Our January 2015 Community Partner of the Month is…

Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR)

GENEVA, NEW YORK – The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board Inc. (FLWIB) announced today that ACCES VR is the January “Community Partner of the Month” recognizing the agency’s efforts in working collaboratively with Finger Lakes WIB to address workforce issues impacting the region.

Nicolette Leathersich, Regional Coordinator, and Carol Kramer, Director of Counseling, receiving the award on behalf of ACCES-VR

Nicolette Leathersich, Regional Coordinator, and Carol Kramer, Director of Counseling, receiving the award on behalf of ACCES-VR

ACCES-VR (Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation) offers access to a full range of employment and independent living services that may be needed by persons with disabilities through their lives.  ACCES-VR starts with the presumption that all persons with disabilities can benefit from vocational rehabilitation services and should have opportunities to work in jobs integrated within their communities. VR Counselors guide individuals through service programs they need to reach their employment goals.

Over the years ACCES-VR has contributed to the FLWIB’s mission through the active involvement and participation on the Finger Lakes Works Consortium as well as working with career center staff and customers in an effort to ensure positive outcomes for job seekers and their employers.  This partnership has ensured that all job-seekers in the Finger Lakes have access to the services needed to be successful in the workplace.

“The FLWIB looks forward to continuing this partnership as we work together to supply the area’s employers with a talented workforce.” said Karen Springmeier, Executive Director, and Finger Lakes WIB.

December Business of the Month is…

Advanced Atomization Technologies, LLC 

GENEVA, NEW YORK – The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board (FLWIB) announced today that Advanced Atomization Technologies, LLC is the December “Business of the Month” recognizing the company’s efforts to build strong community partnerships along with their continuing contributions to the local economy.

Back row, left to right: Dave Overholt, General Manager, Jeremy Gerevics, Leadership Black Belt Mfg. Tech Front row left to right: Blair Bacher, Human Resource Team Leader, Eric Neyts, Operations Leader, Brooke Rourke, Human Resource Specialist.

Back row, left to right: Dave Overholt, General Manager, Jeremy Gerevics, Leadership Black Belt Mfg. Tech Front row left to right: Blair Bacher, Human Resource Team Leader, Eric Neyts, Operations Leader, Brooke Rourke, Human Resource Specialist.

Advanced Atomization Technologies, LLC, (AA TECH) located in Clyde, NY is an aircraft engine parts manufacturer.  A joint venture between Parker Aerospace and GE Aviation formed in 2012, AA Tech employs approximately 350 skilled assemblers, technicians, engineers, and other professionals in the production of advanced fuel nozzles and related products for GE Aviation.  In October the company announced plans to expand and update its manufacturing facility and office building to accommodate an increased demand for work with plans to hire 80-100 additional team members over the next five years.

Throughout this process AA Tech has been working with Finger Lakes Works to assist with recruiting efforts by posting its openings with the Finger Lakes Works Job bank.  Human Resource Specialist Brooke Rourke has recently joined Finger Lakes Advanced Manufacturing Enterprise (FAME) and is active on the Pipeline committee.  AA Tech has also participated on Employer Panel Presentations providing important information to high school counselors and teachers regarding the career opportunities that exist in advanced manufacturing.

“The FLWIB is excited to partner with AA Tech as they expand their facilities in Clyde and continue to develop their advanced manufacturing workforce.” said Karen Springmeier, Executive Director, Finger Lakes WIB.

Spotlight On…

The Young Family

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Every year the men of the Young family volunteer to help out at the Finger Lakes Works…with their hands! career exploration event for area high school youth and this year was no exception! With veteran Heavy Equipment Coordinator, Brian Young (Director, Ontario County Workforce Development) called out of town for business, Brian’s family members grabbed their hardhats and jumped in to keep things running smoothly for the 600+ high schoolers in attendance that day.

Coordinating the 29 pieces of heavy equipment and multiple outdoor exhibits was Brian’s nephew, Tim Young, with assistance from Brian’s son, Grant Young, brothers Paul and Kevin Young, and Brian’s father, Jerry Young!( as seen in photo)

Thanks to the Young family for being an important part of the volunteer team for Finger Lakes Works…with their hands! We appreciate their hard work and dedication in introducing skilled trades careers to Finger Lakes youth.

Spotlight On…

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Congratulations to recent graduates of the Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES Nursing Assistant program.  Instruction was provided on-site at Seneca Nursing and Rehabilitation, Waterloo, NY,  through a unique partnership with BOCES and the healthcare facility.  Congratulations to all!

FAME Annual Event

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Driving a New National Skills Policy:

How Local Partnerships like FAME Are Making a Difference!   

January 28, 2015 – 4 to 6:30 p.m.   REGISTER NOW!
The Finger Lakes Advanced Manufacturers’ Enterprise (FAME) is pleased to present Mr. Andy VanKleunen of the National Skills Coalition (Washington DC) at its annual industry/education event on January 28, 2015 at Monroe Community College. Mr. VanKleunen will discuss key workforce topics, including the new WIOA(Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) funding that has been restructured to favor sector partnership strategies. This is particularly relevant for New York State, since it is forecasted to be an ‘early implementer’ of WIOA.
Event location details:
Monroe Community College, R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center
Warshof Conference Center, Monroe A and B, 1000 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY

Parking: M and M1 lots

Online event registration now available!

Event pricing:
FAME members:
$25 per company (up to 5 attendees)

Non-FAME members: $25 per person

Regional educators: FREE (must pre-register)

Event weblink:

http://www.nyfame.org/FAMEVanKleunenEventJan28_2015.asp

Thank you to our event sponsors!

Interested in sponsoring this event? Click here!

This event is being hosted by the Finger Lakes Advanced Manufacturers’ Enterprise (FAME), Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board (FLWIB), Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), Finger Lakes Community College, and Monroe Community College.