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Auburn P-TECH Students Visit Goulds Pumps + Upcoming P-TECH Events

Auburn P-TECH Students Visit Goulds Pumps + Upcoming P-TECH Events The Auburn 10th grade P-TECH program students visited Goulds Pumps in Seneca Falls on March 4th.  The students were given...

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Connecting Youths to Apprenticeships

Click here to read insights from the JFF Center For Apprenticeship & Work-Based Learning on the role of community-based organizations in connecting youth to apprenticeships.

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P-TECH Featured on Bridge Street’s STEAM Matters!

In case you missed it, click HERE to see P-TECH featured on Bridge Street's "STEAM Matters" program!

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Randy Wolken on CNBC: There’s a Shortage of the Right Kind of Workers to Fill Jobs

Last week, Randy Wolken, MACNY President & CEO, joined "The Exchange" to discuss the current job market and the positions where there is the greatest need. Click here to watch...

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Pathways to Jobs Events: Discover the Opportunities

Are you interested in the future of your workforce and where it will be coming from? Please join us for our Pathways to Jobs event to discover the opportunities that are available...

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The Trade War is a Farce? Really – What Do You Mean?

Read more from Industry Week to learn why it is critically important for us to be cultivating the next generation of the advanced manufacturing workforce.

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Syracuse P-TECH Students Visit Kilian Manufacturing

Syracuse P-TECH Students Visit Kilian Manufacturing Kilian, the largest manufacturer of custom bearings, is based right here in Central New York. Next year, Kilian will be celebrating their centennial anniversary...

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Pathways to Jobs Events: Discover the Opportunities

Are you interested in the future of your workforce and where it will be coming from? Please join us for our Pathways to Jobs event to discover the opportunities that are available...

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Laury Ferguson Joins MACNY as Assistant Director of Apprenticeship

MACNY is pleased to welcome Laury Ferguson to the team! Laury has joined the organization as the Assistant Director of Apprenticeship. In her role, Laury will be focused on the...

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P-TECH Event Recap: Ephesus Gumdrop Bridge Challenge

Once a year, the Ephesus Lighting career coaches visit the Institute of Technology at Syracuse Central and design an exclusive challenge for the students to solve.  This year Ephesus chose...

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Is Manufacturing Seeing a Calm Before the Storm?

Is Manufacturing Seeing a Calm Before the Storm? Click here to read one magazine’s perspective on the state of manufacturing in 2018 vs 2019.

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P-TECH: Roller Coaster Challenge

ITC P-TECH sophomores worked with their career coaches in January as they battled to create a roller coaster with at least 1 loop while travelling as slowly as possible without...

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IBM is collaborating with P-TECH. Are you?

MACNY & PEB are so proud to be a participant in such a wonderful, life-changing program for students. For more information on how to support the five local P-TECH...

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Statement from MACNY on 2019 State of the State

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 17, 2019 CONTACT: Tiffany Latino-Gerlock, MACNY, 474-4201, Ext. 13, [email protected]           STATEMENT FROM MACNY ON 2019 STATE OF THE STATE Syracuse, New York - MACNY, The Manufacturers...

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You’ve Heard About Apprenticeship, but What About Pre-Apprenticeship?

MACNY is engaged with the Syracuse City School District in an effort to bring more talented students directly from high school into apprenticeships with local companies.  Read more to see...

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PSLA at Fowler Students Visit Tech Garden

On December 12th, 9th Grade RPAS and CIS students from PSLA at Fowler visited the Tech Garden in Syracuse. They were greeted by Kara Jones, Content & Marketing Manager whose...

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Have You Met a MIAP Apprentice Yet?

Meet Rodney Hay, one of the many apprentices participating in a NYSDOL Registered Apprenticeship Program for Electro-Mechanical Technician, sponsored by Rochester Technology and Manufacturing Association, a part of the MIAP...

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Where Do U.S. Executives See Skills Gaps In The American Workforce? #infographic

Where Do U.S. Executives See Skills Gaps In The American Workforce? #infographic

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Did You Hear the News?

MACNY’s apprenticeship program is growing across the state. Read more to hear about our Long Island program launch.

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Millennials and Manufacturing: Eight Tips to Attract and Train a 21st Century Workforce

The American workforce is changing. As of 2015 the millennial generation (who the U.S. Census Bureau defines as anyone born between 1981-1996) has overtaken baby boomers (born between 1946-1964) to...

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What Skills Do You Need to Work in Automation?

What Skills Do You Need to Work in Automation? Fast Company has identified the skills necessary to work in automation.  Read more below.  As you do, keep in mind that...

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Solar Powered Tent For the Homeless

Read more to find out how 12 girls from Southern California solved a growing community problem.  What a great way to get girls interested in engineering.

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Do The MATH!

I remember as a child that my dad often said ”Do the MATH," “Figure it out," and I learned to like all things about MATH as a result.  Are we...

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Strengthening the STEM Workforce Pipeline Through Outreach

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) career outreach programs play a pivotal role in shaping the capabilities and makeup of the future workforce. Generally speaking, “STEM outreach” involves organizing events,...

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Free Training Opportunity with MVCC

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ITC Summer Bridge Program

From July 16th to July 26th, the Summer Bridge Program for the incoming 9th and 10th grade P-TECH classes were in session.  The Summer Bridge Program was designed to give...

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Continuous Growth is Synonymous with Continuous Improvement

Read more to learn about the growth of continuous improvement practices at Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, Toyota Material Handling, and our very own MACNY member company The Raymond Corporation.

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MACNY Congratulates the First Apprentices from NYC Department of Small Business Services Cohort!

From our friends at Center for Apprenticeship & Work-Based Learning... Teaming Up to Register Apprenticeships Congratulations to the 11 apprentices who graduated from the first NYC Department of Small Business...

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Why was Ivanka Trump in Syracuse and What is P-TECH?

Why was Ivanka Trump in Syracuse and what is P-TECH?  P-TECH, or Pathways in Technology, is an innovative approach to education resulting in student and local economic success.  Locally, the...

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Accelerated Apprenticeship Team Visits Crown Cork & Seal

Crown Cork & Seal opened their doors to our Accelerated Apprenticeship Team working in Tioga County.  Pictured are David Goodness from WDI, Martha Ponge from MACNY, Jennifer McCullough from Working Solutions in Rome,...

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Girls Coding Summer Camp Presented by AT&T and CNY STEM Hub

AT&T and CNY STEM Hub Present: <Girls Coding Project> When (two weeks): July 23 - 26 & July 30 - August 2 Time: 9 - 4 PM Who: Middle and...

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People Are The Most Valuable Assets at On-Demand Manufacturer in NC

Most people think automation and high tech manufacturing eliminates jobs.  Read on to see why one NC based manufacturer says people, not their 3D printers, are their most valuable asset.

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College Isn’t For Everyone and That’s Okay

A Bachelor's Degree is not always the answer. Isn't it also important whether or not you are happy with your job?

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Let’s Organize an Event Like this One in Central New York! Can We Count on You to Help?

Events like the one recently held in Western New York by our partners at MAST have had marked success in raising the awareness of careers in manufacturing.  Read more below...

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ICYMI: Virginia county’s ‘signing day’ celebrates seniors heading to jobs, not college (Today)

Most of us are familiar with "signing days" for college selection, but how about celebrating high school seniors heading directly into the workforce thanks to Career and Technical Education programs?...

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The Future and Why We May Miss the Exit!

Essential industries like manufacturing are desperate for people who use their hands and their minds. Why are we having such a hard time finding these people?

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CMTC: “If the co-founder of Apple can get rid of his fear of robots taking over, why can’t you?”

Click below to discover the three biggest myths about advanced robotics in manufacturing.

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Americans agree that future manufacturing jobs will…

The outlook for manufacturing is moving in a very positive direction. Read more to see how the perception of manufacturing is changing right along with the advancing technologies.

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Here’s why mom always said to play nice with others…

Read more from Getting Smart to find out how collaboration or partnering is popping up in all facets of life.

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The Daily Gazette: Apprenticeship program designed to boost manufacturing workforce

MACNY has partnered with The Center for Economic Growth (CEG) to bring The Manufacturing Intermediary Apprenticeship Program to the Capital Region. Read more from the Daily Gazette about how this program...

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We might be on the right path, but there is still a long way to go…

Apprenticeship in the U.S. is growing, but currently, only 35% of the 505,000 registered apprentices are working in advanced manufacturing.  Read more to see who is jumping on the apprenticeship...

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ToolingU – SME: Business Intermediary Is Leading the Way with Apprenticeship Solutions for the ‘Silver Tsunami’

This month, Martha Ponge, MACNY's Director of Apprenticeship, blogged for our partner, ToolingU-SME. In her post she discusses how we're working with our partners to lead the way with apprenticeship...

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AMO Higlights Reel – Check It Out!

The Advanced Manufacturing Office is the only technology development office within the U.S. Government dedicated to improving the energy and material efficiency, productivity, and competitiveness of manufacturing. Let’s take a...

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It’s Time to Rethink “Career Ready” after High School

Read more to learn how one Georgetown Professor’s ideas about changes that need to be made in the U.S. education system to better prepare our children for careers directly out...

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How Buffalo is Addressing the Skills Gap

“Manufacturing has more older workers than almost any other industry in the region, and the smallest proportion of younger workers.”  They call it the “Silver Tsunami.”  Read more to see...

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CNY STEM Job Shadow Day – February 2, 2018

A special opportunity to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) careers in CNY. On February 2, 2018, Central New York will participate in the regions second CNY STEM...

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Innovative Ways to Invest in Your Employees

“Apprenticeship programs are not short term fixes - they don't pay dividends for several years; employers MUST take the long view.”  Read more to see some innovative ways that organizations...

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Growing Jobs in the U.S. by Filling The Skilled Labor Funnel

Businesspeople in Sales and Marketing have been “filling their funnel” with sales prospects since the day they started their jobs.  It always takes a lot of potential prospects at the...

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ICYMI: Martha Ponge featured in Oswego County Business

Click below to read Filling in the 'Skills Gap' featuring Martha Ponge, MACNY's Director of Apprenticeship.

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Is Your Company Looking For the Elusive Millennial In Manufacturing?

Many companies are asking me the same question over and over.  “How do I attract young people to jobs in manufacturing?”  Supply Chain Management Review has some great suggestions on...

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Have You Tuned In Yet?

On a recent trip to New Jersey to participate in the New Jersey Institute of Technology  Apprenticeship Accelerator, Martha Ponge, MACNY's Director of Apprenticeship, was introduced to Manufacturing Talk Radio....

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Martha Ponge speaks at “Making The Case For Apprenticeship” – View the report

Making The Case for Apprenticeship: click here to view the report.

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Apprenticeship may not be THE answer, but is most definitely an answer.

Apprenticeship may not be THE answer, but is most definitely an answer. Read more to find out how countries like the UK are utilizing government funding in a new and unique way...

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Earning While in School – An Innovative New Training Program at Ohio State

Earning While in School - An Innovative New Training Program at Ohio State It seems like Ohio State is on the top of the AP list for Collegiate Football every...

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Which is more important – technology or talent?

Which is more important – technology or talent? By: Randy Wolken, President & CEO Leaders today are grappling with just how important talent and technology are to their organizations’ success. ...

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Should Coding Be Considered a Foreign Language?

We want students to be engaged in STEM education, but many do not have time to fit in extra classes in an already demanding schedule. Is allowing coding to count...

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Wanted: Job Shadow Host Sites

Looking to build relationships with high school students pursuing a career path in Mechanical Technology or Electrical Engineering Technology? The Syracuse P-TECH Program (Pathways in Technology Early College High School) is looking for...

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Students enrolled in the Syracuse P-TECH Program found summer employment opportunities at United Radio

Students enrolled in the Syracuse P-TECH Program at the Institute of Technology found summer employment opportunities at United Radio through PEB and MACNY’s collaboration with industry partners. Top left: Syracuse...

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Free paid training being offered for manufacturing jobs (localsyr.com)

CAZENOVIA (WSYR-TV) - Onondaga Community College and Madison County manufacturers are teaming up to offer paid training for skill trades.

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Five Reasons Upskilling Your Workforce is Important – The Aspen Institute

Upskilling helps your bottom line, improves retention, and employees are beginning to expect it.  Continue reading to learn 5 reasons you should be upskilling your current workforce.

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Rethink the Traditional Career Paths and Discover “New Collar” Careers

Rather than looking back toward past opportunities that might no longer be relevant, Ginny Rometty, the CEO at IBM,  recently wrote an op-ed which advised students and teachers to focus...

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Learn More About The CNY STEM Scholars

CNY STEM Scholars The CNY STEM Scholars program is a partnership between SRC, King + King Architects, Schneider Packaging Equipment Company, C&S Companies, Carrier Corporation, the CNY STEM Hub, and...

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CNY STEM Career Exploration Series

CNY STEM Career Exploration Series Studies have indicated that New York companies have more STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) jobs than they can fill.  To address this issue, Partners...

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Seven Ways Intermediaries Help Develop Apprenticeship Programs

Seven Ways Intermediaries Help Develop Apprenticeship Programs Intermediaries can provide crucial support to the development and management of apprenticeships at companies. They can conduct outreach to employers and manage relationships...

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If Parents and Students are Happier, Why Can’t Career and Tech Education Shake it’s Bad Image?

The research supports that high school students in Career and Technical Education (CTE) have a higher rate of graduation on a national average, but CTE can’t seem to shake the...

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Ideas are Cheap. Building Something is Hard.

Explore the day to day operations of, Lowercase NYC, one of the only eyewear producers in the United States.  The startup located in Brooklyn will give you insight into why...

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New Manufacturing and Career Counseling Tool for Students

Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow, also known as LIFT, is launching new manufacturing and career counseling tool for middle schoolers and high schoolers.  Game-based and multi-media STEM platforms, Learning Blade® and...

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Check out these career path previews!

People of all ages struggle with the idea of what they want to be when they grow up.  A recent article in The Muse offers insight and access to a...

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5 Ways to Breathe Life into your Manufacturing Community – Edge Factor

Larissa Brown from Edge Factor, a leader in the fight to encourage the next generation of kids to become makers of things, describes five ways to creatively inspire students, parents, educators,...

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Change the world. Stay in STEM.

Did you know that less than 7% of women graduate with STEM degrees? This is problem we can solve by providing more exposure to resources and experiences that make STEM real...

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Great Jobs are Available for Skilled Workers in Manufacturing. How come many of those jobs remain unfilled month after month?

Great Jobs are Available for Skilled Workers in Manufacturing.  How come many of those jobs remain unfilled month after month? Read more to see how the challenge of finding skilled...

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“Four-fifths of executives surveyed said that a shortage of sufficiently skilled workers will affect their companies in the next 12 months”

According to a survey of more than 400 U.S. executives, companies expect to hire extensively in the coming year to address anticipated growth. However, a large number of these companies, predominantly...

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Wanted: Factory Workers, Degree Required (New York Times)

When the German engineering company Siemens Energy opened a gas turbine production plant in Charlotte, N.C., over 10,000 people showed up to apply for 800 positions. Sadly, fewer than 15...

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Next Solution Forum to be held in the Mohawk Valley on February 23, 2017

Sponsored by Fuze Hub and their partners around the state, Solutions Forums are half-day events held, regionally, across the state.   They provide a unique opportunity for small to mid-size manufacturers...

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Federal Programs for Manufacturers

Federal programs for Manufacturers From Exports to Energy, from Trade to Technology, and from obtaining government financing to securing government contracts; if it exists, the Federal Government probably has a...

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New Manufacturing USA Institute to be Located at RIT

New Manufacturing USA Institute to be Located at RIT Below are two articles describing the new Manufacturing USA Institute to be located at RIT.  RIT, a MACNY member and strong...

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ToolingU-SME: How is your company addressing the skills gap? Are you prepared?

Mission Critical: Workforce 2021 ToolingU-SME Based on five years of insights from their Workforce 2021 Assessment tool, ToolingU-SME, recently released a report detailing the progress being made towards addressing the...

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology would like your feedback.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) would like your feedback to help prepare a 2017 federal funding opportunity that will allow Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Centers and...

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