JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) – City of Jamestown leaders alongside Jamestown Community College and other employer representatives went to an academy to keep the manufacturing business alive in the Southern Tier.
The groups met at the first ever Good Job, Great Cities academy in Washington D.C..
The academy is a peer learning cohort, meant to launch workforce initiatives and build pathways into good jobs.
With the ultimate goal of upskilling and reskilling workers into high demand jobs in infrastructure, clean energy, and advanced manufacturing.
In Chautauqua County alone there are over 200 manufacturers, most of which have a variety of job openings.
In the end, city leaders believe that getting more workers into the manufacturing industry will grow the local economy and keep people in the Southern Tier.
The City of Jamestown joined 15 other cities from across the country at the convening.