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What Are Advanced Manufacturing Careers?

Not Your Dad’s Job

 Advanced manufacturing is an exciting field that invents and creates the products that people need and want. Virtually everything we use on a daily basis is manufactured.

Did you know that advanced manufacturing includes things such as:

  • Robotics
  • Computers
  • Nanotechnology
  • Engineering
  • Electromechanical equipment
  • Much more…
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For High School Students and Parents!

Finger Lakes Works in partnership with Finger Lakes Community College and
Wayne Finger Lakes BOCES present the virtual workshop:

When: Tuesday, May 18, 2021    Time: 3:00pm

Where: This will be a Zoom meeting presentation.

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 Deadline for registration is May 14, 2021. Once you register you will receive log–on directions.

WHAT: Finger Lakes Works and FLCC have teamed up to provide this webinar geared towards High School students, parents and teachers! Join us as we explore all the “non-traditional” pathways students can take after graduation including short-term trainings, applying for funding opportunities, and what it looks like to go straight into the workforce!

Presenters: Amanda Lesterhuis – Youth Coordinator, Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board

Mary Gratton, MS-Custom Training Specialist, Finger Lakes Community College

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Participate at no cost!

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FAME – Increasing Prosperity in the Finger Lakes Through Manufacturing Networks

Finger Lakes Advanced Manufacturing Enterprise (FAME) began in 2006 with the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board Inc., in partnership among area manufacturers to fill the need for skilled workers.  Primary goals are to increase skill development and prosperity in the Finger Lakes region through manufacturing networks including mentoring youth on the attractions of manufacturing employment and helping them prepare for successful careers.

FAME works closely with educational partners like Finger Lakes Community College, Wayne Finger Lakes BOCES and local high-schools to develop programs designed to provide the technical skills that advanced manufacturers need in today’s ever evolving high-technology global markets. These initiatives give students early exposure and awareness to career pathways in advanced manufacturing.  Company tours are coordinated with regional career-awareness events designed to educate students on the opportunities that exist right here in the Finger Lakes. Join the innovative and exciting FAME organization and share your thoughts and ideas at organized forums and events in continued networking with other companies, educational providers and industry leaders while providing work based learning solutions for its members.

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Who is FAME?

Who is FAME? FAME is an initiative of the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board and a collaborative public/private partnership of regional stakeholders that are dedicated to investments in human capital.

We work with dedicated professionals who specialize in workforce development to understand what it takes to attract and grow the workforce talent in advanced manufacturing.

The end result in this investment is a bright, motivated, informed, skilled mind that contributes to the advancement of the sector.

FAME builds minds that make it.

Our regional stakeholders include:

  • Advanced Manufacturing Companies
  • Regional Educators
  • Economic Development Leaders
  • Workforce Planners and Leaders
  • Job Seekers
  • Students

Become a member today

Learn more about our strategic priorities

Check out our Advanced Manufacturing Scorecard and accomplishments

Meet our regional partners

Learn about our committees

Attend a meeting