Nightmare on Gibson Event at Woodland Community College

Nightmare on Gibson

Yesterday was the long awaited Halloween Party, Nightmare on Gibson, at Woodland Community College! Many people dressed up to show their spooky sides and true Eagles spirit. People dressed up as many things including cats, gumball machines, sandwiches and even death itself! Free refreshments had been provided as well which kept the crowd that had gathered there content. There was a photo booth where you could take pictures in your stunning costumes and many pictures that were taken showed up on the schools Instagram page, including the group picture taken after the costume contest. 

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The costume contest was the main event of the afternoon where every person in costume came up to show off their amazing outfits of the day. Everyone who participated gave it their all, strutting to the stage and giving their best character pose, with some prompting from the audience. The audience went wild when the participants posed, twirled, and strummed on their guitars, giving the audience a good sense that the people in costume truly embodied their characters. However, at the end of the contest, there could only be three winners. To no one’s surprise, the winners were Paulina dressed as a mime in third, Carrie dressed as a gumball machine in second, and Emiliano dressed as Miguel from Coco taking first place! The prizes were gift cards and, of course, lots and lots of candy.

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How to Get a State Job Workshop by DGS and EOP&S presented at Woodland Community College

 How To Get a State Job Workshop Presented by DGS and EOP&S at WCC

By Gurtaj Grewal

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On September 17th from 12-1 PM, representatives Courtney King and Chelsea Hainline gave a presentation to inform students on how to get a state job. Their presentation covered what careers are available in state jobs and their education requirements, and they provided a step-by-step guide on creating a CalCareers Account. The room was full and vibrant with WCC students from many different backgrounds and ethnicities. 

King and Hainline discussed various careers in the powerpoint presentation ranging from Accountant to Lottery Manager and Associate Architect. The handout King and Hainline provided to all students who attended the workshop had a plethora of additional career options in the state government. However, students can check out more career choices at CalCareers.ca.gov.  

According to King and Hainline, state jobs require specific education based on the position the applicant is looking into applying for. For example, a seasonal clerk and janitorial positions require a high school diploma to be able to be accepted in those jobs; while higher level jobs like Accounting Analyst and Air Resources Engineer require a four year bachelor Degree. Many students seemed surprised: to learn that even high school graduates can get into a state job. 

One of the handouts King and Hainline provided detailed the process of creating a CalCareers Account. First, students will need to create a CalCareers Account at jobs.ca.gov that the “Steps to Creating CalCareers Account” pamphlet shows. The next step would be to search for positions that interest you. King and Hainline advise applicants to read the qualifications and exam bulletins to determine if they are eligible. After this, the exam must be taken at jobs.ca.gov for the vacancy the applicant is interested in. The last step is to apply online through CalCareers or through the mail. 

King and Hainline mentioned that the standard State Application form is ALWAYS required and some agencies can request for documents such as a cover letter or resume. 

 For any questions, applicants can contact Recuritment@dgs.ca.gov or visit openings at www.dgs.ca.gov/OHR/Careers. Happy Job Hunting everyone!

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Covered California Update

 

Updates on possible impacts to California with proposed health care reforms to the existing federal Affordable Care Act

 

  • In the face of federal uncertainty about the future of the Affordable Care Act, Covered California recently released its health plans and rates for 2018. You can view all the new Covered California rates and participating health plans here. The open enrollment period for Covered California’s 2018 coverage year is set to begin on Nov. 1, 2017.
  • Studies by Covered California and by independent fiscal and health policy experts have concluded that recent proposed Congressional legislation to repeal, replace, or modify the Affordable Care Act – which Congress ultimately failed to pass with the majority votes needed as of July 28, 2017 – would have increased the ranks of the uninsured in California and significantly increased health care costs for millions more consumers. Covered California will continue to assess the potential impacts of any new, proposed federal health care policies, and focus on assuring that we administer the law that exists today. You can find more information on Covered California’s current analyses and data here.

 

Covered California’s Special Enrollment Period now underway:

  • Covered California has worked very hard to build a competitive market that has helped millions of Californians get quality health care coverage. We want to make sure people know that Covered California is going strong, open for business and will be here for the foreseeable future.
  • Though Covered California’s annual open-enrollment period for 2017 coverage ended in Jan. 2017, you can still enroll in Covered California health plans through the Special Enrollment process until Oct. 31, 2017, if you have qualifying life events, such as:

o   You lose your health care coverage because you have lost or changed job.

o   You have a baby, adopt a child or place a child for adoption or in foster care.

o   You get married or enter into a domestic partnership.

o   You turn 26-years-old.

o   You move and gain access to new Covered California health insurance plans that were not available where you lived previously.

o    You become a U.S. citizen, national, or lawfully present individual.

  • For more information about Covered California’s Special Enrollment, visit www.CoveredCA.com where you can enroll online or get information about obtaining free, confidential in-person assistance in a variety of languages from a local certified enroller in your area. You can also have a certified enroller contact them within minutes through the new “Help on Demand” feature.

Covered California open enrollment starts on Nov. 1, 2017!

Stay tuned for more health care updates from us soon!

My poem for today

Life

Life is full of difficult moments

That can you make you feel weak

But there is a way to greatness

That you can achieve and succeed in

 

So don’t stay down

Where the water is deep and cold

Rise to achieve

Never give up and just bleed to achieve

 

Sacrifices are needed to achieve greatness

So keep pushing and don’t weep

With you, anything is possible

As long as you believe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Covered California: Community College Students Apply Now

“College, Covered California and You” by Covered California

With more than 2.1 million students attending 113 colleges the California Community Colleges (CCC) system is the largest system of higher education in America.* The schools prepare the backbone of California’s economy by training California’s nurses, police, firefighters, welders, auto mechanics, airplane mechanics and construction workers. The system also reinvigorates California’s economy by retraining students who are pursuing a second career or looking to re-enter the workforce.

Health insurance is key, not only for the students, but their parents and part-time CCC faculty and staff who may also be uninsured.

About Covered California

Covered California is the place where you can get brand-name health insurance.

It’s the only place to get financial help, which approximately 90 percent of Covered California consumers receive, to help buy private insurance from companies. That means you may qualify for a discount on private insurance, or get health insurance through the state’s Medi-Cal program.

Despite the recent presidential election, the coverage and financial help offered through Covered California will remain intact for 2017.

Enrollment through Covered California:

Open enrollment runs from Nov. 1, 2016 through Jan. 31, 2017.  Consumers must enroll by Dec. 15 to have their coverage start Jan. 1, 2017.

2.8 million people have been covered at one time or another since 2014.

Coverage Basics:

Consumers have access to the best doctors, best hospitals and best care in the state.  Most outpatient care is not subject to a deductible in Silver, Gold and Platinum plans including primary care visits, specialist visits, lab tests, X-rays and imaging. Even consumers in Covered California’s most affordable Bronze plans are allowed to see their doctor or a specialist three times before the visits are subject to the deductible.

Free and Confidential Help

Covered California has tens of thousands of certified enrollers ready to provide free and confidential in-person assistance in a wide variety of languages.  This includes:

  • More than 800 storefronts statewide;
  • More than 14,000 certified insurance agents for individuals and small business.
  • Nearly 21,000 service center experts (including insurance agents) on the phone and online. Our new online “Help on Demand” tool ensures consumers get a call back from an expert enroller within 45 minutes.

Here is the link for more information: http://www.coveredca.com/

Press Release of Covered California: