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SUNY Schenectady County Community College and Living Resources Partner on New “Career Next” Program

SUNY Schenectady County Community College and Living Resources Partner on New “Career Next” Program

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – SUNY Schenectady County Community College (SUNY Schenectady) and Living Resources Corporation signed an agreement today that will bring their “Career Next” Program to the College.

The Career Next program offers young adults from Living Resources Corporation the opportunity to take classes, engage in student activities, make lifelong friends, and then transition to work and an independent life. The program will feature career track training at SUNY Schenectady in classes that will be sponsored by Living Resources.

“At SUNY Schenectady we are all about empowering our students with solid career training and providing a great college environment that is accessible to all,” said Dr. Steady Moono, President of SUNY Schenectady. “We are pleased to be partnering with Living Resources on their Career Next program.”

“Since 2005, Living Resources has been providing educational opportunities in collaboration with The College of Saint Rose through our College Experience program and we are pleased to expand our program to SUNY Schenectady,” said Fred Erlich, CEO of Living Resources. “We thank Dr. Moono and his team for working with us to give people a meaningful life, filled with happiness and independence. Together we lift up the spirit and success of all people.”

“This is a very important partnership for SUNY Schenectady,” said Ann Fleming Brown, Chair of SUNY Schenectady’s Board of Trustees. “We look forward to working with the Living Resources team to bring Career Next programs to our growing campus.”

Gary Hughes, a member of the Schenectady County Legislature and a trustee at SUNY Schenectady said, “We welcome Living Resources to our thriving campus in our revitalized downtown. This Career Next program is another opportunity for the College to fulfill the County Legislature’s vision of an institution to serve our entire community with programs that lead to new jobs and career opportunities.”

“Living Resources continually seeks ways to enhance the independence of the people we serve,” said Christopher Greagan, Board President of Living Resources. “This new partnership with SUNY Schenectady exemplifies our commitment to developing new and meaningful opportunities to support the lifelong success of these members of our community.”

The Career Next Program at SUNY Schenectady will begin in January 2019. Students participating in the program will also have the opportunity to live at College Suites, a student housing complex located next to SUNY Schenectady.

For more information about Living Resources Career Next program contact Colleen Dergosits at 518-218-0000, x. 4625 or cdergosits@livingresources.org.


About SUNY Schenectady

Founded in 1969, SUNY Schenectady County Community College (SUNY Schenectady) is one of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, the largest comprehensive university system in the United States. SUNY Schenectady is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Through transferable degree and certificate programs, affordable tuition, strong student support services and a personalized approach to learning, SUNY Schenectady provides students with a regionally-acclaimed education that empowers them to take the next step in their lives. SUNY Schenectady offers degree and certificate programs through the:

  • School of Hotel, Culinary Arts, and Tourism
    •           School of Music
    •           Division of Business, Criminal Justice, and Law
    •           Division of Liberal Arts
    •           Division of Math, Science, Technology, and Health

SUNY Schenectady also offers an array of Workforce Development and Community Education services and non-credit courses.  Learn more by visiting: www.sunysccc.edu.


About Living Resources

Living Resources is an organization dedicated to providing life-enhancing services to more than 1,200 individuals with developmental disabilities and acquired brain injuries.  Motivated to create opportunities for full community integration for all persons, caring professionals and committed parents opened the first program – a residence – in Schenectady in 1974. Since then, Living Resources has steadily expanded its programming to include clinical services, day habilitation, employment services, fine arts classes, hearing and interpreting services, after school programming, service coordination, and the College Experience Program in collaboration with The College of Saint Rose.

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