Spotlight On…

(Left) Lois Johnson, Director of Workforce Strategies for WDI; (Middle) Lynn Freid; (Right) Vivian Benton, Deputy Director of WDI

At this year’s Annual FAME Event held on March 20, 2018, our own Board Member and the Regional Director of the Workforce Development Institute was recognized for her tireless efforts to promote careers and training opportunities in the Advanced Manufacturing industry.

The FAME STAR Award recognizes Students, Teachers, and Advanced Manufacturing Relationships in pursuit of FAME’s goal to promote awareness of advanced manufacturing careers in the pipeline. These innovations may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Working with educators to develop and implement new curriculum
• Enhancing existing program/s that promote AM careers/training
• Supporting existing programs that assist students in developing their STEM skills
• Recognition for achieving visibility of the need for middle skill jobs among students/teachers/parents/government
• Demonstrates industry collaboration and outreach to FAME’s target populations (secondary and post-secondary)

Congratulations Lynn for this well-deserved recognition!

FLX Job Fair Coming April 19th!

Attention Employers!

The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board and Finger Lakes Community College Career Services office would like to invite you to participate in the fifth annual Finger Lakes Job Fair. This event attracts hundreds of candidates and will be held:

DATE: Tuesday, April 19, 2018
TIME: 12:30pm-4:00pm
PLACE: The Student Center at Finger Lakes Community College (Main Campus)
3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua, NY 14424

Our fifth annual Finger Lakes Job Fair is more than just an average job fair. This event will promote living and working in the Finger Lakes Region and the specific industries on which the area thrives. This event provides an excellent opportunity for you to meet job seekers and fill job openings within your company. Our focus will be on providing space to those businesses with current job openings. The event will be open to the public.

The registration fee for this event is $99. Check should be made out to the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board. Registration is not complete until registration fee is received. Participants are provided with a six-foot table, two chairs and lunch for two. If you have any other needs, such as an electrical outlet, please indicate your needs on the registration form. We ask each business commit to being available the entire length of the job fair, which is 12:30pm-4:00pm. We will be inviting veterans to attend at 12:30pm and will open the event to the public at 1:00pm.

Please complete the registration form along with the Fast Fax Job Order form for each job vacancy and return it by March 23rd . You will receive confirmation of your registration. If you do not hear back from us regarding your registration, please contact us prior to the deadline. Space is limited, so get your reservation in early!

If you have any questions, please contact Michael Woloson at (315) 789-3131 ext. 103.

FLX Job Fair 2018 Registration Form

Meeting of the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board

41 Lewis Street, Suite 104 Phone: (315) 789-3131
Geneva, NY 14456 Fax: (315) 789-0163
March 12, 2018
Contact: Jennifer May
Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board

Meeting Notice:

The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board, Inc.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Time: 8:30 – 10:00 am
Hobart & William Smith Colleges
Vandervort Room
300 Pulteney St., Geneva, NY

For more information please call, 315-789-3131 ext 101.

The mission of the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board is to improve the economic well-being of job seekers and employees in the Finger Lakes region. The goal of the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board is to increase the employment, retention, and earnings of participants, increase occupational skill attainment by participants; and, as a result, improve the quality of the workforce; reduce welfare dependency; and enhance the productivity and competitiveness of the region. For more information regarding the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board, visit or call 315-789-3131.

Non Profit Management Training April 17th

FREE Management Training for Non-Profit Organizations

Sponsored by:
The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board, Inc. and Generations Bank

WHEN: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE: Generations Bank Board Room 20 East Bayard Street Seneca Falls, NY 13148

RSVP: Name, agency and job title to or call 315-789-3131 Ext. 102 by April 12, 2018 (Limited to 25 students)

WHY: Non-profit organizations have important missions to accomplish in today’s society. Every Executive Director wants to dedicate all funds to accomplish the mission. There is seldom any left over to help develop themselves and their management team. This program is intended to support the management teams of non-profit organizations by helping them to improve their leadership skill sets without diverting funding intended for their mission and clients.

WHO: Supervisors, Managers and Directors of non-profit organizations. Actually, anyone who has to get work accomplished through others’ efforts.

WHAT: One 4-hour training workshop. The workshop reviews the following topics:
• Performance Management – Setting Expectations
• Performance Management – Coaching for Excellence
• Performance Management – Counseling for Competence
• Manager AND Leader; Embrace the Genius of “AND”

Non Profit Management Training Program Description

Career Navigator April 2-6

Career Navigator
An Intensive Training Program for
Job Search & Success

Jump start your job search with this 5-day interactive, strategic approach to proactively managing your future.

  • Learn how to redefine your skills to fit existing and emerging industries and occupations.
  • Design a job search strategy to fit your values, skills and goals.
  • Learn the marketing techniques that will get your message out to the people that make the hiring decisions.
  • Discover the increased power of working in teams, led by certified career professionals.
  • Navigate the obstacles and challenges of the changing economy and learn the new rules of job search.
  • Master the ability to successfully transition into new directions of employment and control future employment paths.

Who should enroll in Career Navigator?
Job Seekers who:

  • Desire to stay in the same field and who want to learn how to compete.
  • Require an industry and/or career change based upon their transferable skills.
  • Want support in identifying new search strategies, tools and techniques.

Day 1: Ground Work (Foundations, Skill Assessment) STAR Stories
Day 2: Marketing Me – Marketing Plans, Summary Qualifications
Day 3: Speed Networking / Resumes & Cover Letters
Day 4: Resume Reviews & Interviewing
Day 5: Goal Setting and Search Teams

Dates and Locations:

Dates and Times: April 2 – 6, 2018 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Ontario County Safety Training Facility, County Road 48, Canandaigua
Contact person: at 585-396-4033
OR at 315-789-1771 Ext 117

To Enroll:
See a Finger Lakes Works Career Center Staff Person

Space is limited please be sure to make a reservation soon!

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Frequently asked questions about Career Navigator


Volunteers Needed

Serving Community Healthcare in the Finger Lakes will be held at FLCC Canandaigua Campus and run from 7:30am until about 2:00pm. We will hold an orientation the day before –Monday (3/19) at 9:00am-10:00am at FLCC student center. We expect about 400 students from about 20 school districts.

Tour guides volunteers will chaperone students to classrooms for 20-minute presentations, exhibitor area and lunch. Room monitors will make sure classes start and end on time along with making sure the presenters are comfortable. We will also need help registering schools and setting up for lunch.

People interested in volunteering should email the following information:


Preference: Tour Guide or Room Monitor

Shirt size

Feel free to contact Mike with questions, at or (315)789-3131 ext 103.