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/
For all of the latest information CLICK HERE!
Local Unions have recognized that they must enhance workforce diversity through increased employment of minorities and women, and del Lago Resort & Casino has stepped up to the plate to significantly help. The Tyre resort and casino will announce that it is investing $100,000 to support the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board. The funding is the largest one-time donation the organization has received and will help develop and fill the pipeline of skilled trades and advanced manufacturing workforce targeting young women and minorities.
Thank you to del Lago and the Wilmot’s for believing in what we do and supporting these great initiatives!
Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board, Inc. Regional Assessment Coordinator
For details, click here.
FAME 5% Pledge – Sign up today!
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.
All information was taken from the FAME website. Visit the link below for more information:
Information Session: 165 hour CLD-A Training Class Cohort
Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES in Conjunction with Genesee Valley BOCES
Friday, August 11, 9:00 AM
BOCES Operations and Maintenance Center
74 Circle Drive, Newark, NY (The last building “in the back” of the old DDSO Campus across Maple Ave from the BOCES Main HQ)
Classes begin 9-16-2016 and run to 11-18-2016
Come learn about what it takes to drive the Big Rigs.
Department of Labor Grant funding for tuition IS AVAILABLE for qualified people. Inquire through the County Finger Lakes Works! Career Centers.
School Officials: Component Districts can utilize non-instructional COSER 602.
Please RSVP to 315-332-7311 by August 9 to reserve your spot in the information session