Our July 2015 Community Partner of the Month is…

ONTARIO COUNTY OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT!!!

GENEVA, NEW YORK – The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board Inc. (FLWIB) announced today that Ontario County Office of Economic Development (OCOED) is July’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 Ontario County Office of Economic Development helps companies, not-for-profits and entrepreneurs create wealth and grow while retaining and growing jobs in Ontario County.  Through the provision of services and products that include financing, business retention and expansion outreach, technical support and advocacy, OCOED promotes technology-led economic development resulting in the attraction and growth of manufacturing and producer service companies in a wide array of business sectors, from alternative energy to food and beverage.

(left to right) Suzanne Vary, Economic Development Specialist for Ontario County, Karen Springmeier, Executive Director for the FLWIB, Inc., Michael Manikowski, Director of Economic Development for Ontario County, Melissa Doyle, Finance Clerk II for OCOED, and Diane Foster, Sr. Clerk for OCOED.

(left to right) Suzanne Vary, Economic Development Specialist for Ontario County, Karen Springmeier, Executive Director for the FLWIB, Inc., Michael Manikowski, Director of Economic Development for Ontario County, Melissa Doyle, Finance Clerk II for OCOED, and Diane Foster, Sr. Clerk for OCOED.

A member of the FLWIB since its inception in 2000, OCOED Director, Mike Manikowski is the current public sector Vice Chair and chair of the Governance Committee.  His leadership on the board has proven to be instrumental as the FLWIB developed its job-driven business services for companies throughout the area.  Mike is a strong advocate for the services provided and often refers companies in need of workforce development programs.

Additionally OCOED has been a long time sponsor of career exploration activities and events including the annual “Finger Lakes Works…with their hands!” Event and the “Serving Community Healthcare in the Finger Lakes” Career Day.  These programs expose area high school students to the careers that exist in the area while developing a “pipeline” of future talent.  OCOED also works with the Ontario County Workforce Development office and provides funding for On-the-Job Training for Ontario County businesses and residents.

OCOED is also a founding member and supporter of the Finger Lakes Advanced Manufacturers’ Enterprise (FAME).  This group of manufacturers is focused on the development of a strong workforce in Advanced Manufacturing.

“We are very fortunate to have a partner like Ontario County Office of Economic Development and a leader like Mike who recognize the need to develop a strong workforce and works with us to make it happen.”  said Karen Springmeier, Executive Director, Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board.  “We look forward to continued collaboration to address issues impacting workforce development and better prepare our emerging workforce for the demand occupations in the Finger Lakes region.”

Personal Skills for Success Training Now Offered!!!!

Attention JOB SEEKERS!! Don’t miss this GREAT 2-day Workshop!!!

July 13-14: Lyons Career Center (Wayne County)

August 3-4: Geneva Career Center (Ontario County)

September 14-15: Penn Yan Career Center (Yates County)

September 21-22:  Waterloo Career Center (Seneca County)

Click here for more information and a brochure on the workshop.

Contact your local Career Center to register.

June Business of the Month is…

PARRY MACHINE COMPANY of PALMYRA, NY!!

The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board (FLWIB), Inc. announced today that Parry Machine Company, Inc. is June’s “Business of the Month”, recognizing the business’s contributions to the community and to the local economy.

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Gale Jones, Administrative Assistant at Parry Machine, and Michael Coughlin, President at Parry Machine.

Relocated from Rochester to Palmyra, NY, in 2006, Parry Machine Company, Inc. features a high tech production facility that is flexible and quickly adaptable to meet the specific needs of their customers. Their manufacturing capabilities span a broad range of products and industries including machines used in rigid box industries.

To assist with recruiting efforts, Parry Machine Company has worked closely with Finger Lakes Works Business Services Team to post jobs with the New York State Job Bank enabling the company to tap into a large pool of talent.  To assist w/ training the company has used the On the Job Training program designed to help employers build a strong workforce while providing the employee with the skills need to be successful on the job.

“The FLWIB is pleased to recognize Parry Machine Company effort to grow their workforce and for their commitment to Wayne County” said Karen Springmeier, Executive Director, Finger Lakes WIB Inc. said. “We look forward to working with them as they continue to grow and contribute to our local economy.”

HOT JOB!!

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Position: Partnership for Success (PFS) Coalition Director

Status: Employee of the Partnership for Ontario County, Inc.

Reports to: The Partnership for Ontario County, Inc. (fiscal agent) and the New York State of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS)

For more information CLICK HERE.

Mechatronics Technology Program by FLCC for Fall ’15

2015 MechaT Sept 28 2015 Class Announcement Flyer

Orientation/Interview Schedule:

July 29th, 2015 at 9:00 am sharp

(Call to reserve a spot at one of the Sessions!!!)

Orientations are held at FLCC, Victor Campus: 200 Victor Heights Parkway, Victor, NY

Class Location: TCTI, 7424 Victor Mendon Road, Victor, NY 14564

Class Date/Time: September 28th, to December 18th, 2015

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE THE LINK BELOW:

MechaT Program Information

May Community Partner of the Month is…

Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES!

GENEVA, NEW YORK – The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board Inc. (FLWIB) announced today that Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES (Board of Cooperative Educational Services) is May’s “Community Partner of the Month,” recognizing the BOCES’ efforts in working collaboratively with Finger Lakes WIB to address workforce issues impacting the region.

Founded in 1971 when the Wayne County BOCES merged with the BOCES of Ontario, Seneca and Yates Counties, Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES provides quality educational services and programs for 25 school districts and residents of Wayne, Ontario, Seneca and Yates counties. Additionally Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES serves adult students in practical nursing programs, CNA classes, daytime technical and career classes, adult literacy programs, and high school equivalency diploma preparation classes.

Scott Bischoping, Superintendent of WFL-BOCES receives the award for Community Partner of the Month from Karen Springmeier, Executive Director of FLWIB, Inc.

Scott Bischoping, Superintendent of WFL-BOCES receives the award for Community Partner of the Month from Karen Springmeier, Executive Director of FLWIB, Inc.

Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES has been an active partner with the FLWIB throughout the years collaborating on various initiatives while working together through Board and Consortium related activities.  Events like the annual Healthcare Career Day where nursing students from BOCES serve as tour guides interacting with high school students interested in careers in healthcare or initiatives such as the development of a two day “soft–skills” training for job-seekers highlight the partnership that has developed over the years between FLWIB and Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES.

“We are fortunate to have such an innovative community partner in our region” said Karen Springmeier, Executive Director, Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board.  “We look forward to continued collaboration to address issues impacting education and workforce development and better prepare our emerging workforce for the demand occupations in the Finger Lakes region.”

FLREDC Consolidated Funding Application Workshops

FLREDC will hold Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) Workshops – which will include public forums on the Upstate Revitalization Initiative (URI) – on the following dates. Click the RSVP link to register:

5/21/2015 1:00PM – 5:00PM Rochester, Monroe Community College RSVP

6/4/2015 3:00PM – 7:00PM Batavia, Genesee Community College RSVP

6/16/2015 3:00PM – 7:00PM Geneva, Hobart and William Smith College RSVP

EMPIRE STATE DEVELOPMENT ANNOUNCES 2015 CONSOLIDATED FUNDING APPLICATION WORKSHOPS SCHEDULE

Public workshops held statewide will educate and assist potential applicants with CFA process

REDC Round V Makes Up to $750 million in economic development funding available from over 20 agency programs

Empire State Development today announced the launch of the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) workshops for potential applicants to learn more about the application process for Round V of the Regional Economic Development Councils, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s initiative to stimulate job creation and economic growth throughout the state. Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, statewide chair of the Regional Economic Development Councils (REDC), kicked off the public forums by hosting the first workshop yesterday in the Capital Region. This year, up to $750 million in economic development resources are being made available from more than 20 state agency programs.

“The REDC initiative has transformed how we approach economic development in New York State, successfully delivering nearly $3 billion to thousands of projects that are creating jobs and revitalizing communities across the state,” said Lieutenant Governor Hochul. “With Round V underway, potential applicants from all corners of New York are fine tuning proposals to submit before the July 31 deadline. The CFA workshops are an integral part of this process as they educate potential applicants on the process and provide key advice on how to submit a strong application that will further implement our region’s strategic plans. I encourage prospective applicants to attend these workshops and look forward to the great projects and proposals that will strengthen and grow our economy.”

The Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) was established in 2011 to streamline the application process. The CFA allows an applicant to access multiple funding sources from dozens of existing programs through one comprehensive application, significantly simplifying the process for seeking state funding. The CFA serves as the single application projects must complete to be eligible to access the up to $750 million in state resources made available through the REDC initiative.

The CFA workshops will be held throughout May and June at over a dozen locations in all ten regions of the state. The workshops will include an overview of the application and CFA process followed by informational breakout sessions on specific areas of funding available for economic development projects.

The 11 state agencies and authorities whose funding will be made available through the CFA process are Empire State Development; NYS Canal Corporation; NYS Energy Research and Development Authority; Environmental Facilities Corporation; Homes and Community Renewal; Department of Labor; New York Power Authority; Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; Department of State; Department of Environmental Conservation, and Council on the Arts.

The CFA opened to applicants on May 1 with a deadline of July 31 at 4 p.m., allotting more time than past years for the Regional Councils to solicit and identify projects in their areas. Once the CFA is submitted by the applicant, it goes to the local Regional Council to be reviewed and ranked as part of its strategic planning process.

For the full schedule of CFA Workshops, click here.

The list of specific resources available in Round V, as well as application materials and 2015 guidebook are available online at http://regionalcouncils.ny.gov.

About the Regional Economic Development Councils

The Regional Economic Development Council initiative (REDC) is a key component of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s transformative approach to State investment and economic development. In 2011, Governor Cuomo established 10 Regional Councils to develop long-term strategic plans for economic growth for their regions. The Councils are public-private partnerships made up of local experts and stakeholders from business, academia, local government, and non-governmental organizations. The Regional Councils have redefined the way New York invests in jobs and economic growth by putting in place a community-based, bottom up approach and establishing a competitive process for State resources. After four rounds of the REDC process, nearly $3 billion has been awarded to more than 3,100 job creation and community development projects consistent with each region’s strategic plans, supporting the creation or retention of more than 150,000 jobs. For more information on the Regional Councils, visit www.regionalcouncils.ny.gov .

Assistant Website Developer Job Opening!

Sixty five year old family-owned successful business seeks skilled Assistant Website Developer who wants to program, design, and be involved in creating growth.  This internet/bricks and mortar  retailer has had great sales success while using self created front and back end systems.  We are looking for someone who can assist our Website Developer/Programmer by learning our systems,  writing code, solving problems and managing social media, web, and email  presences to maximize related sales results.  Design skills are also needed to create product presentation  on website as well as to create interest in focused offerings.   Closely interact and support software users, while keeping an eye toward  technological improvement in both our back and front end systems,  through a true understanding of operational processes.

Example of job duties:

Upload product to website

Maintain facebook page.  Twitter – Instagram-Snapchat, whatever

Write monthly/biweekly emails to blast to customer base

Change front page of website periodically to feature specific products

Interact/direct Internet advertising

Monitor internet presence – search to see advertising results

Monitor competition websites – pricing comparisons, new product identification

Assist in development of perpetual inventory, POS system

Address issues related to order processing

Assist in website code maintenance and updates

The ideal candidate must:

Work out of our Finger Lakes location

Have experience writing code – ideally using HTML, CSS, JavaScript.  ColdFusion a bonus (or willingness to learn)

Think nothing less than excellent customer service is acceptable

Be a real team player

Show up to work every day looking forward to what the day will bring

Posess an Associates degree in an IT related field – bonus points for a Bachelors, or a High School diploma and appropriate relevant experience

Have a strong work ethic – be reliable, trustworthy and  an all around good person

Love a fast paced work environment

We offer a competitive salary, medical and dental insurance benefits, paid holiday and vacation time, 401K plan, bonus potential, opportunities  for professional growth and devlopment and a really great work atmosphere.

Please email  us a resume which outlines your skills, education and experience.  We look forward to hearing from you.

bj@supercasuals.com

The FLREDC now accepting “Letters of Interest”

The 2015-16 New York State Budget passed this week and included Governor Cuomo’s proposals for a fifth round of the Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) and Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) process, as well as a new Upstate Revitalization Initiative (URI), which I encourage you to read about at: www.ny.gov/UpstateRevitalization

While more specifics about the 2015 REDC/CFA/URI process will be announced in the coming weeks, the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council (FLREDC) has reopened its optional, pre-application process for organizations that are thinking of submitting a project for State funding in 2015 – as part of the CFA, URI or other State programs.

The FLREDC now accepting “Letters of Interest” that can be submitted using an online form at the website below:

http://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/content/flredc-request-letters-of-interest

This is being done in an effort to improve the quality and success of project applications in our region and also the vetting process completed annually by the FLREDC’s workgroup structure. Submitting a Letter of Interest is optional and does NOT replace the need to submit an official CFA once the portal opens later this spring.

However, it is highly recommended that you submit a Letter of Interest in order to engage with the FLREDC before the CFA portal opens. Please feel free to share this new web form to anyone that might be interested.

For more information about the FLREDC, please go to the website below:

http://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/content/finger-lakes