Support Special Initiatives
Engineering Projects and Programs
The Engineering Projects and Programs support the development of future engineers through several exciting learning experiences. Engineering is a field that can significantly impact our future economy and quality of life. Students of HCC’s Engineering courses are getting that opportunity to change the world we live in through hands-on projects, such as Dragon Formula Racing, Engineering Projects, and Robotics, as well as addressing real-world challenges.
These opportunities are only possible due to the support of committed donors and community members.
Career Readiness Program
The Career Readiness Program at Howard Community College provides students with job readiness training and connections to industries within their potential area of study or career field. Designed to assist students in developing skills needed to maximize their college experience, begin building their critical thinking skills and professional networks. The program will offer students a wide variety of opportunities during the academic year, including completing a career services assessment, career services workshops, job fair participation, lunch and learns, and mentorship placements.
Support is needed for the Career Readiness Program programs, including mentors, panelists, and job fair vendors.
The Fueling Dragons programs at Howard Community College encompass a number of initiatives designed to meet the dual goals of: 1) providing immediate support for students who are facing hunger or food insecurity; and 2) working to build sustainable nutrition, food sourcing, and preparation skills through educational experiences and workshops.
Support is needed for several programs within Fueling Dragons, including the HCC on-campus food pantry, health and nutrition education programs, cooking and gardening workshops, educational videos, and other resources for students.
Skilled Immigrant Program
The Skilled Immigrant Program provides foreign-educated professionals training on networking, interviewing, and navigating the US work environment. HCC prepares these individuals with the skills, knowledge, and tools necessary to make connections and secure professional employment in the United States.
The program expands on past success of the multicultural banking and finance initiative and health care interpreter program, as well as the knowledge and resources of HCC's English Language Center. Financial support of this program allows HCC to offer these programs at a very low cost to the student.