SUNY Schenectady County Community College and Living Resources Partner on New “Career Next” Program

SUNY Schenectady County Community College (SUNY Schenectady) and Living Resources Corporation signed an agreement today that will bring their “Career Next” Program to the College. 

The Career Next program offers young adults from Living Resources Corporation the opportunity to take classes, engage in student activities, make lifelong friends, and then transition to work and an independent life. The program will feature career track training at SUNY Schenectady in classes that will be sponsored by Living Resources.

 “At SUNY Schenectady we are all about empowering our students with solid career training and providing a great college environment that is accessible to all,” said Dr. Steady Moono, President of SUNY Schenectady. “We are pleased to be partnering with Living Resources on their Career Next program.”

“Since 2005, Living Resources has been providing educational opportunities in collaboration with The College of Saint Rose through our College Experience program and we are pleased to expand our program to SUNY Schenectady,” said Fred Erlich, CEO of Living Resources. “We thank Dr. Moono and his team for working with us to give people a meaningful life, filled with happiness and independence. Together we lift up the spirit and success of all people.” 

“This is a very important partnership for SUNY Schenectady,” said Ann Fleming Brown, Chair of SUNY Schenectady’s Board of Trustees. “We look forward to working with the Living Resources team to bring Career Next programs to our growing campus.”

“We welcome Living Resources to our thriving campus in our revitalized downtown." said Gary Hughes, a member of the Schenectady County Legislature and a trustee at SUNY Schenectady.  "This Career Next program is another opportunity for the College to fulfill the County Legislature’s vision of an institution to serve our entire community with programs that lead to new jobs and career opportunities.” 

“Living Resources continually seeks ways to enhance the independence of the people we serve,” said Christopher Greagan, Board President of Living Resources. “This new partnership with SUNY Schenectady exemplifies our commitment to developing new and meaningful opportunities to support the lifelong success of these members of our community.”

The Career Next Program at SUNY Schenectady will begin in January 2019. Students participating in the program will also have the opportunity to live at College Suites, a student housing complex located next to SUNY Schenectady.