The Education Pipeline is always excited to update you on what is happening around the state from our exciting and meaningful initiatives. This week we would like to re-introduce you to the SUNY Works initiative, which brings students, SUNY schools, and local employers together to create on-the-job work experience for students. SUNY Works allows students to get experience in their chosen field of study, explore different aspects of the company they are working for, and in all co-op experiences and some internships, get paid!
Last year was an exciting year for SUNY Works as nine pilot programs, launched in 2011, continued to strengthen the Co-op/internship experience by building partnerships with local businesses, expanding the offerings to students, and receiving additional funding from the Carnegie Foundation!
With the SUNY Works program growing all across New York State, you may be asking yourself, what exactly is SUNY Works? To answer that question, and fill you in on the basics, we’ve created a FAQ below that we hope will answer some questions.
As we enter the new year, we thought we’d share some of the SUNY news you may have missed during 2012.
In October, SUNY received a grant enabling an easier transfer process for students between system campuses. The $500,000 Lumina Foundation grant will be used to enhance the “reverse transfer” process and install a high-tech software program, called DegreeWorks, at all SUNY campuses. The software will provide advisers and students with better, more complete information necessary for degree planning.
This grant will be used for two main projects. The first is to identify current students at 4-year SUNY institutions that had transferred from a SUNY community college before earning a degree to “reverse-transfer” credits back, allowing them to be awarded an associate’s degree from their previous institution.