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SUNY Empire State college partners with Northland for a $10 million education commitment

Posted at 6:48 PM, Dec 03, 2019

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Governor Cuomo announced a $10 million investment in Northland Workforce Training Center Tuesday.

It’ll come in the form of a partnership between SUNY Empire State College and the center to help offset costs and barriers to education for students.

It will do a few things:

  • Establish a bachelor’s degree program and over 800 online course offerings
  • It will lessen the time and cost of getting a degree by using a “prior learning assessment” that takes into account previous life experience and job training for a position to give college credit towards tuition
  • bring a school of labor to northland and establish a hub
  • Enhance support for non-academic barriers to education like transportation, tools, childcare, and the cost of books.

This will be a 5 year partnership.