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SUNY Ulster Advanced Manufacturing Program Begins this Month

Post: Jan. 14, 2018

The Council of Industry is pleased to support the latest advancement in workforce development as SUNY Ulster kicks off a state-of-the-art Advanced Manufacturing Program on January 22nd. This critical program is in response to the increasing demand for skilled workers within and beyond the Hudson Valley. Our members indicate that workforce development, recruiting and filling skilled worker positions is one of their primary obstacles. Programs like SUNY Ulster are designed to bridge the gap between education and experience by developing curriculum to meet the needs of local manufacturing employer.

Our Human Resource partners indicate that their recruiting strategy includes establishing relationships with community colleges that offer manufacturing courses. Employers are looking for students and employees who take the initiative to learn the foundations and show an aptitude towards tactical skills and that they are eager to meet and recruit past / present and future students who have expressed an interest in the advanced manufacturing field.

Students completing these programs have a significant advantage over other employment candidates and have a higher likelihood of securing a position in the field.

Last summer, SUNY Ulster constructed a new technology lab incorporating the latest technology in both software and equipment available to students and industry members. The Pfeiffer Technology & Innovation Lab upgrade includes updates to the drafting lab, electronics lab, and mechanical lab. The drafting lab has dual monitor computers, as well as a 3D printing lab. Programs including Solidworks, and Programmable Logic Control (PLC) software are available to credit and non-credit students.

Register online SUNY Ulster or contact Barbara Reer for more information. 

Technician & Engineering Courses 
January 22nd – May 16th

Fundamentals of Electricity

Mondays, 5:00-8:00 pm

Stone Ridge Campus
Intro to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCS) Wednesdays,  5:00-8:00 pm     Stone Ridge Campus
Drafting Fundamentals I   Tuesday / Thursday, 1:00-3:00 pm Stone Ridge Campus
Solidworks Fundamentals Mondays, 12:00-4:30 pm Stone Ridge Campus