CEG works within our strategic industry clusters to help develop and deliver partnerships and programming to supports a strong workforce pipeline and advances the careers of incumbent workers.

Our team and partnerships work daily to build a skilled workforce, strengthen our education and workforce pipeline, and cultivate a strong and diverse workforce ecosystem to ensure our regional companies can grow.  Below are several active programs and services available through CEG and our partners.

Pathways Project | HR Support Services | Workforce Development Partners

Manufacturing Workforce Programs

Click to 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.


CEG can assist you and your HR team in building a competitive and cost-effective employee benefits package geared towards attracting and retaining top-level talent. We also offer our members a number of benefits administration and human resources support services to help maintain state and federal regulatory compliance, as well as to streamline administrative processes.  

Jaeger & Flynn offers an extensive array of employee benefits and HR Support Services and will work as a strategic partner with your organization to assist in building a better benefits program, providing effective HR solutions and managing the many associated risks.


 Tangible Development provides full-service customized diversity, equity, and inclusion solution with measurable outcomes that result in sustainable change. 


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.

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 brewing and distilling

Community Colleges & Higher Education

  • 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 

High Schools, PTECH & BOCES

  • 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.

Funding Partners