Archive for June, 2014

An Introduction to Where We Stand

Posted on June 30th, 2014 in Gainful Employment | No Comments »

Welcome to Gainful Employment: Where We Stand, APC’s blog dedicated specifically to furthering national discourse on this critically important higher education issue. There are a great many voices and opinions coming from all corners on this contentious matter, and not all of them reflect a full or fair 360-degree view on the subject, leading to many misrepresentations, misperceptions and misunderstandings. This blog is designed to help bring relevant information, data, and insight to the fore to ensure a more balanced conversation going forward.

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Monroe College Looks To Fill Expected Void of NYC Pre-K Teachers

Posted on June 5th, 2014 in General | No Comments »

MonroeOne of the hallmarks of proprietary schools’ is their ability to respond quickly to real-world needs and deliver quality curricula that correspond with the requirements of a fast-evolving job market.

Monroe College is one example of a college that is successfully providing quality degree programs in areas where there is a material job demand, and adequately preparing students to fill these roles. Its minor in cyber security, for example, was developed in recognition of the burgeoning threat that online attacks pose to businesses, and compelling statistics that indicate astronomical growth in this field.

Another example is Monroe’s School of Education, which announced this week that it is expanding enrollment for its Early Childhood Education program to meet the growing demand for preschool teachers in New York City generated by Mayor Bill de Blasio’s recently announced universal pre-kindergarten initiative. As a result of this program, more than 73,000 children in New York City are expected to have access to free, high-quality, full-day pre-K by January 2016. This ambitious proposal will necessitate the recruitment of 1,000 new teachers for this fall, and up to 1,000 more for the subsequent school year.

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Monroe College Pastry Instructor Ebow Dadzie Named Among Top Ten Pastry Chefs in America by Dessert Professional Magazine

Posted on June 4th, 2014 in General | No Comments »

Monroe College Pastry Instructor Ebow Dadzie

Monroe College Pastry Instructor Ebow Dadzie

Monroe College, a national leader in urban and international education, today announced that its culinary school pastry instructor Ebow Dadzie has been named among the top ten pastry chefs in America by Dessert Professional magazine, the nation’s leading food service publication for the pastry, baking, ice cream and chocolate industries. He will be honored at the magazine’s 21st annual Top Ten Pastry Chefs in America Awards at The Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) in New York City on June 2.

Chef Dadzie is the Pastry Chef at the New York Marriott Marquis hotel in Manhattan, and has been a pastry instructor and confectionery team coach at Monroe College’s School of Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts in New Rochelle for the past three years. Under his leadership, the college’s confectionery team has won two grand prize championships during the annual Salon of Culinary Art competition at the International Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Show in Manhattan.

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