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It’s no secret that the Rockford-area has many homeless individuals out there on the streets. Anywhere you choose to travel downtown Rockford, you are guaranteed to see at least one, but more than likely multiple, people in a small radius. In fact, we have some homeless people living right outside of Rockford Community College’s walls. With a skate park nearby and many businesses surrounding the area, we are located in a spot where someone without shelter is able to be covered.
But it’s getting cold out.
Admit it – you don’t know what a CNC machinist does, but the title alone sounds impressive and makes you want to be one! CNC stands for Computer Numerical Control and has been around since the 1970’s. Though most people have never heard this term, most people have dealt with CNC on almost a daily basis.
The demand for CNC machinists is on the rise, thanks to advancements in the field and a lack of skilled workers trained for these positions. Learning CNC means learning how to use computer-controlled machines or robots in order to make or assemble products, among other possible uses.
The skyrocketing cost of tuition across the country is making it more and more difficult for students to obtain a “traditional” education: one earned by travelling to a brick and mortar university and attending regular classes every day. The crisis of student loan debt in our country right now is leaving potential students gun shy of the burden, although it is often necessary to take out loans in order to attend a traditional college.
This is your chance to be a part of something big every single day.
In every operation, you have the worker bees who support the main event. You have the cameramen who film the talent, the assistants who schedule every appointment and the maintenance workers who keep functionality a priority. These are the ones who carry a huge part of the process but aren’t quite as recognizable as the famous actors, the remarkable physicians or the talented athletes.
Studying HVACR opens students to a wide range of careers after graduation. HVACR (heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration) is a crucial element of our human comfort and every home across the country uses this technology to some degree or another. But beyond residential uses, HVACR is a critical element of society, from the way that food is safely stored before sale to the needs of a hospital or medical research lab. Even a manufacturing facility requires careful ventilation within the factory.
In September 1787, the United States Constitution was signed by our Founding Fathers. Every year, the National Constitution Center celebrates this day by hosting a celebration at the museum. Well, here at Rockford Career College, we also celebrated this remarkable day in history! Students and instructors alike joined in the Student Lounge for muffins and juice. They were welcomed with trivia questions in the form of a Hall Pass, which all related to the Constitution. Those with the correct answer were put in a raffle to win a prize.
There is a quote by Jane Goodall that resonates with me, “You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” From the time I was a small child I had always known I wanted to help people. As I grew older, I realized exactly what that meant for me. I wanted to make a difference. But how? And what does that mean? I have always been very determined and passionate about what I believe in.
La'Zarvius Ferguson, MBA has been hired by Rockford Career College as Director of Financial Aid. In his role, he is responsible for managing financial aid operations for the Rockford Career College campuses in Rockford, Minneapolis and Madison, as well as the Media Institute campuses in Minneapolis and Madison.
“We were very fortunate to find La’Zarvius,” said Rockford Career College Campus President Mike O’Herron. “His energy, enthusiasm, super communication skills and ability to connect make him a wonderful fit for our colleges.”