News Release: MVCC to offer free PPE training to general industry workers




Mohawk Valley Community College

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Utica, New York 13501


MVCC to offer free PPE training to general industry workers

Mohawk Valley Community College, through a grant from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), is offering free Personal Protective Equipment training until Sept. 30, 2021, to those working in general industry, healthcare, and manufacturing facilities or are looking for work and who may be limited-English or refugees in Oneida, Herkimer, Madison, Onondaga, and Lewis counties. Complimentary PPE also will be distributed to all trainees.

This 90-minute class will cover confined spaces hazards, air monitoring, and personal protective equipment, and can be provided virtually, on-site (if appropriate space is available), or at another central location. Flexible times can be offered to accommodate various shifts. The training will be translated into multiple languages and translators also will be available at no cost. All in-person trainings will be in strict compliance with COVID-19 protocols.

The instructor for the class is a senior safety and health consultant and former safety inspector for the New York State Department of Labor with more than three decades of experience in occupational/workforce safety and health.

If interested, please contact Terésa Fava-Schram, coordinator of Workforce Development at MVCC, at 315-792-5681 or

Mohawk Valley Community College, established in 1946, is New York State’s first community college with a mission to provide accessible, high-quality educational opportunities for everyone. As the community’s college, MVCC is committed to student success through partnerships, transfer and career pathways, and personal enrichment. With campuses in Utica and Rome, MVCC is the region’s primary provider of college education, offering 90 degree and certificate options for its enrollment of 6,000 full- and part-time students. MVCC also serves an additional 6,000 people through its corporate and community education programs, and its campuses welcome more than 50,000 people annually for community events.