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Hudson Valley Community College Hosts Grand Opening Ceremony at New TEC-SMART Facility in Malta

CONTACT: Paula Monaco (518) 629-8085, cell 378-3835,
FOR RELEASE: Thursday, April 15, 2010

TEC-SMART is a state-of-the-art education facility where Hudson Valley Community College will train the 500 to 600 technicians the Capital Region's growing Tech Valley is expected to need in the next five to 10 years. Hudson Valley will produce a skilled workforce that companies like GLOBALFOUNDRIES, General Electric, SunPower Inc. and Alteris Renewables will employ.

WHAT: Grand Opening Ceremony

Wednesday, April 21, 2010
3 p.m. Formal program/ribbon cutting
3:30 p.m. Tours
4 p.m. Reception


345 Hermes Road
Saratoga Technology + Energy Park® (STEP®)
Malta, NY


TEC-SMART (Training and Education Center for Semiconductor Manufacturing and Alternative and Renewable Technologies) began offering classes in January 2010. It features more than a dozen state-of-the art classrooms and laboratories to train workers in semiconductor manufacturing and clean energy technologies, including alternative fuels, photovoltaic, geothermal and wind energy. The facility will qualify for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification "Gold" from the U.S. Green Building Council.