MACNY, The Manufacturers Association, is pleased to welcome Amanda Wilson to the team as a Workforce Development Specialist. In this role, Amanda will support MACNY’s New York State Manufacturers Intermediary Apprenticeship Program (NYSMIAP). She will play an integral role in maintaining relationships with new and existing companies participating in NYSMIAP, while also coordinating related technical instruction and on-the-job training for apprentices. Amanda will also be actively engaged in other workforce development initiatives, such as supporting the expansion of current apprenticeship programs and advancing opportunities for women in manufacturing through the Real Life Rosies™ pre-apprenticeship program.

Prior to joining MACNY, Amanda was employed at ProLiteracy Worldwide as the Annual Fund Manager where she planned and implemented various donor communication and solicitation campaigns and led initiatives such as the annual Day of Giving fundraiser. Prior to working at ProLiteracy, Amanda spent 5 years at Cazenovia College as the Assistant Director of the Cazenovia Fund and Interim Director of the Cazenovia Fund. While at Cazenovia College, Amanda cultivated relationships with alumni, parents, faculty, and trustees to increase support and financial aid opportunities for students. In this role, working cooperatively with the Executive Director and Director of Alumni Relations, Amanda expanded and oversaw the student giving program.

Amanda holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Interior Design from Cazenovia College.

MACNY President & CEO, Randy Wolken, states, “We are excited to welcome Amanda to our growing workforce development team. As our members’ needs for skilled workers continue to expand, Amanda’s expertise will be incredibly valuable to our apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship program initiatives that are bringing opportunities to both employers and community members throughout New York State.”

Amanda is looking forward to getting to know MACNY’s member companies. If you would like to connect with Amanda, please email her directly at [email protected].