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Morrisville State College Offers Free Workshops at Norwich Campus

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.– Morrisville State College’s Office of Workforce Development and Community Education is offering three free motivational employment-related classes at the college’s Norwich Campus.

Classes will be held in the Community Room of Roger W. Follett Hall, 20 Conkey Ave., Norwich, NY, adjacent to the Eaton Center in downtown Norwich.

Ready, Set, Go: Finding and Keeping Your Best Job for Life! is a course for those entering the workplace for the first time, anyone changing careers or those recently unemployed. Instructor April English-Palozzola will explore the most effective job search techniques and skills employers are looking for and performance standards required for keeping a job. The class meets Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Setting Your Sights on Success, which meets Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., will help participants understand what motivates and de-motivates them and others. Participants will discover their style in relating to others and will look at how they can better communicate for success in the job search. The “STEP” System, an educational tool that helps define motivational needs, will be used in this class, which will be taught by instructors Barbara A. Walker, M.A., and Patricia Kelly from COPE Consulting Services.

Don’t Let the Past Cost You Your Future: Personal Stressors as Barriers to Employment, meets Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Instructor Tina M. May, MS, MSW, will discuss how mental disorders, loss and grief issues, drugs and alcohol, Adult Attention Deficit Disorder (AADD), and other factors and disorders hinder gaining or retaining employment.

For more information or to register, call the Workforce Development and Community Education Office at 315-684-6615 or toll-free at 1-866-607-1572 or visit

Morrisville State College offers more than 75 bachelor and associate degrees and options with eight new degrees being offered this fall: entrepreneurship and small business management, B.B.A.; nursing, B.S.; science, technology, and society, B.S.; journalism and communication for online media, B.S.; horticulture business management, B.T.; human performance and health promotion, B.S.; criminal justice, A.A.S. (Norwich Campus only); and human services, A.A.S. (Norwich Campus only).

Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine.

The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus offers associate degree programs in accounting, business, computer systems technology, office administration, liberal arts transfer, nursing, early childhood, criminal justice and human services to south central New York residents and employers. Students may also apply coursework to other associate or bachelor degrees at the main campus.

The Norwich Campus also offers a range of non-credit/community education courses, customized training, and conference services.