Students explore the TEC-SMART GE Wind Technology Lab at Hudson Valley CC, which is one of 30 SUNY community colleges to be affected by the $14.6M U.S. Dept. of Labor grant.
For those in the job market, many skills can be acquired, while others you need to learn before you apply for that dream job. SUNY Community Colleges are looking to make learning those skills a little easier. As a result of a $14.6 million U.S. Department of Labor grant, SUNY is partnering with New York State businesses to develop and deliver new education programs with targeted workforce training. At a meeting at the SUNY Global Center today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer joined Chancellor Nancy Zimpher to announce some of the community college programs that have been developed as a result of this grant.
The grant is a part of the federal Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) program. Monroe Community College is leading the consortium of 30 SUNY community colleges and working with over 150 New York State business and economic development organizations to design programs that meet the needs of employers in high-need industries, including nanotechnology and advanced manufacturing.
U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis visited Monroe Community College’s Applied Technologies Center on Sept. 24 to highlight a $14.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to a consortium of State University of New York community colleges, led by MCC.
The grant, issued as part of the federal Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) program, will allow a consortium of SUNY community colleges to design standardized curricula to directly address the needs of high-demand industries such as advanced manufacturing.
The consortium’s Training and Education in Advanced Manufacturing (TEAM) Educational Pathways Project would provide more than 3,000 of New York’s Trade Adjustment Assistance-eligible workers and unemployed veterans with the training and education required to find high-quality, high-wage jobs within the advanced manufacturing sector.
Solis was hosted by SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher and MCC President Anne M. Kress. Community leaders in business development and advanced manufacturing, as well as elected officials, took part in the visit. Continue reading