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Advanced Manufacturing and IT Networking Information Night February 25
Thursday, January 22, 2015
There will be an Adirondack Career Academy (Early College High School) Program Information Night for Advanced Manufacturing & Information Technology/Networking programs from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, at SUNY Adirondack, Dearlove Hall, Miller Auditorium, Room D211 at the Bay Road campus in Queensbury,
SUNY Adirondack and WSWHE BOCES have re-launched their early college high school initiative under the new “SUNY Adirondack: Career Academy” brand. Career Academy represents the unique opportunity for area high school students to complete up to 28 tuition-free, college-level credits toward an associate degree in fields that have clear job growth and career opportunity in the region and beyond.
“We recognize at the college-level that students need access to a variety of teaching and training methods to be successful,” said SUNY Adirondack Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs Brian Durant. “Career Academy matches this essential hands-on educational approach with a clear focus on fields that will hold the best, most in-demand jobs of the future.”
Currently, the Career Academy is built around the cornerstones of Information Technology/Networking and Advanced Manufacturing, career paths well supported by growth of regional industries and by global demand for skilled workers in these fields. In each of these unique program paths, students learn first-hand from a mix of SUNY Adirondack professors and BOCES educators who help students develop a first-hand knowledge of workforce expectations, the ability to handle college coursework demands and, most important, hands-on experience in labs and internships.
“The collaboration between SUNY Adirondack, BOCES and the school districts in its five-county region lead to the development of a set of programs that draws attention to the world of work. The design and implementation of these programs show students the rigor of industry in our region and connects secondary and post-secondary institutions for the benefit of students,” said BOCES Career and Technical Education Director Doug Leavens. “We created these programs based on the notion that students need to be college and career ready to succeed in life after high school.”