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,

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

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