Work

Adult Education and Training Programs

K-12 Career Pipeline

Broome Talent Taskforce

Committee Members

Broome Talent Task Force Members

Peter Newman, Co-Chair M&T Bank
Anthony Paniccia, Co-Chair Delta Engineers, Architects & Land Surveyors
Jason Andrews, ED.D Windsor Central School District
Jay Bongiorno Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield
Dan Bonsick Bae Systems, Inc.
Scott Colton NRCC Carpenters Local 277
Jennifer Conway Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce
Paul Deamer Binghamton University
Ed Dutkowsky Raymond Corporation
Stephen Feehan The Agency Board of Directors
Victoria Giarratano Cornell Cooperative Extension
Becky Harris Broome -Tioga Workforce NY
Jan Hertzog SUNY Broome Community College
Max Jones J&K Plumbing and Heating
Michael Keenan Good Shepherd Communities, Inc.
Julie Keenan New Visions Business Academy B/T BOCES
Korin Kirk United Way of Broome County
Melissa Klinko Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield
Jennifer Lesko Broome County Urban League
Sara Liu Broome -Tioga Workforce NY
Diane Marusich The Agency Board of Directors
James Mullins Broome -Tioga Workforce NY
Kim Myers Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc.
Jim Silkworth United Methodist Homes
Steve Stoner Maines Paper & Food Service, Inc.
Jason Van Fossen Maine-Endwell School District
Lea Webb NAACP Economic Development Committee Member

K-12 Sub-Committee Members

  • Jason Andrews
  • Danielle Britton
  • Gina Chase
  • Scott Colton
  • Elisabeth Constanzo
  • Jennifer Conway
  • Paul Deamer
  • Becky Harris
  • Vicki Giarratano
  • Julie Keenan
  • Sara Liu
  • Sue McLeod
  • Jim Mullins
  • Kim Myers
  • Peter Newman
  • Anthony Paniccia
  • Michael Rullo
  • Tim Strong
  • Tania Thompson
  • Jason Van Fossen
  • Ami Wiswell

Education & Training Sub-Committee Members

  • Jason Andrews
  • Laura Biasillo
  • Danielle Britton
  • Scott Colton
  • Jennifer Conway
  • Paul Deamer
  • Becky Harris
  • Jan Hertzog
  • Jennifer Lesko
  • Sara Lui
  • James Mullins

Regulatory Sub-Committee Members

  • Jason Andrews
  • Scott Beattie
  • Scott Colton
  • Michael Keenan
  • James Mullins

Top 4 Strategic Priorities

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Strategy 1

Address urgent and immediate need for workers to fill job vacancies in the target industries and retain a quality workforce

 

Objectives

  • Increase awareness of and accessibility to workforce programs and services
  • Develop shared marketing strategies under the umbrella of the Good Life Campaign
  • Strategically coordinate programs among workforce partners to provide clear pathways to secure services, gain skills training and education, and pursue a career
  • Advocate for change in NYS policies that create barriers such as curriculum development, age restrictions for tractor-trailer drivers, and more.

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Strategy 2

Address workforce shortages in target industries over the next 1-3 years

 

Objectives

  • Enhance programs and increase enrollment in critical career clusters by targeting resources in capital equipment,faculty and other education and training program needs; particularly in nursing education and tractor trailer training
  • Make workforce resources and services easily accessible and exciting using cutting edge technology
  • Reduce out-migration, particularly among members of the prime workforce ages of 18-34
  • Motivate former natives to return to Broome County to pursue a career
  • Increase employer success in efforts to attract talent to the county

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Strategy 3

Create a comprehensive and integrated career path program for grades 8-12

 

Objectives

  • Engage interested students directly into career paths beginning in grade 8
  • Create opportunities for exposure to career opportunities
  • Establish work and life mentoring relationships
  • Recognize that workers with a high school diploma, strong work ethic and commitment to constantly upgrading their
    skills are just as valuable as those with a college degree
  • Promote Broome County as a place to live and work
  • Involve parents, while also providing them with information about job opportunities

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Strategy 4

Create an integrated workforce systems model and organizational structure that is stakeholder driven and in alignment with business and economic development initiatives

 

Objectives

  • Create a workforce system that is responsive to the changing needs of Broome County’s economy; and is relevant, valuable and easy to access by the business community and individuals
  • Coordinate and align partner services and strategies so they remain focused
  • Develop a common brand to be used across workforce programs that is recognizable to all businesses, workers, residents and those considering employment in Broome County
  • Use real-time data and employer input to maintain a constant understanding of the Supply-side and Demand-side of the workforce issues
  • Routinely monitor progress against objectives and make changes to the strategic plan as needed
  • Measure and report on the effectiveness of the workforce development system