Workforce and Education

Together with our 300+ members and staff, we have a vision of leading Tech Valley as one of the most prosperous and innovative ecosystems in the world.

To achieve that vision, we work daily to build a skilled workforce and education pipeline; to cultivate a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem; and to ensure a modern infrastructure to grow local companies, attract new investment, and prepare our communities for growth.

Additionally, we serve as the NYSTAR-designated Regional Technology Development Center, providing business growth services to small and mid-sized manufacturers and technology.

CEG’s region has a number of workforce development resources, all of which work towards the greater goal of ensuring a strong pipeline of highly skilled, educated workers that can meet the needs of our growing industries. To ensure that workforce training is demand-driven, CEG works closely with businesses, community colleges and training institutions to identify and address specific training needs so that programs are tailored to available jobs.

Below are some of our key partners in workforce development:

Workforce Development Boards & New York State Department of Labor

  • Capital Region (Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady) Workforce Development Board
  • Columbia-Greene Workforce Development Board
  • Saratoga, Warren, Washington Workforce Development Board


  • Businesses in sectors such as healthcare, clean teach, advanced manufacturing, biotech, nanotech, IT, craft

Community Colleges & Higher Education

  • Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC)
  • Schenectady Community College (SCC)
  • Columbia-Green Community College
  • Adirondack Community College
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
  • University at Albany
  • Union College + Clarkson University
  • SUNY Polytechnic Institute

High Schools, PTECH & BOCES

  • Clean Technologies & Sustainable Industries Early College High School
  • Troy Riverfront PTECH
  • Southern Adirondack PTECH
  • Tech Valley High School

Training centers & small business development centers

  • Capital Region MEP Center
  • FuzeHub
  • Workforce Development Institute


The New York Association of Training and Employment Professionals (NYATEP