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12 th Annual North Country Symposium. Presented by: William Murray April 7, 2014. Some CITEC Background. CITEC is one of 350 Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) centers. CITEC’s region covers the seven (7) counties of the North Country.

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12 th annual north country symposium

12th AnnualNorth Country Symposium

Presented by:

William Murray

April 7, 2014


Some citec background
Some CITEC Background

CITEC is one of 350 Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) centers.

CITEC’s region covers the seven (7) counties of the North Country.

As a program of the U.S. Department of Commerce, MEP offers its clients a wealth of unique and effective resources centered on five critical areas: technology acceleration, supplier development, sustainability, continuous improvement and workforce.


Fast facts
Fast Facts

Did You Know...

For every $1.00 spent in manufacturing, another $1.48 is added to the economy, the highest multiplier effect of any economic sector.

In 2011, the average manufacturing worker in the United States earned $77,060 annually, including pay and benefits. The average worker in all industries earned $60,168.

National Association of Manufacturers


Global trends
Global Trends

  • Chinese labor costs now rising 20 – 30% annually

  • “Transparent Manufacturing”

  • Supply Chain Thinking

  • Reshoring

  • 55% of all light cars sold in the U.S. were foreign – but more than ½ of those were built in the U.S.

    • U.S. average pay rate: $38

    • Japan average pay rate: $37

    • Germany average pay rate: $60


Usa trends
USA Trends

  • In a Recent Harris Poll:

    75% of people surveyed said they would pay more for American-made products. (Parade Magazine 9/1/13)

  • New Mfg. Workers make more money:

    3.5% average earnings growth vs. 0.1% non-mfg workers (Mfg. & Technology News, 9/11/13)


North country employer challenges
North Country Employer Challenges

  • Trained Workforce

  • Access to Training Sources

  • Distance

  • Access to Capital


North country economic development challenges
North Country Economic Development Challenges

Recruiting quality employers

Available workforce

Trained workforce

Quality communities


North country school system challenges
North Country School System Challenges

Revenue cuts (taxes, state, federal)

Shrinking enrollments

Cost increases

More mandates

New standards, systems


Our best resource students
Our Best Resource – Students!

  • Our students represent our future workforce. 

  • They need a top-notch education so they can create and contribute to our North Country businesses after they graduate.

    Increased education investment = higher skills set in knowledge-based economy = increased labor productivity


School districts
School Districts

  • Schools are major employers themselves.

  • Having great schools is critical to recruiting and retaining business owners, workforce and citizens.


The old world
The Old World

Employers expected the Government and Education sector to provide the trained workforce.

Educators expected families to teach students the soft skills.

Employers and Educators did not collaborate.


The new world
The New World

Educators and employers must address soft skills

Educators and employers must collaborate

Employers must socially and financially contribute to educational programs

Community at-large must be involved (Cradle through Career)

“Break down the silos!”


Some recent north country workforce successes
Some Recent North Country Workforce Successes


P-Tech Grant award to CCC (workforce)

Alcoa Foundation award to CITEC (workforce)

North Country STEM Network (workforce)

Regional Council support – 3 Time Winner!

Clinton County THRIVE Network


The “system” is changing (slowly, painfully, but definitely changing)

The North Country has a unified focus


Questions thank you

Questions? Thank you.

William Murray

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (315) 268-3778 ext. 29