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WEAP offers a variety of non-credit training and credit programs designed for adults who want to upgrade their work skills to meet the needs of individuals, small businesses, and large corporations.  

Let’s work together to find a solution that will meet your training needs! Explore all the available options below or contact us for a customized training program.

There are new and growing opportunities that you can take advantage of to get into an in-demand career.

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  • In-demand occupations in the Southern Tier region
  • SUNY Corning Community College programs that fit in-demand occupations, focusing on short-term training options (6 months or less) such as non-credit certifications, micro-credentials, and certificates  
  • Funding options for you
  • How you can turn your work skills into college credit!

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Tyré C. Bush to Represent New York State in Intensive Regional Leadership Development Program  

tyre bushThe Appalachian Regional Commission named  Tyré C. Bush, Director of Academic Pathways at SUNY Corning Community College, to participate in the 2021-2022 class of the Appalachian Leadership Institute.   

As an Appalachian Leadership Institute Fellow, Tyré will participate in an extensive, nine-month series of skill-building seminars featuring regional experts, peer-to-peer learning, and case study analysis. The program begins virtually in October and culminates with the Class of 2021-2022’s graduation in July 2022. 

“I am honored to congratulate the 2021-2022 class of Appalachian Leadership Institute fellows. These phenomenal Appalachians are the driving force of change in their communities,” said ARC Federal Co-Chair Gayle Manchin. “The work of this new class of fellows — and the ones who came before — gives me hope to the future of our region and is a testament to all that can be accomplished when Appalachians work together.”

 Tyré will work directly with public policy, community development, education, investment, and other professionals who live and/or work in the Region to: 

  • Identify and implement best practices and strategies to inspire positive change in their communities;
  • Build a robust network of leaders across the Region;
  • Integrate community assets into long-last economic development strategies; and
  • Appreciate the diversity and commonalities of the 13 states in the Appalachian Region.

Upon completion of the program, Tyré will become part of the Appalachian Leadership Institute Network, a peer-to-peer working group committed to Appalachia’s future. 

“We are so pleased and proud that Tyré Bush was selected as a member of the Appalachian Leadership Institute Class of 2021-2022. She has proven herself to be a capable and creative leader here at SUNY Corning Community College. I know she will not only benefit greatly from the program but also significantly contribute to it as well.”  — Dr. William P. Mullaney, President of SUNY Corning Community College

 Tyré was selected via a competitive application process. ARC received more than 115 qualified applications for the 2021-2022 Appalachian Leadership Institute class.

The Appalachian Leadership Institute is a comprehensive regional leadership training program developed by the Appalachian Regional Commission in partnership with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; The Howard H. Baker Center for Public Policy; Tuskegee University; and Collective Impact. More information about the Appalachian Leadership Institute is available at www.arc.gov/leadershipinstitute.

New Partnership between SUNY Corning Community College, Guthrie, and Arnot Health

Guthrie and Arnot Health healthcare systems have teamed up with SUNY Corning Community College to provide Certified Nurse Aides (CNA) and Patient Care Partner training for newly hired employees.

Guthrie’s pre-requisites for this role require past experience in such work, completion of a Nursing Fundamentals Course from a college nursing curriculum or completion of a training program. By partnering with SUNY Corning Community College, Guthrie is able to hire those interested in a career in healthcare who otherwise do not have the experience, education or training, into a Patient Care Partner role. 

Arnot Health has selected internal candidates and are up-skilling them to be eligible for higher paying jobs as CNAs. The partnership with CCC allows Arnot to give back to their employees and prepare them for more hands-on clinical roles.

The training program spans four weeks, with three weeks in classroom and skills lab and one week in conducting onsite clinical training. Guthrie’s training includes a Basic Life Support class and certification. Upon completion of the training program, these new hires will be oriented to the Patient Care Partner role at a Guthrie hospital or to the CNA position at Arnot Health

Tuition for this program is covered by the hospital systems and employees are paid their hourly salary while attending training. In return for this training opportunity, the new Patient Care Partners are required to commit one year of employment in the role they were hired into upon completion of their role orientation. 

Patient Care Partners and Certified Nurse Aides are an essential part of the healthcare continuum. The partnership between Corning Community College, Guthrie and Arnot Health will train people in this important role and start their healthcare careers on the right foot.

Guthrie Employment:

Those interested in this opportunity should search for the Patient Care Partner Trainee position on the Careers section of Guthrie.org. 

Arnot Health Employment:

Those interested in this opportunity should search for the Environmental Aide - CNA Trainee position on the Careers & Education section of Arnothealth.org. 

Partnership with CCC:

If your organization is interested in developing a similar partnership with CCC please contact Workforce Education at lilearn@corning-cc.edu.

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Kayla Lockner, Recruiter


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Cassie Dillon, Recruiter


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SUNY Corning