Haley Keister in SUNY Broome's beverage lab

Serving up success: Haley preps for her career in Hospitality

Haley’s SUNY Broome coursework gave her the edge she needed to land a job in the hospitality industry. Plus, the ability to do much of her coursework online allows her to both work and pursue her education. “I can live my life around my classes and still do well,” she said.

Gloryangeliz Lugo-Vazquez in the Crfiminal Justice classroom

Hero in training: Gloryangeliz leaves her comfort zone and changes her trajectory

“When you go out into the work environment, you need to leave that comfort zone and learn new things,” says Gloryangeliz, a Criminal Justice major. This future police officer has taken every opportunity to expand her horizons, including public speaking, leadership roles and more. Read more about how she decided to embrace challenge and change her trajectory.

Derek Sturdevant in the PTA classroom

Move to improve: Derek excels in the challenging PTA program and helps his peers along the way

After earning a degree as an athletic trainer, Derek realized that he still wanted to help people heal – but in a different capacity. That’s why he returned to college for a degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant. “It was a tough decision at first to get going, but three days in, I was so glad I did it. Going back was definitely the right thing for me,” he said.

A worker using Raymond Corporation's virtual reality forklift simulator

Warehouse Opportunity Impact Program connects job-seekers with training and guaranteed employment

Southern Tier employers are looking for experienced warehouse workers. A partnership between SUNY Broome, Broome-Tioga Workforce, Broome-Tioga BOCES, the New York Department of Labor, the Community Foundation of South Central New York, the Raymond Corporation, Willow Run Foods, Maines and Amrex helped fill that gap, while guaranteeing full-time jobs for everyone who completed a four-week training program.