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01/23/2014
Self-Paced, Online Courses for Career Development Offered by Hudson Valley Community College

MEDIA CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072, e.bryant@hvcc.edu
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014

Hudson Valley Community College’s Workforce Development Institute now offers a wide selection of self-paced, online courses that allow professionals and new job seekers the opportunity to increase their skills.

Many of the courses are aimed at helping workers stay current with changing protocols and standards within their industry. Courses for those in the medical coding, health care administration, building and design industries as well as those just looking to increase their professional skills will be available.

Six Sigma, Lean Enterprise and Project Management certification preparation courses also will be offered. With open enrollment and up to six months to complete a course, students and employers have greater flexibility to upgrade their skills or train new employees.

Courses are offered in the following categories: Advanced Manufacturing; Business and Professional; Green/Sustainability; Health Careers; IT and Software Development; Project Management and Quality; and Workplace Readiness.

For more than 20 years, Hudson Valley Community College’s Corporate Programs and Workforce Development Institute (WDI), has provided high quality, reasonably priced programs that meet the staff training needs of business and industry communities, and the career-skills needs of individuals. With college faculty and experts in the field, the WDI develops and teaches customized, client-specific training programs for staff and management, and also provides industry-specific courses through open registration. Training is offered in traditional classroom, online, and blended classroom/online formats, and is also available on-site for business clients.

Through Corporate Programs and Workforce Development, the college provides fast-track training programs to help individuals further their career-path goals, and to help businesses achieve higher standards and maintain a competitive edge.

To register or for more information about these course or other courses offered by the Workforce Development Institute, call (518) 629-4827 or e-mail workforce@hvcc.edu.

More detailed course information is available at www.hvcc.edu/wdi.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers 75 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 13,000 students and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 75,000 alumni.

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