CiTi, Cayuga Partner as Center for Career and Community Education

Adult learners in Oswego County have new options to explore when it comes to pursuing an education, thanks to a partnership between the Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation (CiTi) and Cayuga Community College.

The two entities have united as the Center for Career and Community Education, which offers extensive programs to a variety of learners. The offerings are designed to provide adults with noncredit programming in career and professional development, adult literacy, corporate training and leisure learning.

According to Carla DeShaw, Executive Dean for the Center for Career and Community Education, the partnership is a groundbreaking endeavor and provides a chance to pool resources and tackle challenges as a single unit.

“We’re really breaking new ground here,” DeShaw said. “This is a fantastic opportunity and we are thrilled to offer so many options for adult learners. This is the first step in an exciting journey toward future success.”

While the partnership is just beginning, the expectations are high for the Center for Career and Community Education. The possibilities for growth are endless, said CiTi District Superintendent Christopher Todd, who envisions that the new endeavor will have a far-reaching impact.

“This partnership will transform adult education in Central New York,” Todd said. “This is an innovative approach to education, and I’m looking forward to the substantial opportunities that the Center for Career and Community Education will provide our adult learners.”

Dr. Anne Herron, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at CCC, echoed Todd’s sentiments and noted that the joint venture “affords us the opportunity to establish an enterprise cluster that supports student success and local workforce needs.”

While an official ribbon cutting ceremony will not be held until late spring, the Center for Career and Community Education has been open for business since March 18, 2015. Office hours will follow the college schedule and calendar. For more information about the adult education programs available through this partnership, please call Carla DeShaw at 593-9400.