Bender Virtual Career Fair

Bender Consulting Services, Inc. Bender Virtual Career Fair: Employment for People with Disabilities. March 13, 2019. Celebrating 20 Years of Disability Employment Solutions. Recruitment. Workplace Mentoring. Technology Accessibility.

 Are you a person with a disability looking for a career opportunity or internship?

This Virtual Career Fair is FREE for career seekers with disabilities to attend.

Experienced professionals, recent college graduates and college students with disabilities meet online with employers across the nation to discuss competitive career opportunities!

Participants are invited to interact with employers via chat sessions.

CONNECT WITH EMPLOYERS LOOKING TO HIRE PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

Access opportunities within a wide range of careers.

  • National employer participation across many industry sectors
  • Public and private sector opportunities

INTERVIEW WITH EASE

Participate from the comfort of your home,
your dorm room or your favorite coffee shop!

  • Multi-tasking chats about career and internship interests
  • End-to-end accessible technology platform

CAREER FAIRS WITH LESS HASSLE

Save time and money.

  • No printed out resumes necessary

Register at www.careereco.com/events/disability

Virtual Career Fair Date: March 13, 2019

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First-ever male NFL cheerleaders are headed to Super Bowl

From the first male cheerleaders in the NFL, to the first male cheerleaders to dance at the Super Bowl.

From AJC.com:

The first-ever male NFL cheerleaders are heading to the Super Bowl.

After making history at the start of the season in 2018, Quinton Peron and Napoleon Jinnies are about to become the first male cheerleaders to ever perform at a Super Bowl.

The Los Angeles Rams secured their spot at Super Bowl 53 in a win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday — winning 26-23. They took the lead with an overtime field goal.

Read the full article here.

Special Populations Lending Library

Are you familiar with the Special Populations Lending Library?  If not, the Special Populations Lending Library is a resource to assist students who have exhausted their financial resources and have no other means of purchasing their textbooks and supplies.  These students must be classified as being a part of one of the special populations’ categories:

 

  • Single parents:  A single parent is an individual who is not married and who has custody of and is responsible for the care of one or more minor children, or who is currently pregnant.
  • Displace homemakers:  A displace homemaker is an individual who has been out of the job market for a period of time and now needs to return to work for financial reasons due to separation, divorce, disability, or death of a spouse.
  • Individuals who are Economically Disadvantage:  A credit-hour student who is a needs-based financial aid recipient of Pell or Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF).
  • Individuals in Non-traditional Programs:  The term “nontraditional programs” means occupations or fields of work, including careers in computer science, technology, and other current and emerging high skill occupations, for which individuals from one gender comprise less than 25 percent of the individuals employed in each such occupation or field of work.
  • Individuals with Disabilities:  A “person with a disability” is anyone with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, such as caring for one’s self, performing manual task, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning and working.
  • Individual with Limited English Proficiency:  A person whose native language is a language other than English.

 

The Lending Library does not offer books in General Education classes.  The books are occupation specific.  Please share this valuable resource to your students or refer them to Kashatriya Eason (J-105 Macon) or LaKeisha Nelson (A-132 Warner Robins).   Thank you so much for all that you do for our students.

 

Kashatriya Eason-Macon/Milledgeville
keason@centralgatech.edu
478-476-5137

Lakeisha Nelson-Warner Robins
lanelson@centralgatech.edu
478-218-3229

Trivia Winners

Kelli Bass Gloria Segovia

The Office of Disability Services celebrated Disability Awareness Month in October by hosting a Disability Trivia contest. Pictured are the winners of the trivia contest: Kelli Bass and Gloria Segovia. Thanks to all of the students who participated. Please look forward to other opportunities to participate in events hosted by the Special Populations/Disability Services.

#PurpleThursday at CGTC’s Warner Robins Campus!

CGTC table set up with pamphlets about domestic violence awareness

Lakeshia Nelson, Special Populations project manager on the CGTC Warner Robins campus, recently spoke with students and visitors alike on Thursday, October 18, as they stopped by the table in the lobby of A-building to receive informational pamphlets on domestic violence awareness and safe dating. To relay the impact of domestic violence awareness, the Special Pops team played a video of women sharing their stories about how they survived domestic violence. As a bonus to stopping by the table, visitors had the chance to take a giveaway bag and some other goodies if they were wearing purple.

CGTC table set up with pamphlets about domestic violence awareness

Growing up as a witness to domestic violence as a child, Lakeshia wants people to know that domestic violence is real. In sharing her story, Lakeshia was able to speak with several women at the table who shared their personal stories, and consoled several who shed tears for someone they know who is currently experiencing domestic violence.

If you or someone you know in the middle Georgia area needs help, you can contact the 24-Hour Crisis Hotline at (478) 923-6294 or (478) 745-9292.  Help is also available via The National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).

Click the following link to view one woman’s story on how she survived domestic violence.  https://youtu.be/sXOp4qSFJLI

Disability Awareness Month Trivia

Get ready for trivia!
During the month of October, a disability fact will go out on Monday of each week. A question will be posted on the following Wednesday. All responses should be sent to keason@centralgatech.edu from your school email by Friday at 12:00 noon.

If you submit the correct answer, you will be entered into a random drawing to win a Titans Pack at the end of the month!

The winner will be notified by email.

Quote

 “Don’t be afraid of quiet time. You are worth spending time with, alone and free from distractions.”

Miserably Successful No More by Debjani Mukherjee Biswas (2017) – a National Association of Professional Women’s ‘Woman of the Year’ recipient.

Non-Traditional Students

Non-Traditional Student Association

The mission of NTSA is to provide a campus-based community dedicated to the academic and professional development of Central Georgia Technical College’s population of nontraditional students.

  • To foster academic, social and emotional support for nontraditional students.
  • To establish a network of shared resources and guidance unique to the needs of nontraditional students.
  • To provide opportunities for and to encourage campus involvement and community engagement.

We are excited to share the NTSA mentoring opportunity that is both flexible and achievable for busy students with jobs and families. Whether you think you would be a great mentor to other students or are interested in hearing from the learned experiences of others, check your email for the next NTSA Adult Cafe Table Talk.

 

For more information, contact your Special Populations office.