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Atlantic Cape offering aviation and career development college credit course for Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City teens

09/24/2022 | Media Contact: Erin Mercer | (609) 343-4923
Atlantic City campus of Atlantic Cape Community College

Ten Atlantic City teens will be learning about careers in aviation and drones while earning college credits through a new partnership between Atlantic Cape Community College and the Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City.

This is the first time that Atlantic Cape will be hosting college credit courses at the Boys and Girls Club.

“We are thrilled to continue our valuable relationship with the Boys & Girls Club by offering a course at the Teen Center. Students will not only be given experience in writing a resume or interviewing for a job, they will be introduced to potential careers in the growing field of aviation,” said Atlantic Cape President Dr. Barbara Gaba. “The course will expose students to a career with significant earning potential, continuing our mission to provide the residents of Atlantic County with affordable, high-quality academic opportunities.”

Classes for the Introduction to Career Development began on Sept. 20 at the Boys & Girls Club’s Teen Center, but students will take educational trips to the Mays Landing campus of Atlantic Cape, the Atlantic City International Airport and 177th Fighter Wing New Jersey Air National Guard in Egg Harbor Township.

Under the direction of Professors Jessica Reynolds and Tim Cwik, students will learn about different career paths within the field of aviation, as well as how to write a resume and interview.

Stephanie Koch, Chief Executive Officer of Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City, said that this is the second year that the club is offering college credit courses for its teens.

“We know that aviation is an up-and-coming industry in our region and our goal is to develop the workforce pipeline within our next generation. In addition to the academic side of this effort, teens will have the opportunity to attend college classes at Atlantic Cape Community College, providing them with exposure to higher education, on a college campus. Completers will graduate with our 3 C’s college: credits, college confidence, and career exposure!” Koch said.