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Region-Wide Business Training Survey the Subject of Business Breakfast at Hudson Valley Community College

CONTACT: Eric Bryant or Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, January 8, 2001

Business and government leaders will gather at Hudson Valley Community College's Bulmer Telecommunications Center, Wednesday, January 10, for a breakfast meeting to discuss a new survey designed to pinpoint the training needs of area businesses.

Approximately 50 academic, government and business leaders are expected to attend the gathering, which will run from 8:30 to 10 a.m. in the Bulmer Center meeting rooms.

The survey was developed in conjunction with Schenectady County Community College and the New York State Department of Labor. It will be distributed this winter to approximately 7,000 businesses in Albany, Schenectady and Rensselaer counties. This will be one of the most comprehensive business training surveys yet developed. Working in conjunction with the Department of Labor, the two community colleges hope to establish a regional database of employers' training needs, and then work to meet those needs.

"We hope to get a comprehensive view of what types of training needs are out there in the Capital Region," said Hudson Valley Community College President John Buono. "The results should give our two community colleges and the Department of Labor a real insight into the needs of local businesses. Our goal is to work collaboratively to increase workplace productivity and job satisfaction through education and training."

Hudson Valley Community College's Workforce Development Institute is one of the largest business and workforce training providers in the Capital Region. Hudson Valley Community College is located at 80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy. For directions, call 629-8072.