Statement from Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher on Manufacturing Day

October 3, 2014

“SUNY campuses across New York State are educating and training the next generation of skilled workers in the manufacturing fields, fulfilling a critical workforce need for the state and fueling the economy.

“We are proud to participate in Manufacturing Day today, through a number of campus-based SUNY Manufacturing Day Participants, and pleased to join Governor Cuomo as well as students, teachers, employers, and communities across New York as we celebrate Manufacturing Month throughout October.”

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