United States Department of Labor
Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis, tours the nursing and allied health simulation lab at Norwalk Community College in Norwalk, Conn. with School President David Levinson left, and lab instructor Beverly Wiltshire on Friday Sept. 21, 2012.
During her remarks, Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis congratulated Norwalk Community College on being the lead recipient of a $12 million federal grant awarded to seven Connecticut schools.
Secretary Solis talks with Norwalk Mayor Richard Moccia, Jonathan McMenamin-Balano a professor in the science department, Governor Daniel Malloy, and Norwalk Community College president Dr. David Levinson.
From left to right: Deysy Pelaez, Maria Grayson, Mary Ann Tessier, Roger Silva, Sec. Hilda Solis, Kathy Hayes, Loris Edwards, Beverly Wiltshire, and Cathy Devine at the nursing and allied health simulation lab in Norwalk.
Secretary Solis talks with Mike Schramm at Monroe Community College's Applied Technologies Center in Rochester, NY on September 24, 2012. The school received a $14.6 million grant to fund advanced manufacturing training programs across New York.
David Reichart (right) is a second year student at Monroe Community College and an Army veteran.
Secretary Solis thanks Jim Sydor, President and Owner of Sydor Optics for his involvement as a business partner in Monroe Community College's grant as Congresswoman Louise Slaughter and State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher look on.
Secretary Solis talks with student Bethany Toups (right), Monroe Community College president Anne Kress (middle), and program coordinator Kristy Mooney Graves during her tour of the Applied Technologies Center.
On September 24, 2012 Secretary Solis visited the main campus of the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) to speak with students to discuss the importance of the Health Informatics Programs & Benefits with BMCC President Antonio Perez.
Secretary Solis visited a health informatics classroom at BMCC, which received a $3 million TAACCCT grant to improve training programs for in demand health care occupations.
Health care support professions such as Medical Billing, Medical Assistant Specialist, Electronic Health Records and Health Informatics Technology continue to be some of the fastest growing fields in the country, so modern training for modern careers is crucial.
Thanks to strong employer partnerships, many of the students at BMCC already have internships in the field and will receive full time offers upon completion of their credentials or certificates.
Secretary Solis and Assistant Secretary Jane Oates visits with participants in the Training Futures program, a component of Northern Virginia Community College's career training programs focused on helping unemployed or under paid individuals find stable, professional office careers which provide livable wages, benefits and opportunities for professional and personal advancement.
Secretary Solis, Virginia Congressman Gerry Connolly, and Assistant Secretary Jane Oates talk with students in one of Training Future's computer labs. Northern Virginia Community College received a $12.2 million grant to expand community-based training programs like Training Futures through a multi-state consortium.
Dr. Mel Schiavelli, executive vice president for academic and student services at Northern Virginia Community College highlights the important role that the TAACCCT funding will have in helping the college develop and expand innovative training programs.
The Training Futures facility is located in the first floor of the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) building in Tysons Corner, Va., whose chairman and ceo John Jumper joined Secretary Solis, Rep. Connolly, and Dr. Schiavello to talk about his role as an employer partner in the grant activities.