Berkeley College and Greenurgh, NY, Hail Partnership as College Students Save Town Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars

Student workers helped Greenburgh, NY, save more than $1 million last year after the town of 90,000 partnered with Berkeley College to put students to work in various town departments.

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(left to right): Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President, Berkeley College greets Paul Feiner, Supervisor, Town of Greenburgh, NY, at a joint news conference held today at Greenburgh Town Hall. President Co

White Plains, NY (PRWEB) September 21, 2012

At a news conference held in the Auditorium of Greenburgh, NY, Town Hall yesterday, Paul Feiner, Town Supervisor, and Dario A. Cortes, PhD, Berkeley College President, acknowledged the benefits of a winning partnership established between the town and the Career Services Department of Berkeley College in White Plains, NY.

“This partnership is of tremendous benefit to the Town of Greenburgh and the 90,000 citizens we serve,” said Mr. Feiner. “We are so proud of these talented students from Berkeley College who are performing meaningful government work, gaining real government work experience, and saving our taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars.”

Dr. Cortes praised Greenburgh town leaders for their roles in mentoring students. He emphasized the importance of students being prepared for and gaining real-world experience. Furthermore, he pointed out that every Berkeley College student, in every field, is required to participate in an internship prior to graduation.

“The caliber of career opportunities that this town has offered our students is a testament to the enthusiasm that town officials have given this program,” said Dr. Cortes. “The skills that our students have acquired will indicate to future employers that they are hardworking individuals with a valuable background in town governance experience.”

A leader in business education for more than 80 years, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls more than 8,700 students — including over 800 international students — in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree programs. The College has four New York locations — Midtown Manhattan, Lower Manhattan in the Wall Street area, Brooklyn, and White Plains. And in New Jersey there are four locations — Woodland Park, Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark. Berkeley College Online also offers full degree programs. Programs are offered in more than 20 career fields. The website address is http://www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.

Photo Caption A (left to right): Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President, Berkeley College greets Paul Feiner, Supervisor, Town of Greenburgh, NY, at a joint news conference held today at Greenburgh Town Hall. President Cortes and Supervisor Feiner praised the benefits of a partnership which has created real government experience for the students and tax dollar savings for the town and its residents.

Photo Caption B (left to right): Carolina Patrocinio, Berkeley College student, New Windsor, NY; Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President, Berkeley College; Carmen Cabrera, Berkeley College student, Tarrytown, NY, and Paul Feiner, Supervisor, Greenburgh, NY, address the press at a joint news conference held today at Greenburgh Town Hall. President Cortes and Supervisor Feiner praised the benefits of a partnership which has created real government experience for the students and tax dollar savings for the town and its residents. Students thanked Berkeley College and Greenburgh, NY, officials for the opportunity.

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