February 2015 Business of the Month is…

The Yates County History Center!!

GENEVA, NEW YORK – The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board (FLWIB) announced today that February “Business of the Month” is Yates County History Center  recognizing the Agency’s efforts to build strong community partnerships along with their continuing contributions to the local economy.

The Yates History Center is one of the premier museums in the Finger Lakes. It is three museums in one – the Oliver House Museum, the L. Caroline Underwood Museum, and the Scherer Carriage House all adjacent to one another on Main Street and Chapel Street near downtown Penn Yan. There are extensive resources for genealogical and local history researchers and several displays and exhibits.

Loree Martin, Youth Specialist and Career Counselor from Finger Lakes Works – Yates County, presents the award to John Potter, Executive Director for the Yates County History Center.

Loree Martin, Youth Specialist and Career Counselor from Finger Lakes Works – Yates County, presents the award to John Potter, Executive Director for the Yates County History Center.

The Yates History Center has a long history of partnering with Finger Lakes Works Yates County by volunteering to be a learning rich work placement site for the youth program on an ongoing basis. Over the years approximately 50 youth have been placed there as a part of Finger Lakes Works Youth program including the program’s current, Youth Specialist & Career Counselor Loree Martin. In addition to providing effective mentoring around workforce preparation skills, they also encourage positive social and civic behaviors in the youth who join their team.  As a history/museum assistant, the youth are provided opportunities to learn many aspects of the organization; the physical operations including exhibit maintenance and artifact management.

“The Yates History Center’s commitment to mentoring youth in the workplace exemplifies the kind of dedicated partnership that communities need to help prepare and grow tomorrow’s workforce successfully.” said Karen Springmeier, Executive Director of the Finger Lakes WIB.

“Why I Love the Finger Lakes” Career Expo!

Employer Registration is now OPEN!

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 “Why I Love the Finger Lakes” Career Expo!

What?          A job fair with workshops, social media activities, prizes and more!

When?         Thursday, April 23, 2015 from 1pm-4pm

Where?        FLCC – Main Campus, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua, NY 14424

Why?           To promote living and working in the Finger Lakes Region!!

Registration is reserved for businesses with current open positions. Thank you!

Any questions regarding the Expo please contact Dinah Brennan or Michael Woloson at (315) 789-3131.

 

Registration Packet – Click here!!

Spotlight On…

Finger Lakes Hired!

Job Seekers: Finger Lakes Hired can help you train for and connect to local, in-demand jobs in the healthcare, advanced manufacturing, and IT industries! Click here to see more information on how to benefit from this grant!

Businesses: Take advantage of a new opportunity to recruit, train, and try out new candidates at little or no cost to you! Click here to see more information on this grant opportunity!

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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.