Monthly Archives: November 2013

Educator/Employer Panel Presentation Series

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 The IT/Computer Science event was the latest in a continuing series of informative panel presentations for Finger Lakes Guidance Counselors. This presentation was held on November 8th at Wayne – Finger Lakes BOCES. Three educators and three employers in the IT/Computer Science industry sat on the panel. These panel presentations are held to better inform guidance counselors, so they may in turn assist their students in choosing a career/education path that is right for them.

Panel: 

Employers

Jerry Seely, Director of Information Technology at IEC Electronics

Adrienne Burgess, Director of Information Technology at ITT/Goulds

Kelly Andrews, Director of Information Technology at GW Lisk

Educators

John Vaughn, Professor of Computer Science & Math at Hobart William Smith Colleges

Camille Sorenson, Director, Educational Technology Service at Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES

April Devaux, Department Chair, Information Technology at Finger Lakes Community College

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We were also joined by a class of students from WFL-BOCES who are pursuing IT/Computer Science. These students were able to ask questions and network with the panel after the presentation…

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The next Educator/Employer Panel Presentation is scheduled for April 2014.

Re-certification for the Geneva Career Center

Congratulations to all of the workforce professionals working at the Finger Lakes Works Career Center – Geneva (70 Elizabeth Blackwell Street).  In recent months the center completed the re-certification process required by the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board (FLWIB). Having gone through this process all five Finger Lakes Works  Career Centers  meet the high standards set by the FLWIB for continuous improvement methods, customer satisfaction measures, and staff development. Below is the staff from the Finger Lakes Works – Geneva Career Center accepting the award.

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From left to right: John Antczak, Labor Service Representative of the Geneva Center, Martha Costello, New York State Dept. of Labor – Manager of Finger Lakes Works Career Centers, Gena Alessi Coe, Workforce Advisor and Trade Act Coordinator with FLWIB, Dan Steinhohl, Labor Service Representative at the Geneva Center, Amanda Belle, Labor Service Representative – Extended Unemployment Counselor at the Geneva Center, Claire Eirmann, Labor Service Representative – REA Grant Program of the Geneva Center, and Mindy Laursen, Employment and Training Counselor of the Geneva Center.

Re-certification for the Wayne County Career Center

Congratulations to all of the workforce professionals working at the Finger Lakes Works Career Center – Wayne County in Lyons (1519 Nye Road).  In recent months the center completed the re-certification process required by the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board (FLWIB). Having gone through this process all five Finger Lakes Works  Career Centers  meet the high standards set by the FLWIB for continuous improvement methods, customer satisfaction measures, and staff development. Great work!SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

Above: Theodore Jordan of Pathstone and Performance and Evaluation Chair of the FLWIB, presents to award to (from left): Laura Johnson, Supervising Labor Service Representative at Finger Lakes Works-Wayne County; Kathy Templar, Director of Finger Lakes Works-Wayne County; and Martha Costello, New York State Dept. of Labor – Manager of Finger Lakes Works Career Centers (also Manager of the GLOW County Career Centers).

Business of the Month – November 2013!!

FINGER LAKES WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD RECOGNIZES ONTARIO ARC AS NOVEMBER’S BUSINESS OF THE MONTH.

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

          Ontario ARC is a private, not-for-profit organization serving more than 900 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families throughout Ontario County.  Services range from vocational and residential programs to family support and transportation

From left: Ann Scheetz, Executive Director; Lora Winghart, Associate Executive Director, Program Services; Cindy Buck, Ontario ARC volunteer for FLWIB; Josh Elias, Director, Employment Services.

From left: Ann Scheetz, Executive Director; Lora Winghart, Associate Executive Director, Program Services; Cindy Buck, Ontario ARC volunteer for FLWIB; Josh Elias, Director, Employment Services.

services with the aim of providing services that encourage independence, productivity and integration.  To find talented workers who provide these services, Ontario ARC partners with Finger Lakes Works and accesses programs like “On –Site Recruitment” at different Career Centers in the area and participates in the many job fairs available throughout the year.

Ontario ARC’s Executive Director and FLWIB member, Ann Scheetz works to promote the activities of the FLWIB throughout the organization.  This past October marked the 5th consecutive year that Ontario ARC volunteers helped with preparations for “Finger Lakes Works With Their Hands” skilled trades career day.  Each year volunteers assist with the preparing giveaways that include hard hats, string back backs and important skilled trades’ career information.

“Ontario ARC is an outstanding community partner working with the FLWIB to provide opportunities for all workers in the area” says FLWIB Executive Director Karen Springmeier.       

For more information regarding Ontario ARC, please visit: www.ontarioARC.org

Spotlight On…

Join Us For an Information Technology Career & Education Panel!

Who:

  • Middle School and High School Guidance Counselors
  • Middle School & High School Administrators
  • Work Experience Coordinators
  • Any educational professional interested in information on careers and training for the high-demand field of IT/ Computer Science.

When:

  • November 8, 2013
  • 8:30 am-10:00am

Where:

  • Finger Lakes Technical & Career Center

          3501 County Road 20                                                                                                                     Stanley, NY 14561

Click here to see the flyer!

RSVP: pgopen@fingerlakesworks.com