FINGER LAKES COMMUNITY COLLEGE
GENEVA, NEW YORK – The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board Inc. (FLWIB) announced today that Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC) is March’s “Community Partner of the Month,” recognizing the school’s efforts in working collaboratively with Finger Lakes WIB to address workforce issues impacting the region.
Finger Lakes Community College was established in 1965 and opened for non-credit classes in 1967 and credit classes in 1968. Set on a 250-acre, park-like campus, the College is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. It is a public, open access institution dedicated to providing a quality education in a student-centered environment.
FLCC employees, from left: Joseph Nairn, chief advancement officer; Tammie Woody, career services coordinator; Marcia Lynch, custom training specialist; President Barbara Risser; Corinne Canough, director of educational planning and career services; Catherine Petruccione, secretary for educational planning and career services, and Lynn Freid, director of workforce development, with Karen Springmeier, executive director of the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board.
FLCC has been an active partner with the FLWIB throughout the years collaborating on various initiatives while working together through Board and Consortium related activities. FLCC has developed a successful six-month advanced manufacturing machinist training program and recently added a 12-week mechatronics program. Its instrumentation and control technologies degree, viticulture and wine technology degree and other programs were developed with extensive employer input.
This month will mark the fourth year FLCC has hosted the “Serving Community Healthcare in the Finger Lakes” healthcare career day for local high school students. In April the college will again play host to the 3rd annual “Why I Love The Finger Lakes” Career Expo. Additionally, the school serves as a vital resource for Finger Lakes Works job seekers looking to upgrade their skills in an effort to compete in today’s workplace.
“The entire Finger Lakes region is fortunate to have such a strong community partner,” said Karen Springmeier, Executive Director, Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board. “The FLWIB looks forward to continuing this partnership as we work together in to provide local employers with a strong workforce.”