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MACNY, The Manufacturers Association, representing more than 300 businesses and organizations throughout Upstate and Central New York, today reacted to Governor Cuomo’s 2020 State of the State address. Among the Governor’s 34 Proposals in his 2020 State of the State Agenda, his commitment to build on his $175 million Workforce Development Initiative stood out.

MACNY President & CEO Randy Wolken said, “We at MACNY are very pleased to hear the Governor’s continued support of workforce training in New York State. We continue to see a high demand from manufacturers within our community for apprenticeship and workforce development programs, and this additional funding would allow us to provide employers with the skilled workforce they require to compete in today’s global economy.”

Wolken also was pleased to hear Governor Cuomo pledge his support for the creation of a comprehensive education and workforce training center focusing on science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics (STEAM), which would house the state’s first regional STEAM high school in the City of Syracuse.

“A STEAM high school would serve as an instrumental tool in providing students throughout our region with the career skills employers seek for various advanced technology jobs and an ever-evolving workforce,“ Wolken concluded.

The new STEAM school would be housed at the historic Central High School Building in downtown Syracuse. State Assemblyman William Magnarelli and State Senator Rachel May sponsored the STEAM school legislation, which passed both houses last year.

To view the Governor’s entire 2020 State of the State book, please click here.

If you have any questions regarding this year’s State of the State Address, please contact Tiffany Latino-Gerlock at [email protected].

For all your Advocacy needs, contact Matt Geitner at MACNY.

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