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

July 18 2018
Education/Training, Employment/Workforce

Capital Region STEM Degree Awards up 10% in 2017

The talent pipeline for the Capital Region’s technology sector continued to expand in 2017, with traditional colleges and universities throughout the eight counties seeing a 10.3 percent year-over-year increase in STEM degrees awarded, according to a Center for Economic Growth Analysis of new data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Database

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

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

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

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

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

December 6 2017
Education/Training, Employment/Workforce, Manufacturing

Career Change Opportunities Abound with Capital Region Manufacturers

New HVCC program opens pathways to manufacturing careers Manufacturing is increasingly appearing as an attractive option for Capital Region residents interested in changing careers, particularly those in the retail trade sector. Not only is the region’s manufacturing sector outperforming the nation and state in terms of employment growth, its entry-level

December 6 2017
Education/Training, Employment/Workforce

Capital Region’s Women STEM Talent Pipeline Outperforms US

Technology companies interested in eliminating the gender gap within their ranks of technical workers will find an unmatched talent pipeline in the Capital Region. Over the last three years area colleges and universities have awarded undergraduate and graduate STEM degrees to women at a higher rate than the nation, according

November 16 2017
Education/Training, Employment/Workforce, General

Capital Region Cities Emerge as Young Professional Magnets

Amazon’s nationwide search for a site for a $5 billion second headquarters (HQ2) – where it plans to employ up to 50,000 full-time employees – is emphasizing the importance of metros not only creating creating talent but retaining it as well. And that is something Capital Region cities are doing

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