A very exciting opportunity has opened up at Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) that I want to share with you as it accomplishes two goals – one to teach a trade which leads to a career and two to help us restore many of the rich historic resources in our region.
The congregation of the First Feformed Church in Schenectady has been around long enough to go through three different governing bodies.
Rosch Brothers Inc. celebrated with members of the First United Methodist Church and the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce for a Ribbon Cutting to open the elevator addition on December 7, 2016.
The Commission on Economic Opportunity is opening an urban training center in downtown Troy to provide education and job training to young adults.
The human service agency raised $500,000 from community donors and through grant programs to finance the building at 2347 Fifth Ave.
YouthBuild will locate at the building. The program that offers education and construction training to 16- to 24-year-olds who are from high-needs areas. Currently, a cohort of 16 students is completing the YouthBuild program.
Troy, NY (Thursday, August 20, 2015) – CEO (the Commission on Economic Opportunity) was joined by over 100 community members, including federal, state, and local officials, to celebrate the grand opening of the organization’s newest and most innovative facility. The Urban Training Center, one of CEO’s eleven locations across the county, will help to further centralize services to the community, moving the YouthBuild program to a more accessible location and expanding CEO’s Healthy Homes operations.
“I applaud CEO for their ongoing efforts to train young women and men for careers,” said U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. “The new Urban Training Center is another example of their investment in the community. Workforce training programs like YouthBuild give thousands of teens and young people across New York and the country the resources and tools they need to succeed. The Urban Training Center will be at the heart of these efforts in Rensselaer County, offering the support programming necessary to ensuring our youth have the right skills to succeed.”
Schenectady County Community College is less than three weeks away from opening a new cafe and convenience store in space that had been vacant for 20 years.
The 2,000-square-foot retail outlet, Canal Side Cafe and Convenience Store, is under construction on the first floor of Elston Hall, adjacent to the college’s student commons area and in view of the Western Gateway Bridge that carries traffic between Schenectady and Scotia, N.Y.
The Faculty Student Association of SCCC Inc., the nonprofit organization that provides all of the campus auxiliary services, invested $900,000 to build and equip the venue.
Property owners, developers and contractors are benefiting as banks and credit unions fight for market share by building branches and remodeling others.
The activity has picked up considerably since the recession ended, and is expected to continue in the coming months as more investments are planned.