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05/23/2001
Learn Where You Earn Initiative Wraps Up First Semester

CONTACT: Eric Bryant, (518) 629-8071

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, May 23, 2001
http://www.hvcc.edu

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 retraining.