Seven complete BOCES Consortium of Continuing Education adult HVAC course delayed by COVID

Seven adult learners will complete an Electrical/HVAC program next month that will prepare them for a skilled position in the workforce. The 570-hour training course is the last of the COVID-interrupted vocational programs offered through the BOCES Consortium of Continuing Education (BCCE) to wrap up.

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Prospective HVAC workers began their program through BCCE – an adult education partnership between Madison-Oneida BOCES and Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES – in September 2019. Typically a nine-month program, the course includes instruction in electrical wiring, copper piping, soldering, furnaces, refrigeration and more as well as preparation for the EPA licensing exam.

“They can leave here and be ready for any entry-level HVAC job with any construction or contracting company,” said instructor Mark Schoff, who has taught the program for 16 years and spent many years prior working in the industry.

The class was on track for a May completion when COVID-19 shuttered schools across

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Online Learning Consortium Announces 2020 Award Winners for Outstanding Work in Online and Blended Education

NEWBURYPORT, Mass., Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) today announced the 2020 award winners for outstanding work advancing quality digital teaching and learning experiences designed to reach and engage the modern learner – anyone, anywhere, anytime.


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The award recipients below were hand selected by OLC’s esteemed board of directors and awards selection committee for their exemplary contributions to the field.

The Bruce N. Chaloux Scholarship for Early Career Excellence recognizes Marleigh Perez, Ed.D., Director of Student Success, Oregon State University Ecampus, for achieving extraordinary accomplishments in the field of online education. Dr.

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Qatar- QU’s Empower Generations Consortium a finalist for Times Higher Education Award

(MENAFN – Gulf Times) The Empower Generation Consortium (EGC) at Qatar University (QU) is one of the finalists for the Times Higher Education (THE) Award Asia in lieu of the category ‘The students’ recruitment campaign of Asia.  
In a press statement, QU said the excellence proposal was submitted among hundreds of entries for the year 2020, including other Asian projects competing for the EGC on the finalist such as those from Independent University in Bangladesh, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), National University of Singapore, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP), and Tokyo University of Science. 
‘The consortium’s vision is to enhance the national human capacities in different healthcare specialties.  The consortium is a model for high impact collaborative projects that exhibit the active role of QU in evaluating the market’s occupational demands and developing solutions

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QU’s Empower Generations Consortium a finalist for Times Higher Education Award

The Empower Generation Consortium (EGC) at Qatar University (QU) is one of the finalists for the Times Higher Education (THE) Award Asia in lieu of the category “The students’ recruitment campaign of Asia”.  
In a press statement, QU said the excellence proposal was submitted among hundreds of entries for the year 2020, including other Asian projects competing for the EGC on the finalist such as those from Independent University in Bangladesh, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), National University of Singapore, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP), and Tokyo University of Science. 
“The consortium’s vision is to enhance the national human capacities in different healthcare specialties.  The consortium is a model for high impact collaborative projects that exhibit the active role of QU in evaluating the market’s occupational demands and developing solutions for capacity shortage, we

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