Informational Webinars on the NYS Minimum Wage Increases

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 .

FAME Annual Event!

February 16, 2017          10th-anniv

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.

Event Agenda:

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)

REGISTER NOW!

Questions?
Contact: Michele Stolberg, FAME Facilitator
Email: fame@nyfame.org
Phone# 315-521-7826

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/

Thank you del Lago Resort and Casino!

Executive Director, Karen A. Springmeier, speaks at the press conference.

Executive Director, Karen A. Springmeier, speaks at the press conference.

Jeff Babinski, del Lago Resort & Casino Executive Vice President and General Manager, speaks at the press conference.

Jeff Babinski, del Lago Resort & Casino Executive Vice President and General Manager, speaks at the press conference.

Mike Davis, Chair of the "Finger Lakes Works...with their hands!" Event, Finger Lakes Building Trades President, & Business Manager for IBEW Local 840.

Mike Davis, Chair of the “Finger Lakes Works…with their hands!” Event, Finger Lakes Building Trades President, & Business Manager for IBEW Local 840.

Mr. Wilmot, Mr. Babinski, Ms. Springmeier, and Mr. Davis with the check.

Mr. Wilmot, Mr. Babinski, Ms. Springmeier, and Mr. Davis with the check.

Karen Springmeier poses with the check and three FLWIB Members, (l-r) Mike Davis, Scott Bischoping (WFL BOCES), and Michael Rusinko (Lyons National Bank).

Karen Springmeier poses with the check and three FLWIB Members, (l-r) Mike Davis, Scott Bischoping (WFL BOCES), and Michael Rusinko (Lyons National Bank).

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!