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SUNY Canton and Fort Drum’s Solar Ready Vets Program Brings Power to Norwood Fountain

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Fort Drum soldiers enrolled in SUNY Canton’s Solar Ready Vets program will be installing photovoltaic panels to power Norwood’s landmark fountain.

The class will be working from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at the fountain’s site on Prospect Street. This is the latest in a series of restorations initiated through the Save the Fountain campaign and fundraising effort, according to committee co-chair and SUNY Canton employee Teresa L. Sharlow Clemmo.

Norwood Fountain

Clemmo said that Kevin McAdoo, a SUNY Canton faculty member and Solar Ready Vets Program Coordinator offered to help with the project.

“We couldn’t have been more grateful for his guidance,” she said. “We are so honored and thankful to the veterans who first served our country and are now giving back to our community by assisting with this project.”

McAdoo runs the Solar Ready Vets program with the assistance of personnel from Fort Drum, SUNY Canton’s Career Ready Education and Success Training (CREST) Center for Workforce Development, and industry professionals. Solar Ready Vets trains soldiers in the growing industry of solar energy, and SUNY Canton’s program was one of the first and most successful of these efforts.

Solar Ready Vets installing solar panels on a roof.

The Save the Fountain project came about in May 2016 and has garnered the support of the greater Norwood community. Many area donors have contributed to the project, according to Clemmo. She said they’d also received support from the Village of Norwood, and its Department of Public Works, Clarkson University Engineer Michael Tremper, and help from many Norwood residents. “It has truly been a community effort,” she said.

 

About Solar Ready Vets

Solar Ready Vets at Fort Drum was the U.S. Department of Energy’s first program in New York State. It was created through collaboration with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). SUNY Canton’s CREST Center helps teach five-week classes focusing on solar photovoltaic systems and installation through hands-on labs. The program boasts the best pass rate on industry-specific examinations and has the highest placement rate, with more than 300 employers nationwide.

 

About SUNY Canton 

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as 13 exclusively online degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level and are conference members of the newly formed American Collegiate Athletic Association.

SUNY Canton to Host Care Coordination Certificate Program

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

CREST LogoSUNY Canton, in partnership with the Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization and the North Country Initiative, is offering a Care Coordination Certificate Program beginning May 23.

The curriculum increases students’ knowledge of “care transition,” which refers to the movement patients make between healthcare practitioners and settings as their condition and needs change. The class is designed for both new students who are interested in the care management field, as well as existing coordination professionals from hospitals, behavioral health facilities or community-based organizations.

Classes will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday from May 23 to Aug. 15 at SUNY Canton’s Career Ready Education and Success Training Center (Halford Hall). Tuition cost is $365, and students who are employed by a North Country Intitiave partner are eligible for full tuition reimbursement upon successful completion of the course.

An additional program will be held on the Jefferson Community College campus from 5:30 p.m. to  8:30 p.m. May 1 to Aug. 7.

Space is limited, and applications must be received by March 31 in order to be considered for either location. Students must have at least a high school diploma in order to be eligible for selection.

To sign up, visit http://www.canton.edu/crest/health.html. For more information, contact Art Garno, CREST Center director, at (315) 386-7197 or via email at garnoa@canton.edu.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as 13 exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level and are conference members of the newly formed American Collegiate Athletic Association.

Home Energy Performance Presentation Friday, Feb. 10, at SUNY Canton

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

CREST LogoSUNY Canton will be holding a free Home Energy Performance presentation at noon, Friday (Feb. 10) in Halford Hall.

Jerry K. Loch, outreach coordinator for the Watertown-based Green Jobs, Green New York program, will be describing the best questions to ask when considering updates.

“Houses work as a system,” Loch said. “When you make a home more efficient, you can also positively change its safety and comfort levels.”

The presentation is sponsored by the SUNY Canton Career Ready Education and Success Training (CREST) Center for Workforce Development and the Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA), an independent Contractor for New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). Participants can also receive a comprehensive home energy assessment.

To RSVP, email crest@canton.edu, or call (315) 386-7686. Attendees are invited to bring their lunches.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as 11 exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

SUNY Canton Receives Multiple Honors for Military Friendliness

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

SUNY Canton is continuing its reputation as a top school for military members and veterans by earning endorsements from three armed forces trade publications.

G.I. Jobs, Military Times, and Military Advanced Education & Transition magazines have all selected SUNY Canton to be included in their respective 2017 “best of” guides. The publications based their rankings on criteria such as academic and staff support, affordability, student retention, and overall military-friendly culture.

Veterans Club

“Meeting the educational needs of the men and women who have served our country, as well as their family members, is a priority and point of pride at SUNY Canton,” said President Zvi Szafran. “Fortunately, due to our close proximity to Fort Drum, we have had the opportunity to collaborate on a number of initiatives in 2016 that are designed to either support soldiers who are transitioning to college life or help train those who want to enter the civilian work force immediately.”

SUNY Canton began offering a five-week course at Fort Drum in January to provide service members with the skills needed to work in the solar energy industry. The program, called “Solar Ready Vets,” is a collaboration among solar installation companies, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, Fort Drum, the U.S. Department of Energy, and SUNY Canton’s Career Ready Education and Success Training (CREST) Center for Workforce Development.

To date, 108 Army personnel have graduated from the program and many are working in the field as installers, sales representatives and project managers for regional and national companies.

In addition, SUNY Canton and Jefferson Community College received $500,000 from the State University of New York to implement a joint initiative called “Transitioning Veterans from Boots to Books and Beyond.” The program will provide support services exclusively for former military members, primarily from Fort Drum, who are transitioning to a college environment.Best for Vets, Military Friendly, MAE Top University

In 2016 SUNY Canton also partnered with the New York State Industries for the Disabled Inc. and St. Lawrence NYSARC to establish a “Battle Buddy” Center on campus. The center encourages camaraderie among veteran students and offers a space that allows them to seek out the support they need.

This is the sixth year in a row the college has been named to the G.I. Jobs list, and the publication chose SUNY Canton as a recipient of its Gold-level award, a new category this year. Military Times recognized the college twice, while Military Advanced Education & Transition has designated SUNY Canton as a top school for the fourth time.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as 11 exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

SUNY Canton to Host Lead Renovation Certification Classes

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

SUNY Canton CRESTThe SUNY Canton Career Ready Education and Success Training (CREST) Center for Workforce Development and the Occupational Health Clinical Center of the North Country are sponsoring two lead renovation safety certification classes Dec. 1 and Dec. 16.

This eight-hour course is required for any renovators or painters to become a certified lead-safe contractor, which is necessary to work on pre-1978 housing, schools or child-occupied facilities.

The training is also recommended for landlords, property managers or homeowners who are completing renovations.

The training will be held at the CREST Center on the SUNY Canton campus from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be taught by Environmental Education Associates, an EPA-accredited organization. Lunch will be provided.

Registration is free if completed by Nov. 28 by visiting https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lead-renovator-training-tickets-29485828908 or by contacting Relani Prudhomme, outreach and education coordinator for the Occupational Health Clinical Center, at (315) 744-0651 or prudhomr@upstate.edu.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as 11 exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

SUNY Canton Trains Fourth Solar Ready Vets Class

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Twenty-three Army personnel stationed at Fort Drum graduated from the fourth U.S. Department of Energy’s national Solar Ready Vets training program Aug. 30.

Since the program began in January, 83 students have successfully completed the five-week course, which is taught by SUNY Canton’s Career Ready Education and Success Training (CREST) Center for Workforce Development. The program aims to offer hands-on training to military personnel who are transitioning from active duty to civilian professions.

Axel Rodriguez, left, and Matthew Ells install solar panels during a Solar Ready Vets training exercise.

Axel Rodriguez, left, and Matthew Ells install solar panels during a Solar Ready Vets training exercise.

Graduates have a 20-percentage point higher pass rate on the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners Photovoltaic entry-level exam, compared to the national average. Veterans are now working in the field as installers, sales representative and project managers for national and regional companies such as Solar City, SunPower, High Peaks Solar and Level Solar.

“Solar Ready Vets has opened a career opportunity that I had no prior knowledge of,” said Army veteran and program graduate William Harvey. “The excellent education I received from SUNY Canton’s instructors led to several employment offers in different areas of the solar field.”

The program is a collaboration among the U.S. Department of Energy, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Fort Drum, SUNY Canton and solar installation companies. NYSERDA provided support for the program startup costs, including curriculum development and training for the first five cohorts. There is no cost for Fort Drum personnel to participate in the first five classes.

The Solar Ready Vets program is nationally administered by the Solar Foundation. To learn more, visit www.canton.edu/crest, www.solarreadyveterans.org or contact Kevin McAdoo, Solar Ready Vets program coordinator, at mcado101@canton.edu.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

SUNY Canton Helps Launch New North Country Tourism Program

Monday, June 13th, 2016

I Love NYThe Upstate New York region’s hidden gems of tourism and recreation activities are discoverable this summer during a new online workshop program at SUNY Canton.

The college is partnering with the 1,000 Islands and Adirondack Regional Tourism Development councils, the Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority, and I Love New York to create a free tourism sales support program specifically designed for hospitality and customer service employees.

Enrollment in the new Frontline Sales Support workshop will begin immediately through SUNY Canton’s Career Ready Education and Success Training (CREST) Center for Workforce Development. The first session is slated to begin Monday, June 20. The development of the program is funded in part through a grant awarded to the Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority by Empire State Development’s Division of Tourism and I Love New York (through the Regional Economic Development Council) with the goal of increasing of regional tourism and repeat visitation.

Workshop sessions are self-paced and participants can successfully complete the program in just a few hours or spread out the activities over the course of a week, to help accommodate busy work schedules.

The initial goal of this program is to certify 200 front-line tourism staff across the region to better engage with visitors to the North Country. Conservatively, it is estimated that these staff members could be involved in more than a million visitor interactions in the region annually.

“The workshops help hospitality and tourism employees promote our region’s attractions and encourage extended and repeated visits,” noted Christina Lesyk, the SUNY Canton faculty member responsible for coordinating the non-credit bearing program. “Additionally, many tourism workers depend upon tips and commissions to supplement basic wages, and this program will deliver a set of skills that can lead to increased sales and better gratuities.”

Lesyk is a certified hospitality educator and a certified guest services professional who currently teaches hospitality management courses at the college.

Depending on demand, there will be numerous workshops available throughout the summer.  A complete session schedule is available at www.canton.edu/CREST. For more information and registration, please contact: SUNY Canton CREST Center, crest@canton.edu or (315) 386-7229.

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

SUNY Canton Helps Launch New York’s First ‘Solar Ready Vets’ Program at Fort Drum

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

solar-readyThe college is continuing its tradition of being the best choice for military and veteran students.

SUNY Canton will be offering career-focused technical training to help personnel stationed at Fort Drum transition from active duty to civilian professions.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that New York is joining in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Ready Vets Training program. The Fort Drum program was created through collaboration with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and is the first of its kind in the state.

solar-panel

“Soldiers and veterans have the experience and know-how to get the job done,” Governor Cuomo said. “The dramatic growth of solar in New York is creating a demand for highly skilled workers. Offering these heroes valuable training and the technical skills needed to work in this rapidly growing industry, not only helps veterans succeed post service, but helps all of us create a more sustainable future.”

SUNY Canton’s Career Ready Education and Success Training (CREST) Center for Workforce Development will teach five-week classes focusing on solar photovoltaic systems and installation through hands-on labs. In addition, the program will facilitate job placement with New York solar companies. The first session will be held from Jan. 11 to Feb. 17 at Fort Drum.

Students installing a solar panel.

“The Solar Ready Vets program is a perfect extension of what SUNY Canton does best,” SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran said. “We are continuing our commitment to veterans and their families in addition to focusing on environmental sustainability and renewable energy technologies. This program also demonstrates our commitment to providing career ready training in our academic programs and through our CREST Center for Workforce Development.”

Szafran thanked Governor Cuomo, the U.S. Department of Energy, NYSERDA, CREST Center staff, Fort Drum and all parties involved for implementing this important program.

Both the Governor’s Office and NYSERDA have issued a full release on the Solar Ready Vets program at Fort Drum. It includes statements from Congresswoman Elise M. Stefanik, Senator Patricia A. Ritchie, Assemblywoman Addie J. Russell, Assemblyman Kenneth D. Blankenbush, Fort Drum Garrison Commander Colonel Bryan J. Laske and others.

 

SUNY Canton Named a Best College for Military and Veteran Students

Military Advanced EducationCoinciding with the governor’s announcement, SUNY Canton has again been chosen as a top school in Military Advanced Education & Transition magazine’s 2016 Guide to Colleges and Universities.

The list serves as a resource to help active service members and those who have already moved from the military to their civilian careers find schools that are the most equipped to accommodate their unique educational needs.

In its assessment, the magazine praised the college for its military-friendly culture, flexibility of programs and courses and support services, most notably the utilization of a military and veteran student service coordinator, who helps students navigate the programs and services that can assist them in reaching their educational goals.

This is the fourth year in a row the college has been included in the publication. The guide is published in the magazine’s December issue, and can also be found online at www.kmimediagroup.com/mae/magazines.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

 

SUNY Canton Offers Solar Energy Workshops in Watertown

Monday, September 14th, 2015

SUNY Canton is working with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) NY-Sun Initiative to provide solar training sessions in Watertown.

Solar photovoltaic energy collection is gaining widespread appeal as a way for consumers to lower their energy costs. The technology behind solar collection can require new training for engineers, architects and technicians. SUNY Canton offers training opportunities for those working with, or planning to work with, solar energy collection systems through its Career Ready Education and Success Training (CREST) Center for Workforce Development.

solar-panel

Upcoming training sessions include:

  • A solar photovoltaic permitting and inspection methods workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, at the Cornell Cooperative Extension, 203 North Hamilton Street, Watertown. The program is designed for electrical and building code officials and third-party contract inspectors and will provide in-depth training on the equipment commonly found in solar photovoltaic systems. It will prepare participants to develop permit and inspection checklists and review equipment installation schematics. Attendants will earn six in-service credits through the New York State Division of Building Standards and Codes.
  • A solar photovoltaics for engineers and architects workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, also at the Cornell Cooperative Extension. The session will detail the structural and engineering considerations involved with installing rooftop solar photovoltaic systems. Participants will learn how to utilize local electrical and building codes in the design and installation of new solar electric systems. Attendants will earn six learning units for the American Institute of Architects or six professional development hours for professional engineers. Continuing education units will also be available for completing the course.

Each workshop costs $17.87 to attend and individuals can register through https://training.ny-sun.ny.gov. For more information about the workshops, contact Arthur S. Garno, director of the SUNY Canton CREST Center for Workforce Development by phone, (315) 386-7197, or email, garnoa@canton.edu.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service.  Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

Alumni Weekend Celebrates Graduates and Distinguished Guests

Monday, July 7th, 2014

SUNY Canton’s Alumni Weekend will feature two dedication ceremonies and seven new Hall of Fame inductees July 18 to 20.

“This year’s celebration is of great importance to the college,” said Director of Alumni Affairs Peggy S. Levato. “We will recognize a great alumnus, our Greek organizations and many people who have made substantial contributions to the north country community.”

Alumni Weekend 2013

The Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technologies Building will be renamed in honor of one of the college’s most generous patrons at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 18. John L. Halford Sr., a 1949 graduate, has made a series of donations to the college. He most recently contributed funding for an equipment endowment in the Air Conditioning Engineering Technology program. Halford is a member of the New York State Senate Veteran’s Hall of Fame who served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.

The college’s oldest sorority has raised more than $31,000 to rename the atrium of SUNY Canton’s dining hall as part of their centennial anniversary. Pi Nu Epsilon will dedicate the space at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 19, in Chaney Dining Center. The building is named for Mary Adele Chaney, a former professor of domestic science who was instrumental in starting Pi Nu Epsilon.

Brothers from Alpha Theta Gamma, the college’s oldest fraternity, will join their sisters from Pi Nu Epsilon. The Delta Kappa Sigma fraternity and the Delta Sigma Tau sorority will be celebrating their 35th anniversaries during the weekend celebration.

The annual Hall of Fame ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday in the Miller Campus Center, Woodcock Conference Suites. The 2014 inductees are:

Thomas W. Duda taught business at SUNY Canton for 28 years. He received the Distinguished Faculty Award in 1992 and emeritus status in 2008. After retirement, he continued to teach as an adjunct until his death in 2012. Dr. Duda was very respected by his students and colleagues and he made countless educational contributions and helped many students during his tenure.

Betty J. Evans is an avid supporter of education, health care, her church and the community in the North Country. She created an endowed scholarship in 2011 to honor the memory of her son, Perry Evans. She taught 5th through 12th grade students with disabilities for 18 years.

Linda L. Fay dedicated 30 years to teaching, academic duties and administrative functions for the Nursing program. She received SUNY’s Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in teaching and SUNY Canton’s Distinguished Faculty award. Mrs. Fay served as a role model for faculty throughout the college.

John T. Henderson, class of 1952, graduated from ATI with a degree in Drafting. He was responsible for an addition to the science building, expansion of athletic facilities, and creation of facilities master plan at Jefferson Community College. Mr. Henderson continues to support SUNY Canton.

Aaron J. and Doris H. Lasher were owners and operators of Aaron J. Lasher Plumbing and Heating in Heuvelton, New York. Mrs. Lasher established the Aaron J. Lasher Scholarship in memory of her husband. Mr. Lasher served as a volunteer firefighter, church trustee, member and chairman of various Heuvelton and Oswegatchie Boards and the scoutmaster of Heuvelton’s Boy Scout Troop nine for 23 years.

Jean M. Poticher, class of 1944, worked at Canton College for 28 years. In 1961 she served as Assistant Food Service Manager before becoming Dining Hall Manager in 1971. She was promoted to Food Service Director in 1983. She was a dedicated worker who provided outstanding service to the college.

T. Urling and Mabel B. Walker are generous contributors to the Canton College Foundation. Mrs. Walker has been active in the healthcare field and helped start Hospice in Jefferson County. Mr. Walker was one of the founding members of the Jefferson Community College Foundation in 1979. He served as mayor of Watertown from 1983 to 1991. They are well known throughout Northern New York for their philanthropic efforts.

For more information on the weekend’s events, or to register, contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 315-386-7127or 800-811-6727.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as eight exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.