Tompkins Cortland Community College is being granted $3.4 million from New York State’s Workforce Development Initiative. Of the $3.4 million grant, $3.12 million will support an upgrade to the College’s STEM laboratory space on the Dryden campus. In addition, the college has received a $289,500 SUNY Next Generation Job Linkage grant to hire faculty and grow the applied science and technology education.
“I want to thank SUNY and New York State for showing a strong commitment to workforce development and infrastructure needs in our region and across the state,” said Tompkins Cortland Community College Provost and Administrator in Charge Paul Reifenheiser.
The grants will provide expansion of academic offerings and create new options in healthcare, advanced manufacturing, and civil engineering. The money will be used for infrastructure upgrades, especially to lab spaces devoted to electrical engineering, chemistry, physics, biology, construction technology, and applied sciences. Renovations will begin this upcoming spring.