The data and findings in these labor market research reports are used to better inform activities related to regional grant partnerships, program development and evaluation.
The pace of change has quickened within business and industry and this requires new ways of thinking about how workforce development is conducted. In alignment with these changes, MCC is investing in new models for workforce and career education. Some of our significant achievements have involved securing major investments for several innovative activities, projects and partnerships focused on strengthening the pipeline of future workers and supporting the upskilling of the incumbent workforce in the Finger Lakes region.
LadderzUP, a public-public (PuP) partnership between Monroe Community College and Monroe County, New York’s Imagine Monroe, leverages flexible funding from the county to create and implement industry-focused job training and workforce education leading to certifications and other professional credentials. The funding provides an economic incentive for businesses who are in need of trained middle skilled workers,
and supports students who might not otherwise be
able to afford such training.
This report assesses the impact of 22 of Monroe Community College’s (MCC) academic programs and one MCC non-credit certificate program on the county economy and the benefits generated by each program for its students. These programs were selected by MCC based on employer’s expressed demand for trained workers in these fields.
As we move into the sixth year of the economic development and innovative workforce services division, our objectives have not changed – to better understand our regional economy; continue building a strong regional workforce capability at MCC; and to seek and develop new and meaningful collaborations with community and industry partners to move our workforce forward.
This project was developed in partnership with WNY STEM and funded by the SUNY TEAM (Training and Education in Advanced Manufacturing) Project. This project attempts to quantify and estimate the likely middle-skills gap across the advanced manufacturing workforce cluster within the Western New York economy so that regional training and education providers might better address the gaps and serve the industry.
This project was developed in partnership with the Manufacturers Association of Central New York (MACNY) and funded by the SUNY TEAM (Training and Education in Advanced Manufacturing) Project. This project attempts to quantify and estimate the likely middle-skills gap across the advanced manufacturing workforce cluster within the Central New York economy so that regional training and education providers might better address the gaps and serve the industry.
The increased awareness, both locally and nationally, of a growing skills gap within the industries requiring less than a bachelor’s degree encouraged us to embark on this ambitious data project. The goal was to quantify the likely middle-skills gaps across five key workforce clusters in the Finger Lakes region of New York.
MCC has invested significant time and effort to better understand the economic and workforce needs of our regional economy. We’ve taken that a step further by using what we’ve learned to develop programs, including a new and innovative education model, to move our workforce forward.
This report aims to identify what will produce skill-specific workers aligned with the major technology sectors of the Finger Lakes region: energy, biomaterials, functional films and photonics. With this knowledge, we can modify the skills taught to match those most in demand.
This report describes the economic impact attributable to twelve different educational programs offered by Monroe Community College. “Economic impact” describes the full range of economic effects that can be directly attributed to each of the academic programs in terms of the increased wages for graduates, the increased productivity for employers, and the increased earnings for other workers who either get jobs or are enabled to be more productive due to the contributions of MCC graduates.
This report is aimed at generating better area labor market information. The data collected will inform training programs, grant strategies, address local worker pipeline deficits, and help put displaced workers back to work. The first administration of the survey was in March of 2013, Monroe Community College surveyed businesses on the topics of business climate, skill needs, and training (initial findings were released in a September of 2013 report).
This is the first initiative of MCC’s Economic Development and Innovative Workforce Services division aimed at generating area labor market information. The data collected will inform training programs, and help put displaced workers back to work. The survey questions focus on workforce skills needs and the local business climate. The survey was conducted under the leadership of MCC’s division of Economic Development and Innovative Workforce Services, and in partnership with the Center for Governmental Research and the Rochester Business Journal.