Capital District Educational Opportunity Center (EOC)
a division of Hudson Valley Community College
Support Services

Support ServicesSupport services and individualized instruction are provided so adults can adapt more easily to their return to school and/or transition to the work force.

Students are offered career assessment, employability skills, employment services, and life skills presentations. The Employment Services Center, initially funded by the New York State Education Department's Perkin's III allocation, has a staff of employment specialists, to help individuals seek and obtain jobs through resume preparation and cover letter assistance, computer and Internet access, research assistance, job development and placement activities, and other job hunting aids. Counseling Services help students overcome personal barriers to academic and vocational success. Job readiness training is also available.

The College Connections initiative is designed to increase awareness of college opportunities for all EOC students and to highlight the benefits of a college degree.

College Connections helps individuals explore college options through college fairs, workshops, and field trips. Students will take "virtual tours" of college campuses, select a college and program of study that will fit their needs, complete the college application process and explore scholarship and financial aid opportunities.

Support services also include access to the ATTAIN (Advanced Technology Training and Information Networking) Lab that provides EOC students and individuals in the surrounding community access to a wide array of academic, life skills and occupational skills training courseware, as well as access to the internet.

ATTAIN can be used in combination with EOC coursework in other programs or as a standalone service.

Through the ATTAIN lab, individuals can work towards earning the Microsoft Digital Literacy and Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications.