Justyna ValenciaWe are pleased to announce the promotion of Justyna Valencia to Member Engagement Manager.

Justyna first joined MACNY in December 2021 as a Workforce Development Specialist. In this role, her passion for building and nurturing strong relationships was very evident through her involvement with MACNY members, community partners, and those exploring alternative career pathways through Registered Apprenticeship. While in her role as Workforce Development Specialist, Justyna approached companies about The Expanding Community College Apprenticeships (ECCA) initiative, led by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) with funding from the U.S. Department of Labor to increase the number of Registered Apprenticeship programs and services throughout the country. By connecting employers with this opportunity, Justyna secured $9,672 in funds for 10 Registered Apprentices to put towards tools and manuals for on-the-job training.

In her new role, Justyna will be focused on increasing member engagement and working with prospective members to determine how MACNY could serve them best. She will also be integral to the event planning team. Her enthusiasm for helping individuals and businesses thrive makes her a wonderful fit for the Member Engagement Manager position. Additionally, Justyna will maintain a partial role within MACNY’s workforce development team as a Workforce Development Specialist where she will assist with The Manufacturers Intermediary Apprenticeship Program (MIAP).

Randy Wolken, MACNY President & CEO, states, “We are so fortunate to have Justyna on our team. Her dedication and talent continue to add value to our organization and MACNY members alike. We are thrilled to be promoting her and we hope all our members will join us in congratulating her!”