In support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s commitment to growing New York State’s wide array of manufacturing industries, SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica will host an expo for Mohawk Valley manufacturers, businesses, educators, and students interested in manufacturing careers Friday, October 16, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the Wildcat Field House.
“As Governor Cuomo’s groundbreaking economic development strategy redefines New York State as the epicenter of high-tech business, it is critically important that students, educators, and job seekers throughout the region can both understand and access the opportunities emerging before them,” said Dr. Alain Kaloyeros, President and CEO of SUNY Poly. “SUNY Poly’s manufacturing expo provides a chance for everyone to learn about New York State’s exciting high tech manufacturing industry and will hopefully inspire attendees be a part of its continued future growth.”
“Manufacturing, especially nano-manufacturing, is alive and well in New York State and nowhere is that more evident than at SUNY Poly,” said Dr. Robert Geer, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at SUNY Poly. “From Albany to Utica, Syracuse to Rochester and Buffalo there is a bright, new future unfolding right now, and tremendous opportunities for careers in exciting, high-tech fields.”
This free, community event in honor of National Manufacturing Day, shines a spotlight on New York State’s proud manufacturing past and exciting manufacturing future. More than 60 exhibitors will showcase their technology and products.
Last year, the Expo hosted 30 local manufacturers that provided interactive exhibits to more than 525 middle, high school, and college students. Over 300 Central New York business people learned about the many manufacturing career opportunities available in the Mohawk Valley region while realizing the incredible value manufacturing holds to our economy.
“This event is a celebration of the progress we have made to revitalize manufacturing in our region and to showcase the myriad of opportunities for our youth right here in our own backyard,” said Dr. William Durgin, SUNY Poly Provost. “We are delighted to once again have the honor of featuring the excellence of our manufacturing community.”
"This event has grown exponentially over the past four years. We have manufacturers from across the State showing off their products/technology, plus colleges and workforce development groups ready to help prepare our community for exciting employment opportunities,” said Kathleen Alcott, Continuing Professional Education Program Coordinator at SUNY Poly and Expo Organizer. “With over 66 exhibitors on deck Friday, there is plenty to see. We are thrilled to have students attending from 35 schools, and proud to be exposing them to exciting careers right here, in central New York!"
Those interested in learning more about dynamic products made in New York State, joining a new generation of innovators and producers or connecting with potential customers are encouraged to attend.
Sponsored by Indium Corporation, the event will include tours of the Quad-C Computer Chip Commercialization Center at SUNY Poly Utica and Mohawk Valley Community College’s FABLab and Mechatronics Lab.