Orange County CC Community Engagement

Orange County Community College Community Engagement

A snapshot of Community Engagement and Applied Learning at Orange County Community College

SUNY Orange and Orange County Chamber of Commerce partnership

The intent of the project is to connect SUNY Orange students and alumni with local businesses eager for talent. Students begin their workforce initiation at the Chamber, which provides them with valuable work experience while at the same time providing opportunities to build up their resumes and portfolios. At the Chamber students are exposed to a plethora of local businesspeople with whom they can network and begin to develop relationships. Students are invited and encouraged to participate in the Chamber’s networking events and career expos, as well as seminars and training sessions, free of charge. Clearly, the Chamber, students, alumni, employers and the College all benefit from this arrangement. It is the first step toward significantly strengthening the connection between the employer community and the students, and between the classroom and the world of work.

Campus contact:
Petra Wege-Beers
petra.wegebeers@sunyorange.edu

 Orange County Community College

115 South Street
Middletown, NY 10940
(845) 344-6222
www.sunyorange.edu