86 Graduate from SUNY Erie's Programs at Northland
SUNY Erie Community College celebrated 86 graduates on Aug. 18 who earned certificates
or associate degrees from the college’s Mechatronics and Mechanical Engineering Technology
programs taught at Northland Workforce Training Center. The graduates will enter the
workforce with in-demand skills, ready for employment in the region’s advanced manufacturing
“We’re incredibly proud of all of our graduates and the tremendous effort they put in to succeed in their job training and education,” remarked SUNY Erie Officer-in-Charge Dr. Adiam Tsegai. “These programs are a reflection of SUNY Erie’s commitment to academic excellence and addressing regional workforce needs by providing affordable pathways to employment, in collaboration with our trusted community partners, like Northland Workforce Training Center.”
Larry White III, a graduate of the Mechatronics program, served as the student speaker for the celebration ceremony. White is currently employed at Erie County Medical Center.
The Mechatronics program trains technicians with “multi-craft” skills and applies them within a manufacturing environment. The two-semester certificate program teaches skills in electrical, mechanical, hydraulics, pneumatics, robotics and computer technologies.
The Mechanical Engineering Technology associate degree is designed to fully prepare
students for the local advanced manufacturing workforce, as a continuation of Mechatronics
training. This year’s graduates represent the inaugural class of Mechanical Engineering