Workforce

The Greater Binghamton Chamber is actively involved in building strategic partnerships with government, business, and education to ensure that we are helping businesses meet their workforce needs.

Education/Workforce Initiatives

The Chamber feels very strongly about education/workforce initiatives in our community. The Chamber’s nonprofit affiliate organization, the Greater Binghamton Education Outreach Program (GBEOP), offers two programs that will help continue to create a “talent pipeline” in our community through a business-education partnership.

On-The-Job Training (OJT) Program

The Greater Binghamton Chamber received an On-the-Job Training (OJT) grant from New York State Department of Labor. The Chamber administers this program in partnership with Broome-Tioga Workforce NY.

The Chamber OJT Program provides support to local businesses as they address their employee training needs. Under this program, if your business is hiring a new, full-time employee or upgrading the skills of a current employee into a new position, you may qualify for the OJT program. Businesses and organizations can be reimbursed for up to 50% of the wages paid for each new or existing worker for the length of their training program.

For more information, contact the Chamber’s OJT Coordinator at 607.772.8863 x313.

Economic Outlook Guide

Packed with information, market intelligence and insights, this guide will give you a sense of the current and future economic climate in our region, as well as for key industries.

2017 Forecast

Chamber Workforce Development Committee

The Chamber Workforce Development Committee identifies and develops strategies with community partners to address key issues affecting workforce development in the Greater Binghamton region.

Building Bridges Program

The Building Bridges Program provides students and educators the opportunity to increase their knowledge of area businesses, their workforce needs, and current workplace trends.

Building Bridges:

  • Partners with Binghamton University, SUNY Broome Community College and Broome-Tioga BOCES
  • Delivers hands-on, relevant seminars related to careers in STEAM
  • Guides youth in the pathways needed to achieve these careers

Save the date 2016 STEAM Recap

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What Educators are Saying

“I always heard about the creativity and innovation in the Greater Binghamton area, but never realized what it really meant prior to visiting the business participants.”

“The importance of 21st century skills with an emphasis on math, science, and technology at so many companies. We need to get our students to realize this!”

Junior Achievement (JA) Programs

JA Programs are dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, JA Programs provide in-school and after school programs for students in grades K-12 that focus on entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial literacy. Students put these lessons into action and help strengthen our communities.

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