Statistics show that the surest way for anyone to land a job in their chosen field is to finish college and earn a degree or certificate.
And that is exactly what students at Mohawk Valley Community College are promising to do – by signing a mass pledge to complete their associate degrees or certificates before leaving community college for transfer or to enter the job market. Administrators, faculty and staff have also been asked to sign the pledge, committing themselves to do whatever they can to facilitate completion of student credentials.
With the help of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society, the College will host its third annual Completion Day event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 30. The event is part of the New York State Completion Week, an initiative of all 30 community colleges in New York State. The day will include fun and informative activities on both the Utica and Rome campuses, and each campus will display a wall that students and staff will sign, signifying their commitment to college completion. Signing ceremonies will take place at 10 a.m. on the Rome Campus, and 12:30 p.m. on the Utica Campus. Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, an MVCC alum, is scheduled to speak at the Utica signing ceremony. Many MVCC faculty, staff, and administrators will be at the event to share their own inspiring stories of college completion.
To learn more about Completion Week events, visit www.cccompletioncorps.org.