Learn Where You Earn Initiative Wraps Up First Semester
CONTACT: Eric Bryant, (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, May 23, 2001
Hudson Valley Community College and the New York State Department of Tax
and Finance celebrated the completion of the first semester of "Learn
Where You Earn," a new initiative to provide on-site classes for New
York State employees.
State Tax Commissioner Arthur Roth, department staff and several
students came to the college to join President Buono in announcing the
initiative, Tuesday, May 22.
"This is a win-win situation for both the department and Hudson Valley.
It will provide an important opportunity for educational advancement for
our workforce while allowing the college to expand past the physical
boundaries of its Troy campus," said Roth.
Two sections of Financial Accounting were offered at Building 8 of the
State Office Campus during the spring semester. The college plans to
expand its course offerings in the fall. Planned are course sections in
Programming and Logic I, Fundamentals of Data Information Processing,
Cobol, Applied Accounting, Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting
and English Composition I.
"The 'Learn Where You Earn' initiative is just one of the ways in which
we are trying to bring the college to the community," said President
Buono. "State employees are a vital part of our regional workforce and
we are happy to be bringing higher education to them right in the
workplace. We look forward to forming similar ventures with other state
agencies in the near future."
Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 50 degree and
certification programs in four academic divisions: Liberal Arts and
Sciences; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and
Business; as well as programs run through the Educational Opportunity
Center offering certification programs in workforce and academic
preparation. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New
York system, it has an enrollment of more than 9,000 students each year,
and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker