Training for Medical Jobs

Onondaga Community College President Dr. Casey Crabill speaks at the dedication ceremony for the Richard

Onondaga Community College President Dr. Casey Crabill speaks at the dedication ceremony for the Sarah and Richard Pietrafesa Training Center.

Onondaga Community College’s Economic and Workforce Development program is collaborating with St. Joseph’s Health and Centerstate C-E-O to bring more education and training to the people of Syracuse and Central New York.

Monday, June 20 the College participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony during the renaming and dedication of the Sarah and Richard Pietrafesa Training Center. It’s located on the north side of Syracuse at 500 North Salina Street in the same neighborhood where the Joseph J. Pietrafesa Company began making men’s clothes in 1918.

OCC’s Economic and Workforce Development program will train people there for medical-related positions in phlebotomy, medical billing, medical secretary and medical assistant.

During the ceremony OCC President Dr. Casey Crabill remarked on the significance of the training center. “We are thrilled to be working with our partners to bring education and training to the people of Syracuse and Central New York. We look forward to assisting those who come to the Pietrafesa Training Center obtain jobs in the medical field. Through our Workforce Development program we are committed to responding to the needs of both local employers and workers and aligning the needs of both as we work to advance the economic vitality and growth of the region.”

More information on the training is available by calling (315) 498-2884 or emailing workforce@sunyocc.edu.

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