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TDC 2022 Workforce Roundtable

The TDC Workforce Roundtable event was designed by Dani King, TDC Director of Business and Workforce Development and our Education and Workforce Development Committee. It offers learning opportunities for available resources relating to training, internships, teacher externships, student engagement, training grants, and more. After presentations, attendees engaged in active roundtable discussions to brainstorm ways to solve shared problems, and how TDC can best support the region's manufacturers.

Dani King, Director of Business and Workforce Development

This year, attendance doubled with 30 attendees comprising of 12 local employers and educational and training representatives. Attendees enjoyed presentations from:​

Learn more about the presenters below, or visit our Instagram @TDCNNY and click on the "Workforce" highlight to see portions of the presentations.

RAMP by Coryer Staffing

This program helps undecided high school juniors and seniors figure out what they want to do after graduation. RAMP is a year-long program where you’ll have the opportunity to earn a paycheck while exploring different industries and positions throughout the North Country. Develop your skills, build your network and earn a micro-credential career development badge in Advanced Manufacturing from Clinton Community College.

If you're interested you can contact Coryer Staffing or register for RAMP by clicking here.

READY4REAL (R4R) - Educational programing powered by ETS Staffing

Through technical, professional, and life lessons, the program helps people prepare to succeed in their lives and careers. R4R serves the community by offering professional and skill-based training programs and workshops to instill confidence in individuals, to connect them with relevant resources to meet their goals, and to meet the needs of local employers.

The program sessions are divided into two parts with ten sessions total. If you're interested, email Michele Armani, ETS Education Outreach Consultant

SUNY Plattsburgh Career Development Center (CDC)

The mission of the Career Development Center is to educate and empower students toward meaningful careers and life-long professional success, engaging the campus, alumni, and employer communities as our partners.

The center is available to students and alumni for career coaching needs, they offer appointments with counselors to discuss:

  • Resume and cover letter review and development
  • Job/internship searching
  • Career exploration
  • Choosing a major
  • Graduate school
  • Interview preparation

Tobi Hay, Director of the CDC discussed perfecting your resume to showcase the most desirable skills. Some top skills include, problem solving, analytical/quantitative skills, and teamwork.

If you have internship opportunities, you can also contact the SUNY Plattsburgh CDC as it can assist in aligning the right students and the center will advertise the position on the college's job site, Handshake.

Clinton Community College

The Center for Community and Workforce Development (CCWD) offers the chance to enhance your education or improve your employability. The center offers micro credentials, internships, apprenticeships and work-from-home career programs! 

If you're an employer, the Center for Community and Workforce Development can provide training for your business through professional development, career preparation or customized training.

> Learn more about employer resources at CCWD

If you're a student or a prospective student looking to continue professional development, start a career or change careers, the center offers a variety of educational opportunities designed to help students save money and those with a busy schedule.

> Learn more about education opportunities at the CCWD

North Country Workforce Partnership​

Jordon LeBlanc, Programming Director at the One Work Source Workforce Development Board, discussed the local workforce pipeline, our Authentic STEM partnership, the program's opportunities for our region's students as well as diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) in STEM!

This program [Authentic STEM] gives me such an appreciation of what the North Country has to offer...
–Jordon LeBlanc

> Learn more about Authentic STEM

Established under the Workforce Investment Act, OneWorkSource Centers bring employment and training services to one location, making it easier for job seekers to find gainful employment and for employers to find trained employees. OneWorkSource meets the needs of job seekers, employers and veterans. There are a plethora of resources on the website in order to meet people where they are in life.

CFES Brilliant Pathways

CFES VISION: Every student deserves a chance to forge their own route to a bright future – no matter where they’re from, or what resources are available to them. For 30 years, we’ve worked side-by-side with schools, colleges and businesses to help students find their own brilliant pathways as they become college and career ready.

TDC has partnered with CFES Brilliant Pathways to continue to support their mission and vision to help students make opportunities happen. At the event, Chris Mazzella, Program Director, STEM Coordinator and Hannah Corkery, Director of College Success & Career Readiness, discussed the CFES 10-point college and career readiness plan. Three points out of this plan are:

  • All scholars build college knowledge
  • All scholars have a mentor
  • All scholars learn how to pay for college and share strategies and ideas with family

> Read the success stories

+ If you'd like more information about our Workforce Roundtable or are interested in participating next year, please contact Dani King

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