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FLCC responds to the challenges of an emerging workforce

Lenore Friend, Finger Lakes Community College Director of Public Relations and Communications, said that FLCC’s ability to react quickly to short- and long-term needs in the health care industry prompted the college to expand its nursing program and develop more health care-related educational programs.

In other words, our goal is to stabilize enrollment by offering relevant programming based on what is happening in the local economy.

FLCC has also adjusted to provide more flexibility to students by offering HyFlex, online and remote courses, and expanded non-credit training and basic education work, areas that often get overlooked. Ms. Friend says short-term training programs, many of which are covered by grants at FLCC, can give people specialized skills in several weeks or a few months for local “good jobs” in the Finger Lakes region.

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