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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.

The Herman Trend Alert

The following “Trend Alert” is a direct result of Ms. Gioia’s visit to the Finger Lakes on October 22nd. The Exploring program offers so much for young people in our area! Read on for more information.

November 19, 2014

Exploring What Works in Workforce Development

There is a quiet revolution happening in communities around the world. Workforce and economic developers, school administrators, and forward-thinking corporate executives are collaborating to help youth choose the “right” careers for them. One of the best solutions we have encountered is called “The Exploring Program”. This program offers a model that may be copied for young people around the world.

Sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America and the Seneca Waterways Council, The Exploring Program is operated for middle and high school youth in the Greater Rochester/Finger Lakes region of New York in the United States. Exploring is a career-education program that allows students to learn more about particular careers through a series of hands-on activities led by working people. Through Exploring, young people mature and prepare themselves to become responsible and caring adults.

Local community organizations initiate an Explorer post by matching their people and program resources to the interests of young people in the community. The result is a program of activities that helps youth pursue their special interests, grow, and develop. Exploring programs are based on five areas of emphasis: career opportunities, life skills, citizenship, character education, and leadership experience.

Everyone wins with Exploring. The youth win because they gain career information, insight into their future vocations, plus they enjoy a sense of acceptance and belonging to the “right” group. They participate in adult-like activities, having practical, real, and meaningful hands-on experiences in safe environments. It also keeps them involved in positive youth activities, avoiding negative behaviors. Finally, they have opportunities to try leadership roles and develop their skills, not to mention their chances to develop career and personal skills.

The company’s employees benefit as well. Because they are “teaching” young people, they gain greater job awareness, they develop their own leadership and problem-solving skills, and they enjoy the opportunity for greater community involvement.

Finally, the organizations benefit in many ways. Companies develop team-building attitudes within their companies. They have the opportunity to interpret adult occupational roles for youth, while preparing young adults for transition from school to work. The companies demonstrate their visible commitments to the welfare of their communities. In these days of workforce shortages, their biggest win is that they are having opportunities to influence young people to choose them for their first employers, and to ensure their own success into the future by creating this valuable pipeline.

Wise employers, large and small, will do everything they can to reach out in their communities to create programs like this one where everybody wins.

For more information go to www.SWCexploring.org, or call the Exploring division at: 585-244-4210.

Copyright 1998-2014 by The Herman Group, Inc. — reproduction for publication is encouraged, with the following attribution: From “The Herman Trend Alert,” by Joyce Gioia, Strategic Business Futurist. 336-210-3547 or http://www.hermangroup.com. The Herman Trend Alert is a trademark of The Herman Group, Inc.”

HOT JOBS HOT JOBS HOT JOBS!!

RochesterWorks! is currently hiring for several positions.

Job: Project Manager for the Finger Lakes Hired Initiative Initiative.

The Finger Lakes Hired initiative, a four-year grant from the US Department of Labor, is a regional workforce initiative led by RochesterWorks! in collaboration with Finger Lakes Works and GLOW Works.

How to Apply: Submit a résumé and cover letter to placement@rochesterworks.org and list the title of the position in the subject line. The cover letter should let us know 1) the major challenges that you anticipate in this role and how you will address them; 2) how this opportunity fits into your long-term career goals; and 3) your salary requirements.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Click here for more details on this position.

Job: Education and Employment Specialists for the Finger Lakes Hired Initiative.

The Finger Lakes Hired initiative, a four-year grant from the US Department of Labor, is a regional workforce initiative led by RochesterWorks! in collaboration with Finger Lakes Works and GLOW Works.

How to Apply: Submit a résumé and cover letter to placement@rochesterworks.org and list the title of the position in the subject line. The cover letter should let us know 1) whether your preferred location is Monroe County, Genesee-Livingston-Orleans-Wyoming Counties, or Ontario-Seneca-Wayne-Yates Counties; 2) how this opportunity fits into your long-term career goals; and 3) your salary requirements.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Click here for more details on this position.