Monthly Archives: April 2013

On-the-Job Training Funds Available to Build Your Workforce!

On the Job Training (OJT) provides employers with a skilled workforce while providing jobseekers the skills needed for today’s job market.

How does it work?

  • Send us  your job opening..
  • We assist with identifying qualified candidates and match them to your job opening.
  • We work with you to develop a training plan that meets your needs.
  • You get reimbursed 50% of wages paid out during the training period.

To get started, complete an OJT application and Responsibility Questionnaire then submit them to Michael Woloson  or call 315-789-3131..

For more information click here.

For Frequently Asked Questions.

May 15, 2013 Board Meeting

We invite the public to our bi-monthly full board meeting…

When: Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Time: 8:30a.m

Where: The Holiday Inn- Waterloo.

What: A presentation on Foreign Trade Zone by Michael Manikowski and Laurie Ritter.

A success story by Theordore Jordan of PathStone.

Please RSVP by May 15th  to 315-789-3131, if you plan on attending.

Spotlight On: Cathie Chabrier

Cathie ChabrierCathie Chabrier, Assistant Administrator at the Wayne County Nursing and Rehab Center also chairs the Image and Pipeline committee for the Healthcare Alliance of the Finger Lakes. One of the committee’s focuses is on high school students to create an awareness of career opportunities in the healthcare field throughout the Finger Lakes region.

On March 20th the Healthcare Alliance of the Finger Lakes hosted its 2nd annual career day event: “Serving Community Healthcare in the Finger Lakes”. This year’s event was held at Finger Lakes Community College’s new Student Center on the Canandaigua Campus. Students were provided the opportunity to learn about careers in healthcare by attending “hands-on” workshops and talking with employers and training providers. Feedback from students, teachers and employers was very positive!

“The success of this program speaks to the high level of commitment Cathie and her group brings to this event. Her passion and leadership is evident in the outcomes” said Karen Springmeier, Executive Director of the Finger Lakes Work Force Investment Board. 271 students from 15 school districts attended. This is an increase of 32% over last year.

Business of the Month April 2013

Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board Executive Director Karen Springmeier presenting Hal Smith, president of Halco, with Business of the Month Certificate.

Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board Executive Director Karen Springmeier presenting Hal Smith, president of Halco, with Business of the Month Certificate.

GENEVA, NEW YORK – The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board (FL WIB)   announced today that Halco, is April’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 Phelps, New York, Halco is focused on providing high-quality   energy solutions to residential and commercial clients. The business   started as Halco Plumbing & Heating, a residential plumbing and   heating service and installation contractor and has now grown into a    company that designs and builds solar electric, solar thermal, wind   electric, and geothermal heating systems for residential and commercial   clients.  Halco is also involved with a number of local organizations throughout   the Greater Rochester area, including the Rochester Business Alliance   and Upstate Green Business Network.

Halco’s President Hal Smith, is   the current Chairman of the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board and   Co-Chair of the agency’s “Finger Lakes Work With Their Hands” program   which has enabled thousands of area high school students to experience   firsthand, the careers in skilled-trade industry.

“Halco is a shining example of a company that is committed to building a   strong workforce by investing in their community, Karen Springmeier,   Executive Director, Finger Lakes WIB said.    “The company is dedicated to developing a skilled workforce and works   closely with the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board to achieve a   high standard of workforce development within their organization.”

For  more information regarding the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board,  call  315-789-3131.