Living Resources partners with SUNY Cobleskill to expand their “CareerNext” Program

ALBANY – Living Resources Corporation and The State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill (SUNY Cobleskill) recently signed an agreement that will bring their “CareerNext” Program to the College.

CareerNext is a unique college support program designed specifically to help students with autism and learning differences while obtaining their Associates or Bachelor’s degree from SUNY Cobleskill. CareerNext is excited to work alongside SUNY Cobleskill assisting students of all learning styles to be successful in both their academic and overall college experience.

“As the premier educational institution of agriculture and technology, SUNY Cobleskill calls all learners to grow, to sustain, and to renew the world and its citizens,” said SUNY Cobleskill President Marion A. Terenzio “We are proud to be a part of a program that provides assistance to students on their path to academic success and independence.”

“Since 2005, Living Resources has been providing educational opportunities in collaboration with The College of Saint Rose through our College Experience program, and expanded that program with CareerNext in 2019 to include SUNY Schenectady. Our new expansion to partner with SUNY Cobleskill ensures that our students are provided with a variety of educational opportunities. We are grateful to SUNY Cobleskill for this recent partnership,” said Fred Erlich, CEO of Living Resources. “We sincerely appreciate President Terenzio and her dedicated team for working with us to provide individuals a life filled with education, opportunities, happiness, and independence. Together we rise the success of all.”

“We look forward to providing students with an engaging, supportive academic and college experience in partnership with Living Resources,” said Vice President for Student Development Anne Hopkins-Gross.

“Living Resources continually seeks ways to enhance our students’ experience and provide them with meaningful education and employment opportunities. This new partnership with SUNY Cobleskill exemplifies this commitment and helps to ensure the success of these members of our community.” stated Kevin Tully, Board President, Living Resources.

The CareerNext Program at SUNY Cobleskill will begin in August 2020.

For more information about Living Resources Career Next program contact Colleen Dergosits at 518-218-0000 x 4625 or cdergosits@livingresources.org.

About SUNY Cobleskill: With an emphasis on applied learning and experiential, interdisciplinary education, SUNY Cobleskill prepares students for successful careers, advanced studies, and engaged citizenship. An accredited, baccalaureate, residential college, SUNY Cobleskill fosters a rich academic tradition that spans more than 100 years. Today, students are enrolled in 58 baccalaureate and associate degree programs offered through two schools – The School of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and The School of Business and Liberal Arts and Sciences. A contiguous farm, with an equestrian center and 200-cow dairy facility is housed on the modern, 902-acre campus, that features outstanding educational facilities including cold and warm water fish hatcheries, specialized classrooms and laboratories, two state-of-the-art culinary arts teaching kitchens, a student-run restaurant, child development and child care centers, and an art gallery and graphic design center. More information about SUNY Cobleskill can be found at Cobleskill.edu.

About Living Resources: Living Resources is an organization dedicated to providing life-enhancing services to more than 1,200 individuals with developmental disabilities and acquired brain injuries. Motivated to create opportunities for full community integration for all persons, caring professionals and committed parents opened the first program – a residence – in Schenectady in 1974. Since then, Living Resources has steadily expanded its programming to include clinical services, day habilitation, employment services, fine arts classes, hearing and interpreting services, after school programming, care coordination, the College Experience Program in collaboration with The College of Saint Rose, and CareerNext at SUNY Schenectady.

 

This release was initially issued by Living Resources, 02/06/20. See it in The “Times Union” and on News10.com, as well as CareerNext.org.

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