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College Of The Canyons Offers Community Education Opportunities

This spring and summer, the College of the Canyons Chancellor's Circle and Community Education are offering learning opportunities for business owners and junior high students.

The College of the Canyons is reaching out to the community this spring and summer with and business growth seminar in May and a career exploration opportunities for junior high students in July.


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Chancellor's Breakfast Briefing

Rick Hernandez, president of Syntesis Global, will be speaking about “Growing Your Business in the 21st Century” during the Chancellor’s Breakfast Briefing, on Friday, May 2.

The event is geared toward small business owners who want to increase overall performance, strategic thinking, and the ability to adapt to change.

Hernandez will also discuss how businesses can achieve excellence in service, innovation and market differentiation.

An author, speaker and management advisor with more than 20 years of experience, Hernandez specializes in helping to assist small business owners and company executives improve their quality and performance.

The spring 2014 Breakfast Briefing will be held in the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center, Room 258, on the Valencia campus.

Breakfast will be served beginning at 7:30 a.m., followed by the morning’s main presentation at 8:15 a.m.

Registration for the Chancellor’s Circle Breakfast Briefing is free for Chancellor’s Circle members and $15 for non-members. All guests must register by Tuesday, April 29. Tickets are available through the COC Foundation. Call 661-362-3434 for more information.

About the Chancellor’s Circle

The Chancellor’s Circle is a partnership between College of the Canyons and a diverse group of businesses, community members, non-profit groups, government leaders and others who are committed to strengthening the community by actively supporting strong partnerships.

Through their membership fees, Chancellor’s Circle members help raise funds to assist deserving students in affording college, as well as for special programs that enhance educational access for students.

COC Summer Institute

Junior high students who want to explore careers in photography, architecture, video game design or robotics have the opportunity to spend a week at the COC Summer Institute, a hands-on educational summer camp.

The Summer Institute is open to students entering 7th, 8th or 9th grade in the fall, and each class is led by an industry professional, student teacher or COC professor.

Classes are divided into one-week segments: July 14 through July 18 and July 21 through July 25. Drop off each day begins at 8:30 a.m. and the sessions end at 3:30 p.m.

“The COC Summer Institute is much more than your typical summer camp,” said Summer Institute Coordinator Nadia Cotti, in a press release. “It’s an opportunity for your child to discover a potential career path, and have some fun at the same time. You don’t want to let your teenager miss out on this amazing experience.”

Students in different disciplines will gain experience programming robots, performing first aid, designing model buildings and painting with light.

Registration fees are $225 per one-week class, and registration closes when classes are filled.

For example, the video game design classes are already full, said Diane Steward, dean of Community Education.

For more information and a detailed schedule for each class, or to sign up for the Summer Institute, click here.


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College Of The Canyons Offers Community Education Opportunities


Article: College Of The Canyons Offers Community Education Opportunities
Source: Santa Clarita News
Author: Newsroom