Leading the Way:
Developing the Workforce of Tomorrow
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WDI provides cutting edge job training on a statewide level. As the economy evolves employers require new skills, be it in green jobs or advanced manufacturing. New York can only be competitive nationally and globally with a workforce that has the needed skills. WDI is leading the way in reshaping and retooling the workforce with skills for today and tomorrow.
Throughout the Capital Region, Syracuse, and Long Island, WDI is training hundreds of workers in smart grid technology.
In the Mohawk Valley WDI provided funds to a Frankfort, NY machine shop to upgrade in ISO14000, making the company more competitive and upgrading the skills of their workers.
WDI has partnered with the Dutchess County Economic Development Corporation in the development of a new workforce development program focused on the healthcare sector.
In Rochester, WDI partnered with local Workforce Investment Boards to assist manufacturers in upgrading the skills of their workforce in order to utilize new technology and stay competitive.
In the North Country, WDI funded a “train the trainer” program for instructors at the Plattsburgh Aeronautical Institute, ensuring a work ready labor pool for a growing industry.
In Buffalo, Syracuse, and the Capital Region, WDI has partnered with NYSERDA to provide training to unemployed workers interested in a career in energy efficiency
WDI's 2nd Annual WorkingWomen's Conference Held
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The Workforce Development Institute (WDI) and the NYS AFL-CIO are documenting the role of union members, workers and volunteers in addressing the devastation of Super Storm Sandy.
WDI’s unseenamericaNYS program has a long history of offering photography and writing workshops across New York State. WDI has hosted exhibits in schools, universities; city, union and town halls; museums and commercial spaces.
WDI is collecting photographs of the devastation caused by Sandy and the reconstruction efforts of workers and volunteers. These photographs and stories will become part of WDI’s permanent archive and be available to be shared.
WDI is also collecting stories of how Sandy has affected New Yorkers and what we are all doing to help our neighbors.
All are encouraged to submit their photographs and stories to WDI at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CTM, a Frankfort, NY precision machine shop, trained 25 employees in Environmental Safety Management (ISO14000) using funds provided by WDI