League of Women Voters Presentation andTour of Northland Workforce Training Center

Preparing Workers for Careers in Advanced Manufacturing

 The state-of-the-art Northland Workforce Training Center is the signature workforce initiative of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion program. The League of Women Voters of Buffalo/Niagara invites members and friends to tour the facility at 683 Northland Avenue  and hear a presentation from 2-4 p.m. on Thursday, February 13.

Stephen Tucker, NWTC president and CEO, and Brenda McDuffie, president and CEO of the Buffalo Urban League, will explain how NWTC’s industry-driven public-private partnership is closing the gap between employers seeking qualified job candidates and individuals needing the skills to get hired. They will provide details on the center’s courses and classes, as well as its unique support services and programs, and describe the jobs graduates are obtaining. Lonnell Williams, NWTC outreach specialist, will lead the tour.

 An optional supper for $20 will be offered in the facility’s Manna Café. Menu choices include soup plus Caesar salad with shrimp or grilled chicken; soup plus vegetable jambalaya; baked or fried fish; and baked or fried chicken. 

Paid supper reservations and menu choices must be received by Monday, February 10. Checks for $20 should be made out to LWVBN and mailed to LWVBN, 1272 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209. Payment can also be made online via PayPal or credit card at the League website: www.lwvbn.org. Persons wishing to attend the program only at no charge can register online at www.lwvbn.org, via email to lwvbn@lwvbn.org, or by calling the League office at 716-986-4898