This program allows for students of all ages to earn their Master’s in just 18 months! One night a week and one class at a time. Contact the college for more information on how to apply today!
On October 24th, 2015, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 840 dedicated their new training facility to Lawrence N. Davis. Larry, previously the IBEW Business Manager, was a founding member of the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board and dedicated to the school-to-career initiative. Mike Davis, Larry’s son and current Business Manager for IBEW 840, currently serves on the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board and is Chair of the “Finger Lakes Works…with their hands!” Career Exploration Day event. Both of these men are very dedicated to their profession and to building a pipeline of workers. We are proud to have them as part of our team!
WAYNE COUNTY INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY!!!
GENEVA, NEW YORK – The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board Inc. (FLWIB) announced today that Wayne County Industrial Development Agency (WCIDA) is November’s “Community Partner of the Month,” recognizing the agency’s efforts in working collaboratively with Finger Lakes WIB to address economic and workforce issues impacting the region.
The Wayne County Industrial Development Agency is a one stop resource that provides site assistance and financial and tax incentives to accelerate companies in Wayne County. Through continuous outreach, inter-governmental partnerships and financial assistance, WCIDA initiatives have lowered the cost of doing business in Wayne County and the State of New York. They accomplish this by promoting growth in targeted industry “clusters” and addressing individual needs of Agriculture, Advanced Manufacturing, Service, Optics, Equipment Manufacturing and a growing Tourism Industry, Integrating the IDA with the Wayne County Economic Development and Planning Department in 2013 has expanded the scope of accessible expertise. ED/planning director Robert McNary became CEO of the WCIDA in early 2014, completing the process.
A member of the FLWIB since 2005, WCIDA executive director, Peg Churchill has worked closely with the Wayne County Workforce Development office and has been a strong advocate for the services provided, often referring companies in need of workforce development programs.
Additionally WCIDA is a founding member of the Finger Lakes Advanced Manufacturing Enterprise, a group of manufacturers focused on the development of a strong workforce in Advanced Manufacturing. WCIDA is also a longtime sponsor of the Wayne County Job Fair scheduled this year for November 19th at Palmyra VFW.
“The Wayne County Industrial Development Agency is great example of the economic and workforce development partnership that is needed in today’s economy.” said Karen Springmeier, Executive Director, Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board. “We look forward to continuing this partnership as we work together to develop and sustain a high-quality workforce in the region.”
The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board, Inc. invites the public to attend the November 2015 Full Board Meeting.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Holiday Inn – Waterloo/Seneca Falls
Please RSVP with your attendance to the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board by November 13th.
For more information please call, 315-789-3131.
These files include; job leads, workshops, events, training and education opportunities, NYS civil exam schedules, local job fairs and other helpful information.
Job Title: FAME Business Recruiter
Duration: 10 – 20 hours per week for 6 – 9 months; Hourly rate to be negotiated, travel expenses to be reimbursed.
The Finger Lakes Advanced Manufacturers’ Enterprise (FAME, www.nyfame.org) was established with the sole purpose of addressing the shortage of skilled workers for advanced manufacturers in the nine county Finger Lakes Region. These jobs have been commonly identified as “middle skill” and generally require more education than a high school diploma, but less than a four year college degree. FAME is industry-led and works with educators and government, especially our regional workforce investment boards (WIBs), to educate, raise awareness and ultimately work to solve the skills gap.
Currently, FAME has 66 industry, academic and government members and is looking to grow its membership. While increasing membership will be a performance metric for this posted position, the primary focus will be to recruit manufacturing companies to sign the FAME 5% Pledge.
The 5% Pledge commits a firm to try to hire temporary workers to enable exposure and experiences for these prospective employees. This exposure is expected to lead to more people entering middle skill manufacturing jobs as an outcome. Employers pledge to hire 5% of their current workforce in temporary workers. Additional information can be found at: http://www.nyfame.org/FAME5PercentPledge.asp
The candidate selected will be expected to set their own schedule of outreach to manufacturing firms via different media methods and personal visits. They are also expected to develop or help develop promotional materials. They may become involved in working with NYS DOL or other organizations to enhance the ease of hiring these temporary workers for manufacturers. That is, as barriers to recruiting firms are identified, the ideal candidate will work with partners to remove them.
Expected Performance Measures:
- Number/% of target firms who have signed on to the 5% Pledge.
- Number of agreed mentors for Wayne Finger Lakes P-Tech program.
- Number of firms joining FAME.
Preferred Candidate Minimum Experience/Attributes:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; Senior Level manufacturing management experience, Sales or Promotion experience, and a track record of success in building collaboration.
Other: Must be passionate about helping the Finger Lakes Region grow.
Please submit a resume and letter of interest to:
Karen A. Springmeier, Executive Director
Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board, Inc.
41 Lewis St. Suite 104
Geneva, New York 14456