Local Matters

Community Sponsors

adult education

November 10, 2019 - 8:25am
Event Date and Time: 
January 28, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm
Do you have a story burning inside that you want to tell? Do you want to take your career to the next level?  Practice to become the communicator you want to be and overcome your fear of public speaking. How will you grow? · Sharpen communication skills · Build leadership skills · Become a better negotiator · Improve public speaking skills · Practice writing speeches and presenting in a group setting · Gain a competitive advantage in the workplace · Networking opportunities in a small and supportive environment
November 10, 2019 - 8:23am
Event Date and Time: 
January 14, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm
Do you have a story burning inside that you want to tell? Do you want to take your career to the next level?  Practice to become the communicator you want to be and overcome your fear of public speaking. How will you grow? · Sharpen communication skills · Build leadership skills · Become a better negotiator · Improve public speaking skills · Practice writing speeches and presenting in a group setting · Gain a competitive advantage in the workplace · Networking opportunities in a small and supportive environment
November 10, 2019 - 8:13am
Event Date and Time: 
December 10, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm
Do you have a story burning inside that you want to tell? Do you want to take your career to the next level?  Practice to become the communicator you want to be and overcome your fear of public speaking. How will you grow? · Sharpen communication skills · Build leadership skills · Become a better negotiator · Improve public speaking skills · Practice writing speeches and presenting in a group setting · Gain a competitive advantage in the workplace · Networking opportunities in a small and supportive environment
November 10, 2019 - 8:07am
Event Date and Time: 
November 26, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm
Do you have a story burning inside that you want to tell? Do you want to take your career to the next level? Through Toastmasters, you will practice to become the communicator you want to be and overcome your fear of public speaking. How will you grow? · Sharpen communication skills · Build leadership skills · Become a better negotiator · Improve public speaking skills · Practice writing speeches and presenting in a group setting · Gain a competitive advantage in the workplace · Networking opportunities in a small and supportive environment
September 6, 2019 - 3:35pm

Submitted photo and press release:

Hard working and motivated are just two of the words that instructors used to describe Jay Lewis, who recently earned a Class B commercial driver's license through an Adult Education program of the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership.

A 2019 graduate of Genesee Community College (GCC) and 2017 graduate of Batavia City Schools (he graduated from high school at the age of 16), Lewis completed this CDL training while attending college full time.

Though this is no small feat, Lewis is modest about this accomplishment.

“I work part time at Torrey Farms, my cousin’s farm in Elba, and I knew that they needed drivers for their hay trucks, so I knew that it would be helpful to them if I earned my CDL license," Lewis said. "I thought that if I got this license, these skills could also help me to be more marketable in the future."

The 30-Hour CDL Class B License training course was a lesson in time management for Lewis.

“I’m grateful that the instructors were flexible with scheduling my coursework because I was able to fit this into my schedule of GCC classes,” Lewis said.

“The instructors were thorough and detailed," he said."Besides the specific training for this CDL Class B license, I learned so much about being a safe and aware driver, which is valuable training that any driver can apply."

Art Keicher is a CDL instructor for Adult Education at the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership, a position he’s held for 23 years.  He described Lewis as a solid student and also explained how the CDL Program is structured.

“Jay was a terrific student; he was eager to learn, always on time and very responsible," Keicher said. "He will be a great driver. We offer full- and part-time programs. The goal is to offer CDL instructional programs that work for everyone.

"So many people in this day and age change careers. We aim to meet the needs of our customers by being as flexible as possible so we can create a plan that works for everyone. That’s what trucking is all about."

The training includes one-to-one instructor-to-student training ratio, field training for highway, rural and city driving including day and nighttime traffic conditions. Defensive driving, backing, emergency procedures and safety are emphasized. Keicher noted the many opportunities available in this field.

“This is a great occupation!" Keicher said. "Where else can you invest six weeks of training and start in a career making between $40-45,000 per year? We see people who were financially struggling before they begin the training and after they completed the training, they now own a trucking company."

Lewis currently attends Rochester Institute of Technology, where he is studying Mechanical Engineering Technology. He continues to work part time at Torrey Farms.

The Genesee Valley Educational Partnership offers four different driving training programs including: two Class A License courses; a Class B course; and a School Bus Driver 42-Hour Program.

For more information about any of these Commercial Driver’s License Programs or any Adult Education Program, contact (585) 344-7704.

Top photo: Art Keicher, CDL Instructor, watches as Jay Lewis completes a tire check before operating a dump truck.

December 31, 2018 - 5:57pm
posted by Leslie Marino in clubs, Leadership, adult education.
Event Date and Time: 
January 8, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm
Join Chris Kalin, morning host of WBTA and Speak Up Toastmasters for an inside look at how you can  - Grow as a leader   - Improve your communication skills  - Improve your public speaking skills  - Build your confidence.  Visit a toastmasters club meeting - It will change your life!   Our unique system is designed for all skill levels.  We are now accepting applications for new membership. Meetings are on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday every month @ 7 p.m. 190 Oak St., Batavia (use rear entrance, Emmanuel Baptist Church).
November 25, 2018 - 4:30pm
posted by Leslie Marino in clubs, Leadership, adult education.
Event Date and Time: 
December 11, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm
How would you like to - Build your confidence?   - Grow as a leader?   - Improve your communication and public speaking skills?   Visit a toastmasters club meeting - It will change your life!   Our unique system is designed for all skill levels.  We are now accepting applications for  membership. Meetings are on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday every month @ 7 p.m. 190 Oak St., Batavia (use rear entrance, Emmanuel Baptist Church).
July 15, 2018 - 10:02am
posted by Leslie Marino in clubs, Leadership Development, adult education.
Event Date and Time: 
September 25, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
How would you like to - Build your confidence?   - Grow as a leader?   - Improve your communication and public speaking skills?   Visit a toastmasters club meeting - It will change your life!   We are now accepting new application for new members. Meetings are on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday every month @ 7 p.m. 190 Oak St., Batavia (use rear entrance, Emmanuel Baptist Church).
July 15, 2018 - 9:40am
posted by Leslie Marino in Leadership Development, adult education, networking.
Event Date and Time: 
August 14, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm
How would you like to - Build your confidence?   - Grow as a leader?   - Improve your communication and public speaking skills?   Visit a toastmasters club meeting - It will change your life!
July 3, 2018 - 1:18pm
posted by Leslie Marino in clubs, Leadership Development, adult education.
Event Date and Time: 
July 10, 2018 - 7:00pm
How would you like to - Build your confidence?   - Grow as a leader?   - Improve your communication and public speaking skills?   Visit a toastmasters club - It will CHANGE YOUR LIFE!   We are now accepting new application for new members.  Space is limited.  CALL NOW to reserve your seat today. 
June 5, 2017 - 12:02pm

Submitted photo and press release:

Genesee Community College is pleased to announce Katherine (Kate) Trombley as the new director of the Adult Education Opportunity Center (AEOC).

Trombley joins GCC with a wealth of experience and is excited to work with and support adults in Allegany, Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming counties as they begin, resume or continue their educational objectives, goals and dreams.

"I am extremely passionate about education and learning," Trombley said. "Through this position, I will be able to assist adults who would like to attend college, obtain vocational training or change careers through the support of the services that AEOC offers to the region.

"I am very excited to share the resources and opportunities with potential students from Genesee, Orleans, Wyoming, Cattaraugus, Allegheny and Livingston counties."

The AEOC at GCC strives to assist adult students in connection with the appropriate resources that will help them to meet their individual goals.

With locations in Batavia, Arcade, Albion, Geneseo, Warsaw, Belmont and Basom, adults receive assistance with the admissions and financial aid forms and processing, as well exploring academic and career options, scholarships, and sorting through different academic scheduling that can include evening, weekend and online learning opportunities.

Trombley's prior position was with Western New York Independent Living in Buffalo where she served as director of outreach and community engagement and as the director of the Medicaid Application Assistance Program since 2012. At Western New York Independent Living, she was responsible for community engagement, education and outreach efforts.

These included community presentations, training about Medicaid, and community events to broaden the general understanding about programs and services which assist individuals with disabilities to achieve goals surrounding education, employment, housing, or other personal and professional growth through the Independent Living Center.

Trombley also taught Business Technology as an adjunct instructor at Bryant and Stratton College from 2012 – 2015, and was an adult educator of Strategic Planning/Business/Marketing at ITT Technical Institute in 2010.

She earned a master's degree in Executive Leadership and Change from Daemen College, a master's degree in Adult and Continuing Education and a bachelor's degree in Public Communications from the University at Buffalo. She is a resident of Lockport.

For further information on the AEOC, including available resources, locations, and contact information, visit the Center's website at http://www.genesee.edu/home/resources/adult-educational-opportunity-center/ or contact Kate Trombley directly by calling 585-345-6836 or emailing [email protected].

Subscribe to

Calendar

S M T W T F S
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
 
28
 
29
 
30
 
31
 
 
 
 
 

Copyright © 2008-2019 The Batavian. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
 

blue button