June 6 2018
Education/Training, Employment/Workforce, Manufacturing, News

KeyBank Foundation Awards CEG $250K to Expand MFG Training Programs at HVCC, SCCC

Media Contact James Schlett Center for Economic Growth Director of Research and Communications 518-465-8975 X221 | jamess@ceg.org CEG, partners are bridging the skills gap as Capital Region manufacturing employment reaches 16-year high ALBANY, NEW YORK – As employment in the Capital Region’s manufacturing sector climbs to a 16-year high, KeyBank Foundation today announced its award

March 27 2018
Education/Training, News

SNAPSHOT: Girls in STEM

The Record On Saturday, hundreds of Capital Region girls in grades four through eight participated in the sixth annual Girls in STEM event at Hudson Valley Community College’s TEC-SMART campus in Malta. The event featured 11 hands-on workshops facilitated by leaders and educators in STEM professions designed to illustrate the fun side of science and

March 26 2018
Education/Training, News

Your Best Shot

Times Union Fun side of science On Saturday, hundreds of Capital Region students in grades four through eight participated in the annual Girls in STEM event at Hudson Valley Community College’s TEC-SMART campus in Malta. The event featured workshops designed to illustrate the fun side of science and technology. Girls in STEM is a collaboration

March 15 2018
Education/Training, Employment/Workforce, Manufacturing, News

Apprenticeship program designed to boost manufacturing workforce

Daily Gazette By: John Cropley Schools, economic development agencies collaborate to cut red tape COLONIE — Capital Region manufacturers having trouble finding skilled workers can now get help through a new apprenticeship program. The Center for Economic Growth is partnering with the Manufacturers Association of New York on the initiative to help companies train new

February 13 2018
Education/Training, Employment/Workforce

Capital Region’s Educational Attainment Rate Climbs

New U.S. Census Bureau statistics show the Capital Region got smarter in 2016. The eight-county region’s ranks of adults at least 25 years old and with a bachelor’s degree or higher over the year increased by an estimated 2.4 percent to 251,637. That means 33.5 percent of the region’s adults had a bachelor’s or higher,

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