The Healthcare Alliance of the Finger Lakes Presents:

Developing our Region’s Healthcare Workforce

Improving health in the Finger Lakes requires a new approach that goes beyond medical interventions the Regional Commission on Community Health Improvement has concluded.  Convened by the Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency, the commission and its workgroups drew on the expertise of 150 regional leaders from public health, human services, health care, community-based organizations and other health-related fields.  This seminar will present the commission’s recommendations pertaining to workforce systems in healthcare.

For a pdf version of this information, click here.

When: Thursday September 3rd, 2015

Time: 2:30 pm-4:00 pm

Where: Finger Lakes Community College-Victor Campus

(200 Victor Heights Parkway, Victor NY)

Target Audience: Healthcare Professionals focused on Workforce Development

Featuring: Melissa Wendland-Director of Best Practices and Strategies-Finger Lakes Health

 Systems Agency.  Melissa brings over 20 years of health care experience to her work at FLHSA.  As Director of Best Practices and Strategies, Melissa coordinated the 2012 communitywide submission that was awarded $26.6M to the Finger Lakes region from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation as part of the Affordable Care Act Center for Innovation.

This Seminar will:

  • Present the findings from the Regional Commission on Community Health Improvement, and its implications for workforce systems in the healthcare.
  • Review goals and outcomes of the Healthcare Alliance of the Finger Lakes.
  • Develop actionable items designed to address workforce issues in healthcare.

To register for this no cost seminar send us your contact information at: info@HealthcareWorkforceAlliance.com

(Please put “September 3rd Seminar” in subject line)

Deadline for Registration-Tuesday September 1st

 

 

Healthcare Alliance of the Finger Lakes

Attract, Expand, Develop, and Sustain the Workforce to Meet the

Healthcare and Human Services Needs in the 9-County Finger Lakes Region

http://www.healthcareworkforcealliance.net/

August 2015 Business of the Month is…

Select Fabricators of Canandaigua!!

The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board, Inc. (FLWIB) announced today that, Select Fabricators, Inc. is August’s “Business of the Month” recognizing the company’s efforts to build strong community partnerships along with their continuing contributions to the local economy.

Located in Canandaigua, New York, Select Fabricators manufactures a full line of high performing Select-A-Shield™ RF / EMI shielding enclosures, pouches and mobile forensics products in the USA. With expertise in textiles, flexible materials, industrial sewing, sealing, ultrasonic welding Select Fabricators delivers a wide array of flexible packaging solutions to customers’ specifications, including cleanroom bags and services, industrial covers, tarps and barrier bags as well as contract product assembly and fulfillment for aerospace, precision packaging, military, security, and industrial customers.

Kathy Bailey (far left), Business Service Representative for Ontario County Workforce Development, and Kristin Lupien (far right), Production & Sales Support Manager at Select Fabricators, are pictured along with several Select Fabricators employees who have accessed services from Finger Lakes Works; (l-to-r) Valerie Spencer, Susan Gilroy, Nancy Maciuska, and Cindy Eddy.

Kathy Bailey (far left), Business Service Representative for Ontario County Workforce Development, and Kristin Lupien (far right), Production & Sales Support Manager at Select Fabricators, are pictured along with several Select Fabricators employees who have accessed services from Finger Lakes Works; (l-to-r) Valerie Spencer, Susan Gilroy, Nancy Maciuska, and Cindy Eddy.

Finding and training a productive workforce is key to Select Fabricator’s success. Over the years they partnered with Finger Lakes Works to assist with recruitment and training accessing programs like the New York State Department of Labor’s job bank and the On the Job Training program.  They have also been the recipients of regional grants that have been used to train their workforce. “Finger Lakes Works has provided us with an excellent source of talented workers” says Gary Winch, Chief Operating Officer.  “It’s been a win-win!”

“The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board is proud to recognize Select Fabricators for their partnership in developing and maintaining a strong workforce in our community”, said Karen Springmeier, Director of Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board Inc.  “We look forward to working with the company as they continue to grow.”

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.

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.”