Workforce Development Track

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.

Workforce Investment Boards: CEG has completed multiple grants from the Greater Capital Region Workforce Investment Boards (WIBs), serving as a business intermediary between private industry and the WIBs; developing a new workforce credential training; and conducting a Technical Careers Awareness marketing campaign. CEG is an integral partner in the WIBs’ successful 2012 Workforce Innovation Fund grant that will expand CEG’s business intermediary role and its implementation of a redesigned technology careers awareness campaign.

Capitol South Campus Center: CEG is working with the City of Albany Housing Authority, Trinity Alliance and other partners to develop the educational and training component for the planned Capital South Campus Center.

Tech Career Expo: CEG and its Tech Executive Council partnered with the Times Union and regional employers to present the first annual Tech Career Expo in September 2012, a career fair tailored to the technology industry and workforce.