2022 PARTNERS FOR WORKFORCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE

NIAGARA FALLS, NY

OCTOBER 3-5, 2022*

NIAGARA FALLS CONVENTION CENTER
101 Old Falls St, Niagara Falls, NY 14303

PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE NEW YORK STATE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
*Due to the high-demand for conference space this year, the date of our event conflicts with the Jewish high holiday of Yom Kippur. Regretfully, we cannot change the date, but if you are an individual who will not be attending due to religious observance, please connect with Adrienne Ceneviva at [email protected] We apologize and underscore it is never our intention to leave anyone out from participating.

Event Registration is Now Open

Members: $350
Non-members: $375

Registration closes September 26th!

Register Here!
VIEW THE CONFERENCE AGENDA HERE

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Keynote Sponsor

Coffee Station Sponsors

Lanyard Sponsor

Hispanic Heritage Celebration & Food Truck Sponsors

Business Center Sponsor

Exhibitor Sponsors

Entertainment Sponsor

Don't Forget to Book your Hotel Room!

All room blocks for the Conference are now CLOSED.

Other hotels we recommend booking with are:

These hotels are very close to the Niagara Falls Convention Center.

Event Agenda 

*subject to change

Day 1 - Monday, October 3rd

11:00am - 4:00 pm Registration
1:00 pm - 1:10 pm Welcome by NYATEP & NYSEDC Board Chairs
1:10 pm - 1:40 pm Thanksgiving and Welcome with Marcus Waterman and Seneca Nation Council
1:40 pm - 2:30 pm Plenary
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm Break with Refreshments
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm Workshops - Click HERE to view details!
  • Economic and Workforce Development Collaboration: Our Experience in Niagara
  • “Win-Win Workforce Development” in NYS’s Manufacturing Sector: Advancing Economic and Workforce Development through Partnership
  • Building Partnerships Between Small Higher Education Institutions and Large Employers to Strengthen a Regional Workforce
  • Best Practices for Integrated Workforce Housing
  • Redistricting and the 2022 Election
  • Clean Energy Workforce Development & Training
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Dessert Reception at the Hyatt Place

Day 2 - Tuesday, October 4th

 
8:00 am - 9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am - 10:15 am Plenary
10:15 am - 10:30 am Break
10:30 am - 11:45 am Workshops - Click HERE to view details!
  • Registered Apprenticeship 101
  • The Workforce and Social Equity Implications of New York’s Regulated Cannabis Industry
  • How Virtual Reality is Utilized to Attract, Train & Retain a Qualified Workforce 
  • Talent Attraction and Retention Programs in NYS
  • New York’s Untapped Talent: Promoting Participation of Internationally Educated Immigrants and Refugees in the State’s Workforce
  • Facilitating Career Opportunities: Strategies and Partnerships to Support Healthcare Workers and Employers During COVID-19 and Beyond
11:45 am - 1:15 pm Awards Luncheon
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm Workshops - Click HERE to view details!
  • Rethinking The Future of Education and Workforce Development with the Authentic STEM Program
  • Becoming a Workforce Champion
  • Applying Best and Promising Practices from the Foster Care Mentored Internship Program to Other High-Need Populations 
  • Regional Workforce Development Collaboration under the New NYS playing field
  • Workforce Needs of the Construction Industry in New York State Panel
  • Pre-Apprentice Programs - Build Them and They Will Come!
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Break
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm Workshops - Click HERE to view details!
  • Healthcare-focused Pathways Training Designed with Micro-credential
  • Developing Data-Driven, Flexible Workforce Strategies for Economic and Workforce Collaboration while Building the Future Workforce
  • "Leveling the Playing Field: Youth Apprenticeship as an Equity Driver"
  • Using Pathways in Higher Education to Address Regional Workforce Needs 
  • Workforce Needs of Emerging Industries in NYS
  • Launch of the Job Quality Toolkit
4:45 pm Food Truck Reception & Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Day 3 - Wednesday, October 5th

 
7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am - 8:45 am Closing Remarks with Melinda Mack, NYATEP & Ryan Silva, NYSEDC
8:45 am - 10:00 am Fireside Chat with Nathan Ohle, IEDC, Todd Greene, Urban Institute, WorkRise, Tom Kucharski, Invest Buffalo Niagara
10:00am - 10:30 am Break
10:30 am - 11:45 am Workshops
  • Registered Apprenticeship: Advanced Manufacturing Growth Tool
  • A New Generation of Owners: Transitioning Small Businesses to Worker-Owned Cooperatives as a Succession Strategy
  • Tourism WorkForce Recovery & Resurgence:
    Unique Challenges, Unique Solutions
  • Placemaking - New York State Programs to Prepare Sites and Communities for the Future
  • Check back for updates!