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KCKCC Launches New Employment Portal

Kelly Rogge
Public Information Supervisor
krogge@kckcc.edu
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Kansas City Kansas Community College is getting innovative to help students start a fulfilling career and help businesses find qualified employees.

Kansas City Kansas Community College is getting innovative to help students start a fulfilling career and help businesses find qualified employees.

LaunchU is an employment portal used by colleges and universities throughout the country. KCKCC is the first to integrate the software into a community college platform. Students will now be able to participate in a variety of career resources, including:

·         Creating an online portfolio of work with pictures and video

·         Using a mobile app or PC to apply for hundreds of part time, full time and internship positions

·         Resume writing support

·         Career assessments and career exploration tools, linked to ONET

·         Calendar of upcoming career fairs and notifications about when employers will be on campus

·         Presentation on having a professional social media presence

·         Linking a LaunchU profile to social media accounts

“Students can utilize this employment portal during their education and as an alumni for all career resources needed,” said Paul Hancock, coordinator of employment and career services at KCKCC. “This is for KCKCC students only and enables employers to market to Blue Devil students exclusively.”

Hancock said students and employers only have to login to www.launchunow.com, sign-up for a free account and begin creating their professional profile. Once registered, students have access to resources, online assessments and resume building tools, all for free. Assessments can also be taken to help determine potential careers, which will help students undecided on a major to choose an educational path that is right for them.

“We have over 5,500 students at KCKCC, and we are providing career resources to each and every one of them,” he said. “This site empowers students to virtually utilize our workforce department, The Launch Pad, in addition to setting appointments for one-on-one career counseling.”

For more information on LaunchU or on any of KCKCC’s entrepreneurship and workforce programs, contact 913-288-7880.

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