PresenterPhotoBarbara Ann Livermore Reer currently serves as the Assistant Dean for Workforce, Career Development and Apprenticeship Initiatives at State University New York Ulster in Stone Ridge, New York.

After a career in manufacturing, Ms. Reer joined SUNY Ulster as a Program Coordinator creating short-term training programs for those in Ulster County that led to credentials resulting in living-wage employment in fields that could offer career mobility.  Her years of expertise include creating pathways into careers in Manufacturing and Clean Technology jobs. 

Reer began creating Micro-Credentials in the technical trades that would stack into Associate Level programs. These Micro-Credentials include Advanced Manufacturing Pre-apprenticeship, Building Electrification, CNC Operator and Fundamentals of Clean Technology.  She has also been a leader in creating non-credit to credit pathways in these technical sectors.

Her current work includes creating programs that are sensitive to the training needs of those in the community that have autism spectrum disorders and wish to further their education at a community college so that hey can make a livable wage.  She also serves as the college’s liaison on Apprenticeship initiatives. Reer writes and manages NYSERDA funded projects on Clean Tech Training for the Hudson Valley. She serves on the SUNY Ulster Business Advisory Council, the Facilities Master Plan Context Committee, the Perkins V Career and Technical Advisory Council and the CUNY/SUNY Clean Jobs Consortium.  Reer has presented on a variety of topics both at local, regional and national conferences. She is the author of The Changing Face of Technical Career Pathways in Higher Education, which appeared in HV MFG Spring 2019.  Barbara is the recipient of the 2019 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service and the 2019 Krembs Family Innovation Award. She lives in Kingston, NY with her husband Karl and is the mother of two adult children and the grandmother to nine grandchildren.