Workforce and Education

The Center for Economic Growth’s Workforce Development and 21st Century Education Initiative aims to build a sustainable skilled workforce pipeline for the Capital Region’s high-tech industries and to ensure that the region’s residents and new and existing companies benefit from economic growth.

The Education Track targets the region’s entire educational delivery system (early childhood education, K-12, two- and four-year colleges, the region’s four BOCES, etc.) to raise high tech career awareness and reduce long-term structural gaps between the skills of graduates and the needs of employers in growth-oriented industries to ensure a sustainable educated and trained workforce. A particular focus is improving student literacy in science, technology, engineering, and math, as well as critical thinking and “soft” skills that contribute to college and career readiness. More

The Workforce Development Track focuses on getting the under and unemployed back to work or on to training paths that will assist them in pursuing a job, as well as on incumbent workers’ training needs and placement of new college and high school graduates. 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 and high-growth industries. More

 

Launched November 13, 2012
Tech Valley Connection for Education & Jobs