Computer Technology Celebration and Open House Wednesday, April 26, 2006, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

When the U.S. Department of Labor reports that one-fifth of the top 30 fastest growing occupations are computer based, and every one of the jobs were ranked in the "very high" income category-there is much to celebrate at Genesee Community College. This celebration is happening by way of a Computer Technology Open House on Wednesday, April 26 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Meeting Genesee's friendly faculty; touring the many computer labs; reviewing the wide range of career options; academic advisement; exploring scholarship opportunities and seeing the rest of the College including College Village and the new Student Union are all on the evening's agenda.

"Although we are calling this an 'Open House' it really is more of a celebration-the news about job opportunities in Computers and our ability to meet the employment prospects with excellent programs, faculty, and state-of-the-art facilities is that good, "Jim Bucki, Sr., director of Genesee's Computer Technology Program said. "I encourage everyone with any interest in this burgeoning industry to stop in-whether they are just starting to explore careers, seeking to professionally shift careers into something totally new, or advance in their current employment situation-April 26th the night to come on over to GCC. We will even have refreshments."

The event is free and open to the public. Among the specific topics of interest will be:

-A review of Genesee's academic programs and how they relate to the employment climate: Computer Information Systems, AS; Computer Support and Operations, AAS; Computer Systems and Network Technologies, AAS; and certificates in Computer Repair, Help Desk Support, and Web Development.

-Genesee's membership with the Microsoft Academic Alliance and the partnership with the Cisco Networking Academy.

-The TOP (Technology Opportunity Pathway) Scholarship program with the National Science Foundation

"I am so excited about the career prospects for my students and our recent graduates. Nothing pleases me more than to receive a note or an email like the one I received recently from one of last year's graduates." (Reprinted below with permission.)

Mr. Bucki,

I just wanted to send you a letter of thanks for all of the knowledge that you have passed on to me. Without your guidance, effort and teaching style, I would not have been able to get where I am today. I have finally landed that dream job everyone hopes to get someday. This would not have been possible without you. I have been working in a large hospital now for 6 months as the manager of desktop support. I have a staff of 13 employees and we take care of 3500 computers 1000 printers and close to 6000 end users. Your program has given me such a great base of knowledge that I could not have asked for a better program to get me ready for an IT job. Anything I can ever do for you please let me know as you have done so much for me.

Thank you again,Michael BublitzManager, Computer Desktop SupportSpartanburg Regional Health System

For further information about Genesee's Computer Technology Open House contact Jim Bucki at 585-343-0055 x 6172 or join the celebration on April 26th. The registration table and refreshments is in the Lobby of the Conable Technology Building, first floor.

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