The Federal Reserve Bank of New York works to promote sound and well-functioning financial systems and markets through its provision of industry and payment services, advancement of infrastructure reform in key markets and training and educational support to international institutions.
The Outreach and Education function engages, empowers and educates the Second District communities that the Bank serves, especially civic leaders, students, educators, small business owners, policymakers and the general public. It furthers the Bank's commitment to the region by listening to the communities we serve and leveraging our unique attributes to positively impact school and university programs, as well as analysis and research.
From No-Tech to High-Tech: Building an IT Career Ladder System for Rochester
We hear a lot of talk about "bridging the digital divide," but what does that really mean? How does the digital divide affect the Rochester community and its economic development?
Rochester employers need a technologically skilled workforce; at the same time, many Rochester residents, particularly those of low- and moderate- incomes, lack access to technology training. This conference looked at how to effectively address this mismatch in a systemic way. Discussion centered on the ways in which employers, educational institutions, and community-based organizations can work in partnership to create training programs that meet industry needs and provide career ladders for Rochester workers. Following the conference, a working group convened to develop an implementation plan.