Stony Brook University and NY Workforce Investment Boards Recognized for Success of Certificate and Training ProgramsProfessional credentialing programs have helped hundreds of displaced workers gain necessary tools to find new employment
STONY BROOK, N.Y., November 24, 2010 – Stony Brook’s Corporate Education and Training(CET) group and its partners have been recognized once again for the success of their professional certificate and training programs that have helped hundreds of displaced workers return to productive professional jobs.
To date in 2010, the program and its partners have been honored with:
– 2010 PMI Continuing Professional Education Provider of the Year award from The Project Management Institute – The award was given to CET’s Training Partner, Total Systems Education, Ltd., for the CET Displaced Professional Program during the PMI Global Congress 2010 – North America on Oct. 9.
– The University Professional Continuing Education Mid-Atlantic Region Industry Partner Program of the Year – The Stony Brook University program was honored at a Tailgate Party and Awards Celebration at the UPCEA Mid-Atlantic Region Annual Conference on Sept. 29.
– The National Association of Counties (NACO) Green Jobs Training Program of the Year –The award was presented to CET partner Suffolk County Workforce Investment Board. The award was presented at NACO’s 2010 Annual Conference on July 18 to the Workforce Investment Board for its retraining program for the Project Management Professional Credential for Green Careers.
“The Corporate Education and Training group at Stony Brook University stepped up early as the economic crisis unfolded in 2008 creating a jobs program with demonstrated success, assisting more than 220 displaced professionals back into productive professional jobs,” said Patricia Malone, executive director of the program.
CET has trained more than 500 people using American Recovering and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and some National Emergency Grant funding for professional level training, Ms. Malone said, through an unprecedented collaboration with Nassau and Suffolk Counties Workforce Investment Boards and partners and business associates such as the Project …