WE PLANT: Cultivating foundational seeds in our community and our world

Planting seeds for our future is the only way to ensure our future. At GCC, our primary purpose is to plant seeds of knowledge and innovation, of entrepreneurial spirit and empowerment. Every student we teach and every member of the workforce we train are investments in the future of our community and our world.

As the needs of our community change, GCC works hard to ensure our investment efforts evolve as well. Today, we are planting a new variety of seeds through our Nanotechnology, Sleep Technology, the newest Business Administration concentration in Marketing and Social Media, and many more programs. In addition to traditional classroom and laboratory work, these programs provide hands-on learning experiences that propel our students to be the most well-prepared job candidates available. Every program’s learning objectives target the growing workforce needs of Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming counties. Additionally, the tireless and compassionate dedication of GCC’s faculty and staff guide students toward becoming global citizens and passionate stewards of the future.

Motivating the area youth to continue to seek higher education learning, GCC strives to develop and offer exciting new academic programs and learning opportunities.

This year, we proudly introduced a new Pharmaceutical Sciences agreement with the University at Buffalo, launched the “Survival Spanish Series” at the BEST Center, and piloted a program to allow eight local mechanics to earn the “Mechanical Inspection Certificate” while on the job.

Reaching beyond our immediate GLOW region, two of GCC’s students were invited to participate in the 13th Annual Human Rights Summit in New York City.

This unique summit brings together some of the brightest young men and women from across the country to work together to bring an end to human trafficking, police brutality, poverty, war and gang violence.

Our students have many opportunities to give back to our communities.

This past year, a team of College Village residents donated their time and talent to the Genesee County Habitat for Humanity, working to restore a home in Basom, NY.

GCC takes our responsibility to our community very seriously and part of that responsibility includes investing in our youth even before they become GCC students. For nearly two decades our Accelerated College Enrollment (ACE) program has been hosting the Annual Tech Wars bringing more than 600 area middle and high school students together for an innovative and cognitively challenging competition.

GCC’s Multicultural Communications Club held a special “East Meets West” event featuring the Toastmasters 2016-2017 World Champion Speaker Darren Tay.

For many years, the Multicultural Communications Club has provided participants the opportunity to learn how to give impromptu speeches, present prepared speeches, and improve their communication skills in a supportive environment, helping to remove the fear of public speaking.

The “East Meets West” event celebrated the mosaic tapestry of diverse students, faculty and staff at the College.