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Career Training Information Session in Albany for Workforce Development Institute

CONTACT: Eric Bryant, (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Wednesday, July 15, 2009

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

Upcoming courses offered by the Workforce Development Institute include:

  • PV – Basics, Electricity for Photovoltaic (Solar Power) Systems - the first of three courses in WDI's Photovoltaic Systems Certificate, which also includes:
    • PV Certificate of Knowledge Exam Preparation and PV Electric Systems-Advanced;
  • Plumbing Basics;
  • Security Guard 8-hour and 16-hour Training Courses;
  • Medical Transcription Online/Live Online;
  • Pharmacy Technician Online and In-class Training;
  • Grade A/B Water Treatment Plant Operator Training;
  • and training for Computer Software Programs.

The next information session will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 22, at the college's Albany Extension Center, 175 Central Avenue. Additional information sessions are scheduled for August 5 and August 12 at the same time and location. The extension center is located above the New York State Department of Labor's One Stop Center, and prospective students can stop in to the One Stop Center before the information session to learn about possible federal stimulus funding for these training programs.

For more information about these programs, call the Workforce Development Institute, (518) 629-4827, or the Albany Extension Center site supervisor at (518) 629-4747, e-mail; or visit

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.