Leading the Way, a workforce development campaign, recently selected winners from schools across the Greater Rochester region at an awards ceremony to deepen awareness about the importance of education and training for the evolving economy.
The campaign challenged students from three Pathways to Technology schools in the region to create public service announcements about skills needed for local career opportunities. The first-place team, P-TECH Rochester, created a video about cybersecurity.
Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren delivered keynote remarks at the ceremony by video and emphasized the importance of workforce development.
“The middle skills gap is one of the greatest issues facing our economy,” Warren said. “We work tirelessly with organizations like the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and P-TECH to help ensure that this generation of employees and the next have access to safer neighborhoods and quality educational opportunities.”
Over 100 students participated, submitting nearly 50 videos. Nine finalist videos were judged live at the event before a panel of experts and leaders from the Rochester community.
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