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Now you can reach potential talent earlier with Earn & Learn—a series of programs focused on finding creative ways to combine training and employment opportunities to sustainably fill your talent pipeline. Grow your company by connecting with the next generation of talent through Earn & Learn programs, including:

  • Registered and unregistered apprenticeships
  • Credentialing
  • Internships

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is currently helping drive the CareerWise Buffalo Niagara initiative by providing unregistered apprenticeship programs between local youth and several regional employers.

You can see if your company is a good fit for this effort here.  

Join companies in all industries across your community that are already participating in Earn & Learn programs as a new way to sustainably fill their talent pipeline with more qualified—and passionate employees.

From the Blog

Creating Career Pathways – Free Webisode

By communications@thepartnership.org | June 29, 2022

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.

Partners on the Career Path

By communications@thepartnership.org | 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.

TPM: Making Career Connections

By communications@thepartnership.org | May 12, 2022

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

4.12.22 Webisode: Employing Refugees

4.12.22 Webisode: Employing Refugees – How Employers Can Tap into WNY’s Growing Talent Pool

By communications@thepartnership.org | April 15, 2022

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.

Workforce Policy Update March 2022

By khilsdorf@thepartnership.org | March 8, 2022

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.

Career Pathways

BNP Career Pathways Build Momentum

By cciccarelli@thepartnership.org | October 19, 2021

Attracting, retaining, and promoting the right employees continues to challenge employers in every sector of the Western New York economy. As we all navigate COVID-19-related changes to the workplace, new workforce development and advancement tools will be needed to move our region forward.

9.28.21 Advocacy Alert: NYS To Raise Minimum Wage

By jveronica@thepartnership.org | September 28, 2021

The New York State Department of Labor announced a forthcoming increase in the minimum wage across upstate New York.

On December 31, the minimum wage in our region will rise to $13.20 per hour, a 70-cent increase from the current rate.

Creating Career Pathways

By cciccarelli@thepartnership.org | July 19, 2021

How can we connect a job seeker to an employment opportunity that can lead to a long and rewarding career?