MEXICO — Seeking to address concerns of an aging workforce and an unemployment rate in the county that is higher than the state’s, education and business leaders gathered Thursday for the Pathways To Jobs interactive forum.

The panel, comprised of representatives from local manufacturing giants Novelis and Huhtamaki, representatives from the Center for Instruction Technology and Innovation (CiTi BOCES), the Manufacturers Association of Central New York (MACNY) and a student enrolled in the Pathways In Technology Early College High School (P-TECH), gathered in Mexico to speak about emerging opportunities in the regional manufacturing field.

The discussion focused on initiatives like P-Tech and apprenticeships offered by Novelis and Huhtamaki, which according to Charles Borgognoni, executive director of the Central New York School Boards Association (CNYSBA) and

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