Manufacturing Technology Pathways Project

There are many entry-level manufacturing jobs in the Capital Region, and most require a high school degree or equivalent plus some additional skills training.

Fast Facts

  • In August 2017, listed 2,354 entry-level and mid-level manufacturing jobs available within 100 miles of the Capital Region. Salaries range between $28,000 and $56,000.
  • According to the NYS Department of Labor, the region and the state are both projected to show solid growth in advanced manufacturing, with the region expecting 13,320 jobs by 2022 and the state expecting 168,730 openings by 2024. Retirements will create more vacancies that need to be filled.

Program Description

Hudson Valley Community College's Manufacturing Technology Pathways is designed as a first step for those who want to join the manufacturing workforce, but may not have the time or ability to commit to a full degree or certificate program in Advanced Manufacturing Technology. It will provide students with access to a variety of local manufacturers who seek entry level employees.

The Manufacturing Technology Pathways project is partially funded through a grant Center for Economic Growth received from Key Bank. Additional support comes from the Workforce Development Institute of New York, and local manufacturing employers.

This hybrid model includes online classes, in-person instruction and hands-on instruction in classrooms and labs at Hudson Valley Community College.

You will learn:

  • Basic shop math
  • Precision measurement skills
  • Elementary blueprint reading
  • Principles of simple Computer Numerical Controls (CNC) devices
  • Overcoming simple manufacturing obstacles
  • Safety concepts
  • High performance and lean manufacturing concepts


This is an 80-hour intensive bootcamp offered over two weeks as follows:

Monday, Jan. 6 - Friday, Jan. 17, 2020
Class meets Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in the Gene F. Haas Center for Advanced Manufacturing Skills. Students must register by 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019.

How to Get Started

Interested students should register on the Center for Economic Growth's website.


Thanks to a generous grant from the Center for Economic Growth and KeyBank, there is no cost to attend.

Employers Hiring

  • Finch Paper, Glens Falls
  • Specialty Silicone Products, Inc., Ballston Spa
  • Simmons Machine Tool Corporation, Albany
  • Momentive, Waterford
  • Greno Industries, Scotia
  • Watervliet Arsenal
  • Ft. Orange Press, Albany
  • Troy Industrial Solutions, Watervliet
  • Pacamor Kubar Bearing, Troy
  • AMRI, Rensselaer
  • Owens Corning, Selkirk
  • Ball Metal Container, Saratoga
  • CentroTherm, Albany
  • Latham Pool Products, Latham
  • And more...

Position titles include:

  • Production worker
  • Assembly worker
  • Manufacturing technician
  • Assistant operator
  • Chemical operator

More Information

Contact Penny Hill in the college’s Office of Workforce Development at (518) 629-4111 or