A consortium of six City University of New York community colleges has handed out certificates to the first group of students to finish a $5 million federal grant–funded program aimed at propelling more New Yorkers without bachelor’s degrees into well-paying, career-track jobs.
The program’s first 30 students have finished the software engineering and web development courses, many with jobs in hand, according to Hui-Yin Hsu, dean of continuing education and workforce development at Queensborough Community College, the lead grant recipient. More students are currently enrolled in tech, health care and education programs.
The U.S. Department of Labor announced the winners of the Strengthening Community College Training Grants program—CUNY’s
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