Cuomo on New York Colleges
Written By: Joe Melillo
Some changes to Education was a large part of what Governor Cuomo's State of the State address and his plan includes SUNY and CUNY schools across New York.
Corning (WENY) - Some changes to Education was a large part of what Governor Cuomo's State of the State address and his plan includes SUNY and CUNY schools across New York. During the governors state of the state address, Cuomo focused on changing schools on all levels in 2013. For Schools like Corning Community College, Cuomo wants administrators to work directly with employers to get students ready for the workforce with specific skills. Yesterday the Governor said he would put incentives in place to reward schools for student placement not just performance. President of CCC, Dr. Katherin Douglas says her school is ahead of the curve when it comes to work placement.
“Linking the education and training that's what we provide at Corning Community College and linking it directly to jobs is something we already do,” says Douglas. “We do it on the credit side of the house and the non-credit side of the house. So we're delighted to see that this approach is on the governors radar screen because that's how we do business.”
Corning Community College will be implementing a presidential scholars program this spring as a way to keep students working and staying in New York.