Schenectady County Community College Holds Ribbon Cutting and Tour of Kindl Building

Schenectady County Community College Holds Ribbon Cutting and Tour of Kindl Building

For Immediate Release
November 4, 2015
Media Contact: Jill Montag – (518) 326-6400 or (518) 852-8188

Schenectady County Community College Holds Ribbon Cutting and Tour of Kindl Building

Building to House the College’s Workforce Development Program

SCHENECTADY – Schenectady County Community College President Dr. Steady H. Moono today joined other College officials, county representatives and members of the Kindl family for a ribbon cutting and tour of the Kindl Building at 201 State Street.

The first floor of the Kindl building will house SCCC’s workforce development program, which offers non-credit courses and job training.

“This is a great day for Schenectady County Community College and our workforce development program,” said Dr. Moono. “We place a great emphasis on training the workforce of tomorrow and teaching students the skills they need to graduate and contribute to the economy. The opening of the Kindl Building is a major step forward for the College, and will help us build upon the important work we are already doing in this arena.”

The building was owned by Catherine Kindl, whose husband, the late Fred Kindl, bought the 12,000 square-foot building in 1982 for the engineering firm he founded, Encotech, Inc. The Kindl family donated the building to SCCC in 2009, along with $350,000 for restoration.

“Workforce training and development is integral to all that we do at Schenectady County Community College,” said Ann Fleming Brown, Chair of the SCCC Board of Trustees. “We are so grateful to the Kindl family for everything that they have done to make this building possible. Their generosity will allow us to further expand our workforce development program and help so many of our students achieve their goals.”

“We are thrilled to see the Kindl Building open and ready to be utilized by students and faculty at Schenectady County Community College,” said Anthony Jasenski, Sr., Chair of the Schenectady County Legislature. “My colleagues and I believe strongly in the importance of education and job training, and we know great things will happen here. We look forward to students completing workforce development programs here and continuing to live and work in Schenectady County, contributing to our workforce and economy.”

“My family is so honored and pleased to see this project completed and come to fruition,” said Rosemary Harrigan, Kindl’s daughter. “We have always believed in hard work, innovation and the importance of higher education, and we are excited to see Schenectady County Community College continue its successful workforce development program in this downtown building that bears our name.”

The first floor has been completely renovated, and an elevator was installed in the building. The new space includes classrooms, a computer laboratory, a meeting room, office space and a kitchen area.

The top two floors of the building remain unfinished and are expected to be used for part of the Start-Up NY program.


About Schenectady County Community College: One of the 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, the nation’s largest comprehensive system of higher education, Schenectady County Community College (SCCC) in upstate New York enrolls more than 7,000 students. SCCC offers more than 45 career degree, transfer degree and certificate programs. The College opened its doors for classes in 1969 and continues to provide affordable comprehensive higher education and adult educational opportunities in response to local educational needs. To learn more, visit