Monthly Archives: December 2015

December’s Business of the Month is…

PROSPERO EQUIPMENT CORP. OF GENEVA, NY!!

The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board (FLWIB), Inc. announced today that Prospero Equipment Corporation is December’s “Business of the Month”, recognizing the business’s contributions to the community and to the local economy.

With an office in Geneva, New York, Prospero Equipment Corporation is one of the leading service providers for beverage equipment in North America. They provide service and technical support to all small, medium, and large scale wineries and beverage companies.  & it’s associated company’s offer many cutting edge solutions and customization of all wine, beer and beverage needs. Some of the solutions provided include: mobile bottling trailers, existing winery growth, custom crush facilities and much more.  Starting out in 1972 when Mr. Tony Prospero began distributing small home winemaking equipment out of Pleasantville, NY, the company has grown with offices in California and here in Geneva.  In 2012 the Geneva office was restructured and a new warehouse was built to better supply our customers with the parts and the technical support they needed.

Kathy Bailey, Business Service Representative of Finger Lakes Works-Ontario County, presents the award to Richard Turner, Operations Manager for Prospero Equipment.

Kathy Bailey, Business Service Representative of Finger Lakes Works-Ontario County, presents the award to Richard Turner, Operations Manager for Prospero Equipment.

Managing this kind of growth requires a highly skilled workforce.  To find and train their workers Prospero has worked closely with Finger Lakes Works Business Services team to post jobs with the New York State Job Bank enabling the company to tap into a large pool of talent.  To assist w/ training the company has used the On the Job Training program designed to help employers build a strong workforce while providing the employee with the skills need to be successful on the job.

“The FLWIB is pleased to recognize Prospero Equipment efforts to grow their workforce and for their commitment to region” said Karen Springmeier, Executive Director, Finger Lakes WIB Inc. said. “We look forward to working with them as they continue to grow and contribute to our local economy.”

Congrats Grads!

Congratulations to the FLCC Mechatronic Technology graduates.    Your hard work and dedication paid off.  Best of luck in your new jobs!

Mechatronics Graduates pictured above.

Mechatronics Graduates pictured above.

Spotlight On…

Congratulations to three of our Career Centers for receiving the “Veterans’ Program Incentive Office Award for Program Year 2014”!!

New York State Department of Labor presented this award to Finger Lakes Works – Seneca County in Waterloo, Finger Lakes Works – Wayne County in Lyons, and the Finger Lakes Works Career Center in Geneva for demonstrating priority of services of veterans during the program year of July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. The staff provided an initial assessment to a higher percentage of veterans than non-veterans, and had a lower percentage of unemployed veterans than non-veterans exiting from services without a successful outcome. Congratulations to all staff members on a job well done!!

(L-R) Kathy Templar, Director of Finger Lakes Works - Wayne County, Valerie England, Manager of Finger Lakes Works Lyons & Geneva Offices (NYSDOL), and John Vrabel, Deputy Director of Finger Lakes Works - Seneca County.

(L-R) Kathy Templar, Director of Finger Lakes Works – Wayne County, Valerie England, Manager of Finger Lakes Works Lyons & Geneva Offices (NYSDOL), and John Vrabel, Deputy Director of Finger Lakes Works – Seneca County.