CONSORTIUM TO OFFER CONTINUING EDUCATION SUSTAINABILITY COURSES THIS FALL

9/21/2009

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. -- The Hudson Valley Educational Consortium (HVEC) is offering four sustainability-related continuing education business courses this fall.

These new courses, which will cover how green practices impact a range of industries including transportation, purchasing and food service, will be available to Hudson Valley residents regardless of their geographic location. Sullivan County Community College will video teleconference the classes to the other HVEC member-colleges-–SUNY Orange, Rockland and Ulster--where participants will be able to interact in real-time with the instructors and students at all of the locations.

The first course, Sustainable Transportation: An Introduction to Electric Cars, will run on Thursdays, Oct. 15 through Nov. 19, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., and is designed to provide participants with an understanding of modern electric cars. This class will be of most interest to consumers who want to learn how transportation can fit into a more sustainable lifestyle, fleet owners looking to better understand the economic benefits of electric vehicles and automobile technicians interested in servicing and repairing these types of cars. The cost is $150 per person.

Other courses scheduled to be offered as part of the fall series include:

  • Environmentally Preferable Purchasing is set for Mondays, Oct, 19 through Nov. 16, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $380 per person.
  • An Introduction for Leading Sustainability Initiatives (Green Change Management) is scheduled for Tuesdays, Oct. 20 through Nov. 17, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $380 per person.
  • Greening Food Services is set for Mondays, Nov. 23 through Dec. 21, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $380 per person.

For more information and to register for these and other upcoming HVEC courses, please call the colleges’ respective continuing education departments: SUNY Orange (845) 341-4890, Rockland (845) 574-4151, Sullivan (845) 434-5750 x4398, Ulster (845) 339-2025. Most courses require a minimum of 15 participants in order to run.

The Hudson Valley Educational Consortium is an innovative collaboration among four of the area’s community colleges – SUNY Orange, Rockland, Sullivan and Ulster – aimed at bolstering the Hudson Valley’s domestic preparedness. Its goal is to broaden the availability of a variety of emergency response-related degree programs offered by the participating community colleges.

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Mike Albright
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