Technical Training in the Hudson Valley


In collaboration with our academic and industry partners, T-SEC funded labs and pods host training programs for prospective, new, and experienced employees. Offering equipment that supports workforce training is a vital step in T-SEC’s goal of creating and keeping manufacturing jobs available in the Hudson Valley.


Highlighted below are T-SEC Hudson Valley partners that hold regular training programs in various fields that are available to the public usually through one of our partner colleges. Not all training sessions are available year-round, so be sure to check back regularly for updated information and dates for when these programs are available.

The Accelerator

Business Bootcamp 3.0


Participants in these business bootcamp seminars have an opportunity to meet with local professionals who specialize in supporting and advising small businesses. Brand, marketing, and media consultants are in attendance to answer questions on how to support and grow your business. The events are offered by The Accelerator both at The Accelerator in New Windsor, NY and other nearby locations for free, but registration is required. Check back frequently for updates on dates and times. 

Micro Manufacturing Groundwork to Grow


Micro Manufacturing Groundwork to Grow is a program of advanced training classes for local business owners. Specifically targeted to established entrepreneurs, the event aims to push local businesses forward and increase profits. The program is seven sessions long, and in 2018 runs from March to June.

Hudson Valley Hackathon

The Hudson Valley Hackathon is offered from time to time to provide training in programming, coding, and database and game development. Hosted by The Accelerator and Fei Tian Academy of the Arts, the 2017 Hackathon focused on the development of healthcare technology to assist small community health organizations. Check back for updates for news of a 2018 Hackathon.

Commercial Sewing Class

In partnership with Orange-Ulster BOCES, The Accelerator offers training in commercial sewing. Through this seven-session workshop, students learn how to use a sewing machine, alter and sew a number of different fabrics, install zippers, and use a blindstitch machine. Through training courses like these, The Accelerator plans to bring textile manufacturing back to the Hudson Valley.

Hudson Valley Leadership Conference

The Accelerator’s first-ever Hudson Valley Leadership Conference was hosted in May 2017. It highlighted successful regional business owners who shared their stories on how they built their companies and offered advice to young entrepreneurs. Visit The Accelerator to find information on upcoming conferences.

MWBE Certification Class

Becoming a certified Minority/Women Business Entity can help business owners take advantage of State procurement opportunities. The Accelerator partners with the Women’s Enterprise Development Center to offer MWBE certification classes at The Accelerator’s New Windsor campus. They support the push to get 30% of goods and services sold in New York from certified MWBEs. Check here for dates and locations.

The Hudson Valley Film Industry Conference

The Hudson Valley Film Industry Conference is a collaborative event between The Accelerator and a number of local film councils. The Hudson Valley is a very common area for New York-based television shows and movies to film; the event highlights prime shooting locations, as well as advises participants on careers in the local film industry. Check back here for updates on the next conference.

Council of Industry

The Certificate in Manufacturing Leadership Program


This program is one of the Council of Industry’s most popular programs.


The Council of Industry has offered quality supervisory training to its members in the Hudson Valley for over 20 years. The Certificate in Manufacturing Leadership is a comprehensive group of courses that prepares supervisors to meet the challenges that management brings at manufacturing facilities.


Day-long courses develop specific skills, and the courses are designed by experienced management in manufacturing who guide participants so they can meet the challenges of the modern workplace. Participants who complete the required courses receive a Certificate in Manufacturing Leadership presented by the Council of Industry and Dutchess Community College.


All courses are full-day classes (from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) and are held at Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie, NY, with breakfast and lunch included on site. Though participants are encouraged to complete the course series for the most comprehensive supervisory education, the Council welcomes individual course registration as well.


Please email Alison Butler at training[at] to get on a waiting list or to sign up for individual classes.


To Qualify For Your Certificate In Manufacturing Leadership, Follow These Steps: 1. Take all (3) Core Courses:


2. Take (5) of (6) Elective Courses:

Program Cost


One-Day Course Single Member: $200.00 Two or More From Same Company: $175.00 each Single Non-Member: $375.00 Early Bird Discount: $185 (must register and pay before 12/23)


Fundamentals of Leadership Single Member: $400.00 Two or More from Same Company: $350.00 each Single Non-Member: $700.00 Early Bird Discount: $370 (must register and pay before 12/23)


Entire Program Single Member: $1,700.00 Two or More from Same Company: $1,550.00 each Single Non-Member: $2,600.00 Early Bird Discount: $1,600 (must register and pay before 12/23).


Register and pay by December 23rd to receive substantial savings. Use coupon code EarlyBird when registering online. For Early Bird Discount info, click here:  Early Bird Training flier 2018


To register for the entire Certificate in Manufacturing Leadership program after December 23, 2017 or to register for one or more courses, click here: Register for Certificate in Manufacturing Leadership. Some Certificate in Manufacturing Leadership classes are currently at capacity. Please email Alison Butler at training[at] to get on a waiting list or to sign up for individual classes.
Individual course registration is also available next to each course.


Manufacturing Alliance Apprenticeship Program


The New York State Manufacturers Alliance – of which the Council of Industry is a founding member – has been successful in obtaining funds in the State budget for the creation of a New York State Manufacturers Alliance Apprenticeship Program (NYSMAAP). Administered in the Hudson Valley by the Council of Industry, NYSMAAP will be an employer-led public-private pilot program for registered apprentices in manufacturing occupations.


This apprenticeship has two basic elements. The first, On-the-Job Training (OJT), consists of a journey-level, craft person that is capable and willing to share their experience with an apprentice, in a hands-on manner. The second, Related Instruction (RI), consists of learning more theoretical or knowledge-based aspects of a craft.


This registered apprentice program will typically be three to four years in duration.


NYSMAA Registered Trades:


If you are a manufacturing employer or potential apprentice, click here to receive more information, or contact Johnnieanne Hansen (845) 565-1355 or email to discuss details, requirements, and potential opportunities.

This registered apprentice program will typically be three to four years in duration.

Fala Technologies

FALA LEVEL 3.2: GD&T: Feature Control Frame, Profile, and True Position Concepts and Inspection Techniques

Prerequisite: This is an advanced level,  non-credit course offered via SUNY Ulster at Fala Technologies. It teaches GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing), on a funded piece of equipment.  Anyone who attends needs to know the fundamentals taught in the previous Level 3.1 course.


Classes are offered on a rolling basis, and meet five times over the length of the course at Fala Technologies:

430 Old Neighborhood Road

Kingston, NY


For specific dates and more information contact:

Deborah O’Connor at

or Frank Falatyn at

Rockland Community College

Computer-Assisted Design (CAD) Certificate

At their Haverstraw Center SMARTT Lab, Rockland Community College offers students the opportunity to become certified in Computer-Assisted Design (CAD). No prior knowledge of the program is needed to take the course, and students will finish with knowledge of AutoCAD and SolidWorks for various design purposes. The program also supports and uses the 3D printing facilities in the Haverstraw Center.

Introduction to AutoCAD

This introductory course covers the basics of the AutoCAD program. Students will learn about prototyping, drafting, and the 2D and 3D drawing process.

Introduction to Design with Computers

This course focuses specifically on architectural design with 3D design and model construction. The topics covered are vital for any person interested in the building industry, as well as anyone interested in game design, animation, or engineering.


This course is an introduction on Solid Modeling and AutoCAD modeling commands. Students will be trained in the processes of 3D modeling and editing.

3D Drafting/Intro to SolidWorks

This course is an introduction to SolidWorks software and solid 3D modeling. Topics covered include solid primitives, mass properties, 3D viewing, extrusions, 2D view extractions, and assemblies.

SUNY Sullivan

Digital Animation

SUNY Sullivan offers this course on 3D modeling, as well as 2D and 3D animation. In regard to 3D printing technology, students learn 3D modeling techniques on a number of different animation software programs.

SUNY Dutchess

Workforce Training

SUNY Dutchess offers training courses in the manufacturing, technology, and production industries. Participants in the hands-on training classes will earn a certificate in the skill they’ve chosen to focus on. Whether you’re looking to learn a new skill, or advance your career further, SUNY Dutchess has the resources to assist you.

SUNY Ulster

The Pfeiffer Technology & Innovation Lab

SUNY Ulster opened the doors of their SMARTT Lab in October 2017. The facility is equipped with five separate lab areas, and provides hands-on STEM training to students and the community. The lab was created to support collaboration between academic institutions and the manufacturing industry.

PLC Training: DCB 024

This course in advanced manufacturing offers an overview in Allen Bradley controller architecture, hardware, programming, ladder logic, and troubleshooting. It includes a lab component to provide students hands-on experience with the equipment in the Pfeiffer Technology Lab.

3D Printing Camp

SUNY Ulster offers a 3D printing training camp for kids age 11-18. Participants in the camp will learn the basics of 3D printing, as well as the maintenance and operation processes for the equipment.

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