Employers in the Mohawk Valley have access to a large, capable workforce, with a workforce of about 240,000 individuals and a population of about 500,000. The community has embraced higher education and workforce development. 86% of the Mohawk Valley population has a high school degree or higher, with 20% having a bachelors degree. The Mohawk Valley is looking to the future by investing time and resources to train the 21st Century workforce in our target industries like manufacturing and information technology. An educated workforce is the foundation of a thriving economy. Not only does the Mohawk Valley, attract talented workers from all over the world, the region also offers a robust educational system and resources for growing tomorrow’s business leaders.

INDUSTRY EMPLOYMENT(2014)*

TOTAL ANNUAL WAGES: $7.2B | AVERAGE WAGE: $38,386

SERVICE
INDUSTRIES
27%

AVERAGE WAGE $23,617

PROFESSIONAL
INDUSTRIES
47%

AVERAGE WAGE $40,003

KEY INDUSTRY
SECTORS
24%

AVERAGE WAGE $43,426


INDUSTRY SPECIFIC TRAINING NEEDS
EDGE has partnered with the Workforce Investment Board and our Colleges and Universities to align training needs with industry demands. Successful programs include the MVCC Airframe and Powerplant Program and the MVCC UAS Program.

Workforce skill development initiatives have enhanced the region’s ability to meet industry demands. Workforce training has included: brownfield remediation, skilled trades development (electricians, welders, HVAC). Customized training options for new and existing employers may be available through the Workforce Development Board.

Have a training need- contact us and we can identify the steps needed to get a program up and running!

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
The Mohawk Valley’s Working Solutions One-Stop Career Centers ensure employers have access to the local skilled, qualified workforce. The One-Stops offer a full spectrum of business services and link employers to local, state and federal resources.

APPRENTICESHIP AND INTERNSHIP PARTNERSHIPS
Connect Mohawk Valley offers a wide range of opportunities for apprenticeships and internships that are paid, unpaid, credit-bearing, or non-credit-bearing. This website connects local businesses with emerging talent.

Connect Mohawk Valley facilitates on-the-job learning opportunities between high school students, college students and local businesses in the Mohawk Valley.

Connect Mohawk Valley is a collaboration between The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, Inc., Mohawk Valley EDGE, and the Workforce Development Board Herkimer, Madison and Oneida Counties.

Current opening include apprenticeships for carpenters, bricklayers, electricians, engineers, HVAC and building trades among many others.

Looking to set up an apprenticeship program at your businesses? Contact us and we can get you connected to the right people!

*Source: 2014 NYS DOL