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02/20/2006
Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno, County Executive Kathleen M. Jimino To Help Jump Start Business Research and Development Center

New center will bring together Hudson Valley and business professionals

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8071 or (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, February 20, 2006

WHO: Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno, Rensselaer County Executive Kathleen M. Jimino and Hudson Valley Community College President Andrew J. Matonak.
WHAT: Taking another step toward becoming the Capital Region's training and workforce development hub, Hudson Valley Community College will announce the receipt of a $50,000 member item from Senator Bruno, and matching funds from the Rensselaer County Industrial Development Agency. This $100,000 in funding will help establish a Business Research and Development Center in conjunction with Hudson Valley Community College's Workforce Development Institute.
WHEN:

12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006

WHERE:

Bulmer Telecommunications Center
Hudson Valley Community College
80 Vandenburgh Ave., Troy

DETAILS:

The Business Research and Development Center will bring together local and regional businesses, human resource professionals and business development agencies to determine what types of training current and potential employees need.

The center will research and forecast the career training needs for the region and work with businesses to develop both credit and non-credit training to meet those needs.