June 10 2019
Education/Training, News

Entertainment Technology Program Bolsters Region’s Creative Economy Talent Pipeline

The Capital Region’s creative economy talent pipeline is expanding under a new Entertainment Technologies program offered at Fulton-Montgomery Community College (FMCC), with articulated credit offered to Capital Region BOCES students. The program will focus on several related disciplines, such as digital photography; modern design; stagecraft; audio production; project management; digital TV/broadcast operations; and digital modeling.

June 6 2019
Education/Training, News

CEG, SUNY Schenectady and Albany Can Code Advance Software Developer Apprenticeships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ALBANY, NEW YORK – The Capital Region’s first software developer apprenticeship program is being established through a partnership between the Center for Economic Growth (CEG), SUNY Schenectady County Community College (SUNY Schenectady) and Albany Can Code, Inc. With there being more annual job openings for software developers and programmers than any other

May 31 2019
Education/Training, Employment/Workforce, News

Capital Region High School Grad Employment Highest in More than 17 years

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 31, 2019 400 students to graduate from Capital Region BOCES on June 4, many have jobs lined up ***Soon-to-be-employed graduates available for interview*** ALBANY, NEW YORK – As the Capital Region’s high school seniors prepare for graduation, those planning to directly enter the labor force will find a private sector more

March 6 2019

Women STEM Degrees up 7.4% in Capital Region

Girls in STEM registration opens today Fueled by gains in computer science and engineering technologies, the Capital Region’s ranks of women STEM graduates increased over the year by 7.4 percent in 2017. That year, women received 1,153 STEM degrees from the eight-county region’s traditional colleges and universities. On top of that, they received 1,221 STEM-related

November 12 2018
Education/Training, Employment/Workforce

Capital Region STEM Degree Diversity on the Rise

The talent pipeline for the Capital Region’s tech sector is becoming more diversified, with local colleges and institutions awarding 35.8 percent more STEM degrees to minorities1 over the past five years, according to a Center for Economic Growth analysis of data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). STEM Degree Awards In 2017, 17

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