North Country Live returns this winter and spring with a variety of programs focused on outdoor recreation, environmental issues, history, and more.
The upcoming edition of North Country Live, sponsored by International Paper, will feature the following sessions, each of which takes place at 7 p.m. on Zoom. All these programs are free and open to the public:
North Country Live, a series of live webinars created over the summer in order to offer insight into topics such as wellness, personal finance, and Adirondack history, will be returning this fall with a focus on Indigenous Voices of the Adirondacks. Through three online programs, the North Country Live Fall Series will bring to light the history and traditions of the Mohawk Tribe at Akwesasne, and the challenges they have faced amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The programs are free, but require participants to register in advance at this link to receive an invitation to the session.
Saranac Lake’s North Country Community college will be hosting a free webinar workshop series during July. These workshops focus on financial literacy and workplace skills. They are held every Thursday at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Pre-registration is required.
The first two webinars focused on budgeting your money and negotiating salary and benefits. This coming Thursday will feature Kyle Johnston, the vice president of marketing and enrollment at North Country Community College. His webinar is titled “Telecommuting in our New Virtual World.” Johnston will offer advice on the new norm, trends and what the future holds for telecommuting during Covid-19.
The last webinar on July 30, titled “Credit Reports and Credit Score” is hosted by Jerry Manor, Business Development manager for SeaComm. This webinar will offer tips for restoring bad credit and getting good credit.
Visit North Country Community College’s live page to register for the summer series at www.nccc.edu/live.
The college received notification in December that it has been approved as a provider of the My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Scholarship, which provides up to $4,000 of tuition assistance to eligible military spouses. » Continue Reading.
Whiteface Mountain will play host to an Alpine Snowsports course through North Country Community College.
Open to the public, including seniors, the course is an opportunity for skiers and snowboarders of all ability levels – beginner to advanced – to maintain and upgrade their current skills and grow more confidence on the slopes. » Continue Reading.
North Country Community College is set to host a Domestic Violence Awareness and Survivor Night on Monday, October 28th, from 6 to 8 pm, at its Malone Campus.
The goal of the event is to help break the silence surrounding domestic violence. Attendees are encouraged to share stories of surviving domestic violence, volunteer to read a survivor’s story or simply show support by being present for others to share their story. » Continue Reading.
North Country Community College is set to host a Career Fair on October 10th, where job seekers in the Ticonderoga area will get the chance to meet with employers and learn about career opportunities in the region.
The Career Fair, which is free of charge and open to the public, will take place from 5 to 7:30 pm at the college’s Ticonderoga campus, located at 11 Hawkeye Trail. » Continue Reading.
North Country Community College has invited the public to its Tulloch campus in Malone to mark National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month with a free QPR suicide prevention training session, on Wednesday, September 25th, at 6 pm in the Mills Mezzanine.
QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer – three simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Participants will be trained in how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. » Continue Reading.
The State University of New York Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of Joseph Keegan as the new President of North Country Community College.
Keegan is currently North Country’s Vice President for Academic Affairs. His appointment as President is effective June 16, 2019. Keegan will be the college’s seventh president since its founding in 1967. He replaces Dr. Steve Tyrell, who led the college since 2012. » Continue Reading.
The YMCA is set to launch its first programs in Saranac Lake this spring and plans to expand its offerings later in the year.
Representatives of the YMCA, the village of Saranac Lake, the Saranac Lake Central School District, North Country Community College and Citizen Advocates met recently to discuss and refine the initial programs the YMCA could offer in Saranac Lake. Feedback from the community, through a survey and a public meeting held last year, has been used by the group to identify gaps in services that the YMCA could meet. » Continue Reading.
Local residents would like to see more programs offered at the North Country Community College pool in Saranac Lake at hours that are more convenient to them, according to a recent survey conducted by the college.
A total of 491 people took the online survey, which the college hopes to use to help inform future decision-making about the pool. » Continue Reading.
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