Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced the grand opening of a new state-of-the-art Welding Lab, and renovations of the existing Machine Tool Lab and Auto Lab at Burgard High School in Buffalo. The $3.2 million Buffalo Billion initiative lead by Alfred State College provides the high-tech tools students need to train for careers in welding, automotive and other cutting-edge careers.
Skills tests ranged from criminal justice to TV/video production to public speaking. Alfred State faculty, staff, and students were heavily involved in the design, implementation, and judging of many of the contests. Many of the high school students were exposed to a college campus for the first time.
The menu will include Caribbean conch chowder, clams, oysters, mussels, calamari, crab stuffed mushrooms, smoked salmon, crab legs, shrimp, fried fresh cod, and more.
Utica General Peterbilt donated a PACCAR engine to Alfred State in the fall semester, and Joe Morrison, a fleet service manager, recently visited the School of Applied Technology campus in Wellsville to provide students with training on the engine.
Alfred State agricultural technology student Andrew Richards, of Silver Springs, recently represented the college as a 2018 Ambassador at the 185th New York State Agricultural Society Annual Meeting and Forum in Syracuse.
As a result of valued partnerships with a number of companies and organizations, Alfred State College (ASC) is able to provide unique hands-on learning experiences and real-world equipment that can help turn students into job-ready workers once they graduate.
Elaine Morsman, director of the Career Development Center at Alfred State, noted that the demand for employees in these fields is stronger than ever, and that ASC is well-suited to help meet that demand.
The Educational Foundation of Alfred, Inc., annually provides $10,000 to Alfred State students through its work-grant program, allowing students who are ineligible for Federal College Work-Study funds to find employment on campus.
Alfred State College's construction management program was the focus of a recent article featured on FUEL, a website run by "word-toting construction junkies who build articles and drill into the details of construction."