Connecting the Community: Partnerships in a Pandemic (with Dr. John “Ski” Sygielski)
The role of community colleges is to provide affordable, flexible education options for students and create workforce development programs that meet the changing needs of employers. HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, has been doing that for more than 50 years, contributing $1 billion annually to the regional economy. During the pandemic, HACC has been pivoting more and fostering new partnerships to serve the community. Dr. John “Ski” Sygielski, HACC’s President, discusses the institution’s evolving community role.