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“Optimize Your Future” featuring Joyce Gioia

Our October 22nd event will be held at the Ramada Inn, Geneva Lakefront featuring Ms. Joyce Gioia. There are still opportunities to sponsor this event! THERE ARE ALSO SPECIAL DISCOUNTS ON TICKETS UNTIL SEPTEMBER 12TH!! Don’t miss out!

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Joyce Gioia

Ms. Joyce Gioia is an award-winning marketing strategist who will be speaking to the topic of generational diversity in the workplace, as well as future trends in the economy and workforce development.

Sponsored by: Seneca County IDA, Workforce Development Institute, Ontario County IDA, Canandaigua National Bank

Business of the Month for July 2014 is….

Finger Lakes Health!

GENEVA, NEW YORK – The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board (FLWIB) announced today that Finger Lakes Health, located in Geneva , NY is July’s “Business of the Month” recognizing the agency’s efforts to build strong community partnerships along with their continuing contributions to the local economy.

What started in 1898 as Geneva General Hospital has grown into a multi-institutional health system that provides a full range of acute and long term care health services to residents of the Finger Lakes region.  Acute and long term care services are provided on three campuses located in Ontario, Seneca and Yates Counties. Primary care services are provided in Seneca, Wayne and Yates Counties.

From left to right: Patrick Boyle, Vice President of Human Resources- Finger lakes Health;  Lina B. Brennan, Human Resources Manager-Finger Lakes Health; Jose Acevedo, M.D., MBA-President & C.E.O-Finger Lakes Health.

From left to right: Patrick Boyle, Vice President of Human Resources- Finger lakes Health; Lina B. Brennan, Human Resources Manager-Finger Lakes Health; Jose Acevedo, M.D., MBA-President & C.E.O-Finger Lakes Health.

Education has played an important role at Finger Lakes Health, almost since its inception. As a center for education with on-site Finger Lakes College of Nursing and Marion S Whelan LPN program, Finger Lakes Health must keep on top of the latest knowledge in healthcare as well as the newest in technology in order to attract “the brightest and the best.”  This means building partnerships w/ local schools, colleges, and the Finger Lakes Technical and Career Center to educate students to the multitude of career options in the health care field. Experts from all areas of our health system work with students through a number of programs for all ages.

Finger Lakes Health Human Resource Manager, Lina Brennan has been a member of the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board since 2006 currently serves as FLWIB Chair and serves on the Executive Board of the Healthcare Alliance of the Finger Lakes.  As a result, Finger Lakes Health participates in many of the recruiting events offered through Finger Lakes Works and has been an active participant in the annual Healthcare Career Day organized by the Healthcare Alliance of the Finger Lakes.

“We are very fortunate to have a partner like Finger Lakes Health who recognizes the value of a highly skilled workforce and is committed to workforce development by investing in their community” said Karen Springmeier, Executive Director of FLWIB.

Skilled Trade Jobs are IN DEMAND!

Don’t be fooled by what some people tell you about the Skilled Trade Industry. These careers are always in demand and require determined individuals to fill them.

Mike Rowe (Dirty Jobs) Discusses the WORST Advice Ever (click here!)

Our event, “Finger Lakes Works…with their hands!”, for local High School students will be held on October 2nd. This event introduces students to careers that involve skill, hard work, intelligence, and creativity. For more information please see: http://www.fingerlakesworks.com/youth/finger-lakes-works-with-their-hands/

Spotlight On…

Congratulations to the five new Certified Nursing Assistants who just graduated, passed their state certification test and found jobs at the end of their training!  This was all made possible through a partnership with Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES, Seneca Nursing and Rehabilitation and Finger Lakes Works.  Seneca Nursing and Rehabilitation had a need for CNAs .  A state grant BOCES received enabled them to offer training to long-term unemployed job seekers at no cost and FLWorks had people looking for jobs.   BOCES was able to provide the training on-site at Seneca Nursing and Rehab who offered jobs to each of the new graduates!

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Congratulations CNA graduates!

WIA Youth Success Story 2014 – Wayne County

Cindy Quinones-Ubiles enrolled in the Wayne County Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth Program in 2009 after completing a Summer Youth Employment program experience at the Wayne County Humane Society in July 2009. A combination of counseling and supportive services, Cindy’s motivation, perseverance, and drive to succeed, have resulted in the success of her achievements.Youth Success Story - Cindy

Cindy’s Achievements and accomplishments include:

  • Overcame basic skills deficits in math and reading 2010
  • Overcame language barrier as English is her second language
  • Obtained her learners permit and NYS driver’s license
  • Succeeded in her GED training @ WF Lyons High School L BOCES resulting in an External Diploma/High School Diploma from Lyons Central School
  • Attained her OSHA 10 Certification WFL BOCES
  • Work Experience @ Wayne County Nursing Home, Lyons Community Center
  • Achieved CNA Certification obtained her NYS license
  • Obtained unsubsidized CNA employment April 21, 2014 at Newark Wayne Community Hospital’s DeMay Living Center.

Cindy has acquired a confident personality, new skills, and credentials that have helped her achieve career and personal success.  It was and is her motivation and gentle personality that makes Cindy pleasant to work with and that which will assist her in her current career choice.  She is an inspiration to those around her and a success story that should be shared and recognized.

June Business of the Month!!

Seneca Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Waterloo, NY!

GENEVA, New York – The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board (FLWIB), Inc. announced today that Seneca Nursing and Rehabilitation Center as June’s “Business of the Month”, recognizing the agency’s contributions to the community and to the local economy.

Located in Waterloo, New York, Seneca Nursing and Rehabilitation Center provides an array of services including 24-hour skilled nursing care along with dietitian, social work services, and short-term rehabilitation.   The center also has affiliation agreements with area hospitals and staff specially trained in geriatric care.  Providing high-quality care requires a team of highly-skilled workers. Mary Lee Burnell, Seneca Nursing and Rehabilitation Center’s Administrator, works closely with Finger Lakes Works to find and keep workers.  A member of the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board and the Healthcare Alliance of the Finger Lakes since 2010, Mary Lee has developed partnerships that have enabled her to find, train and retain a skilled workforce.

Karen Springmeier, Executive Director at Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board, presents Mary Lee Burnell, Seneca Nursing and Rehabiliation Center Administrator, with the Business of the Month award for June.

Karen Springmeier, Executive Director at Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board, presents Mary Lee Burnell, Seneca Nursing and Rehabiliation Center Administrator, with the Business of the Month award for June.

Seneca Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a frequent user of the business services offered through the local workforce system including job fairs, job postings and the prescreening of applicants for available positions.  They have provided many youth participating in local workforce programs with entry-level employment opportunities.  Additionally, Seneca Nursing and Rehabilitation is currently partnering with Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES to offer Nursing Assistant classes at the center’s facility in Waterloo.

“As healthcare continues to grow in the Finger Lakes, we are excited to have such an important partnership like the one we have with Seneca Nursing and Rehabilitation” said Karen Springmeier, Executive Director, FLWIB.  “This partnership is a great example of how working together can bring innovations to the workplace that benefits the entire community.”

For more information on Seneca Nursing & Rehab Center, please visit:

http://www.hurlbutcare.com/our-communities/seneca-nursing-and-rehabilitation-center