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Western New York Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development Initiative “WIRED”. Submitted by the Buffalo & Erie County Workforce Investment Board, Inc. Western New York How We Define Our Region.
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Western New YorkWorkforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development Initiative“WIRED” Submitted by the Buffalo & Erie County Workforce Investment Board, Inc.
Western New YorkHow We Define Our Region ESD and NYSTAR recognize the following counties as the Western New York Region: Niagara, Erie, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany.
Western New YorkWorkforce Innovation Council • Who are we? • Part of Western New York Regional Partnership for Advanced Technology and Commercialization • RFP from New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research (NYSTAR)
WNY Regional Partnership • NYSTAR Regional Partnership Initiative • Technology Based Economic Development • Same Regions as Empire State Development • Coordination of • Economic Development • Education • Workforce Development
WNY Regional Partnership • Strong Team of Regional Leaders in these three fields • NYS Center for Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences • Roswell Park Cancer Institute • University at Buffalo • Empire State Development
WNY Regional Partnership • Buffalo Niagara Enterprise • Erie County Industrial Development Agency • Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency • Niagara County Industrial Development Agency
WNY Regional Partnership • Buffalo & Erie County WIB • Erie Community College • Buffalo Niagara Partnership • Insyte Consulting
WNY Regional Partnership • Goal of Transforming the Regional Economy • Adoption of New Technologies • Commercialization of New Inventions • Targeted Sectors • Advanced Manufacturing • Life Sciences
WNY Workforce Innovation Council • Provide talent to facilitate transformation • Education and Training Agencies with Experience in Manufacturing and Biotechnology • Buffalo & Erie County WIB Lead Agency
WNY Workforce Innovation Council Key Partners • Chautauqua Works • Niagara County WIB • Alfred State College of Technology • Buffalo Public Schools • Canisius College • Erie BOCES 1 • Erie BOCES 2 • Erie Community College
WNY Workforce Innovation Council • Jamestown Community College • Niagara Community College • Niagara University • Niagara Orleans BOCES • SUNY at Buffalo
WNY Workforce Innovation Council • Council will provide a continuum of workforce development services • New K-12 programs • New certificate and Associate Degree programs in Biomanufacturing • Expansion of baccalaureate programs • Manufacturing Technology • Biotechnology • Medical Technology
WNY Workforce Innovation Council • Articulation Agreements • Expanded Internship Opportunities • Technology Entrepreneurship Program • Employee Training Grants
WNY Workforce Innovation Council In Summary….why us? • Broad Coalition of Organizations • Strong Consensus on Targeted Industries • Advanced Manufacturing • Life Sciences • Critical Need for “Talent Pipeline”
WNY Workforce Innovation Council We thank you for your time and consideration. With your support and the support of Governor Spitzer, “WE CAN” be the catalyst for economic transformation in Western New York.