Statement from MACNY on 2019 State of the State
Date: January 17, 2019
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 Association of Central New York is pleased to report that Governor Cuomo’s Executive Budget includes a historic $175 million commitment for workforce training programs in New York State. According to the Governor’s proposal, a new Consolidated Funding Application will be launched over the next few weeks that will include workforce investments that will help expand apprenticeships. Further, the Governor has established a goal to double the number of apprenticeships in fields like high-tech, health care, clean energy, and advanced manufacturing by 2025.
“We at MACNY are very pleased to hear of the Governor’s continued support and funding of workforce training programs in New York State,” said MACNY President Randy Wolken. “There is a high demand from manufacturers within our community, and across the state, to have access to such apprenticeship and workforce development programs. This additional funding would allow us to engage interested employers and to provide them with the skilled workforce they need to compete and grow in today’s global economy.”
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, The New York State Manufacturing Intermediary Apprenticeship Program.
Click here to view a pdf with sections of the Governor’s 2019 State of the State Book that discuss in greater detail the Governor’s proposed agenda for apprenticeships, and other workforce development initiatives. Click here to view a summary of the Governor’s SOTS Policy Book. In addition, please contact MACNY’s Director of Government Relations and Communications, Tiffany Latino-Gerlock, if you would like to share your feedback on any portion of the Executive Budget.