Economic & Workforce Development Center: Impact Report 2017-19

FEATUREDHIGHLIGHTS Future of the TechnicianWorkforce Study:

WorkforceDevelopment Strategic PlanningWorkshop. OVER 100 INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS CONVENED TO DISCUSS THE FUTURE OF WORK. In November 2019, the MCC Economic and Workforce Development Center conducted seventeen focus groups targeted to industry professionals from across the Finger Lakes Region. The focus groups were held at the Wegmans Conference Center and are part of a study related to the Career Pathway Systems project, which was funded by a $1.5 million grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation. Over 100 industry professionals representing IT, health care, advanced manufacturing and skilled trades sectors attended. The results of the input gathered during these sessions will be released in a report to the community in early 2020. The Economic and Workforce Development Center is also planning to convene a follow-up session to discuss the findings and to propose ways MCC and the greater workforce community can better prepare residents for in-demand technical careers involving rapidly emerging smart technologies.

Impact: Availability of a comprehensive report to serve as a regional workforce development road map as it relates to Industry 4.0 and inform programming and facility design of the Finger Lakes Workforce Development Center.

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