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Community & Business Resources
Along with its credit-bearing programs, the College provides a variety of events and resources for community members, local organizations and area businesses through the NYS Small Business Development Center, Center for Community Studies, Jefferson Higher Education Center and the rental of campus facilities.
The Continuing Education Division (CED) offers the community a broad selection of non-credit programming throughout the year, including workshops for professional development and personal enrichment along with an array of kids camps during summer months and school breaks. Jefferson’s CED also works with local employers to develop custom workforce training programs and coordinates Jefferson’s partnerships with four-year colleges and universities to offer bachelor’s and advanced degree programs in Watertown through Jefferson’s Higher Education Center. Additionally, many library resources are open to the public and community members are encouraged to visit the Melvil Dewey Library on campus.
The NYS Small Business Development Center on campus provides business advising services, assistance with business plan development, and workshops for small business owners and budding entrepreneurs. CannonLink, provides a means for local employers to post jobs online and recruit Jefferson students and alumni for current employment openings.
Cultural events held on campus and open to the public routinely include concerts, performing arts, guest speakers and lecturers, films and art exhibitions. The Center for Community Studies at Jefferson conducts community-based research and provides a forum for the productive discussion of ideas and issues of significance to the community through its annual speaker series.
Jefferson’s facilities are available for use by local organizations and businesses. If you would like to hold a meeting or event at Jefferson, please review our facilities use information.