November 5, 2009 – Regional Talent Pipeline Study: Report to the Greater Capital Region Workforce Investment Boards, Alan Krieger

Speaker(s):
Alan Krieger of Krieger Solutions, LLC
Daniel Doktori, Executive Director of the Governor’s Task Force on Industry-Higher Education Partnerships

Description:
The jobs are coming. But we won’t have the people with the skills to fill them. That’s the disconnect! The demand for skilled workers is increasing, but there is data to show that the supply is not. Population projections indicate that the number of workers in the region will decline over the next twenty years. The challenge will be not to find jobs for people but instead, to find people for the jobs. The Regional Pipeline Study was part of a comprehensive project related to the Greater Capital Region’s workforce needs and designed to determine (1) The skill sets needed by workers in mid-level technical positions in the emerging high-tech industry, and (2) How the region can best support the strengthening of its workforce through the development of a “talent pipeline” to meet these emerging needs. Daniel Doktori, Executive Director of the Governor’s Taskforce on Industry-Higher Education Partnerships held an informal conversation with members.

PowerPoint: 
“Regional Talent Pipeline Study: Report to the Greater Capital Region Workforce Investment Boards”

Location:
Binghamton University Downtown Center

Present:
Speakers - Alan Krieger (Krieger Solutions, LLC), Daniel Doktori (NYS Governor’s Office)
Attendees - Barbara Drago (State University of New York System Administration – phone), Bob Stezzi (Stezzi Training and Consulting), Christian Harris (New York State Department of Labor (DOL), Darcy Fauci (Broome County Economic Development), Glenda Roberts (SUNY Delhi), Jeremy Bowker (Binghamton University (BU), Joel Boyd (City of Binghamton’s Local Development Corporation), John Gutenberger (Cornell University), John Hayek (Southern Tier Opportunity Coalition (STOC), Kathryn Fletcher (H2 Innovations), Kevin McLaughlin (Empire State Development), Martha Hubbard (Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3), Michael Mancini (Empire State College (ESC), Peter Thomas (State University of New York System Administration), Robin Eccleston (Southern Tier Association for Human Resources (STAHR), Roni O’Geen (Empire State College (ESC), Scott Bowen (Binghamton University (BU), Susan Greener (Tompkins Cortland Community College), Thomas Kowalik (Binghamton University (BU), Tim Grippen (New York State Department of Labor (DOL).

Reports/Discussion: 

  • T. Kowalik welcomed attendees, provided an overview of the meeting agenda and introduced Alan Krieger of Krieger Solutions, LLC and Daniel Doktori of the NYS Governor’s Office.
  • Alan Krieger gave a presentation titled, “Regional Talent Pipeline Study: Report to the Greater Capital Region Workforce Investment Boards.” He was invited to present the findings from his study, because when our members read the report’s executive summary, they realized that many of the findings for the Capital Region were similar to our region of the State. The Regional Pipeline Study was part of a comprehensive project related to the Greater Capital Region’s workforce needs and designed to determine (1) The skill sets needed by workers in mid-level technical positions in the emerging high-tech industry, and (2) How the region can best support the strengthening of its workforce through the development of a “talent pipeline” to meet these emerging needs. A copy of the PowerPoint slides is to be sent with the notes from this meeting.
  • Daniel Doktori, Executive Director of the Governor’s Taskforce on Industry-Higher Education Partnerships held an informal conversation with members. He wanted to meet the members of this group, express his appreciation for the testimony we prepared and submitted to the Taskforce, and provide some information about the findings of the Taskforce.

Next Meeting:
The next meeting is Thursday, December 3, 2009 from 10:00am – 12:00pm, Binghamton University Downtown Center