A variety of Malta, NY area restaurants will be serving samples of their best fare at this year’s Taste of Malta. Join us at the 8th Annual Taste of Malta presented and sponsored by the Malta Business & Professional Association and hosted by Hudson Valley Community College’s TEC-SMART in Malta at 345 Hermes Rd, located off Exit 12 of the Adirondack Northway.
Sample cuisine from a variety of Malta and local area restaurants including Panza’s Restaurant, Dock Brown’s, Bentley’s and many more! You may pre-register online at Taste of Malta, or pay at the door.
There will be a 50/50 raffle and many prize give-aways, including a Grand Prize that will have you enjoying 12 local restaurants for a year!
Proceeds from this event support the Ballston Spa Partnership for Innovation in Education Fund. Through business and individual sponsorships and donations, entrance fees to the event, and funds raised from raffles held at the event, we have been able to give over $13,000 to the fund which supports several Ballston Spa Central School District’s most innovative initiatives, including the Clean Technologies & Sustainable Industries Early College in High School (Clean Tech ECHS) held at the HVCC’s TEC-SMART facility in Malta.
TEC-SMART is a showcase for energy efficient
building principles. With a low carbon footprint
and sustainable design features, TEC-SMART
achieved LEED Platinum certification from the
U.S. Green Building Council.
building uses passive solar design, is highly energy
efficient and generates one-third of its energy needs
by harnessing the power of wind and the sun. The building
is not air conditioned; rather it uses the geothermal energy
of the earth for heating and cooling and serves as a
teaching tool for students in the college's construction,
electrical, HVAC, engineering and architecture programs.
Hudson Valley Community College’s TEC-SMART (Training and Education Center for Semiconductor Manufacturing and Alternative and Renewable Technologies) facility in Malta, NY features more than a dozen state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories to train the workforce in semiconductor manufacturing and green technologies, including photovoltaic, geothermal and wind energy.
TEC-SMART is a critical component in preparing our students for a new economy that promotes job growth,
environmental sustainability and technological innovation.
Through TEC-SMART, Hudson Valley is producing a skilled workforce
to serve major employers including GLOBALFOUNDRIES, General Electric, SunPower Inc. and Solar City.
High Demand Classes
TEC-SMART offers much more than industrial technology
courses. Students in lower Saratoga and Washington counties
can take general education, business, liberal arts and humanities
courses in the facility's comfortable, technology-equipped
classrooms and 200-seat auditorium. Courses are offered in
fall, spring and summer semesters.
Questions about registering for classes? Tell us what type of student you are:
I am interested in enrolling in a credit degree or certificate program. Get started here.
Tour the Facility
See our state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories,
wind turbines, photovoltaic and geothermal installations
in a guided tour. Staff is available during the day Monday
through Friday to show you around and answer questions about the courses offered here.
In addition to state-of-the-art classrooms and labs, TEC-SMART features the following:
Computer kiosks connected to a printer
Laptop recharging area
Lounge and eating areas with microwaves and food and soft drink vending machines
Staff is available Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
TEC-SMART is also home to the Clean Technologies and Sustainable Industries Early College High School (ECHS), a partnership with the Ballston Spa Central School District. This program is designed to develop and support pathways to higher education
in renewable energy, entrepreneurship, computer information
science and semiconductor manufacturing for high school
students throughout the Capital Region.
Students take courses at TEC-SMART for half the day and
finish up with regular high school courses in their schools for
the remainder of the day. Graduates may earn up to 20 college
credits, in addition to a high school diploma.
In 2014, the Early College High School was awarded a New York
State P-Tech Grant (Pathways in Technology Grant) to assure its
continuation. Aimed at preparing more than 6,000 high school
students for high-skill jobs in technology and manufacturing,
P-Tech works with local partners who provide mentoring, job
shadowing, workplace visits and field experience to the students.
ECHS offers four pathways to higher education: Renewable
Energy, Entrepreneurship, Computer Information Science and
Community Education and Engagement
TEC-SMART serves as a central location where the community
can learn about energy issues and green technologies,
helping to increase awareness of the need for and availability
of clean energy sources. School groups, community organizations
and businesses visit TEC-SMART with increasing frequency for
programs and information sessions.
TEC-SMART regularly hosts
external groups who use
the facility to host meetings
and seminars. These groups