Video Explores, Extols Relationship Between SUNY Empire and International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
By Helen Edelman, manager, Exchange
October 29, 2015
A video exploring and extolling the relationship between Empire State College's Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) is presented in a new video produced in September by the organization.
This program of study allows for intensive classroom residencies at IAM’s Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, Md., and options for studying online to complete required course work, according to HVACLS Dean Michael Merrill.
IAM members can earn an associate, bachelor's or master’s degree awarded by Empire State College of the State University of New York through a combination of course work completed at the Winpisinger Center, online classes at SUNY Empire, apprenticeship and military training, prior work or life experiences and credits from other colleges and universities.
The partnership is a long-time dream of retired IAM General Secretary-Treasurer Robert Roach Jr., a graduate of the Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies.
Benefits of the partnership include:
- a maximum of three residencies at the Winpisinger Center to minimize time away from work
- discounted courses
- orientation fee waiver
- $100 Presidential Scholarship during the first term of matriculated enrollment.