SJC and HIA Host Workforce Development Conference

PATCHOGUE, NY – May 20, 2010 – St. Joseph’s College and the Hauppauge Industrial Association (HIA) will co-host “Enhancing the Work Place in 2010,” a workforce development conference on Thursday, June 10 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in O’Connor Hall on the College’s Long Island Campus.

Commissioner for the New York State Department of Labor Colleen Crawford Gardner will open the event with her address, “Business and the Workplace – the Connection in this Competitive Economy,” during an executive breakfast, providing attendees the opportunity to hear about thriving industries and programs and their impact on the future of Long Island business. The conference will then open up to four breakout seminar sessions covering topics such as internships, communication in the workplace and transitioning to a new career.

“Our goal at St. Joseph’s is to develop future leaders through education,” said Lucille Curley, director of admissions for the School of Professional and Graduate Studies at St. Joseph’s College. “The goal of the HIA, through this conference, is to help businesses develop their workforce and develop future leaders for Long Island. Our goals are very much connected.”

A scholarship awards luncheon will conclude the conference, where President of Dowling College Robert Gaffney will present the keynote address, “Developing Future Long Island Leaders.”

The cost of this event is $99 for HIA members and $149 for non-members. Breakfast and lunch will be served. For more information or to register, please contact Alicia Figueras at 631.543.5355.

About St. Joseph's College

St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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