CEG works with industry clusters to help develop and deliver programming that supports a strong workforce pipeline and advances the careers of incumbent workers.
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.
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.
Key Workforce Development Partners
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.
- 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 brewing and distilling
- Adirondack Community College
- Clarkson University
- Columbia-Green Community College
- Excelsior College
- Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC)
- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
- Schenectady County Community College (SCCC)
- SUNY Polytechnic Institute
- Union College
- University at Albany
- Clean Technologies & Sustainable Industries Early College High School
- Troy Riverfront PTECH
- Southern Adirondack PTECH
- Tech Valley High School
The New York Association of Training and Employment Professionals (NYATEP)
CEG is a Regional Technology Development Center and also serving as the NYSTAR-designated Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), providing business growth solutions to regional small and mid-sized manufacturers and technology companies.