AMY STAGE has been promoted to director of apprenticeship & workforce development at MACNY, The Manufacturers Association of Central New York. She first joined MACNY in March 2022 as manager of apprenticeship & workforce development. An accomplished workforce-development professional, she has more than 13 years of experience, specializing in a wide range of job-seeker services including individual employment planning, career-pathway development, job-search strategies, and career coaching. As a leader on MACNY’s talent development team, Stage will serve as a senior subject-matter expert for registered apprenticeships, focused on equity and access for the Jobs for the Future IDEA-M grant. She will provide statewide support for national workforce initiatives such as the New York State Manufacturers Intermediary Apprenticeship Program (NYSMIAP) and the Growing Apprenticeships in Nanotechnology and Semiconductors (GAINS) program, among other national workforce initiatives.