Food Processing Technology Info Day

THIS Thursday, July 17, 2014 ~ 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. ~ All 7 GCC Campus Locations

What: Food Processing Technology Info Day

When: THIS Thursday, July 17, 2014, 9 a.m.- 9 p.m.

Where: All 7 GCC Campus Locations
•Albion, 456 West Avenue / 585-589-4936
•Arcade, 25 Edward Street / 585-492-5265
•Batavia (Main Campus), One College Road /585- 345-6800
•Dansville, 31 Clara Barton Street / 585-335-7820
•Lima, 7285 Gale Road / 585-582-1226
•Medina, 11470 Maple Ridge Road / 585-798-1688
•Warsaw, 115 Linwood Avenue / 585-786-3010

Who: Anyone interested in training for a great new career

Background: Come one, come all to Genesee Community College THIS Thursday, July 17, 2014 for a chance to learn about a great new career opportunity and win fun prizes. Food Processing Technology Info Day runs from 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. at all seven campus locations Albion, Arcade, Batavia, Dansville, Lima, Medina and Warsaw. Test your knowledge of food trivia in the Fun Food Facts Game and be entered to win a grand prize worth more than $100 that includes many local food products and a Wegman’s gift card.

GCC is now enrolling students in its new Food Processing Technology degree program with classes beginning this fall. Students who complete the two-year, 63 credit program earn an associate in applied science degree and will be qualified for many of the positions currently available at food manufacturing facilities in Western New York. “We have a thriving food processing industry in this region and our goal is to provide these businesses with the skilled workforce they need,” said Professor Maureen Leupold, GCC’s director of Science. “These are terrific jobs that pay well and offer delicious benefits!”

To accommodate adult, non-traditional students, the first introductory class, Food Processing Technology (FPT101), starts on Tuesday, September 23 with the 12-week session. It runs from 3:30 – 7 p.m. at the Batavia Campus. Students who register and complete FPT 101 (Introduction to Food Processing Technology) are eligible to receive a $500 scholarship to cover the cost of the 3-credit course. The scholarship is open to all students and there are no pre-requisites to enroll in FPT 101. Those interested are asked to submit the Academic Program Scholarship Worksheet as soon as possible, but no later than the August 4, 2014 deadline.

Interested students can find out more at Food Processing Technology Info day THIS Thursday from 9 a.m - 9 p.m. at GCC. Play the Fun Food Facts Game and test your food knowledge. Besides the grand prize basket, correct answers can earn you a new ice cream scoop or a “cheesy” note pad.

“This is going to be a fun day where you can explore fantastic opportunities that will ‘Feed Your Future,’ ” said Leupold.

For further information, contact Donna Rae Sutherland, associate director of Marketing Communications at (585) 343-0055 x 6616 or