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08/26/2004
Information Sessions Set for Engineering Technician Training Program at Hudson Valley Community College

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, August 26, 2004

Three information sessions will take place in September for a new one-year training program designed for those interested in finding careers as highway inspection technicians.

Hudson Valley Community College's Workforce Development Institute will offer the one-year Engineering Technician Training Program beginning October 4. The course is being offered in conjunction with the state Department of Transportation.

One-hour information sessions for prospective students will take place:

  • Thursday, September 9, between 4 and 7 p.m. at the Albany Extension Center, 175 Central Avenue, Room 418.
  • Tuesday, September 14, between 4 and 7 p.m. at Bulmer Telecommunications Center, Hudson Valley Community College campus, Meeting Room 3.
  • Thursday, September 16, between 4 and 7 p.m. at the Schenectady County One-Stop Center, 433 State Street (Center City).

The Engineering Technician Training Program will include basic skills training as well as courses from the college's Civil Engineering and Construction Technology program. Preparation for the National Institute of Construction Engineering Technicians certification exam will be offered.

Financial aid may be available to qualified applicants. For information or to register for an information session, call Debra Kowalski at (518) 629-4853.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions: 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 11,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has nearly 60,000 alumni.