The Chamber strongly supports workforce development in the Southern Tier Region. By focusing on people, we can create a strong, stable economic future for our community.

To view job’s available in the area, visit our current job listings here.

If you would like to submit a job posting, please click here.

“Made in the Southern Tier” Manufacturing Day

Fostering Connections to Manufacturing

The Chamber’s MFG Day Task Force is proud organize an annual celebration of National Manufacturing Day her in the Southern Tier. The day highlights the importance of manufacturing to the economy, provides manufacturers with the opportunity to showcase the potential of modern manufacturing, and piques interest in rewarding careers.

“Made in Chemung County” MFG Day 2017, backed by sponsors including Visions Federal Credit Union, and featured a manufacturer expo at GST BOCES, followed by a week of facility tours. The expo was attended by 500 and the tours were attended by 200 students, school professionals, and business members.

For Information on MFG Day “Made in the Southern Tier”, please click here.

Leadership Chemung 

Cultivating Leaders

The Leadership Chemung educational program provides the opportunity for participants to broaden their knowledge and awareness of the community and to hone their leadership skills. During this extensive professional development program, which has a 30-year history, participants complete a volunteer project and attend regular classes covering a variety of topics.

For more information on Leadership Chemung, please click here.

The Big 5

Business & Education Collaborate

The Chamber’s Business Education Roundtable fosters a crucial dialogue between our local business and education communities. As such, the committee meets regularly to share information, gain a reciprocal understanding of challenges and successes, build upon vital partnerships, and pragmatically analyze local workforce development needs.

In 2017, the Business Education Roundtable, Chemung-Schuyler-Steuben Workforce New York, and Greater Southern Tier BOCES partnered to bring area school districts, colleges, and leadership programs together to revitalize The Big Five initiative and introduce it to a new generation of future employees.

Thousands of posters and bookmarks, freshened with a more modern look, were distributed across the Southern Tier, detailing five founding concepts of workforce readiness: Be Honest, Show Up On Time, Be Ready for Work, Be Willing to Learn, and Maintain a Good Attitude. The Business Education Roundtable plans to continue to expand work on this campaign in 2018.

The Southern Finger Lakes is ideally situated for those who want to be in proximity to large metropolitan areas, but live a life made far richer by connecting to nature and community, making a difference in the lives of their neighbors and taking advantage of the opportunity to develop a fulfilling work/life balance that ideally suits who they are.