Workforce Crisis: GTI Program Aims To Pre-empt Worker Shortage

By Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor | February 2009 Vol. 64 No.2

To enter the program, applicants must have a high school degree or GED, a valid driver's license and are required to pass a math assessment test. Upon certification, students can apply for community college credit hours.

GTI is a leading research, development and training organization. For more than 65 years, the organization has addressed the nation's energy and environmental challenges by developing technology based solutions for consumers, industry, and government.

LaGuardia Community College, is part of City University of New York and is a nationally recognized leader among community colleges. Founded in 1971, LaGuardia Community College has been recognized as an innovator in educating students who are under prepared for college work or whose primary language is not English.

"We are hoping to offer more training programs with GTI to serve the needs of the gas Industry by matching qualified workers to careers which provide benefits and long term employment," said Jane MacKillop, Ph.D., associate dean of LaGuardia's Division of Adult and Continuing Education.

GTI: Rod Rinholm, (847) 768-0868,