Bronx Community College received a two-year grant for over $1.5 million from the New York State Workforce Development Initiative to support the “Uptown Future of Work Center” program.
The program also partnered with Hostos Community College and Borough of Manhattan Community College.
This comes after Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a $300 million investment in creating workforce development throughout New York State to apply a new strategy to workforce development.
It includes $150 million in new multi-year findings for new grant programs.
Across the three campuses, each employer network will develop in-demand and enhanced health curricula across several short-term training programs, including diverse training programs, offering options based on their needs and interests.
What will the colleges offer?
• BCC: Computed tomography certification courses for their nuclear medicine and radiological technology students, along with certified medical administrative assistant and phlebotomy training.
• Hostos: Certified billing and coding specialists training
• BMCC: Patient navigator training
Grace Tursi-Wenzler, the BCC program director for nuclear medicine technology, said the grant will offer students extra opportunities and help them obtain additional skill sets.
“Advancements in instrumentation and the continued need for technologists have created a pathway for additional certificates,” she said.
“These novel skill sets will only help to improve the job outcomes of her graduates while providing opportunities for further career development.”
It received an additional two-year grant of almost $500,000 from the workforce initiative to support its design studio.