MARCY, N.Y. – nfrastructure and the State University of New York Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome (SUNYIT) are pleased to announce the development of an education program that will help New York State compete and win globally. The program will further leverage and expand the nfrastructure Center of Competency in Information Technology (NCCIT).
NCCIT is a statewide public/private partnership between nfrastructure, the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE), and SUNYIT to create a world-class workforce and innovative services supply chain to deliver IT solutions that meet the continued technology demands of New York State public and private enterprises.
“We are pleased to be working with SUNYIT to get this education and workforce development program off the ground. It parallels with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s job creation and economic growth agenda for New York State and will better prepare students for tomorrow,” said Larry Delaney, President, NCCIT.
“This is a crucial step in building a high-tech workforce that will help New York remain competitive. The project-based learning opportunities are a perfect match between academics and industry. SUNYIT is pleased to launch this program in the Mohawk Valley region and looks forward to its success,” said William Durgin, Provost, SUNYIT.
“In accordance with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s vision and strategy to further build New York’s world-class nanotechnology industry, this program will help to prepare the highly skilled workforce that is an essential ingredient in the Governor’s innovation-based economic blueprint,” said Dean Fuleihan, CNSE Executive Vice President for Strategic Partnerships. “We look forward to working with our partners, nfrastructure and SUNYIT, to enable high-tech educational and career opportunities in the Mohawk Valley.”
The education and workforce development program includes curriculum development and delivery, mentorship and internship opportunities, business development, and employment opportunities.
nfrastructure has named Andrew Bellinger, formerly of BonaDent Dental Laboratories and Indium Corporation, to oversee operations at NCCIT on the SUNYIT campus as site manager.
“Andrew’s strong background in information technology and business management are essential in our commitment to drive and present high-tech economic opportunity in the Mohawk Valley and throughout the state of New York,” said Delaney.