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Career Training Information Session is June 24 in Albany for HVCC’s Workforce Development Institute

CONTACT: Eric Bryant, (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Thursday, June 19, 2009

Hudson Valley Community College’s Workforce Development Institute (WDI) will host a series of information sessions where prospective students can find out about credit-free training opportunities offered by the college.

The college’s Workforce Development Institute offers courses in pharmacy technician, medical transcription, photovoltaic panel installation and training for those interested in becoming a security guard or water treatment plant operator.

The first information session will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 24, at the college’s Albany Extension Center, 175 Central Avenue. Additional information sessions are scheduled for July 8, July 15, July 22, August 5 and August 12 at the same time and location.

The college also plans to offer upcoming programs in: blueprint reading; business management and supervision; business math; business writing; computer software training; electricity and solar power; leadership and diversity training; LPN to RN transition; and paralegal.

For more information about these programs, contact Jack Urso at (518) 629-4235 or Amy Gee at (518) 629-4747.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 65,000 alumni.