Northland and Empire State College announce partnership

Governor Cuomo visits Northland WTC for partnership announcement

WBEN Newsroom
December 03, 2019 - 4:14 pm

Northland Workforce Training Center. September 10, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Northland Workforce Training Center will enter into a partnership with Empire State College to provide higher education to people in Western New York.

Governor Andrew Cuomo visited the region to announce that the two partnered have partnered for five years and $10 million.

"I don't care what conditions you grew up in, we're going to give you the chance at opportunity," Cuomo said. "The East Side of Buffalo that did not get their fair share and the help and success that we've seen in past generations, this time the story of the east side is going to be different."

Northland Workforce Training Center will add a bachelor program with more than 800 classes offered online. Previous job experience will be transferable to college credits.


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