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Upcoming Career Training Information Session for Hudson Valley Community College's Workforce Development Institute

CONTACT: Eric Bryant, (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010

Hudson Valley Community College's Workforce Development Institute will host a series of information sessions where prospective students can find out about credit-free training opportunities offered by the college.

Upcoming courses offered by the Workforce Development Institute cover electricity for photovoltaic solar power systems, computer software applications, security guard training, pharmacy technician and medical transcription training, and training for those working in the water treatment field.

The next information session will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 3, at the college's Albany Extension Center, 175 Central Avenue. Additional information sessions are scheduled for Feb. 10, 17 and 24 at the same time and location. The extension center is located above the New York State Department of Labor's One Stop Center.

For more information about these programs, call the Workforce Development Institute, (518) 629-4827, or the Albany Extension Center site supervisor at (518) 629-4747, e-mail; or visit

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs in four schools: 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 12,000 students and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 65,000 alumni.