Archive for January, 2010

Students Celebrate and Rally in Albany

Posted on January 27th, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Students from Bryant and Stratton's Albany campus participate in a rally to support student aid programs

Students from Bryant & Stratton's Albany campus participate in a rally to support student aid programs

Students from across New York descended on Albany today to celebrate two significant milestones – the 35th anniversary of the state’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and the 40th anniversary of the Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP).

Students from LIM College, Monroe College and The College of Westchester boarded a bus from New York City to join the rally, which had a dual goal of reminding lawmakers of the importance of sustaining public assistance for financially needy college students. Bryant & Stratton College also sent a delegation from the Capital District to the event, which was organized by the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (cIcu).

The governor’s 2010-11 budget proposes cuts to TAP. The Association of Proprietary Colleges (APC) opposes these cuts and has scheduled a March 2 rally in Albany to ask lawmakers to continue investing in students through TAP.

Governor’s TAP Cuts Target New York’s Most Financially Needy Students

Posted on January 20th, 2010 in Tuition Assistance Program | No Comments »

The Association of Proprietary Colleges, which represents 26 accredited, degree-granting colleges throughout New York, urged the Legislature to reject the governor’s proposed cuts to the state’s vital Tuition Assistance Program.

Governor Paterson on Tuesday released his proposed 2010-11 Executive Budget, which included proposals to reduce all TAP awards by $75 and cut the maximum TAP award for all students in two-year degree programs from $5,000 to $4,000.

Read the full press release here.

JBC Launches Professional Development Program

Posted on January 11th, 2010 in General | No Comments »

L.E.A.D – JBC President, David Conklin, (right) is shown reviewing details of the new professional development program for Bachelor degree students with JBC Director of Marketing & Communications, Jessica Golley.

L.E.A.D – JBC President, David Conklin, (right) is shown reviewing details of the new professional development program for Bachelor degree students with JBC Director of Marketing & Communications, Jessica Golley.

Jamestown Business College announced the launch of its L.E.A.D. program with the srart of the 2010 spring term. L.E.A.D. – or Leadership, Effectiveness, Accountability and Diversity, will equip the college’s bachelor degree students with the professional savvy, decision-making abilities, and managerial etiquette necessary to excel in leadership roles.

The new program, which will complement the students’ classroom training, will feature a variety of activities, readings, and lectures that focus around the topics of leadership, planning, organizational behavior, diversity, and ethical business practices. 

JBC President David Conklin said, “The decision to offer this seminar series, only strengthens our bachelor degree program by providing our students with innovative opportunities to participate in leadership and management activities.” He continued, “Our graduates continue to find success as they enter the workforce because they are equipped with the skill base and professionalism essential for today’s business environment.”

USC The Business College to Offer Teaching English to Students of Other Languages (TESOL) Training Course

Posted on January 11th, 2010 in General | No Comments »

USC The Business College, with locations in Utica, Canastota and Oneonta, recently announced that in cooperation with Global TESOL College, the college will offer a week-long education program to teach fluent speakers of English How To Teach English Overseas (TESOL).

“With Global TESOL College Certification, you will be guaranteed a one-year job, overseas, or your tuition will be returned,” said Vice President of Corporate and Workforce Development Don Reese.  “Speaking the local (overseas) language is not a requirement, but you must be at least 18 years of age and willing to travel.  Furthermore, with a Global TESOL Certification, a person can earn money and save for their future, while sharing their knowledge, culture and interests with others around the world.”

The training will take place from January 11-15, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at USC The Business College’s main campus located at 201 Bleecker Street in Historic Downtown Utica.