’s and women’s business clothing and accessories will be accepted on the above days in the lobby of the Babylon Student Center.

This year all clothing will once again be donated to the Career Couture Boutique at the Suffolk County Department of Labor.  Career Couture is located at the Suffolk County One-Stop Employment Center and offers both men and women proper business attire for upcoming interviews and job fairs at no charge.  With the proper attire, most individuals will have a better opportunity of obtaining their next job.

Career Couture is in need of suits, blazers, blouses, pants, skirts and accessories such as shoes, purses, scarves, ties and jewelry.  Donations should be business appropriate, clean and current (no more than 3 years old).  All donations are 100% tax deductible.

Thanks to all of you, our previous drives were all a tremendous success.  I hope that we can be just as successful again this year.


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4/19/17 Selden, NY – Career Fair

Career Fair

April 19, 2017 – 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Suffolk County Community College, Ammerman Campus

533 College Road, Selden, NY 11784

Babylon Student Center

Help our students invest in their future

There will be over 45 employers collecting resumes and potentially interviewing on the spot.

This is the perfect opportunity for your students to find permanent or summer employment, internships or even be exposed to the opportunities that may be available to them in our surrounding community

Please share with your students and assist them on their journey to searching for a job/internships.

Students / alumni are encouraged to wear business attire and have resume copies.

If resume assistance is needed please contact the Career Center Rm 205

PARTICIPATING EMPLOYERS

  • Able Health Care
  • ACLD
  • Advanced Optowave
  • AHRC Suffolk
  • Aid to the Developmentally Disabled
  • All Island Media, Inc.
  • Allstate/Freund Agency
  • American Environments Company
  • Arame Salon & Spa – Aveda
  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Catholic Charities
  • Children of America
  • Community Program Centers of Long Island
  • Connoisseur Media – WALK 97.5/K-98.3/103.1 Max FM/94.3 The Shark
  • Cox Media LI
  • Developmental Disabilities Institute
  • Family Residences & Essential Enterprises, Inc.
  • Frank Lowe Rubber & Gasket
  • Girl Scouts of Suffolk County
  • Home Depot
  • Imagine Early Learning Centers
  • Island Group Plans, Inc.
  • J. Crew
  • JVC Broadcasting
  • Level Solar
  • LGCY Power
  • Luitpold Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • MTA – Long Island Railroad
  • Nature’s Bounty Co.
  • New York City Dept. of Correction
  • New York State Police
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • NYFF Events
  • Photonics Industries International Inc.
  • Premier Home Health Care Services Inc.
  • Primerica
  • Prudential Advisors
  • QSAC – Quality Services for the Autism Community
  • Riverhead Bldg. Supply
  • Royal Apparel
  • SCO Family of Services
  • Soundview Greenport LLC
  • Spartan Capital Securities, LLC
  • State Farm Insurance
  • Stew Leonard’s
  • Suffolk Federal Credit Union
  • Teachers Federal Credit Union
  • Windowrama Enterprises, Inc.
  • YAI

Coordinated by: Suffolk County Community College Office of Career Services & Cooperative Education


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Investigating Scott Higham ’79: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Graduate Tells All

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Scott Higham ’79

Scott Higham is a Pulitzer Prize-winning member of the investigations unit of The Washington Post. He has examined the deaths of foster children, waste and fraud in Homeland Security contracts, the treatment of detainees at Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib and conflicts of interest on Capitol Hill. He has also investigated the off-shore banking industry, the rise of ISIS and its use of U.S. social media, and the murder of Chandra Levy, among many other projects. After graduating from Suffolk, Mr. Higham attended Stony Brook University and the Columbia University School of Journalism.

How was your Suffolk experience?

I met people at Suffolk who wanted to succeed in life. I also had teachers who believed in me for the first time, and I began to excel as a student. Suffolk prepared me for a four-year college and the graduate school program I would later attend.

Where did your interest in journalism come from?

I fell in love with journalism when I walked into the newsroom of the student paper at Stony Brook University, The Stony Brook Press. I had graduated from Suffolk and was taking pre-law classes at Stony Brook but I saw journalism as a different way to perform a public service, see the world on someone else’s dime, and have some fun along the way. It was the best choice I ever made, besides becoming a father.

What excites you about what you do?

As a journalist, I get paid to tell the truth. There’s been a lot said about journalists being untruthful and that’s simply not true. When we make mistakes at The Washington Post, we are held accountable and can catch hell from our editors. If someone knowingly fabricates a story, they are fired on the spot. In my 30 years as a reporter, I’ve only seen it happen a handful of times. There are not many jobs that pay you for being honest. There are also not many jobs that put you in a position to witness history, to see things few people ever see, to learn from people in all stations of life and have fun every day you go to work. I feel like I have the best job on the planet, working as an advocate for the readers of The Washington Post, holding the powerful accountable and helping the less fortunate along the way. And the culture of a newsroom, with its creativity and energy and character, can’t be beat.

What are you most proud of?

I’m most proud to be part of a tradition that is so essential to our democracy. The founders of our country made the freedom of the press the First Amendment for a reason. Our work at The Washington Post, and the work being done by reporters across the country, helps to inform the public and expose corrupt politicians and abusive corporations. There are few higher callings. As Thomas Jefferson said in 1787: “Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.”

What can be done about the proliferation of fake news?

Great question. Rely on trusted news sources, double check sources, find source material to verify information and read as many publications as possible. There’s an old saying in journalism: “If your mother says she loves you, check it out.” So if someone shares a “story” with you on Facebook or Twitter or whatever, check it out before you share it with someone else.

What advice would you have for today’s high school students?

Community college is a great place to start. Most students have no idea what they want to do with their lives when they’re graduating high school, and places like Suffolk can provide them with a place for experimentation and the space to take chances. And you can take those chances without racking up big tuition bills and burdensome loans. I really don’t know where I would be today if I hadn’t gone to Suffolk.

– Drew Fawcett

Source: Suffolk County Community College Career Focus


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3/22/17 Eastern Campus Career/Job Fair

Eastern Campus Career/Job Fair
Coordinated by: Suffolk County Community College Office of Career Services & Cooperative Education
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

JobFair

Eastern Campus • Peconic Building Cafeteria
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Contact: Roslin Khan, Career Services Coordinator, Career Services
khanr@sunysuffolk.edu

Coordinated by: Suffolk County Community College Office of Career Services & Cooperative Education

 

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