The Academy’s short term courses will complement those planned or already in progress at these colleges and universities. Most courses will last six weeks, a timetable that accommodates the time constraints of working adults. It also allows employees to put their new skills to work as soon as possible. At the same time, it introduces students to opportunities for continued studies at the outstanding institutes of higher education in the region.
“The economy of today, and definitely the economy of tomorrow, is going to require a more educated workforce,” said Tim Hall, president of Mercy College. “We are enthusiastic supporters, along with the WCA’s other higher education partners,
in trying to align more closely what we teach in our classrooms and what is going on in the workplace. We applaud the WCA for convening the stakeholders to talk about the training needs that employers are facing. It’s an amazing collaboration in which everyone benefits.”
The WCA is partnering with Mercy College’s Strategic Consulting Institute to conduct interviews with WCA’s employer membership—both in and outside of the healthcare field—to identify additional training needs. Curricula will be developed by the WCA’s higher education partners, taught by experts in industry and academia, and delivered at a neutral site. The Hudson Valley Workforce Academy courses offer a certificate of completion, backed by participating academic institutions. Register for Healthcare Analytics