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NYSERDA Announces Award for Clean Energy Scholarship Program, HVCC Launches College-Level Program for High School Students

· Alan Wechsler, NYSERDA, 518-937-2713,
· Deborah Renfrew, Hudson Valley Community College, 518-469-4158,

What: The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) and Ballston Spa Central School District will hold a joint press conference to announce initiatives to encourage Capital District college and high school students to pursue careers in clean-energy fields at HVCC's TEC-SMART facility in Malta. The press conference will be part of Malta's Community Day, an event that includes an open house at TEC-SMART along with a parade and a 5K race.
When: 11:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10
Where: TEC-SMART, 345 Hermes Rd., at the Saratoga Technology + Energy ParkŪ in Malta
Who: Rep. Paul Tonko, Rep. Chris Gibson, HVCC President Andrew Matonak, NYSERDA President and CEO Francis J. Murray Jr.; officials from Ballston Spa Central School District, College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.
Directions: · From I-87, take exit 12 for Route 67 east toward Malta.

· After crossing Route 9, Route 67 becomes Dunning St. Follow through several traffic circles, continuing east.

· Nearly a mile after the second traffic circle, Dunning curves sharply to the left. Turn right here on Hermes Road to enter the STEP campus. Follow signs for TEC-SMART.

NYSERDA offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise, and funding to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce their reliance on fossil fuels. NYSERDA professionals work to protect our environment and create clean-energy jobs. A public benefit corporation, NYSERDA has been developing partnerships to advance innovative energy solutions in New York since 1975.

About HVCC
Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 associate degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and workforce and academic preparation programs offered through the Educational Opportunity Center. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 14,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining. Hudson Valley has more than 65,000 alumni.