The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce has an intern, Amy LaVare, from the NCCC Ticonderoga campus this spring. Joining her are Matthew Courtright, chamber executive director, and Jane Carpenter, NCCC business professor.
The chamber has an intern from the NCCC Ticonderoga campus.
Amy LaVare will work at the chamber office until mid-May, assisting the chamber with day-to-day operations, working on projects and assisting with events.
“It has been a wonderful experience working with Matt Courtright and Molly Bechard at the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce,” LaVare said. “It truly has been a great learning experience for me. I have learned so much about what the chamber’s role is and all they do for the Ticonderoga area as well as about area businesses and visitors.”
Courtright is the chamber’s executive director. Bechard is the chamber’s visitor and member service representative/office assistant.
“I did not realize all the chamber does for the community, area businesses and the area as a whole,” Lavare added. “I would recommend to community members looking to volunteer or get involved to be part of the chamber to assist them in serving the Ticonderoga area. I plan to continue to be involved with the chamber after my internship is over.”
The internship is going so well, North Country Community College and the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce are working to continue internship partnership.
“We are thrilled to continue to strengthen the partnership between NCCC and the chamber,” Courtright said. “I enjoy working with the team at NCCC and look forward to continue working with them on the internship program as well as other possibilities.
“Amy LaVare has been an absolute pleasure to have working for the chamber,” he added. “She is a hardworking, dedicated and friendly person with wonderful customer service skills. We were honored that she was our first intern from North Country Community College here at the chamber.
“The NCCC campus in Ticonderoga is beautiful and is an asset to the community,” Courtright said. “The campus and students have many things going on and we are happy to continue to be involved in a variety of ways.”
The internship program is a plus for NCCC students, according to college officials.
“Our business students will benefit greatly from the opportunity to be a member of the chamber team,” said Jane Carpenter, NCCC business professor. “This is an exciting organization that represents a variety of businesses in the area and will provide numerous opportunities for our students to take their classroom experiences and contribute to the activities that will strengthen the Ticonderoga area business community. The experience of the chamber director from other four year college and universities, his internships, career and personal experiences will also contribute to a successful internship experience for NCCC students.”
North Country Community College offers associate degree programs in Liberal Arts & Sciences: Humanities & Social Science, Fine Arts-Studio, Liberal Arts & Sciences: Math & Science, Business Administration, Environmental Science, Sports and Events Management, Wilderness Recreation Leadership, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship Management, Business: Office Technology, Computer Graphics & Design, Radiologic Technology, Nursing (Registered Nurse), Massage Therapy, Criminal Justice, Human Services, Chemical Dependency Counseling and Individual Studies.
NCCC also offers one-year certificate programs in Office Technology, Health Sciences, Computer Graphics & Design, Practical Nursing (Licensed Practical Nurse), Community Residence Aide and Gerontology.
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