December 15, 2022 (Bronx, NY) – Hostos Community College is No. 6 on the Top 22 Best Community Colleges in New York list. Intelligent, a student-focused website that helps pre-college teens make better learning choices, gathered the data and highlighted Hostos’ success in workforce education.   

The award-winning Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development (CEWD) confirmed their continued commitment to the community they serve at Hostos.

“[We are] honored to be recognized as ‘Best for Workforce Education’ and to rank 6th among the top 22 community colleges [in New York],” said Vice President of CEWD, Dr. Evelyn Fernández-Ketcham. “This recognition is a testament to our commitment to provide students and the community with scholarships and no-cost programming to obtain high-quality occupational training, gain access to higher education, and transition to a good-paying job.”

In September, the Hostos CEWD was awarded a three-year $3 million Health Careers Opportunity Program grant to support its Community Health Worker Training Program from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Workforce.

In previous years, they have received awards from the NYC Department of Small Business Services in collaboration with the Food and Beverage Industry Partnership to run First Course NYC, a no-cost apprenticeship program that prepares participants for careers as restaurant line cooks at mid- to high-end restaurants in New York City. The division has also received awards for their Unemployed Worker Training Program through Governor Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Councils’ Consolidated Funding Application.

About Eugenio María de Hostos Community College
Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change that has been transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities for over half a century. Since 1968, Hostos has been a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, as well as a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs.
Hostos offers 27 associate degree programs and two certificate programs that facilitate secure transfer to The City University of New York’s (CUNY) four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of CUNY, the nation’s leading urban public university, which serves more than 500,000 students at 25 colleges.           
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