Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner (D-Round Lake) announced she that has been named the Chair of the Assembly Legislative Commission on Skills Development and Career Education, where she’ll work to expand apprenticeship programs and advance growth in advance manufacturing, biotechnology and telecommunications infrastructure.
“As a longtime advocate of expanding the workforce, especially in rural communities, I’m honored to be named the Chair of the Assembly Legislative Commission on Skills Development and Career Education,” said Woerner. “As the newly appointed chair of the commission, I look forward to working with our schools, as well as labor representatives and business group, to build a 21st century workforce in New York State.”
Woerner has a background in technology, having previously served as the chair of the Assembly Subcommittee on Agricultural Production and Technology. Prior to her election to the Assembly, she was the vice president and general manager of MeetMax Conference Software. Furthermore, she established the company’s software division in Saratoga Springs in 2008, bringing new, quality jobs to Saratoga County. As chair, Woerner will support expanding NYS Pathways in Technology Early College High School (NYS P-TECH) programs and will advocate for expanding workforce and apprenticeship programs in the 2021-20 budget.