New York State’s minimum wage increased on December 31, 2016. This is the first step in the statewide $15 minimum wage plan enacted as part of the 2016-17 State Budget. As part of a state-wide educational campaign to help businesses identify pay rates for their employees (including tipped employees), and to help protect employees, the Department of Labor will be hosting a live webinar every Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 AM beginning Tuesday January, 24. 2017. For a schedule of webinars click on https://www.labor.ny.gov/workerprotection/laborstandards/docs/2017-Minimum-Wage-Webinar-Schedule.pdf .
Healthcare Job Fair
Where: FLCC in Canandaigua
When: March 2nd from 12pm-3pm
February 16, 2017
Monroe Community College
R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center
Monroe A & B
Parking: Lot M
FAME at 10: Driving Growth. Inspiring Students. Reaching Parents. Connecting Stakeholders.
The Finger Lakes Advanced Manufacturers’ Enterprise is pleased to present Mr. Jeremy Bout of Edge Factor at its annual industry/education event on February 16, 2017 at Monroe Community College!
This year’s FAME Keynote speaker is a mixed brew of caffeine, ideas that defy convention, and passion that drives creativity. After spending 12 years using technology to bring ideas to life in the manufacturing industry, Jeremy Bout leads the Edge Factor team in producing inspiring films and accompanying interactive resources to inspire the next generation of makers. As a critically acclaimed filmmaker, public speaker and entrepreneur, Jeremy continues to turn ideas into reality to equip leaders to impact their communities. Edge Factor productions merge Hollywood visuals with cinematic storytelling, to highlight innovation, teach career pathways and manufacturing, and make science, technology, engineering, art and math relevant in today’s world. With stories and interactive resources, Edge Factor challenges perceptions and spotlights the amazing people and technology, that are changing lives and pushing back the edge of what’s possible.
4:00pm MCC Welcome, Dr. Anne Kress, President — MCC
4:10pm FLCC Update, Dr. Robert Nye, President — FLCC (Invited)
4:20pm FAME Welcome/Update, Mike Mandina FAME, Chair; President, Optimax Systems Inc.
4:40pm Keynote Speaker, Mr. Jeremy Bout, Edge Factor
5:30pm Industry/Academic Speed Dating Expo
6:00pm 2017 STAR Award Presentation
6:05pm Networking/Expo Continues (thru 6:30pm)
Contact: Michele Stolberg, FAME Facilitator
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.
To register and for more information visit: http://www.nyfame.org/about-fame/meeting-details/february2017_fame_event/
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Building the Pipeline for our Regional Advanced Manufacturing Sector
To succeed, manufacturers need a skilled workforce, strong business model, leadership and a thriving community. In the Rochester region, poverty and unemployment are increasing. It has become a challenge to find qualified workers. Now is the time to unite and pledge to expand our workforce and long-term prosperity as business leaders in the community.
Make the 5% Pledge!
We are asking you to pledge 5% of your current workforce to the future. That means that for every 100 employees in your organization, you will strive to provide five temporary positions for interns, high school students, and/or the long-term unemployed as a method of exposing them to the manufacturing culture through experience. In turn, these workers will gain valuable skills and experience to guide them as they become the workforce of tomorrow.
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