Certificate in Manufacturing Leadership Students Celebrate Graduation

Workforce News,
Today, the Council of Industry recognized 15 recipients of the Certificate in Manufacturing Leadership (CML). CML prepares these graduates, all of whom work for various manufacturers across the Hudson Valley, for challenging, supervisory positions at their workplace. We are proud to celebrate their hard work! The Council of Industry's Harold King and Alicia Zito introduced the graduates with welcoming remarks, a reading of names, and a slideshow. Rich Croce, Chairman of the Council of Industry Board of Directors, shared congratulatory remarks with the CML graduates.
Dr. Kristine Young, President of Orange County Community College (SUNY Orange) shared her insight as guest speaker. With her background in chemistry and microelectronics, she decided to pursue education, wanting to teach the field instead of directly working in it. In her speech, she distinguished parallels between the worlds of manufacturing and education. Between them is a common thread: the significance of leadership. "You don't get to choose to just be good at managing product; you have to be good at managing people," she said. She noted the importance of open channels of communication: management understanding and meeting the needs of employees and employees understanding the challenges and changes that management must make. Ultimately, she notes, being a leader means maintaining a positive work environment and encouraging others around you, inspiring others to accomplish their goals.
Congratulations to our graduates!
Jeffrey DeFrance, Chemprene
Stefan Gubler, Chemprene
Karl Bienwald, eMagin
Anita Okoh, GlobalFoundries
Jennifer Beahan, GlobalFoundries
Sam Carroll, GlobalFoundries
Stacy Buchholz, GlobalFoundries
Yunseok Choi, GlobalFoundries
Jacob Kitchen, MPI, Inc.
Keith Schultz, MPI, Inc.
Ashley Clark, Selux
Giovanni Brooks, Selux
Lauren Gescheidle, Selux
Regan O’Connell, Selux
Kaylene Hart, Unshattered