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Workforce Advancement

A strong workforce means a vibrant economy. Through connecting businesses and educational partners, we're committed to creating a quality workforce pipeline, with critical skills for the 21st century market.

The Chamber partnered with Questar III BOCES to produce a series of workforce development videos to encourage students to pursue careers in the trades. 

 

 

With a rapidly evolving, global economy, the race for talent is increasingly competitive. In every industry, employers are asking the same question: How are we going to attract, train and retain the best workers? Education, development and retention are the key to our region’s future and continued economic growth.

At the core of the Chamber is the commitment to ensuring that current and future generations have career opportunities in our area by enhancing the quantity and quality of talent development.

The Chamber is dedicated to providing programs and services to preserve and attract talent in the region and ensure members remain highly competitive. We aim to support the talent needs of all business.

Our work with our region’s school districts is transforming the outcomes of students by working to ensure they graduate career- and college-ready. The Bob Horan Workforce Development Initiative is aligning efforts to expose and prepare local students to job opportunities created in our area. We work to ensure the Chamber provides the avenue for members to grow and retain their current and future talent pipeline.

From assisting educators in finding mentors for students and externship opportunities to matching students with internship and shadowing opportunities and exposing them to the multitude of careers, our workforce development initiative is creating a platform to connect the educational community to the business community for the betterment of our region.

The Bob Horan Initiative for Workforce Readiness

This initiative is committed to fostering dynamic relationships between educators and business professionals. Programs from this initiative include our annual symposium in October and any subsequent event, project and partnership connected to workforce readiness.

Looking for something fun and exciting to do this fall?  START’s Fall Family Fun is a hauntingly, safely social distancing fun day out with family and friends. Your $10.00 entry fee supports START Children’s Center, Inc. in its commitment to make a difference for children, their families and the community.   When we receive your registration…
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First New York Federal Credit Union will be donating school supplies to the Schenectady City School District Office for distribution to the elementary and middle school locations on Monday, October 26th at 10:30am. While America's teachers work to navigate the educational challenges presented by COVID-19, the need for school supplies is more…
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2020 Van Rensselaer Virtual Awards Ceremony A ceremony honoring outstanding examples of philanthropic giving and citizenship. For more than 25 years, the …
4:00 p.m. Virtual Awards Ceremony
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