WE REPEAT: After each harvest, we reflect, plan and then we repeat
Each year, GCC welcomes a new crop of students and quite surprisingly they age from six weeks old in our Child Care Center to more than 60 years old with numerous seniors auditing classes for free. And then, before we know it, on the third Sunday in May comes our favorite day, Commencement. We share tears of joy in watching a group of graduates cross the stage and celebrate their hard work and success with their family and friends.
As we conclude our 50th year of service, we are committed to repeating our successes. We will continue our efforts to provide quality and impactful educational experiences to promote intellectual and social growth, workforce and economic development, and global citizenship. We will continue to enrich the lives of our families and our neighbors. We will continue to change lives and help transform communities.
This report is a celebration and a reflection of the highlights of our successful year as well as an inspiration for our future. With the statistics below we illustrate the 2016-2017 class of students, but the numbers ring hollow against the stories of success harvested this year.
Our Students Fall 2016
|Other NYS Counties||2,132|
Course Registrations (2016-2017 Year)
Degrees (2016-2017 Year)
THE BEST CENTER PROGRAMS
GCC’s workforce development division, The BEST Center, which stands for Business and Employee Skills Training, serves the community by providing training programs that are both customized to the needs of the company, as well as a broad range of training skills available online or onsite for businesses or individuals.
|Training (Contract training and grants)||2,306|
|Workforce Development (Open Enrollment)||621|
|Personal Development (Open enrollment)||1,373|
|Number of Courses||336|
|1) Business/Workforce Development||1,531|
|2) Driving Programs||1,373|
|3) Safety Training||960|
|4) Precision Agriculture||147|
THE BEST CENTER Highlights:
Precision Agriculture Initiative offered training in specific farm-management concepts and operations using high-tech equipment and technology to enhance crop production and other agricultural activities. An all-day workshop specifically for growers and producers was offered, and young adults in the 9th grade were given an-day symposium to learn about high-tech careers in agriculture.
- The BEST Center received $621,865 in grants/project awards.
- 354 incumbent employees from 10 companies participated in the SUNY Workforce Development Training Grant with six training projects, including LEAN manufacturing and leadership development in 51 training courses.
- 950 incumbent employees from 10 companies participated in the NYS DOL Hazard Abatement (Safety) Grant in 83 training courses.
Company Training Highlights Bridge to Credit – Eight Chassix Automotive, Inc. employees, who worked different shifts, participated in 120 hours of classroom and hands-on training to qualify for certificate in five core topics: Technical Math, Basic Blueprint Reading, Advanced Blueprint Reading, Metrology and Geometrics.
“America’s Promise” or “NY INSPIRE” Grant – For the first time, scholarships were made available for non-credit, healthcare certificate courses through a partnership with the GLOW Workforce Development Board providing assessments, case management and job-placement assistance.
Supply Chain for Managers – Seasoned supply-chain managers gained in-depth knowledge in their industry through a new, 30-hour course team-taught by four experts and covering topics in operations, strategic management, inventory/purchasing, logistics and quality.
Professional Development Certification – NYS Education Department awarded professional-development credits to educators for various related coursework which teachers can apply toward their 175 required hours for recertification.