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Partnership connecting students and summer internships through Say Yes Buffalo If your business offers summer internships, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership can help fill them with qualified candidates. If you’re a college student on a Say Yes Buffalo scholarship looking for an internship, the Partnership can help you find it. If

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Zehnder Rittling Opens Its Doors

Scott Pallotta, and his team of about 150 employees at Zehnder Rittling, hosted two exclusive, behind-the-scenes tours last week.  The two groups, comprised of Dream It, Do It (DIDI) students and participants in our Manufacturers Council Tour Series, were fascinated by innovate techniques for manufacturing heating and cooling systems. The

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2016 Advocacy Agenda Rollout

On January 7th, The Buffalo Niagara Partnership unveiled its 2016 Advocacy Agenda in front of a capacity crowd. Our dedicated members and more than 50 elected officials and government leaders came together as we rolled out nearly two dozen specific policy priorities the Partnership will be working on in 2016. While

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Manufacturers Council – Return on Investment

Workforce development is the top priority of our Manufacturers Council for the 2015-16 season. We have broken the topic down into three main “buckets” – developing baseline skill sets, ensuring upskilling opportunities, and growing the workforce pipeline. But what is the real cost of the lack of a qualified workforce?

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Strengthening your “soft skills”

Over the last year and a half, we have been meeting with members, surveying our board and speaking with workforce development professionals about current workforce issues. While there are many training, education and other issues employers and individuals are facing, the issue we hear the most about (across the board)

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The Communities that Work Partnership: BNP’s role

Have you heard about the Communities that Work Partnership? Through a nationally competitive review process, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership was chosen as one of seven organizations to participate in a new joint project of the Workforce Strategies Initiative (AspenWSI) of the Aspen Institute and the Economic Development Administration of the

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$15 minimum wage will ripple beyond fast food industry

The decision to drastically hike the hourly wage for fast food workers in New York to $15 an hour will ripple well beyond the fast food industry and will do nothing but further disadvantage businesses and job opportunities in this state. The higher wages will be phased in over the

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Consolidated Funding Application: now open

The Regional Economic Development Council is once again making funding available through its Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) for workforce development. The CFA represents a great opportunity for companies looking to create or grow a workforce development program. Since the launch of the Consolidated Funding Application in 2011, 235 projects have been awarded

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Partnership prepares for Manufacturing Days

Manufacturing Days represents the opportunity for regional manufacturers to speak to state politicians about the policies that are of most importance to them. In two weeks, on March 23 and 24, the Manufacturers Association of Central New York will be hosting its eighth annual Manufacturing Days in Albany. The main

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Workforce Wednesday: College and Career Readiness

One aspect of Common Core missing from many of the community conversations around education reform: it is as much about career readiness as college preparation. I recently had the opportunity to sit on a panel following Dr. Bill Dagget’s presentation at the New York State School Boards Association’s Student Achievement

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