Capital’s Crossroads to Careers program (C3) was recognized at a March 5th dinner receiving a state merit award from the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE).
The NEBHE held its eighth awards dinner at The Long Wharf Marriott in Boston, honoring for the eighth year individuals and colleges for creating more access to higher education in the six-state region.
C3 is a three-year old partnership between Capital Community College and The Travelers Companies and is part of Travelers’ college access initiative, EDGE — Empowering Dreams for Graduation and Employment.
The program has created opportunities for Capital students to earn degrees at the associate’s and bachelor’s levels and gain professional experience in the insurance industry.
In conferring the Connecticut Merit Award to Capital, NEBHE lauded the program for its success rate with 100 percent of students earning an associate degree at a 3.2 GPA or better, transferring to a four-year institution and gaining invaluable work experiences. C3 components include financial support, internships, mentoring, advising and leadership development in the context of the insurance industry.
Capital President Calvin E. Woodland accepted the State Merit Award on behalf of the College and Travelers. Travelers interns Cesar Delgado and attended the Awards dinner with representatives of Travelers and the College. CCC Foundation Chair Tom Trumble also attended awards event.
Joining Capital as State Merit Award recipients were: Henry Bourgeois, Executive Director, Maine Compact for Higher Education; Northeastern University (MA) Cooperative Education Program; Lake Region Community College (NH) Energy Services and Technology Program; Daniel McKee, Mayor of Cumberland, RI, and Bennington College (VT) Quantum Leap Program.