Building career pathways with  MACNY.


More than 80 percent of executives agree there is a talent shortage in U.S. manufacturing. MACNY is fighting the skills gap head-on through programs such as Partners for Education and Business (PEB), P-TECH, CTE and SUNY TEAM. Through partnerships with area colleges and businesses, we strive to engage students early and provide a meaningful education towards a career in U.S. manufacturing. Additionally, we push for apprenticeships and keep the community abreast with the latest knowledge through newsletters.


Partners for Education and Business (PEB)

PEB promotes, develops, and coordinates schools, employers, and the community to enable students to become productive, responsible and contributing members to our community.

By leveraging the resources of the community, the careers skills gap is reduced through programs such as the Career Spark Program which raises awareness of jobs/careers in the manufacturing sectors, generates career exploration, skills development and credentialing.

PEB coordinates career exploration/career preparation activities, impacting over 7,000 students, teachers, and dislocated workers/low-skilled adults annually.

PEB conducts Careers Day in several industry sectors to bring together businesses and Middle School, High School, and community college students.

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MACNY has undertaken a multi-year initiative to help create the skilled workforce that manufacturers will need over the next 20 years. MACNY continues as the business partner supporting Pathways in Technology Early College High School program (P-TECH) programs with regional educational institutions. MACNY also helped 23 SUNY Community colleges across the State to align academic programs in advanced manufacturing with employer needs.


P-TECH 9-14 schools help students expand their understanding of potential careers and enable them to acquire the skills and experiences they will need to thrive in those careers.

Apprenticeship Program

MACNY is launching the pilot of the New York State Manufacturers Alliance Apprenticeship Program (NYSMAAP) in Central New York this year. The pilot will focus on 3 to 5 of the most needed job titles in manufacturing. NYSMAAP will be an employer-led public-private pilot program for registered apprentices in manufacturing occupations. The NYSMAAP is targeted at raising the skill levels of incumbent manufacturing workers and creating distinctive career pathways, while filling a crucial need within the industry.

SUNY Trade Adjustment Assistance

MACNY worked with over 45 Community College to create advanced manufacturing curriculum.



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Contact Joe Vargo at MACNY

[email protected] or 315.448.1012