Batavia, NY- Interested in a new career? Looking for a fast growing field with job stability and tasty benefits? Want to work in the local region? Enroll in the Intro to Food Processing Technology course (FPT101) at Genesee Community College this fall with a full scholarship valued at more than $600.
FPT is GCC’s newest associate in applied science degree program. The College developed the course of study in response to the regional demand for skilled workers in food manufacturing. The New York State online job bank currently lists more than 500 openings in food-related occupations in the Finger Lakes region which includes Genesee County.
“We are continuously developing new academic programs that are focused on long-term career success,” said Rafael Alicea-Maldonado, dean of Math, Science and Career Education at GCC. “The food sector is thriving in Western New York and we look forward to providing the industry with the highly-trained workers it needs. These positions are local and offer attractive salaries and benefits.”
Those interested in learning more about the program and scholarship can find information online at: http://www.genesee.edu/academics/programs/tech/food/ or contact FPT instructor Greg Sharpe at 585-343-0055 ext. 6157 or GTSharpe@genesee.edu. The FPT101 course begins September 21, 2015 with GCC’s 12-week session.
Overall, GCC’s fall semester with 16-week course session begins August 24, 2015. Students can still register for hundreds of courses offered at all seven campus locations in Albion, Arcade, Batavia, Dansville, Lima, Medina and Warsaw, as well as online. Go to: www.genesee.edu or call 866-CALL-GCC.
To help students prepare for the start of the semester, the Batavia Campus offers New Student Orientation sessions. These sessions are designed to help students feel comfortable on campus, learn about academic and social opportunities and meet other students. Students can select from the remaining three sessions on Thursday, July 23, Thursday, July 30 or Wednesday, August 19, 2015. Each orientation runs from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. with a variety of activities planned. A concurrent program is offered to help parents and family members become familiar with GCC and sign-up for Cougar Kin, the E-newsletter just for family and friends of GCC students. To meet the Orientation leaders, watch the College’s new online video available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_JTJldd3SY