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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.

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Cobleskill, N.Y. (January 25, 2022) – Fenimore Asset Management, an independent, Capital Region-based investment advisory firm and manager of the FAM Funds family of mutual funds, has hired Michael Weaver as a Business Development Specialist on its sales team. Mr. Weaver is responsible for the firm’s customer relationship management system and…
Thanks to Buffalo’s 47-17 win over the New England Patriots and the 36 points the Bills scored during last Sunday’s thriller against the Kansas City Chiefs, SEFCU will donate $15,000 to FeedMore WNY. The combined point total and SEFCU’s respective pledges of $125 and $250 per point scored by Buffalo netted $14,875. The credit union rounded up to…
Jan
27
Join the us at the 2022 State of the County Luncheon and learn what's ahead for the Rensselaer County business community in the new year.  Rensselaer…
Check-in and Lunch at 11:30 AM. County Executive's address at 12 PM.
Feb
03
Get connected, develop leads and build relationships at our one-of-a-kind, fast-paced networking event. This popular networking event features a …
Check-in and Lunch 11:30 am, Networking 12 - 1 pm
Feb
25
A panel discussion featuring State representatives addressing issues facing our communities.  The Chamber's "Meet the Legislators" event provides members…
Check-in & Luncheon at 11:30 am, Panel Discussion and Q&A 12:00 - 1:00 pm