The Adirondack Common Ground Alliance is holding the final session of its 2021 Annual Forum on Wednesday, September 8 from 9-10a via Zoom webinar. This session is open to all, regardless of whether you attended this year’s forum. During the hour, we’ll cover the following agenda:
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Numerous members of the regional manufacturing and workforce development communities joined elected representatives who came together in Plattsburgh recently for a MOU signing between Clarkson University and Clinton Community College to show their support for the partnership that supports advanced manufacturing, engineering and workforce training used across the North Country and New York State.
At the end of an eight-week long course on manufacturing and career building at Clinton Community College a few years ago, there was a sense of nervous anticipation as the seven participants considered their next steps and prepared to meet with prospective employers at an informal job fair the following day. One of the students had driven from Westport every day for two months to attend the four-hour class. Another participant had commuted from Malone and was now considering moving to Plattsburgh if he was able to find employment. Another student, who spoke openly about the barriers to employment because of a past criminal record, said he hoped the class and OSHA certification would lead to a good job and a better future.
The Assembling Industry: Manufacturing & Education class or AIME, launched in 2010, is a partnership between ETS Staffing and Recruiting, Clinton Community College’s Institute for Advanced Manufacturing, and CV-TEC. The initiative is in part an attempt to bridge the gap between a flourishing manufacturing sector in the area and a shortage of employees heightened by historically low unemployment rates. According to Deb Cleary, President and CEO of ETS, on any given day there are some 130 to 150 unfilled manufacturing jobs in the Plattsburgh region.
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