Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, August 27, announced
the opening of its new Gene F. Haas Center for Advanced Manufacturing Skills. The $14.5 million, 37,000-square-foot facility will allow the college to double its enrollment in the Advanced Manufacturing Technology degree program, according to a press release. The program prepares students for careers as CNC machinists, tool makers and industrial technicians, as well as with marketing, sales, procurement and supervisory jobs. According to Hudson Valley, it is the only community college training program of its kind within 125 miles and boasts a 100 percent job placement rate for graduates. Hudson Valley Community College was founded in 1953, and offers more than 80 degree and certificate programs. It is one of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, with an enrollment of more than 10,500 students.