Onondaga Community College hopes to close a skills gap in the local agribusiness and food industry sectors of the economy.
According to OCC President Casey Crabill, she estimates there are 2,400 openings in this field every year in central New York.
“It’s a growing field," Crabill said. "It was cited in our region's economic development plan as a field for the future. I think that’s part of the reason our grant was successful, is that we are very tied in to a lot of community efforts tied into this industry already.”