SUNY ORANGE RECEIVES WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT TRAINING GRANT FROM SUNY

2/3/2012

Continuing and Professional Education Staff to Provide Training to Five Orange County Companies and Agencies

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. -- SUNY Orange has received a State University of New York workforce development training grant totaling $62,393 to provide training to five businesses and agencies in Orange County over the next five months.

The Business Solutions and Professional Development staff of the College’s Continuing and Professional Education division will coordinate delivery of a variety of its highly successful workforce development training programs to WVT Communications ($19,680), Inspire ($18,394), Kolmar ($10,188), Crystal Run Village ($7,660) and the YMCA of Huguenot Valley ($6,471). Programming will be targeted to the specific needs of each company or organization.

For WVT Communications, Inspire and Crystal Run Village, the SUNY grant supplements funding for long-standing training relationships with the College in which SUNY Orange has provided supervisory skills, service excellence, team leadership and management mentoring programs for employees at all levels of those organizations. The SUNY grant is helping the College establish new relationships with Kolmar and the YMCA of Huguenot Valley.

“The College has become recognized in the Hudson Valley as a reliable provider of national-caliber soft skills training,” says Don Green, coordinator of business solutions and professional development. “This grant is significant because it offers workforce development and training funding for some organizations, like Inspire and the YMCA, that might not otherwise have money to purchase training for their employees.

“It also allows us to continue building upon the successful training programs we’ve developed for clients like WVT and Crystal Run. We are also excited to be moving into a new venture with Kolmar, thanks to this grant from SUNY,” Green added. “SUNY, Governor (Andrew) Cuomo and the state Legislature continue to recognize that a highly trained workforce is the key to economic revitalization at the local level, and SUNY Orange is pleased to have worked with these companies and agencies to secure this grant that will help their employees improve efficiencies and strengthen their organizations.”

For more information on business solutions programming from SUNY Orange, contact Green at (845) 341-4718.

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Mike Albright
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