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Workforce readiness conferenceBusiness and education leaders from the Capital Region gathered in Troy on Friday morning to discuss partnerships and how those opportunities can benefit local students.

East Greenbush Superintendent Jeff Simons and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Lynne Pampel attended the conference which included a panel discussion and breakout sessions.

“The Future of Workforce Readiness: Education & Business Partnerships,” which was sponsored by the Rensselaer County Chamber of Commerce, covered topics such as emerging career fields, internships, the importance of soft skills and both opportunities and challenges faced in education.

“There were a number of potential partners in attendance at the forum who can help us expand opportunities for our schools to develop career exploration pathways for our students,” Mr. Simons said.