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Outlook 2012: Riding the nano wave

Community college programs and new facilities are in place to prepare students for jobs

Jason Bloomington, instructor for HVCC Electrical Construction and Maintenance, right, talks with juniors from Ballston Spa High School about how a wind generator works after the dedication ceremony in which Hudson Valley Community College dedicated the GE Wind Technology Lab.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Jason Bloomington, instructor for HVCC Electrical Construction and Maintenance, right, talks with juniors from Ballston Spa High School about how a wind generator works after the dedication ceremony in which Hudson Valley Community College dedicated the GE Wind Technology Lab.
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A two-year college degree will be enough training to land many of the region’s new nanotechnology jobs — and local community colleges are all gearing up to meet the demand. Hudson Valley Community College’s TEC-SMART building in Malta has a high profile in the nanotechnology field, but all the region’s colleges are setting up nanotech programs. SUNY Adirondack in Queensbury has its “Tech Valley Track,” while Fulton-Montgomery Community College in Johnstown has developed a career-focused ...


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