January 25, 2020


Thirteen Columbia County high school juniors successfully completed the 2019 Junior Career Institute on January 25. The Junior Career Institute is a workforce/education program of CEDC in partnership with the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce and Columbia-Greene Community College.  Over 50 family members, CEDC board members, and program guest speakers were in attendance, including C-GCC President Dr. Carlee Drummer who served as graduation keynote. This Spring, all graduates will be paired with local businesses for a 6-week paid internship.

Receiving Certificates of Completion:

  • Sonam Verma, Chatham
  • Emma Flandreau, Germantown
  • Asher Wolff, Germantown
  • Abida Begum, Hudson
  • Michael Green, Hudson
  • Hannah Konow, Hudson
  • Ahmed Mufti, Hudson
  • Danaya Oliver-Ragland, Hudson
  • Madison Schermerhorn, Ichabod Crane
  • Leia Herrington, Ichabod Crane
  • Shane Ringwood, Ichabod Crane
  • Brooke Dandridge, Ichabod Crane
  • Xavier Gomez, Ichabod Crane

The 2019 program was supported by a grant from Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation’s Columbia County Fund.  For more information contact CEDC Marketing Director Carol Wilber at 518.828.4718.