CenterState CEO is an independent and forward-thinking economic development strategist, business leadership organization and chamber of commerce; dedicated to the success of its members and the prosperity of the region.
Objective: Facilitate training and education strategies that empower residents to access New Economy careers, while infusing tech fluency into training for traditional industries that are experiencing New Economy disruption.
In addition, Develop workforce innovations to link hundreds of LMI individuals to New Economy careers, establishing a long-term workforce blueprint. Efforts will leverage local best practices (Work Train, Erie 21) and will be informed by local industry needs, poverty research, and community engagement.
Coding and Software program partnerships: Work Train will work with employers and partners to link low-income job seekers to career pathways in coding and software engineering. This will be achieved by a partnership with Hack Upstate, who has launched a successful Careers in Code program.
Total number of program participants enrolled during grant term
Total number of people completing training
Total number of people placed into employment or work experience
Total number of people earning credentials, cerficiations, or licensure
Retention rate - percentage of people employed after 90 days of placement
of people placed after 90 days of employment
Average hourly wage of people placed in employment
Le Moyne College's ERIE 21 Initiative
ERIE21 is a bold, visionary initiative designed to address the region’s twin problems of persistently high poverty in Syracuse and the inability of employers to attract and retain the skilled workers needed to fill current job openings as well as those resulting from the looming exodus of baby boomers from the workforce.
Objective: Training for adults– technical training for at least 25 unemployed, underemployed, underprivileged or downsized employees to engage or re-engage local workforce
Place 50% of those who complete the program into entry-level jobs
of individuals placed into jobs