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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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Flashback Friday – Suffolk County Community College Business Class visits former Entrepreneurship student and Crazy Crepe Owner

CrazyCrepeLogo113x141November 6, 2016 – Twenty students enrolled in Business Administration BUS 123: Entrepreneurship course on the Ammerman campus, visited the Crazy Crepe restaurant, founded and operated by former Suffolk County Community College student, Kevin Muller.

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Kevin Muller, Crazy Crepe Owner & former Suffolk County Community College student.

The entrepreneurship course focuses on the study of the environment of small business and  the functions and philosophy of entrepreneurs. Topics include problems in initiating and achieving success in new small business, including financing, marketing, management and legal governmental relationships involved. This onsite visit to a local business located minutes away from the Ammerman campus in Selden, NY gave the students the opportunity to have a unique learning experience as part of their business education.

Starting with a brief account of his educational background, Mr. Muller shared the process of selecting, opening and reopening his business. With initial capital funding of $20,000 which he raised through working full –time and living at home, he opened his first yogurt shop at the Selden location, while maintaining his full-time job. Shortly after realizing the business would not be successful, he used a $3,000 line of credit to re-brand the store and offer crepes using a family recipe from his grandmother.  20171106_180338_1510163919744

In addition to talking about raising capital, Mr. Muller explained several of his business practices to the students that brought their course content to life. He spoke walking the neighborhoods, speaking to customers and surveying potential new locations as part of his research process of opening new locations. He frequently uses community connections and offers to host fundraisers and participate in industry events to gain more customer familiarity with the Crazy Crepe brand and test out new products. He meets with the staff at each of his four locations and chooses to lead by example with a hands-on management style. In addition to managing his current businesses, he shared his vision for a new brand and possible franchising opportunities with the students.

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Students enrolled in Business Administration BUS 123: Entrepreneurship course

In a post-visit class discussion with Professor Lauren Liburd the students expressed their appreciation of the experience. They were encouraged to see a young entrepreneur from Long Island, whom they could relate to. They recognized his work ethic and found assurance in their ability to be successful entrepreneurs, should they apply the same principles to their business aspirations. This experience gave students a first-hand look into the possibilities of utilizing their business education to further their goals and dreams of success.

Did you attend Suffolk County Community College and start a business? Join the conversation on LinkedIn Suffolk County Community College Alumni Entrepreneurs & Business Owners

Would you like to volunteer? Contact us alumni@sunysuffolk.edu


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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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Mary P. Lodato ’82, RN, Recognized as a Top 100 Healthcare Professional by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Publication

pressrelease_192949_1512427077Patchogue, NY, December 05, 2017 –(PR.com)– Mary P. Lodato, RN of Patchogue, New York has been recognized as a Top 100 Healthcare Professional by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide for her outstanding contributions and achievements for over 42 years in the field of healthcare.

About Mary P. Lodato, RN
Ms. Lodato is a Registered Nurse at BMHMC, which is a hospital providing patient care in Patchogue, New York. She provides basic nursing services in the ambulatory surgical unit with pre- and post-op patients. Previously, she taught L.P.N.’s at BOCES and worked at an OB/GYN office.

Ms. Lodato obtained a L.P.N. from Eastern Suffolk BOCES in 1973 and an A.S.N. from Suffolk Community County Community College in 1982. She is bilingual in Spanish and English and enjoys teaching bilingual nursing assistant students, L.P.N. students and those in the working maternal child arena.

Born on August 31, 1954 in Bronx, New York, Mary married Anthony on August 25, 1979 and they have three children. In her spare time she enjoys family activities, bbq’s, traveling to Europe and reading.

Ms. Lodato states, “I truly love nursing and mentoring nursing students and new hires who come to the facility.”

For further information, please contact http://www.brookhavenhospital.org.

About Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide
Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide highlights the professional lives of individuals from every significant field or industry including business, medicine, law, education, art, government and entertainment. Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide is both an online and hard cover publication where we provide our members’ current and pertinent business information. It is also a biographical information source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms throughout the world. Our goal is to ensure that our members receive all of the networking, exposure and recognition capabilities to potentially increase their business.

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11/28/17 Veterans Suicide Prevention Presentation

Veterans Suicide Prevention Presentation          

The College’s Campus Veteran Resource Center and the Student Veterans of America will be hosting a Veteran suicide prevention program on the College’s three campuses.  Guest speaker, Tim Lawson, a Veteran and founder of the 1, 2, Many Project will engage the community in applying proactive solutions to address the alarming suicide statistics among the Veteran population.  The attached flyer provides more information.

The Ammerman Campus presentation will be held on:

 Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Islip Arts Building, Room 115, 533 College Road, Selden, NY 11784

Questions? 631-451-4456 Option 1

Veterans Suicide Prevention

This program is open to all and please share with anyone who would be interested in attending.

Suffolk County Community College Veteran and Military Alumni stay connected


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Suffolk County Community College Alumni Selfie – Small Business Saturday #ShopSmall 11/25/17

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Saturday, November 25, 2017
As a graduate of Suffolk County Community College, you are in great company. In fact, there are more than 130,000 people just like you who are now living and working across the county — and the world!

We encourage you to maintain your relationship and support alumni businesses!

On Small Business Saturday
1. Visit a Suffolk County Community College alumni business.

Partial List of Alumni Businesses:

Above Ground Unlimited, Inc. http://www.abovegroundunlimited.com/ *
Bliss Restaurant http://www.blissli.com/
Bubba’s Burrito Bar http://www.bubbasburritobar.com/
CF Grow, Inc. http://www.cfgrow.com/
Crazy Crepe http://crazycrepecafe.com/
Fusion Marketing / Printing *
2359 Middle Country Road Centereach, NY 11720 631-560-1295
G.S. Garritano & Associates http://www.gsgcpa.com/
Hamptons Employment Agency, Inc. http://www.hamptonsemployment.com/
Iseenthos, LLC http://www.seennyc.com/ *
Janelle Brooke Photography http://www.janellebrooke.com/
Java Star Coffee http://www.javastarcoffee.com/ *
L. Marie Events http://www.lmarieevents.com/
New Life HR Solutions, LLC http://www.newlifehrsolutions.com/
Personal Preference Limo Company *
79 Van Buren Street Port Jefferson, NY 11776
Royal Star Associates Inc. http://www.royal-star.com/
Simply Beautiful Boutique *
117 Main Street, Greenport, NY 11944 – 631-276-1376
Sky Sky Media http://skyskymedia.com/about
Switches and Sensors, Inc. http://www.switchesandsensors.com/
Unique Rides http://www.willcastro.com/index.html
VIP Billiards http://www.vipbilliardsinc.com
Add your Suffolk County Community College alumni business here!

* = Entrepreneurial Assistance Program (EAP) Alumni

2. Share your #ShopSmall selfie through E-mail alumni@sunysuffolk.edu or

Suffolk County Community College Alumni Entrepreneurs & Business Owners https://www.linkedin.com/groups/5188251

About Small Business Saturday®
American Express founded Small Business Saturday® in 2010 to help business owners with their most pressing need – getting more customers. Today, the nation has embraced the day as part of the holiday shopping tradition. Shoppers, businesses, government officials, local organizations, and corporate partners come together to celebrate their neighborhoods on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.


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Suffolk County Community College Now Provides Official E-Transcripts Through Credentials Solutions

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TO:                  The College Community

FROM:           Christopher Adams, Ed. D., Vice President for Student Affairs

Anna Flack, College Associate Dean Master Schedule/Registrar

In our continuing efforts to provide online services to students and alumni, the Office of the College Registrar has partnered with Credentials Solutions to offer electronic services for official transcripts. This method of delivery will expedite official transcript ordering, and will enhance the level of service that the Registrar’s Office currently provides.

Through this partnership, the College has been able to streamline the entire official transcript process. Many institutions across the country and abroad use e-transcript functionality, and now our students—current and former—will be able to enjoy what has proven to be an efficient and secure approach to requesting the transmission of official copies of their college transcript. This process will also facilitate student mobility and have a positive effect on students’ college transfer processes and employment pursuits.

This service is now in effect and operational.  Additional information can be found at: www.sunysuffolk.edu/officialtranscript or you may email: central_records@sunysuffolk.edu.


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In our continuing efforts to provide online services to students and alumni, the Office of the College Registrar has partnered with Credentials Solutions to offer electronic services for official transcripts. This method of delivery will expedite official transcript ordering, and will enhance the level of service that the Registrar’s Office currently provides.

 

Through this partnership, the College has been able to streamline the entire official transcript process. Many institutions across the country and abroad use e-transcript functionality, and now our students—current and former—will be able to enjoy what has proven to be an efficient and secure approach to requesting the transmission of official copies of their college transcript. This process will also facilitate student mobility and have a positive effect on students’ college transfer processes and employment pursuits.

 

This service is now in effect and operational.  Additional information can be found at: www.sunysuffolk.edu/officialtranscript or you may email: central_records@sunysuffolk.edu.

 

 

 

 

Check out SPIRIT WEEK EVENTS: October 16-20, 2017

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SPIRIT WEEK EVENTS October 16-20, 2017

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10/25/17 New York College Fair at Suffolk County Community College

Learn about scholarships at Suffolk County Community College

Suffolk County Community College, Ammerman Campus
Babylon Student Center (Map)
533 College Road, Selden, NY 11784


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11/14/17 “Hunger for Knowledge” Chiptole Selden Scholarship Fundraiser

CAUSE AN EFFECT

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2017

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Chipotle Mexican Grill 261 Middle Country Rd, Selden, NY 11784 (Map)

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Suffolk Community College Foundation.

Come in to the Chipotle at 261 Middle Country Rd in Selden on Tuesday, November 14th between 5:00pm and 9:00pm. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Suffolk Community College Foundation.
Online orders will not be included in the fundraiser total. To ensure your purchase is counted in the fundraiser, be sure to order and pay in-restaurant. Gift card purchases during fundraisers do not count towards total donated sales, but purchases made with an existing gift card will count.  ChipotleSeldenSCCF2017-11-14

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