Welcome to College and Career Portfolio (CCP)
Problems or Issues with the CCP platform? Please contact Antonio Scordo at Erie 1 BOCES ascordo @ e1b.org.
Use the Chrome Web Browser for the best results.
Niagara Frontier Industry Education Council, Inc.
Founded in 1976, the Niagara Frontier Industry Education Council’s, Inc. (NFIEC) mission has been to build bridges between industry and education to benefit students. For 42 years, NFIEC has been bringing business leaders, educators, community stakeholders, parents, and students together to develop career strategies which help build the skills students need to become successful in the workplace beyond high school.
NFIEC functions as a common meeting ground for business, industry, education, labor and government through collective membership and engagement services. NFIEC thrives in developing and presenting a wide variety of programs, courses, and community services – all aimed at helping the students of today become the educated, well-adjusted, and contributing high character employees of tomorrow. Visit us at www.nfiec.com to learn more.
CCP formerly known as Business & Education Employability Portfolio (BEEP) – High School students learn workplace skills and how to showcase them by participating in a project called CCP. With the help of business partners, NFIEC and the West Seneca Schools teamed up over 19 years ago to create a portfolio and website called BEEP, now rebranded CCP. It is offered in school districts throughout Erie, Niagara, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties. When students participate in CCP, they learn to possess and showcase skills that employers want. Students complete a digital portfolio through the CCP portal website which provides employers and directors of admissions with an all-encompassing overview of a student’s abilities. Local business people have stood behind this initiative by completing a review of student’s portfolios and signing off on them as “students who are employable.” After the review process, NFIEC presents the students with Certificates of Employability.
CCP features the following:
- An in-depth exploration of careers and compilation of a student’s resume, cover letter and letters of reference.
- A report on levels of competency reached regarding New York State Learning Standards and Common Core Standards.
- The Career Development and Occupation Standards as well as the Secretary’s Commission on Achievement Necessary Skills
- Levels attained regarding academics, attendance, citizenship and work ethic
- Writing samples, artwork, and awards received, athletic participation and other extracurricular activities.
Certificate of Employability
This certificate provides prospective employers with job-ready candidates by certifying the student applicant is knowledgeable and competent in certain well-defined skill sets. With the
Certificate of Employability in hand, employers can be assured the candidate is qualified to be successful in the business environment in areas such as:
- Communication and problem-solving skills
- Ability to work as a team member
- Research and information gathering
- On-the-job learning and self-management
- Career Development
- Integrated learning
The goals of CCP are to support standards for high school graduation and to motivate students to achieve greater success. Ultimately, CCP is building a pool of qualified workers for employers in or community. It certifies that the students have met NFIEC’s high standards and have developed a conscientious work ethic.
CCP Student Scholarships
The business community stands behind the CCP project by offering scholarships to CCP students. Major sponsors make it possible to award scholarships at an annual breakfast to students who have completed an exemplary portfolio. Last year, over $7,000.00 was awarded to students.