iPark Workforce Skills Development Survey

The East Fishkill Business Forum is working to open an educational facility at iPark (formerly IBM) on Route 52.  The  goal is to offer workforce training at a lower cost in a closer, more convenient facility.  SUNY Dutchess, Dutchess BOCES, Marist, The DC Workforce Investment Board, and the Council of Industry are assessing offerings for the iPark facility.   

But, local business’ input is key to gauging interest & targeting content.  Your input is essential.  Here are some of the offerings being considered:


1.       Literacy training

2.       Basic job skills / New hire training

3.       Certifications – OSHA, NYS Certs

4.       Career specific – e.g. Welding & Gas heating 

WDI / Council of Industry

5.       Incumbent Worker Training  

6.       On The Job Training  

7.       Worker Recruiting

8.       Job Fairs 

9.       Customized Training

SUNY Dutchess

10.   Culinary

11.   Hospitality

12.   Leadership Training 

Marist College

13.   Analytics

14.   Information Systems

15.   Management

16.   Career Skills Digital Badges

17.   Cybersecurity   

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* 1. Name of your business?

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* 2. Number of employees?

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* 3. Industry / Type of business

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* 5. Would your business sponsor them? 

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* 6. Is there other training (not listed) that your employees need or would use?