Participating Partners

SUNY Empire State College (ESC) has partnered with many corporations, businesses, community organizations and associations to provide high-quality, affordable education to working adults. Employees, members and students of partner organizations are eligible to receive partnership benefits. Below is our growing list of participating partners. 

Partnership benefits are available to employees, members and students of partnering corporate and community organizations.

If you are an employer, community organization or company interested in hearing more about this unique opportunity, please contact Kylie Byrne, Director of Corporate and Community Partnerships in the Office of Partnerships at 800-847-3000, ext. 2851, or email

If you are interested in becoming a student and your employer or organization is already a partner, contact SUNY Empire State College for information about enrolling.

Participating Partners

Participating Government Organizations, Associations and Unions

  • Building and Construction Trades Council of Nassau and Suffolk Counties
  • Defense Acquisition University
  • Fire Department of New York City (FDNY)
  • Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY)
  • Gasoline and Automotive Service Dealers Association (GASDA)
  • International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM)
  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT)
  • Labor Council for Latin American Advancement NYC-Chapter
  • New York City Department of Education, District 79
  • New York State Association for Superintendents of School Buildings and Grounds
  • New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association (NYSCOPBA)
  • New York State Department of Financial Services
  • New York State Department of Labor
  • New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services
  • New York State Division of Veterans' Services
  • New York State Office of Mental Health
  • New York State United Teachers (NYSUT)
  • SMART Local 28 Sheet Metal Workers Union of Metropolitan New York and Long Island
  • The Laundry Workers Center
  • Union Plus
  • United Steelworkers - Institute for Career Development, Inc
  • Western New York Area Labor Federation AFL-CIO

Current Empire State College Professional Learning Evaluations

A SUNY Empire Professional Learning Evaluation (PLE) is a college-credit recommendation developed by SUNY Empire for college-level learning acquired outside of a college or university, such as an on-the-job training program. A SUNY Empire matriculated student who presents the necessary documentation may incorporate the recommended credit into an SUNY Empire degree program proposal, subject to any other applicable academic policies. All SUNY Empire professional learning evaluation credit recommendations are available to any matriculated student in the college. Review the Professional Learning Evaluation (PLE) page for a list of current PLEs.


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