Albany Center for Education Dedication

October 29, 2018

Albany Center for Education building exterior

Shared facility offers expanded opportunities for off-campus college-level courses and workforce training programs

WHAT: Dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Hudson Valley Community College Albany Center for Education

Sponsored by Hudson Valley Community College, the Capital District Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) has offered courses at 30 North Russell Road in Albany for several decades. Earlier this year, Hudson Valley determined it was a prime location for credit-bearing courses as well as credit-free career training options through its Workforce Development Institute.

Now known as the Albany Center for Education (ACE), the facility houses the majority of Hudson Valley’s educational offerings in Albany under one roof. In addition to EOC programs like English as a Second Language and Certified Nursing Assistant training, ACE now offers college-level courses such as Business Law, English Composition and General Psychology.

ACE provides ample space for expanded off-campus educational opportunities, and the college plans to build linkages between the students taking pre-college courses through the EOC and the college-level and career-training courses offered on site.

WHO:

Speakers Include:

  • Senator Neil Breslin
  • Assemblymember Patricia Fahy
  • Neil Kelleher, Chair of the Hudson Valley Community College Board of Trustees
  • Dan McCoy, Albany County Executive
  • Dr. Lucille Marion, Vice President/Executive Director, Educational Opportunity Center
  • Lisa McCay, Associate Provost and Director of the University Center for Academic and Workforce Development at SUNY
  • Assemblymember John McDonald
  • Steve McLaughlin, Rensselaer County Executive
  • Dr. Roger Ramsammy, President, Hudson Valley Community College
  • Kathy Sheehan, Mayor, City of Albany

Special Guests in Attendance:

  • Anthony Capece, Central Avenue BID
  • Mark Eagan, Capital Region Chamber
  • Brian Williams, Rensselaer County One Stop Career Center

WHERE: 30 North Russell Road, Albany, NY (located off Central Avenue, near the Westgate Plaza)
Second Floor, Student Lounge

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.