A place with an amazing workforce oriented to 21st century manufacturing.
A place with an amazing support system of colleges and training programs.
A place that is home to a state-of-the-art Institute for Advanced Manufacturing.
Our region is the proud home to a large labor pool (over 80,000 within a 1-hour driving radius of Plattsburgh) and a diversely skilled workforce that supports a number of internationally recognized employers such as Alstom, Volvo, Schluter Systems, International Paper, Fujitsu, Michelin (Camso), among others.
With a long history and heritage in manufacturing and as the current home to a growing cluster of transportation equipment & aerospace manufacturers, our workforce already has the training, skills, and knowledge necessary to sustain any manufacturing operation.
But if training is needed - our region is supported by a number of superb educational institutions such as Clinton Community College and their Institute for Advanced Manufacturing, SUNY Plattsburgh, Clarkson University, and CV-TEC who can all provide customized training programs and help ensure a strong workforce pipeline for the future.
Learn more about how our workforce can ensure your company’s success below.
The Institute for Advanced Manufacturing (IAM) at Clinton Community College is a 30,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility, designed and equipped to serve as a regional hub for manufacturing education. The building houses Clinton's technology programs, as well as flexible teaching/learning space and courses for manufacturers to advance their workforce.
The IAM features a variety of equipment designed to give students and users hands-on, real-life experience. The space is structured to reflect a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, and includes the following stations:
Employers can take advantage of customized workforce training or rent space/equipment as well.
The CV-TEC Division of Champlain Valley Educational Services (CVES) offers a wide range of Career & Technical Education (CTE) Programming, for local school districts and community members of Clinton and Essex counties.
Home of AIME (Assembling Industry: Manufacturing and Education) - AIME participants engage in a number of academic and hands-on learning activities centered around manufacturing. Students gain exposure to various topics and activities such as:
CV-TEC also offers customizable workforce training programs.
To assist our companies and employers recruit talent from outside of the area, The North Country Chamber of Commerce developed an employee attraction and relocation website titled, "North Country Good Life". North Country Good Life includes all of the information that is needed when considering a move to a new area such as housing considerations, schools, recreational opportunities, healthcare services, services for faith/worship, and much more.