Support the Career Center

Career programs need support from the community to insure that students are learning the skills and practices currently used in the real world. Consider supporting programs in the following ways:

Serve on an Advisory Committee:  Each program, or program area, has an advisory committee that is responsible for reviewing curriculum, recommending equipment, and assisting the instructor with placing students in related careers. Advisory committees will meet 2-3 times per year and provide consultation with the instructor as needed.

Donate Supplies and Equipment: Students consume lots of materials learning skills in various programs. Tools and equipment are continually updated and replaced. Should you have items that would be beneficial to students learning skills please consider donating them. Items  donated are tax deductible.

Be a Guest Speakers or Host a Field Trip: Instructors like to have professionals come into classes to provide insight and expertise related to their career areas. Students are taken on field trips regularly to reinforce what is being taught in the classroom.

Provide Internships and Related Work Experiences: Several programs require students to complete an internship for a specified number of hours in a business related to the career area. Seniors may complete their program requirements early and seek a paid work position.

Support Cooperative Education: NCCC has an ICE program that provides seniors with a supervised work experience through the school year. Students work daily in afternoon jobs as your employee, but with the guidance of a program coordinator. They attend a related class weekly to learn skills necessary for successful employment as well as managing adult responsibilities.

Call the career center office at 765-593-6680 to find out more about how to support the career education of students.