Education, job skills and workforce development are major pieces in any economy and the Greater Binghamton area is no exception. To that end, a local organization produced a video that highlights one of our own UEHS juniors. Christian Abbadessa is one of three youth featured in a video, produced by The Agency. Its purpose is to target the youth in our area and let them know about the workforce opportunities in Broome County.
The first student featured is a recent high school graduate who went into the SUNY Broome Nursing program and plans to continue her education here and work as a nurse in Broome County. Many youth may not realize that you can graduate high school, go to college locally and then get a job in that field right here at home.
Christian is the second student featured. He talks about his high school education and how it is helping him build his career towards becoming an engineer with the hopes of returning home after he graduates from college. The message is that you can get a quality high school education that prepares you for college and can land you a job back home.
The third student in the video is a recent graduate who went directly into a carpenter apprentice program after graduating high school. Many students who choose to follow a career in the trades can get into apprentice programs right after high school, gaining valuable job skills as well as the appropriate qualifications that will lead to employment.
After production, the 30 second spot will air locally.
The Agency is the lead economic development organization for Broome County, governing the Broome County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) and the Broome County Local Development Corporation (LDC).
It provides economic development assistance through property tax abatement programs for expansions or significant renovation projects, revolving loan programs, bond issuance for large-scale manufacturing and non-profit projects, and information on federal and state financing resources, and other technical assistance.