Plattsburgh Partners with SUNY Poly in Workforce Development Effort

“A project like this is very beneficial to the North Country as a whole,” SUNY Plattsburgh Executive Director of Marketing and Communication Ken Knelly told the Press-Republican. “We’ve connected with SUNY Polytechnic at an initial level.

SUNY Plattsburgh and SUNY Polytechnic Institute will put together a workforce education program in coordination with Norsk Titanium. The program launched while Norsk Titanium plans to build a research and development facility at Plattsburgh.

“A key aspect of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s vision for this partnership that will create hundreds of jobs is creating a curriculum to provide workforce education opportunities for people of all backgrounds, including area students,” said SUNY Polytechnic Associate Vice President for Marketing & Communications Steve Ference, who also serves as media adviser to the college’s founding president and CEO.

Advanced-manufacturing skills such as 3-D printing and titanium component machining will be included in the new program. Norsk hopes that along with the new facility, the workforce development program will bring more specialized workers into the region.

See the full article from The Press Republican here