Partners on the Career Path
June 9, 2022
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership continues to expand the Career Pathways Project as a component of Employ Buffalo Niagara to help connect job seekers to regional careers with tangible growth opportunities. The project was launched in 2021, made possible by a generous grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr Foundation.
Working directly with employers, BNP develops custom five-year career plans that incorporate high-quality video production, for each participating company—making it easier to attract and retain talent and to work with education or training providers to properly build a successful talent pipeline.
Connecting these employment opportunities to active job seekers is just as important as the content itself. The BNP collaborates with regional training and educational organizations to feature the Career Pathways in their curriculums and programs. This synergy allows students and trainees to connect with employers in their future industries before they graduate.
The BNP is proud to collaborate with a wide range of educational and workforce development organizations as part of Career Pathways, including:
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership knows that hiring is the most common pain point amongst all employers right now, and will be for the foreseeable future. We created the Employ Buffalo Niagara Career Pathways Program to help regional companies attract and retain talent in this challenging job market.
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership continues to expand our Employ Buffalo Niagara Talent Pipeline Management (TPM) program, connecting hiring employers to regional job seekers. The Talent Pipeline Management program is a 1-2 year workshop that brings companies with similar job needs together, sharing their common talent pain-points, communicating new industry expectations and addressing
Buffalo Niagara continues to welcome refugees from around the world. Many of our newest neighbors come to WNY with skills and experience and are prepared to become a valuable part of your workforce.
The BNP works closely with government leaders to keep them informed of employer challenges and to advocate for policy that would ease the workforce crisis. The BNP supports legislation that expands access to education and training, makes quality childcare more accessible, removes barriers to workforce participation, and reforms our immigration system to meet our region’s workforce needs.