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May 25, 2011

SCCC has another go at the windmills

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — SUNY Sullivan has introduced a Wind Turbine Technology Program set to begin with the Fall 2011 semester. The two-year associate’s degree program will include hands-on learning with a 2.5 kilowatt wind turbine, as well as turbine simulator and classroom study. As part of the program, students will gain a working knowledge of both residential and industrial wind turbines, and AC and DC electrical systems failures. They will learn to read electrical schematics, and develop their knowledge of power distribution systems.

SUNY Sullivan’s own experience with wind power has been troubled. It lost $2 million on a proposed traditional windmill that was never built, and an experimental vertical axis windmill which was built at the college was recently determined to be ineffective, and will be taken down starting on June 1. Visit www.sunysullivan.edu/prostudies/

Job corps training for locals

MONTICELLO, NY — Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), the Monticello Interfaith Council, Sullivan Renaissance and the Village of Monticello will host a workshop on Saturday, June 4, to provide information on free employment and education training programs available through the Delaware Valley Job Corps (DVJC). The presentation will occur from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at the Ted Stroebel Neighborhood Center located at 2 Jefferson Street.

“The education, career training and job placement services offered by the Delaware Valley Job Corps can be life changing for young people who take advantage of this essential program,” said Hinchey. “Even though Job Corps has a campus in Callicoon, very few residents of Sullivan County are fully aware of all the advantages the program has to offer. That’s why I am delighted to host this event—to ensure that those who live in the area have the information and assistance they need to successfully apply for and participate in this no-cost program, which has already benefited so many young adults.”
Participants in the program live on campus in Callicoon while receiving training in trade fields including advanced manufacturing, business technologies, carpentry, culinary arts, medical office support and more. Visit delawarevalley.jobcorps.gov or call 845/344-3211.