May 2, 2013 – SUNY Works: A Win-Win for New York State, Paula Perna

Speaker:
Paula Perna, Program Manager for the SUNY Works Cooperative Education Program at SUNY System Administration

Description:
Guest speaker Paula Perna, Program Manager for the SUNY Works Cooperative Education and Structured Internship Program at SUNY System Administration highlighted the research and development of the SUNY Works co-op and internship model, plans to scale-up the project across all 64 SUNY campuses, and most importantly, the benefits to students, institutions of higher education and business/industry partners across the state.

PowerPoint: 
SUNY Works: A Win-Win for New York State

Recording:
Paula Perna, manager for the SUNY Works Cooperative Education and Structured Internship Program at SUNY System Administration, 2 May 2013 (Run time: 01:24:20)

Location: 
Binghamton University

Present:
Speaker – Paula Perna (SUNY System Administration)
Attendees - Patricia Aukema (Elmira Business Institute), M. Eileen Bauer-Hagerbaumer (Career Development Center, Binghamton University), Dani Berchtold (Rural Health Service Corps, AmeriCorps and VISTA), Francis Borrego (Binghamton University), Ruthanne Bulman (McFarland Johnson), Andrea Cranage, RN (Family and Children’s Society), Danielle Dottolo (Career Development Center, Binghamton University), Donna Fish (Independent Consultant), Susan Freed (Freed Advisors), Lesley Frey (Columbian Financial Group), Wendy Glanville (Amphenol Interconnect Products), Yvonne Glas (Elmira Business Institute), Sue Gorman (Ametek, Inc.), John Gutenberger (Cornell University), Laurie Hahl (B/T BOCES), John Hayek (Southern Tier Opportunity Coalition), Thomas Kowalik (Binghamton University), Mary LaCourt (Binghamton University), Bill McCarthy (Binghamton University), Susan McInvale (BU C/E), Bobbie Nabinger (MonaVie), Peter Nardone (Binghamton University), Roni O’geen (SUNY ESC), Julie Pitts (Rural Health Service Corps, AmeriCorps and VISTA), Timothy Smith (TDS Performance Improvement, LLC), Josh Teeter (NYS Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation), Ronald Vetrino (Security Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York), Sandra Watkins (Broome-Tioga BOCES), Heather Zebrowski (Security Mutual Life), William Ziegler (SUNY System Administration)

Reports/Discussion

  • T. Kowalik welcomed members and participants and provided an overview about SUNY BEST. He reminded everyone that this session was being recorded and a link to the recording would be placed on the SUNY BEST website.
  • Attendees introduced themselves.
  • Guest speaker Paula Perna, Program Manager for the SUNY Works Cooperative Education and Structured Internship Program at SUNY System Administration highlighted the research and development of the SUNY Works co-op and internship model, plans to scale-up the project across all 64 SUNY campuses, and most importantly, the benefits to students, institutions of higher education and business/industry partners across the state. In order to meet the demands of the workforce needs in New York State, the US and global economies’ new strategies will be required to produce more educated workers. SUNY Works features a unique cooperative education (co-op) and structured internship model where students engage in 21st-century career experiences directly related to their program of study, expanding job opportunities upon graduation. Co-op students participate in paid work experiences and internship opportunities can be either paid or unpaid. For more information, contact SUNY Works Program manager Paula Perna at SUNYWorks@suny.edu

 Next Meeting:
The next meeting is Thursday, June 6 from 10:00am – 12:00pm  at Binghamton University, Continuing Education and Outreach Department, LN 1324C, Binghamton, New York.