|Hudson Valley Community College, now offers training for|
truck drivers, a 68-hour training program for the CDL Class A
Tractor Trailer License.
Whether you're interested in the building trades or a career in the healthcare industry, Hudson Valley's Workforce Development Institute is the place to start.
Tuesday, March 18, the Albany branch of Hudson Valley Community College will host an Open House from 2:30pm to 5:30pm at their Albany Extension Center, located at 175 Central Avenue in Albany.
Albany residents can meet with college admissions and financial aid counselors and get on the fast-track to career success.
"We want to bring attention to the fact that Hudson Valley is right here in downtown Albany, right on a bus route, and that students can access great careers here," says Debra Kowalski, off campus coordinator and academic counselor for Hudson Valley Community College.
Presentations by college Admissions and Continuing Education representatives will be held throughout the afternoon. New students also will be able to register for summer and fall courses.
The college’s Albany Extension Center has been offering day and evening credit-bearing and credit-free courses since 2002. The site includes classrooms, a computer lab and a mock pharmacy for the college’s Pharmacy Technician Training program.
The Workforce Development Institute of Hudson Valley Community College provides career skills training programs in a variety of fields, including Manufacturing, Business and Technical Writing, Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Energy, Medical and Health Careers, and others. Client-specific training is also available both on-site and at the college.
This winter, the Workforce Development Institute also announced a new CDL Class A Tractor-Trailer License Training. This 68-hour training program is designed to accommodate individuals with little or no experience in tractor-trailer driving. The course includes 32 hours in the classroom and 36 hours of on-the-road training, focusing on the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) CDL Exam and industry requirements. This course also counts towards the 160 hours of training required by most transportation companies and their insurance providers.
The Workforce Development Institute is part of Hudson Valley Community College, which was founded in 1953. The 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 13,500 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 65,000 alumni.
The Open House will take place, March 18, 2014 from 2:30pm-5:30pm at HVCC Albany Extension Center, located at 175 Central Avenue in Albany. More information, call (518) 629-7338.