Northeast Resiliency Consortium
In late 2013, Kingsborough Community College, in collaboration with seven east coast colleges, was awarded a Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (DOL TAACCCT) grant. Led by Passaic County (NJ) Community College, The Northeast Resiliency Consortium (NRC), with Atlantic Cape (NJ), Bunker Hill (MA), Capital (CT), Housatonic (MA), Kingsborough (NY), and LaGuardia (NY) Community Colleges, and in partnership with Achieving the Dream and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, prepares trade-impacted workers, veterans and other individuals for employment and career advancement in three key high-growth sectors (health care, information technology and environmental technologies) that play a critical role in times of crisis
As part of the NRC, Kingsborough focuses on training workers in the health care and food service industries. The areas of training include: Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)/Paramedic, Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), Community Healthcare Worker (CHW) as well as a Foreign Language for Healthcare (FLC) credential. Trainings in Food Service/Culinary Arts with a focus on nutrition and customer service will also be offered as well as food safety training for incumbent Home Health Aides (HHA), PCAs, Clinical Nursing Assistants (CNA).
Students are responsible for tuition and fees associated with these programs. Eligible* students are qualified to received enhanced services through NRC at no cost. These services include:
- Full suite of employment readiness serivces
- Job placement assistance
- College enrollment assistance
- Personal supportive services
- Access to NRC's textbook lending library
- Job retention services
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*In order to be eligible for an NRC training program, applicants must:
- be 18 years, or older
- have a GED® or high school diploma
- be legally eligible to work in the US