Press Release: Columbia-Greene Executive Named to Economic Development and Workforce Training Boards
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 10, 2024
COLUMBIA-GREENE EXECUTIVE NAMED TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND WORKFORCE TRAINING BOARDS
Amanda Karch Will Represent the College in Greene County and in the Capital Region for a Statewide Agency
Amanda Karch, Columbia-Greene Community College’s Executive Director for Continuing Education, Training, and Workforce Development, will be representing the College on the Greene County Economic Development Board and has also been appointed as the Capital Region representative for the NYATEP Board (New York Association of Training and Employment Professionals). NYATEP is a “non-partisan organization voice called on by State leaders, elected officials, the Federal Reserve, and Congress to communicate the needs and value of the workforce system”.
Karch, a five-year employee of the College, is a resident of Greene County and brings a wealth of public and private sector experience to her role. She received a M.S. from The College of St. Rose and a B.A. from The State University at Albany.
“Higher education plays a vital role in developing 21st century job skills including critical thinking, digital literacy, self-confidence, persistence, and much more,” said Dr. Carlee Drummer, President of Columbia-Greene Community College. “Amanda Karch helps ensure that the College maintains strong links to our local and statewide workforce development agencies, so that we can work together to bring job-ready graduates to Columbia and Greene County employers.”