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Supply Chain Management

NCCC to Host Virtual Understanding Industries Workshop

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Niagara County Community College Workforce Development Department in conjunction with the Buffalo Niagara International Trade Gateway Organization (ITGO), is hosting the first in a series of presentations to increase awareness of the economic impact and employment opportunities of in-demand areas in Western New York.

The first Understanding Industries workshop, held via Zoom, will highlight Supply Chain Management/Logistics. The workshop will be held on October 21 at 10:00 AM.  This presentation is geared towards K-12 guidance counselors, adult education providers, and career development counselors in county government or community-based organizations. There is no fee to participate.

“After meeting several times with industry and business leaders, it was clear that there is a need to highlight how these industries impact our community, both economically as well as employers,” states Karen Kwandrans, Ed.D, Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs, Workforce Development. The series will highlight area businesses, their economic impact, and training and jobs available in each area.

“Many students and their parents do not think about logistics and supply chain as a career path – because most of us don’t spend too much time thinking about how everything we use daily gets to us. It’s an industry that requires people, energy and solutions, and always will. There will forever be logistics opportunities, and the Buffalo Niagara ITGO is thrilled to be working with NCCC to tell this story,” added Craig Turner, Executive Director, ITGO.

For more information please contact the Workforce Development Department at NCCC at 716 -614-6236 or visit the website at niagaracc.suny.edu/wd/


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Barbara DeSimone
Director of Public Relations and Event Management
Phone: 716-614-5904
Email: desimone@niagaracc.suny.edu

Drone operator

Niagara County Community College Selected for FAA Training Program

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Today Niagara County Community College announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had selected its Drone Operator Training Program for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems-Collegiate Training Program or the UAS-CTI.

“Offering coveted FAA-accredited drone operator training represents a significant step forward in our campus workforce training initiatives. Through this new partnership, the program will be taken to new heights as participants graduate with industry-recognized credentialing embodying the gold-standard in unmanned aviation of tomorrow.” Karen Kwandrans, Ed.D. AVP, Workforce Development.

The FAA’s UAS-CTI program recognizes institutions that prepare students for careers in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly referred to as drones. To qualify for the initiative, schools must offer a bachelor’s or associate degree in UAS or a degree with a minor, concentration, or certificate in UAS. Schools must provide curriculum covering various aspects of UAS training, including hands-on flight practice, maintenance, uses, applications, privacy concerns, safety, and federal policies concerning UAS.

“Partnering with FAA in Unmanned Aircraft Systems represents the latest in an ongoing effort to position the College at the forefront in aerospace education. We are pleased to be a sole center of excellence in providing this credential for nearly the entire northeastern United States.” – William Murabito, Ph.D. President, Niagara County Community College.

Niagara County Community College (NCCC), founded in 1962, is a two-year institution of higher education accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and is the only public institution of post-secondary education in Niagara County. NCCC seeks to provide the people of Niagara County and the surrounding area with high quality, affordable education in diverse areas of the curriculum. The institution’s 50 degree and certificate programs are designed to enable its graduates to transfer to four-year degree programs or enter the workforce with skills that will enhance their career opportunities and contribute to the growth of the local economy. The current overall student enrollment at NCCC is 4,981 students.


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Barbara DeSimone
Director of Public Relations and Event Management
Phone: 716-614-5904
Email: desimone@niagaracc.suny.edu

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NCCC TO OFFER FREE WEBINAR ON TRAINING FOR RE-OPENING RESTAURANTS

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The Niagara County Community College (NCCC) Small Business Development Center (SBDC), in conjunction with Workforce Development will hold training for Western New York restaurants to help them prepare for reopening. The SBDC training will focus on restaurant businesses that will be reopening during the New York Phase-in process. Businesses will be responsible for the cleaning and disinfection of their operations as well as providing relevant Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and establishing proper social distancing. The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation is sponsoring is webinar – so there is no cost to participate.

The objective of this course is to provide accurate information relating to COVID-19 and simple steps that businesses can take to avoid spreading the disease within the workplace. This interactive web-based training provides opportunities for attendees to engage in informative Q&A’s.  “This is a great training for businesses who are unsure of the current standards and who want to prepare their plan for reopening their business”, states Lynn Oswald, Director of the NCCC SBDC.  The instructor is a safety certified trainer and is up-to-date on regulatory changes issued by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and New York State.

The webinar will be held on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 from 9am -11:30am. The presentation will be repeated live later the same day from 1-3:30pm.  To register for the webinar and for more information, please call NCCC SBDC at 716-210-2515 or visit the website: http://www.niagarasbdc.org click on the “Training” tab for more details.


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Barbara DeSimone
Director of Public Relations and Event Management
Phone: 716-614-5904
Email: desimone@niagaracc.suny.edu

Healthcare professional wearing surgical mask

NCCC TO OFFER PPE TRAINING FOR MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

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The Niagara County Community College (NCCC) Workforce Development Department in conjunction with the NCCC Small Business Development Center will offer virtual training classes for businesses throughout Western New York to prepare for reopening. This awareness level training is geared for employees that will be returning to the workplace and may be responsible for the cleaning and disinfection of their workspace. The objective of this course is to raise the awareness of COVID-19 with information and simple steps that employees can take to avoid spreading the disease within the workplace or at home. This interactive web-based training provides many opportunities for students to engage in informative Q&A’s.   “This is a great training for businesses who are unsure of the current standards and who want to be prepared with a plan for how to reopen their business”, according to Karen Kwandrans, Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs. “The instructors are all safety certified trainers and are up-to-date on regulatory changes issued by the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).”

Presentations are industry specific and the first set of courses will be focused on the manufacturing industry. The online classes for the manufacturing industry will be offered on the following days and times:

May 27th 8-10:30am
May 27th 1-3:30pm
May 28th 8-10:30am
May 28th 1-3:30pm

NCCC Workforce Development is committed to education and the advancement of our local economy. “I think it is important to keep the costs low for our area employers as they begin to reopen, so the cost of training is $40 per person for the two and half-hour class”, said Kwandrans.

Additional trainings will be announced in other areas including a training for the retail industry and the hospitality industry.  For more information, please call NCCC Workforce Development at 716-614-6236 or visit the website www.niagaracc.suny.edu/wd/.


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Barbara DeSimone
Director of Public Relations and Event Management
Phone: 716-614-5904
Email: desimone@niagaracc.suny.edu

NCCC student on computer

NCCC’s Workforce Development Program to Offer Google IT Training

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The Workforce Development Department at Niagara County Community College is training individuals who are looking for new opportunities, especially those who seek to work from home. Registration is currently open for Google’s Information Technology (IT) Support Professional Certificate, developed by Google itself. The program can prepare learners for entry-level jobs in IT settings and graduates of the program could work in a range of environments from small businesses to globalized firms, in-person or remotely. The virtual program kicks off on June 15. Interested parties can enroll now by visiting http://niagaracc.suny.edu/wd/comp-training/.

This non-credit bearing course can be completed in under 12 months and prior Information Technology experience is not required. The program includes five parts which explore troubleshooting, customer service, networking, operating systems, system administration and security. The course utilizes a dynamic mix of video lectures, quizzes, and hands-on labs. Participants who enroll through NCCC’s Workforce Development Office will be led by an instructor instead of a self-taught format which is offered in other regions.

“Because many jobs in IT can be done from home, presently and through the coming months, now is the perfect time to enroll in the Google IT Certificate program at Niagara County Community College. In our current state, the Workforce Development Department is looking to offer new and in-demand trainings. This particular course will teach people new skills and will help create opportunities for those who need to shift careers, in turn helping to keep our economy moving,” explains Karen Kwandrans, Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs. Karen adds, “Another exciting component is that the program is eligible for tuition funding through Niagara’s WorkSourceOne.” Without tuition assistance, the Google IT Support Professional Certificate is $1,500.

For more information about the Google IT Support Professional Certificate or other Continuing Professional Education, community classes, personal enrichment activities, and non-degree programs to meet your career goals, call NCCC’s Workforce Development Department at 716-614-6236.


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Sara Harvey
Assistant Director of Public Relations and Event Management
Phone: 716-614-6220
Email: saharvey@niagaracc.suny.edu

Pharmacy Technician training

Short term training for long term success at NCCC

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Niagara County Community College (NCCC) now has additional opportunities for students looking to further their education and start a successful career.  The Gaining Occupational Academic and Leadership Skills (G.O.A.L.S.) Program funded through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) grant offers essential hands-on training and practical skills to people between the ages of 18-24 in the following programs: Hospitality, Machine Tool 1, Medical Billing, Pharmacy Technician and Pre-Apprenticeship.  These training programs are shorter than typical degree and certificate programs, with classes offered in the evenings.

The WIOA grant provides students the opportunity to receive tuition and textbook assistance, NFTA transportation, academic support, monetary incentives, counseling and career guidance and guaranteed interviews upon completion of the course.  Additional benefits of the program include networking opportunities, job and college readiness training, credit for prior learning and state certifications that lead to employment with higher wages and careers in high demand occupations.

The first cohort of G.O.A.L.S. students currently in the Pharmacy Technician program are learning the skills necessary to become assistants to Pharmacists in a variety of settings including retail pharmacies, hospital pharmacies, the insurance industry and the pharmaceutical sales industry.  Students complete 73 hours of instruction that prepare them for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam.  The license obtained from this exam is required to work in 24 states, and is recognized in all 50 states as the standard for providing higher wage and access to a wider array of careers in those states.

For more information on the G.O.A.L.S. Program at NCCC, visit niagaracc.suny.edu/wd.  To get details on program eligibility, contact Rhonda Bivins-Talley, WIOA Grant Program Director at 716-614-6284 or via email at rbivins-talley@niagaracc.suny.edu.


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Sara Harvey
Assistant Director of Public Relations and Event Management
Phone: 716-614-6220
Email: saharvey@niagaracc.suny.edu