Schenectady County Community College Awarded $11.2 Million Grant To Train Health Care Professionals
Schenectady County Community College (SCCC) in Oct. 2010 received the largest single grant in the College’s history, $11.2 million, to train professionals for new jobs in the fast growing health care field.
SCCC was one of just four institutions in New York State and one of 32 in the nation to receive the job training funds. SCCC received the largest grant award in New York State and the 11th largest grant in the nation. The grant award is part of a $320 million initiative under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Affordable Care Act (ACA) to strengthen the health care workforce in the United States.
“This is a great achievement for SCCC,” said Dr. Quintin Bullock, SCCC President. “Not only will we be able to provide job training in health care to Temporary Assistance to Needy Families and low-income students, but through this funding the College is embracing a new program to meet an emerging workforce need in the health care industry, as well as to stimulate economic development in the Capital Region. The demand for health care professionals is expected to continue growing. We remain on the forefront of pursuing innovative ways to expand our workforce training programs to strengthen the development of a skilled workforce.”
“This is an exciting moment for Schenectady County Community College and for all of SUNY,” said State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. “This grant will greatly enhance our ability to reach our strategic goal of creating a healthier New York – an important facet of our new strategic plan, The Power of SUNY. I congratulate SCCC and President Quintin Bullock on securing this very significant award.”