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,

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 occupations are generally higher paying

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 to a Center for Economic

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 better than most of their

Funding Partners