May
11
Mon
2020
BMCC NO COST Technology Training – CCNA certification & job placement assistance @ BMCC NO COST tech training - CCNA certification & job placement assistance
May 11 – Jun 8 all-day
BMCC NO COST Technology Training - CCNA certification & job placement assistance @ BMCC NO COST tech training - CCNA certification & job placement assistance

CCNA Certification Training – June 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020

CUNY TechWorks and BMCC are offering a No Cost computer training program in CCNA certification. You must be A+ certified to be considered. In addition to CCNA training, students will go through a series of Career Development workshops in soft skills training, resume preparation and mock interviews. Upon completion of the course, you will be assisted in job placements in the IT field. Students can earn up to 4 college credits towards their Associate’s degree at BMCC. CCNA training classes will be held online via Zoom.

Interested parties must attend an informational session to apply. Register to attend Virtual Information Session held on Mondays at 5:45pm. Please use link below for registration and to find out pre-eligibility requirements: https://www.campusce.net/bmcc/course/course.aspx?catId=190

Evening/Saturday CCNA Training Dates
You must be A+ certified to be considered
NOTE: Classes will be conducted online via Zoom
6/1/2020 to 10/31/2020

Monday to Thursday, 6:00pm to 9:30pm and
Saturday, 9:30am to 4:30pm

Jun
8
Mon
2020
How Social Media Can Help Reset Your Business @ Queens Economic Development Corporation
Jun 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
How Social Media Can Help Reset Your Business @ Queens Economic Development Corporation

Learn to identify the right social platform to reach your target audience and use Instagram and Facebook to increase your business impact.

This is a 2-hour webinar, in the first hour, we will address:
How social media can help you get the word out as we slowly get back to business – in ways that differ from other marketing channels
Which social platforms will be the most effective use of your most precious commodity – time – depending on who you are trying to reach
We’ll look at several NYC businesses that have used social media successfully to stay in business during the crisis and how – and why – they did it, and the kind of attention and positive feedback and customer loyalty that generated for them.

In the second hour, we’ll look at concrete, actionable “organic” ways you can grow your followers on Instagram and Facebook. We’ll talk about how to attract the most valuable kinds of followers by providing value to them. Specifically, you will learn:
Identify the specific followers that will help you grow your business
Use smart strategies to get your brand, messaging, or content in front of them
Leverage partner, affinity and influencer accounts to get your name and content in front of their networks
Pros and cons of Facebook and Instagram advertising

About the Speaker:
Catherine Ventura is a Social Media Branding and Content Strategist with over 20 years of experience in visual, written, and filmed communication. She specializes in helping small businesses, organizations, nonprofits, and individuals focus their social media marketing efforts on reaching the right target audience with the right branding and messaging so that social media outreach consistently supports their overall marketing goals.

Her clients have included non-profits, entertainment companies, major retailers, communications companies, political candidates, small businesses, artists and authors, and start-ups.

Native American Pottery and Archaeology @ Online
Jun 8 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Native American Pottery and Archaeology @ Online

Learn about the borough’s history and the early residents who shaped the current landscape during our digital visit program on June 8. For those who like to dig in the dirt, we will do some artifact analysis as we see how archaeology can explain what happened long ago!

Jun
9
Tue
2020
Hospitality Industry – Returning to Work: One Step at a Time @ Queens Economic Development Corporation
Jun 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Hospitality Industry – Returning to Work: One Step at a Time @ Queens Economic Development Corporation

Prior to reopening your restaurant or hotel, consideration needs to be given to a host of human resource and workplace legal issues. This webinar will review the status of employees post-shutdown; startup/onboarding issues; wage and hourly liability; avoiding discrimination lawsuits; accommodating disabilities and minimizing legal risks.

About the Speakers:
Carolyn Richmond is Co-Chair of the Hospitality Practice Group for Fox Rothschild, LLP. She counsels employers in the hospitality industry. Ms. Richmond has extensive experience in litigating wage and hour class actions, restrictive covenants, and employment discrimination cases. In 2019, Cornell University’s ILR School awarded her the Judge William B. Groat prize, the school’s highest honor.

Alex Bogdan is a labor and employment attorney with Fox Rothschild, LLC, and has worked with clients in a wide array of industries including hospitality. He represents small businesses as well as national and international clients in all aspects of labor and employment law, including wage-and-hour, discrimination, and sexual harassment litigation. He works closely with clients to advise them on compliance with local, state, and federal laws regarding hiring and termination, discipline, discrimination, retaliation, and wages and has significant experience drafting labor and employee handbooks and policies and procedures.

IT Considerations for Small Businesses Post COVID-19 @ Queens Economic Development Corporation
Jun 9 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
IT Considerations for Small Businesses Post COVID-19 @ Queens Economic Development Corporation

Information technology (IT) can sometimes be the last thought for your business—I mean, it IS JUST a computer/phone. This thinking can hurt the small business under normal circumstances, but post-COVID your business needs to confront the change in its business environment and the issues of the Restart. We will explore and identify how ways your business may need to respond to these changes.

About the Speaker:
Roy Pellicano ran an IT services company for over 15 years working with small and mid-sized businesses across all industries, from the single computer Mom & Pop to the 63 location company. In addition to supporting IT, Roy advises business teams to develop and implementing strategies across the business lifecycle from start-up to exit, including how to implement business and technology transformation.

Jun
10
Wed
2020
Reopening a Retail Store Post COVID-19 @ Queens Economic Development Corporation
Jun 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Reopening a Retail Store Post COVID-19 @ Queens Economic Development Corporation

In light of COVID-19, retailers with stores will need to formulate a strategy as they reopen. It will be essential for retailers to understand how best to retrofit their shops, so they ensure the safety and well-being of employees, customers, and suppliers.

About the Speaker:
Ambar Margarida is a Principal at Spacesmith, a New York-based architecture, planning, and interior design firm. She is an expert in the design of spaces that contribute to employee safety, well-being, satisfaction, and proper ergonomics. Ms. Margarida teaches in the Interior Design Bachelor’s program at the School of Visual Arts in New York and is a founding member of the Latino American Commercial Real Estate Association (LACREA).

Reopening a Small Office Post COVID-19 @ Queens Economic Development Corporation
Jun 10 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Reopening a Small Office Post COVID-19 @ Queens Economic Development Corporation

In light of COVID-19, business people who work in small offices will need to formulate a strategy as they reopen. It will be essential for business owners to understand how best to retrofit their offices, so they ensure the safety and well-being of employees, customers, and suppliers.

About the Speaker:
Ambar Margarida is a Principal at Spacesmith, a New York-based architecture, planning, and interior design firm. She is an expert in the design of spaces that contribute to employee safety, well-being, satisfaction, and proper ergonomics. Ms. Margarida teaches in the Interior Design Bachelor’s program at the School of Visual Arts in New York and is a founding member of the Latino American Commercial Real Estate Association (LACREA).

Jun
11
Thu
2020
Think Like a Designer: How to Use Web Design to Tell Your Brand Story @ Queens Economic Development Corporation
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 am
Think Like a Designer: How to Use Web Design to Tell Your Brand Story @ Queens Economic Development Corporation

In the post-COVID era, your business’s digital presence is more important now than ever. If you’re thinking about giving your website an overhaul or building a new one that speaks to your customers in the new normal, this webinar is for you. The instructor will walk you through the web design process and talk about all the key elements while providing actionable tips on photos, color, copywriting, and so on.

About the Speaker:
Jason Lanza is a multi-talented designer with 15 years of cross-platform experience in motion, web, and graphics. He works with large and small clients, ranging from Netflix, Disney, and Nike to local startups and non-profits. Mr. Lanza is passionate about helping startups use design to tell their stories.

Reopening Your Restaurant/Bar/Cafe: A Post COVID-19 Survival Guide for Independent Food Service Operations @ Queens Economic Development Corporation
Jun 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Reopening Your Restaurant/Bar/Cafe: A Post COVID-19 Survival Guide for Independent Food Service Operations @ Queens Economic Development Corporation

This webinar will be specifically targeted at small, independent restaurants, bars and cafes in Queens. It will detail safety, sanitation and social distancing guidelines for reopening along with business strategies for small food service operators returning to the market after the stay-at-home restrictions are lifted. The webinar will be accompanied by a detailed activation guide with step-by-step instructions on developing additional revenue streams for struggling small operators.

About the Speaker:
Jay Coldren has more than 25 years of experience in restaurant design, development, and operations. His background includes experience in small mom and pop operations to executive positions with Dean & Deluca, EDITION Hotels, and leadership roles in properties such as The Public Hotel (NYC), The Inn at Loretto, and The Claremont Resort and Spa. Mr. Coldren has also worked as an independent restaurateur, co-owning and operating restaurants in Santa Fe, NM, Baltimore MD, and Washington, DC. He is using his wealth of hands-on` restaurant experience to help restaurants struggling in the wake of the global pandemic.

Virtual STEAM Workshop-Engineering With Paper @ Lewis Latimer House Museum
Jun 11 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Virtual STEAM Workshop-Engineering With Paper @ Lewis Latimer House Museum

Participants will examine the objects around them in the spaces they inhabit and think of them as simple objects. By breaking furniture and decor into primitive shapes, they will be able to build them out of paper using a basic set of techniques. They will use these techniques to create a new, remixed, or fantastic room space out of paper.

Ages 7 and above, Families, and Adults welcome.

Materials: paper, tape, scissors, coloring materials

Pay what you wish. Details to join the live workshop will be shared closer to the event date. Registrants will also receive access to a recording of this workshop.