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Record grant for Suffolk Community College

That’s one for the books at Suffolk County Community College, where a U.S. Department of Labor job-training grant has set a new funding high-water mark. It’s actually 2,949,237 for the books, with the Labor Department’s nearly $3 million stipend – earmarked for cybersecurity, manufacturing and health-IT training and credentialing – standing alone as the single-largest grant in school history, SCCC announced this week. The RESTORE grant – for the Labor Department’s Resources and Education that…


Coming together to manufacture LI’s future

By GREGORY ZELLER // A multi-agency effort to give displaced workers modern manufacturing skills is about to graduate its first batch of reeducated professionals. And the Advanced Manufacturing Training program at Suffolk County Community College – a joint effort of SCCC, the Workforce Development Institute, private industry and the New York Department of Labor – is just getting started, with a seven-digit federal grant and a host of subsequent classes in the works. The seven-week…


Task Force: Education Key to LI workforce

By GREGORY ZELLER // The State Senate Task Force on Workforce Development is going to school. Educational initiatives including new Pathways in Technology schools and expanded access to tech-focused BOCES programs are among the top recommendations made by the task force, which reported Tuesday on 18 months of research into New York’s current workforce-development programs and best future options. Chaired by State Sens. Jack Martins (R-Mineola) and George Amedore (R-Rotterdam), the task force features a baker’s dozen…