Hudson Valley Community College President Matonak Recognizes Senator Schumer for Support of SECTORS Act of 2011
Photos of Senator Schumer's visit to TEC-SMART
As leaders in workforce training for the Capital Region, the presidents of the five Capital Region community colleges, including Hudson Valley Community College, applaud Senator Chuck Schumer's announced support of SECTORS Act of 2011. This piece of legislation will create Department of Labor grants for Capital Region manufacturers — GlobalFoundries and General Electric among them — to develop training and specialized programs at TEC-SMART and on the main campus of Hudson Valley for students looking to secure jobs at these local manufacturing companies.
This bill, with Schumer's support behind it, will serve to boost Hudson Valley's programs in nanotechnology and high-tech manufacturing, and will help to create the job pipeline to these industries as we turn out the highly skilled workers.