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Auto Industry: How Do We Get the Most Qualified Technicians? Suffolk!

Listen, above, to automotive industry representatives speak about the program at Suffolk County Community College, On December 6 Suffolk County Community College sponsored a career fair attended by nearly three-dozen representatives from 200 individual Long Island Automotive employers.

Suffolk County Community College has, for nearly 30 years, been the leader in preparing the most qualified for certified automotive technicians.


Suffolk County Community College offers an A.A.S. degree in Automotive Technology that is National Automotive Technician’s Education Foundation (NATEF) certified and designed to prepare students for employment as automobile technicians and professionals at automotive service facilities.

Suffolk offers four separate automotive programs that includes academic classes and automotive classes that fulfill the requirements to obtain an A.A.S. degree.

The programs offered are the Honda PACT program, the Toyota T-TEN program, the General Motors ASEP program, and the General Automotive ATAC I & ATAC II programs. Subaru was added to the program last year.

“Automobiles are more technically advanced than ever creating an increasing need for highly skilled technicians,” said Suffolk County Community College President Shaun L. McKay who added that the U.S.Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the number of qualified technicians needed nationwide will rise to approximately 780,000 by the year 2024, representing a 5% year-over-year increase in demand.

“Our students, as we continue to build our program, will be qualified to work in any dealership in the region,” McKay said. ‘We will be the premier training facility in the tristate region.”

EMPLOYERS REPRESENTED:

Employers Represented:

Apple Honda
Atlantic Auto Group

  • Advantage Honda
  • Advantage Toyota
  • Advantage Hyundai
  • Atlantic Audi West Islip
  • Atlantic Chevrolet Cadillac
  • Atlantic Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
  • Atlantic Honda
  • Atlantic Hyundai
  • Atlantic Lexus of 110
  • Atlantic Nissan
  • Atlantic Toyota
  • Atlantic Volkswagen
  • Audi Lynbrook
  • Chevrolet of Huntington
  • Ford Lincoln of Huntington
  • Lexus of Rockville Centre
  • Massapequa Nissan
  • Massapequa Toyota
  • Mid Island Hyundai
  • Millennium Honda
  • Millennium Hyundai
  • Millennium Toyota
  • South Shore Hyundai
  • Toyota of Huntington

BMW Tech Recruiter – Sarah Woodruff
Bram Auto Group

  • Audi of Brooklyn
  • Hudson Honda
  • Lexus of Manhattan
  • Bay Ridge Toyota
  • Bay Ridge Nissan
  • Chevrolet

Browns Jeep/Dodge/Chrysler
Burns Motor Company

  • Acura of Huntington
  • Audi of Huntington
  • Audi of Smithtown
  • BMW of Bayside
  • Honda City
  • Lexus of Smithtown
  • Lexus of Southampton
  • Mercedes of Southampton
  • Sunrise Volkswagen

City Cadillac
Competition Auto Group

  • Competition BMW of Smithtown
  • Competition Subaru Smithtown
  • Infiniti Smithson
  • Mercedes Benz of Huntington
  • Mercedes Benz of Smithtown

Eagle Auto Mall
Elite Auto NY (tentative)
Farmingdale University
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Firestone

  • 14 Long Island Locations

Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA)
Good Year

  • 10 Long Island Locations

Helms Brothers Mercedes
Hillside Honda
Hunter Engineering
Jiffy Lube

  • 17 Long Island locations

Matco Tools
Mavis Tire

  • 60 Long Island Locations

Metric Subaru
Pro Cut

Rallye Auto Group

  • Rallye Acura
  • Rallye BMW
  • Rallye Lexus
  • Rallye Mercedes Benz
  • Rally Collision Center

Smith Haven Auto Group

  • Smith haven Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
  • Smith haven Mazda
  • Smith haven Mitsubishi
  • 112 Auto Sales

Smithtown Nissan
Snap-On Tools
Subaru University
Tesla

Linkedin squareConnect with Suffolk County Community College Automotive Technology LinkedIn Group

Save the Date Thursday May 8, 2018

“Celebrating 30 Years of Automotive Workforce Development”


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3/22/17 Eastern Campus Career/Job Fair

Eastern Campus Career/Job Fair
Coordinated by: Suffolk County Community College Office of Career Services & Cooperative Education
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

JobFair

Eastern Campus • Peconic Building Cafeteria
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Contact: Roslin Khan, Career Services Coordinator, Career Services
khanr@sunysuffolk.edu

Coordinated by: Suffolk County Community College Office of Career Services & Cooperative Education

 

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Career Fair a Jump Start to Those Interested in Automotive Industry Jobs 12/7/16

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More than three dozen auto employers — dealerships and service companies – will help jumpstart your career at the Suffolk County Community College Automotive Technology and Career Services Automotive Career Fair at the college’s Automotive Technology Center on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Auto companies from across Long Island have confirmed their attendance at the premier Auto Technology career event sponsored by Suffolk County Community College and open to those who are interested in automotive dealership management and repair opportunities.

Suffolk County Community College offers an A.A.S. degree in Automotive Technology on its Ammerman Campus in Selden.  It is a certified program that is designed to prepare students for employment as automobile technicians.

The programs offered are the Honda PACT program, the Toyota T-TEN program, the General Motors ASEP program, and the General Automotive ATAC I & ATAC II programs.

Today’s automobiles are equipped with complex computer and electronic systems that requires highly trained, skilled professionals who are competent in math, science and computer technology.  Communication and management skills are equally important for success in the field.

“Students in our program are preparing not only for their futures, but the future of their industry,” said Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay.

McKay urged those who are interested in careers in the automotive industry, either in dealership management or on the repair side of the business, to attend the one-day event.

Automotive Career Fair
Suffolk County Community College Automotive Center
533 College Rd., Selden, NY 11784
Parking Lot 11
Wednesday December 7, 2016 – 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 Confirmed attendees include:

Burns Motor Company

Acura of Huntington
Audi of Huntington
BMW of Bayside
Lexus of Smithtown
Lexus of Southampton
Mercedes Benz of Southampton
Sunrise Volkswagen

Competition Auto Group
Competition BMW of Smithtown
Competition Infiniti
Competition Subaru of Smithtown
Mercedes Benz of Huntington
Mercedes Benz of Smithtown
Sprinter of Smithtown

VIP Auto Group
Westbury Jeep/Chrysler/Dodge-Ram
Grand Prix Subaru
Garden City Jeep/Chrysler/Dodge-Ram
Fiat of Westbury
Levittown Ford
Alfa Romeo
Huntington Volvo
Tesla
Babylon Honda
Apple Honda – Riverhead
Honda City – Levittown
Smithtown Nissan
Gregoris Motors, Inc.
Nissan/Subaru – Valley Stream
Snap-On Tools
Plandome Service – Manhasset
Helms Brothers Mercedes/Volkswagen/Volvo – Queens
Farmingdale College
Best Buy Geek Squad
Firestone
Good Year
Kunzler Tire Service – Port Jeff Station
Atlantic Toyota – Amityville
Van Buren Buick – Garden City Park
GNYADA (Greater NY Dealers Association)
Lexus
Middle Country Automotive
Matco Tools
Pine Air Truck Service

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Reunited And It Feels So Good! – Physical Therapist Assistant Program of Suffolk County Community College

Reunited – Physical Therapist Assistant Program of Suffolk County Community College

Physical Therapy Assistant Alumni Reunion Brunch 9/25/16

Physical Therapist Assistant Program Reunion & Retirement Acknowledgement for Dr. Cheryl Gillespie (seated third from left) Photo credit: Victoria Pendzick

 

 

Images courtesy of Suffolk County Community College, Media Services.

Sunday September 25 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Lombardi’s on the Bay 600 South Ocean Ave, Patchogue, NY 11772

Over 50 alumni, faculty, employers, clinical sites and friends of Suffolk County Community College Physical Therapist Assistant Program gathered to support academic excellence. Guests traveled from across New York, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire to share special acknowledgement for Dr. Cheryl Gillespie on her retirement.

The event was coordinated and partially sponsored by the Suffolk Community College Foundation. Serving as event host and Master of Ceremony Russell Malbrough, Director of Alumni Relations, introduced the event goal to provide an opportunity to support volunteer leadership and college graduates.

Dr. Sylvia A. Diaz, Executive Director for the Foundation, shared greetings from College administration. She spoke to the importance of bringing together staff, alumni and our community partners to create new opportunities to transform lives through faculty support and the Maureen Davidson Memorial Physical Therapist Assistant Scholarship.

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Program Directors (l to r ) Dr. Keith Perrucci, Dr. Cheryl Gillespie and Founding Director Marjorie Sherwin.         Photo credit: Victoria Pendzick

Marjorie Sherwin (Founding Program Director 1967 – 1999) shared remarks honoring a very special woman she hired and worked along side for decades who has done so much for the Physical Therapist Assistant Program, professional groups and the greater community, Dr. Cheryl Gillsepie.

Dr. Sylvene Blissett passed along insight of Dr. Cheryl Gillsepie’s leadership and impact on the American Physical Therapy Association, New York chapter, Long Island District.

Surprise guest Kevin Gonzalez shared memories of his mother reviewing homework, grading papers and putting her all into making sure Suffolk Community College students succeed.

Dr. Cheryl Gillsepie (Program Director 1999 – 2015) graciously commented her primary goal was to create community. She asked each of the alumni to stand and state their class years ranging from 1976 – 2015. She encouraged the alumni, employers and clinicians to meet one another and consider ways to support the program.

Dr. Keith Perrucci (Program Director 2015 – Present) provided a road map to the program future including professional development opportunities, expanding internship and job opportunities and seeking to maintain conversations with the newly launched online tools.

PTA Alumni Association Page

http://sunysuffolk.thankyou4caring.org/pta

Physical Therapist Assistant Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/SUNYSFLKPTAPROGRAM

PROGRAM HISTORY

Suffolk County Community College comprises three campuses and serves a geographical area of 110 miles.  The Ammerman Campus, home to the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program encompasses 156 acres of land with fourteen buildings.  The PTA program is housed in the Riverhead Building with the nursing program and several other allied health programs. It is part of the Department of Education, Health and Human Services.

The College officially opened its doors in 1960 occupying temporary facilities.  Students were officially accepted at the Ammerman Campus in the fall of 1961.  The Physical Therapist Assistant Program was developed in 1969 as one of the four original PTA programs in the country.  The first class of 13 students graduated in 1971 and class size has remained a constant at 26 students accepted annually each Fall.

The PTA program faculty comprises two full-time faculty members and two part-time professional assistant.  The current program director has occupied the position since January 2016 after the previous director’s retirement. The current ACCE has served in that capacity since 1999.

Suffolk County Community College Mission Statement: Suffolk County Community College promotes intellectual discovery, physical development, social and ethical awareness, and economic opportunities for all through an education that transforms lives, builds communities, and improves society.

Alumni Association Mission Statement: To enhance the well-being of our student body, alumni, faculty, College and community by providing scholarships and establishing various social, athletic, cultural, economic and fundraising events.


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Long Island Celebrates National Manufacturing Day at Suffolk County Community College!

Photo l to r: NYS Senator Jack Martins, College Board of Trustee member Anne Shybunko Moore, Trustee Paul Pontieri, Jr.; Suffolk County Community College HVAC student Martin Lane (Lindenhurst), NYS Assemblyman Andrew Raia, Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick, College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay.

Photo l to r: NYS Senator Jack Martins, College Board of Trustee member Anne Shybunko Moore, Trustee Paul Pontieri, Jr.; Suffolk County Community College HVAC student Martin Lane (Lindenhurst), NYS Assemblyman Andrew Raia, Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick, College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay.

Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay was joined by a host of state and  local officials, labor leaders, students and  manufacturing CEO’s, Economic Development officials, and students to celebrate National Manufacturing Day and recognizing successful CEO’s and creative entrepreneurs –  called makers – by highlighting the creative nature of the manufacturing , as well as the many rewards and opportunities available to those committed to operating on Long Island, such as a young and diverse pool of talent. The event was sponsored by The Workforce Development Institute (WDI) and hosted by our college at the Michael J. Grant Campus in Brentwood at the Workforce Development Technology Center.

“Community colleges have been at the forefront of helping to redefine manufacturing in the 21st century.  We are certainly hopeful that the event and video will serve to inspire a new group of creative entrepreneurs—known as makers—to view manufacturing from a different perspective, ultimately leading some to consider launching manufacturing careers and startups.  At Suffolk, we are focusing on new technologies that can empower students and support entrepreneurship.  By emphasizing the connection between the College and career pathways, we are confident that skilled workers will be able to stay on Long Island and be able to afford to live here and raise a family,” said Dr. McKay.

During this event WDI and its partners unveiled, “Millennials in Manufacturing,” a video highlighting several of those Long Island Maker companies, their CEO’s and millennial professionals.  The event also featured a panel discussion exploring the evolution of the local industry, the rewards and challenges of operating a manufacturing business on Long Island, the new trend of millennials looking to work locally and the career paths that are enabling them to innovate, contribute to business growth, and advance professionally.

Learn more about worforce programs at Suffolk County Community College: https://www.sunysuffolk.edu/workforce.asp

Media Contact:
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631-451-4776
631-403-0414 (Cell)
biondodr@sunysuffolk.edu


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Veterans Career Conference, Empowering the Defenders of Our Freedom 4/10/15

Michael J. Grant Campus, Health, Sports and Education Center

Suffolk County Community College has a long history of assisting veterans not only in maximizing their benefits, but also in supporting a successful transition to college life and achieving their educational goals. Suffolk stands ready to serve our returning Veterans.On April 10, 2015 we are hosting a Career Conference for Veterans.  This conference is designed to empower veterans with the knowledge and skills required to make the transition to college life or the workforce.

•    Presentations on Veterans’ Career Development featuring corporate speakers
•    Networking lunch with industry leaders

How can you help support Student Success?
Veteran Career Conference 2015-4-10
Conference Planning Committee
Suffolk County Community College

631-851-6252 / 631-851-6262

Suffolk County Community College Career/ Job / Internship Fair April 22, 2015

Suffolk Job Connection logoSponsored by Suffolk County Community College Ammerman Career Services & Cooperative Education

Montauk Point Room – Babylon Student Center
Wednesday April 22, 2015 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

All Ammerman Campus Student attendees will be entered into a drawing for several gift cards.
Following is a list of 2014 employers who attended the Fair. Get your resume ready and dress for success!!!

– Able Healthcare
– ACLD
– All Metro Health Care
– Amneal Pharmaceuticals
– Arjay Wireless
– Catholic Charities
– Coach Realtors
– Dejana Truck Company
– Eden II Programs
– Fastenal
– Federal Bureau of Prisons
– First Investors Corporation
– Four Seasons Sunrooms
– Globegistics, Inc.
– Group Practice Solutions, Inc.
– The Hertz Corporation
– Hilton Garden Inn Islip/MacArthur Airport
– Home Depot
– Kleet Lumber
– Level Solar, Inc.
– MTA/Long Island Railroad
– New York City Police Department
– Notify MD
– Options for Community Living, Inc.
– Primerica
– Renewal by Anderson
– Riverhead Building Supply
– Slomin’s Inc.
– Solar Universe East End LI
– Suffolk County Police Department
– Suffolk County Water Authority
– Suffolk Federal Credit Union
– Tri-State Merchant Services
– Utopia Home Care
– WALK Radio
– Walt Whitman Birthplace Association
– Whitsons Culinary
– YAI National Institute for People with Disabilities

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Interested in hiring students post through Suffolk County Community College Job Connections

Want to volunteer to help student and alumni with career success? Contact us

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Lisa Jacoby, RN ’07 earns Samaritan of the Month Award

Lisa Jacoby '07, RN

Lisa Jacoby ’07, RN

Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, West Islip, N.Y., has chosen Lisa Jacoby, RN, as its Samaritan of the Month for December.

She joined Good Samaritan in 2002 as an EKG technician and is now a nurse on the surgical ICU.

Previously, she served in the United States Air Force, which included two deployments to Kuwait and Iraq. Jacobsy serves in the Army Reserves with the 344th U.S. Combat Support Hospital.

She has earned many honors and achievements while serving her country, including various medals from the Air Force, the Army and the Army Reserves, according to a hospital news release.

In 2007, she earned her ADN from Suffolk Community College. She later completed a BSN from Chamberlain College School of Nursing in 2011. She is now enrolled in an NP program at Stony Brook (N.Y.) University.

Nominations for Samaritan of the Month are submitted for review to a committee from co-workers, supervisors and patients. Samaritans are surprised in their department with a bouquet of flowers, and a presentation is held at the hospital with the winner’s co-workers and family in attendance.

Source: Nurse.com

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Happy Holidays from President Shaun McKay and the Suffolk County Community College Board of Trustees

Dr. McKay and the Suffolk County Community College Board of Trustees share warm holiday greetings.

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Diane Garnick ’94 CEO of Clear Alternatives returns to CNBC

Diane Garnick ’94 CEO of Clear Alternatives returns to CNBC. Diane is a Suffolk County Community College graduate of the Accounting Department

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