Workforce Development

Mission Statement
The Schenectady County Community College Workforce Development Division provides industry demand-driven, non-credit education, training and enrichment programs in an accessible and affordable student-centered environment. We serve a wide-ranging student population and provide resources to foster a path to post-secondary education and the workforce.

Vision Statement
The Schenectady County Community College Workforce Development Division is committed to being the first-choice of businesses and individuals for the delivery of innovative and responsive non-credit educational programming in the Capital Region.


CRHRA/SCCC Business Credit Series

CRN# 60396 CFP 209-01 Making the Business Case
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Fee: $65

8:30-9 a.m. Registration
9-11 a.m. Program

HRCI Approved SealHRCI seal

This course has been approved for Business/ Strategic Credit from the HRCI for 2 hours.

"The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit."

Human Resources professionals need general business skills to truly be successful and to capitalize on the value HR can offer an organization. It is not enough to have a solid idea or plan. It is essential for HR to understand the factors that impact how decisions are made in the organization. In addition, HR professionals need to master specific skills and approaches required to make an effective business case for an initiative or program. This program will provide HR professionals with the context needed to understand how business decisions are made, as well as guidelines and tips for preparing and presenting an idea that requires executive buy in. This program will also include an exercise for attendees to discuss and practice the skills needed. Click here to register.

This course will be taught by Loretta Kuhland. Ms. Kuhland is currently the President of Performance Management Services, which she launched in 2013. Prior to Performance Management Services she served as the Deputy Executive Director, Human Resources for the Center for Disability Services, Inc. where she led a 25-person human resources team and related functions, programs, and projects for a 2,500-employee organization. She is an experienced, business executive with extensive strategic and hands-on experience in business operations, human resources, marketing, and management processes.
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Contact Us

Halina Lastarza
Workforce Development
Stockade Building, Room 120
(518) 381-1315

Student Success

Jamel Walton was rewarded for her hard work and determination with the 2014 Region East Charles A. Burns Outstanding Adult Continuing Education Student Award. Jamel, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, graduated from HPOG's IBEST CNA/PCA class and is now a Criminal Justice major at SCCC. She recently decided to change her career path to enter the growing health care field and will be enrolling in SCCC's new Community Health Worker (CHW) training program next spring. Read more about her and other HPOG success stories.