Jamestown Participating in National Workforce Development Academy

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By Hanna Crossley

JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) – The City of Jamestown was selected to participate in the National Workforce Development Academy.

The Good Jobs, Great Cities Academy works with municipalities to accelerate city efforts to design, develop, and launch a workforce initiative to build pathways into quality jobs.

Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist announced the news in a statement, crediting the over 20 partner organizations from local businesses to educational centers, which made the effort possible.

The Mayor goes on to say the program is in line with his pledge to support workforce development. His administration has already allocated $1 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds to further the local economy.

“This Academy will help us focus our resources, ensure we are on the cutting edge of workforce development programs, and help organize our diverse set of partner organizations to ensure our workforce development pipeline is flexible and responsive to the needs of our local employers and economy,” explained Mayor Sundquist in a statement. “This is key to growing our local economy and, most importantly, to provide Jamestown residents more paths forward into good paying jobs that can be built into long-lasting careers.”

The Jamestown area has over 2,000 unfilled manufacturing jobs today. By joining The Good Jobs, Great Cities Academy, the city aims to coordinate partners so that all supportive services, training, education providers, and employers are working in conjunction to fill open positions in the new manufacturing economy.


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