Customized Training

Customized Training for Business

The success of your company is in the hands of your most valuable asset; your employees. Investing in their skill development is an investment in your company’s future. The Development Center for Business provides the employee training programs customized to get the results you need.

Customized training through the DCB provides the following benefits:

  • One stop access to a comprehensive list of training topics
  • High quality instructors
  • Programs that are designed to your needs and job processes at no extra cost
  • Affordable and cost effective
  • 24/7 flexible scheduling
  • Grant administration and assistance
  • Training delivered at your site, the Stone Ridge Campus, or the conveniently located Business Resource Center in Kingston

The DCB is recognized as Ulster County’s leading provider for workforce training. The quality of our training is easily verified through contact with one or more of our current local clients.

A partial list of our clients:

Fala Technologies
Timely Signs
Alcoa Fastening Systems
Wineracks.com
Farm to Table Co-packers
SP Industries
Hunter Panels
Rondout Savings Bank 
Charles River Laboratories
Gateway Industries
Woodstock Percussion
Zumtobel Lighting, Inc.
Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley
Bread Alone
Department of Social Services
Ulster County Community Action Committee
Pardee's Agency
Medical Associates of the Hudson Valley

The DCB offers a wide range of training topics:

  • Leadership Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Supervisory and Managerial Skill Development
  • Making the Transition to Supervisor or Manager
  • Solutions Based Critical Thinking
  • Managing Change
  • Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace
  • Coaching and Motivating
  • Building Effective Teams and Work Groups
  • Time Management and Organizational Skills
  • Dealing with Negativity in the Workplace
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Customer Service
  • Communication Skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Legal Issues in the Workplace
  • Financial Management and Accounting
  • Project Management
  • Six Sigma
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Microsoft Office
  • Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing
  • Solidworks
  • ISO Auditor Training
  • Quickbooks

Please contact Deborah O’Connor (oconnord@sunyulster.edu) at (845) 802-7166 to inquire about how we may customize training programs to serve your organization.

Grants/Supported Training

The Development Center for Business will work with you to obtain grants to offset the costs of training. Funds may be available from several sources including the Department of Labor and through the SUNY Workforce Development Grant Program. If your company has not yet participated in one of the beneficial programs designed to serve you, now’s the time!

Ulster County companies participating in grant-funded training during the last year include Stavo Industries, Precision Flow Technologies, SP Industries, Bread Alone, Pardee’s Agency, Alcoa Fastening Systems, SunWize Technologies, Rondout Savings Bank, Zumtobel Lighting, Inc., Nicole Caroll Marketing, Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley, Hunter Panels, Charles River Laboratories, Gateway Industries, Wineracks.com, Ulster County Community Action Committee, and Woodstock Percussion.

To view any current Department of Labor opportunities for funding visit: http://www.labor.ny.gov/businessservices/funding.shtm

Funds are also available through SUNY Workforce Development Grants for Community Colleges Program. These competitive grants are awarded for noncredit, training programs that address a variety of workforce skills in areas including management, supervision, manufacturing, and computers. Grant applications are generally due in mid-July with approval notification by September. Grant writing and administration is provided by the DCB.

Don’t hesitate to call our office with any questions. We’re here to help you assess your training needs, develop a customized solution to address those needs, and to assist you to obtain and manage grants. You can reach the DCB at (845) 339-2025. You can contact Deborah O’Connor, Associate Dean at the DCB by phone at (845) 802-7166 or email oconnord@sunyulster.edu.

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