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PIZZA, POP, and POWER TOOLS

What a great way to expose girls to opportunities in manufacturing.  Maybe the time has arrived in Central New York for our own Pizza, Pop, and Power Tools event.

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P-TECH Students Visits MACK Studios

On May 3rd, 9th grade students from the Auburn P-TECH Program went on their last industry visit of the year to MACK Studios. This company is one of Auburn’s best...

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Randy Wolken & Dave Freund Discuss Workforce Development on “Newsmakers”

VIDEO: Newsmakers - Randy Wolken and Dave Freund

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WSYR: P-TECH Program Helping Students Succeed While Closing the Skills Gap

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Fox News – Elementary students design crosswalk to encourage drivers to slow down

Read more from Fox News to see what happens when we start to engage youth in the application of technology as a way to solve real-world problems.

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Syracuse P-TECH Students Visit Universal Metal Works

Syracuse P-TECH Students Visit Universal Metal Works The Syracuse P-TECH program went to Universal Metal Works in Fulton for an industry visit on April 4th.   This is the first time...

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MACNY Participates in Beech-Nut’s Apprenticeship Launch

The Manufacturers Association of Central New York (MACNY) was excited to participate in this week’s launch of a new registered apprenticeship program at Beech-Nut Nutrition. The program combines supervised on-the-job...

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Pathways to Jobs: Discover the Opportunities – April 30th in Liverpool

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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Tesla partners with local colleges to establish apprenticeships in manufacturing

Read more to see a great example of industry partnering with local educational institutions.

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Oswego County Business: Despite skills gap challenge, Manufacturers Association of Central New York optimistic about progress in 2019

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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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P-TECH Industry Visit to Upsco

This year the Auburn P-TECH program expanded industry visits to the 10th grade for the first time.  The Auburn 10th grade P-TECH program visited Upsco in Moravia on October 11th. ...

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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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RPAS Field Trip to Springside Farm

The morning of Tuesday, October 23, students from the Public Service Leadership Academy at Fowler gathered at Springside Farm in Fabius, New York.  Students from the Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems...

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Manufacturing Careers Day 2018

Manufacturing Careers Day 2018 For this year’s event, PEB and MACNY coordinated visits by students and teachers to three manufacturing facilities in CNY.  Lockheed Martin hosted 300+ students and teachers...

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Manufacturing Day at Gear Motions on October 5

Nixon Gear served as one of the host companies for the 9th Annual Manufacturing Careers Day in partnership with Partners for Education & Business (PEB) and the Manufacturers Association of Central New...

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P-TECH Update

P-TECH Programs in Mechanical and Electrical Technology Provide Summer Learning Experiences for Students The Syracuse and Auburn P-TECH Programs both offered the opportunity for juniors and seniors to participate in...

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What is P-TECH anyways? Learn about more ways to get more involved with PEB!

What is P-TECH?  A program that creates individual pathways for students to simultaneously obtain their high school diploma, earn an associate’s degree, and obtain workplace learning experience. The P-TECH program...

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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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9th Annual Manufacturing Careers Day on October 5

Partners for Education and Business, Inc. 9th Annual Manufacturing Careers Day is being held on Friday, October 5, 2018 at Lockheed Martin in Liverpool, NY at 7:30 am. We would...

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P-TECH Update

From August 13th to August 17th, the Auburn P-TECH Summer Bridge marked the beginning of another new P-TECH class. The incoming freshmen P-TECH students spent the week learning about the...

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Free Training Opportunity with MVCC

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Girls Coding Project camp in CNY

The STEM field has always been male dominated, but a new free camp in our region is trying to change that. The Girls Coding Project is aimed at teaching middle...

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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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Auburn P-TECH: End of Year Celebration

On May 24, the Auburn P-TECH program had their end of the year celebration for their volunteer Career Coaches.  The Career Coaches provided an important aspect of the P-TECH program...

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Auburn P-TECH: HR Interviews

The Auburn P-TECH freshmen and sophomores finished their second of two Human Resource workshops about interviewing skills on May 17th with interviewing skills.  Amanda Sroka from Xylem led the class...

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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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Auburn P-TECH: Resume Writing Activity

On May 5th, the Auburn P-TECH Program students worked on resume writing to begin planning for their future entry into the workforce.  Lydia Patti Ruffini from Xylem prepared an extensive...

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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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PEB’s Annual Awards Program & 25th Anniversary Celebration

Join Partners for Education & Business for their Annual Awards Program and 25th Anniversary Celebration! PEB will once again recognize outstanding students, programs, partnerships, mentors, businesses and community members...

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Auburn P-TECH Job Shadows: Bo-Mer Plastics & Currier Plastics

It was another big day on April 5th as the Auburn P-TECH juniors took part in their job shadows at Bo-Mer Plastics and Currier Plastics.  As part of the P-TECH...

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Syracuse P-TECH Job Shadows: United Radio

The Syracuse P-TECH Program freshmen visited United Radio on April 4th.  The students were amazed to learn about all the things United Radio does - from two-way radios and repairing...

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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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Syracuse P-TECH Job Shadow Day at Dupli and Nixon Gear

As the P-TECH students are preparing themselves for their internships and entering the workforce, part of that process is researching companies in the Syracuse area.  On Wednesday, March 14th, the...

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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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CNY STEM Job Shadow Day

On February 2nd, nine businesses in Central New York welcomed high school students into their workplace to preview the jobs and working environment within their company.   Each company structured their...

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Kilian Manufacturing Hosts P-TECH Freshmen Students

Kilian Manufacturing Hosts P-TECH Freshmen Students P-TECH 9th-grade students visited Kilian Manufacturing on Friday, February 9th. They first had a PowerPoint presentation that gave a brief history of the company,...

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CNY STEM Scholars Program – Deadline: 2/28

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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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Auburn P-TECH Visits Volpi USA

On January 4th the Auburn P-TECH* class participated in an industry visit to Volpi USA.  Volpi specializes in medical and diagnostic support systems.  In the beginning of the visit the...

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Auburn P-TECH November Activity Update

In November, the activity for the Auburn P-TECH students was to make a catapult out of pencils, rubber bands, and a plastic spoon.  The goal was to be able to...

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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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Syracuse.com: High school students tour North Syracuse plant as part of manufacturing month

More than 300 high school students visited SRCTec, LLC, in North Syracuse Oct. 6 as part of Manufacturing Month. What they — and the officials, leaders, parents, mentors and others...

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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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Auburn P-TECH October Activity Recap

The Auburn P-TECH program had a great time with this month’s activity: exploding bags.  Auburn students and their career coaches were given the task of creating enough carbon dioxide to...

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Empowering Women Leaders in STEM

A group of professional women in STEM fields visited PEB at MACNY recently to discuss women in STEM. Coordinated by the International Center of Syracuse and sponsored by the U.S....

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P-TECH Bucket Tower Project

On October 3rd, the Syracuse P-TECH freshmen teamed up with 18 Career Coaches to work on a design challenge: the Bucket Tower Project. Using straws, tape, and a plastic cup, each...

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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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WCNY Recognizes PEB’s Joe Vargo as an American Graduate Champion

American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen is public media’s long-term commitment, made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB,) to address the dropout crisis and to build community capacity...

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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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Syracuse P-TECH Juniors Gain Summer Employment Opportunities With Some of the Program’s Business Partners

Syracuse P-TECH Juniors Gain Summer Employment Opportunities With Some of the Program's Business Partners In addition to the credit-bearing summer internships some of the P-TECH juniors participated in, four P-TECH...

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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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P-TECH Student Spends Two Weeks Learning Hands-On Skills at Kilian Manufacturing

Syracuse P-TECH student Garnet G. spent two weeks this Summer at Kilian Manufacturing, working under Manufacturing Manager Bob McCarthy, and learned how to use a 0-1" micrometer, and optical comperator...

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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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In case you missed it: Lt. Gov. visits CNY STEM Camp for Girls (syracuse.com)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul visited Syracuse this week to promote a science camp for young women.

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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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AT&T CNY STEM Camp for Young Women

In case you missed it: check out the media coverage for the AT&T CNY STEM Summer Camp for Young Women, coordinated by Partners for Education and Business (PEB) and the...

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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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Syracuse P-TECH Juniors are Offered Summer Jobs, Summer Internship Opportunities by Supporting Companies

Syracuse P-TECH Juniors are Offered Summer Jobs, Summer Internship Opportunities by Supporting Companies A new addition to the P-TECH Program for rising seniors was coordinated by PEB as part of...

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Syracuse P-TECH Juniors Participate in Final Job Shadow Days for the 2016-2017 School Year

Syracuse P-TECH Juniors Participate in Final Job Shadow Days for the 2016-2017 School Year Approximately 37 high school juniors enrolled in the Syracuse P-TECH program visited a local manufacturing facility...

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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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PEB’s Annual Awards Event at Le Moyne College

Dear MACNY members: Wednesday, June 7 was the PEB Annual Awards event at Le Moyne College. This is a great affair because of the number of students, parents, education and...

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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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HR Session for P-TECH Students

Thank you to all the mentors who helped make this Syracuse P-TECH session on April 28th possible. This event's focus was on careers related to Mechanical Technology and Electrical Engineering...

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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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Syracuse P-TECH Resume Session

9th grade P-TECH students received feedback on their resumes from Career Coaches on April 11th at the Institute of Technology High School in downtown Syracuse. Coaches pointed out all the...

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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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P-TECH: Rockets to the Rescue!

Rockets were flying in the ITC gymnasium on March 23rd at 8 o’clock in the morning. The 9th grade P‑TECH students worked on a project called "Rockets to the Rescue"...

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Join PEB! American Chestnut Research & Restoration Project

Partners for Education & Business (PEB), a MACNY affiliate, encourages you to join them at the CNY Biotech Accelerator for a presentation on the American Chestnut Research and Restoration Project....

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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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Auburn P-TECH’s Roller Coaster Challenge

Auburn’s 9th and 10th grade P-TECH students and Career Coaches had an exciting morning participating in a Roller Coaster Challenge on February 17, 2017 at Auburn High School.  The students...

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Six Reasons to Start a Manufacturing Apprenticeship Program

Six Reasons to Start a Manufacturing Apprenticeship Program Academics can provide the basis for teaching critical thinking but academics alone neglects the hands on focused skills training, which allow some...

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Rockets Were Flying at ITC on 2/15

Rockets were flying high at ITC on Wednesday, February 15th. The twenty 9th-grade P-TECH students worked one-on-one with a Career Coach on a project called "Rockets to the Rescue." Students...

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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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P-TECH Event Recap: Roller Coaster Challenge at ITC

10th grade P-TECH students took over the ITC cafeteria to work with their Career Coaches/Mentors on a design challenge. Students were paired with Career Coaches and competed in designing a...

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P-TECH 9th Grade Challenge at ITC

P-TECH 9th-Grade Challenge at ITC on January 27, 2017 The 9th-grade P-TECH students competed in a “Gumdrop Bridge Building Challenge.” Representatives from Ephesus Lighting were there for support and judging....

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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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