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It's National Skilled Trades Day! Here's what the field looks like right now in WNY

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Posted at 12:01 AM, May 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-01 00:01:39-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — In honor of National Skilled Trades Day, here are three times manufacturing made headlines recently in Western New York.

There will be around 17,000 manufacturing jobs open in WNY by 2020

There will be 17,000 available manufacturing positions open by 2020, according to Insyte Consulting of Buffalo, a manufacturing consulting firm.

New Thruway Authority Scholarship promotes skilled trades

The New York State Thruway Authority is teaming up with SUNY schools to help train the next generation of skilled workers.

Northland Workforce Training Center

Students at the Northland Workforce Training Center will learn skills for jobs in advanced manufacturing and energy.