Workforce Development Institute (WDI)

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Join Workforce Development Institute (WDI) at the initial Business Advisory Council meeting on Friday, September 27 from 7:30 AM – 9 AM at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center, 321 South William Street, Newburgh. Breakfast will be provided. Please RSVP to cknasiak@wdiny.org or call 845.476.0103.

Your input is important. As employers, training partners, community leaders and government officials, you know what is needed to make Newburgh’s economy successful. The Business Advisory Council will meet quarterly to discuss collective needs and workforce trends in employment and training as Newburgh’s local economy grows.

Workforce Development Institute (WDI) has been working with the City of Newburgh, area employers and key vocational service providers to createWorking in Newburgh (WIN). WIN specifically focuses on matchmaking between qualified local job seekers and employers with job openings.

WIN is not intended to duplicate services offered by other agencies or non-profits, but rather to focus on understanding the needs, trends and barriers that employers experience in hiring local residents. One way the WIN program addresses those needs is by pre-screening/matching local residents, many of them recent HSE (high school equivalency) or vocational training program graduates, with work opportunities. In some cases, an employer may need a pre-employment training program that does not currently exist; we want to identify those gaps and work with local providers to develop new training programs, making sure local residents have the skills they need to successfully compete in the today’s job market.

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