Together with our 250+ 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.

Download the Pathways Project for Advanced Manufacturing Final Report

The Pathways Project is a project by the Capital Region Workforce Development Boards supporting Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Columbia, Greene, Saratoga, Warren & Washington Counties and managed by the Center for Economic Growth. This five month long study analyzed the transferable skills between manufacturing and advanced manufacturing in the Capital Region; explored the opinions and needs of manufacturing CEOs and HR representatives; and, analyzed the interests, hobbies, media consumption habits, and career experiences of the region’s non-exempt manufacturing employees.

Overall, the goals for the Pathways Project for Advanced Manufacturing were to:

The CEG project management team (Amanda Vitullo and Michael Lobsinger) visited a total of 17 manufacturers in the project’s study region, and spoke to 17 CEOs and/or HR executives at each respective facility. We also spoke to a total of 46 non-exempt, manufacturing focused employees. Overall, we performed 34 hours of interviewing at across four of our eight counties. We also distributed a transferable skills survey via email to 200+ of the region’s manufacturers, which resulted in 44 responses.

Some of CEG’s key partners in workforce development:

Workforce Development Boards & New York State Department of Labor


Community Colleges & Higher Education

High Schools, PTECH & BOCES


The New York Association of Training and Employment Professionals (NYATEP)

Funding Partners