manufacturing is the practical application of science and technology. Companies
have outgrown their pools of skilled workers, and are eagerly recruiting to
train and fill these positions. There are a variety of post-secondary education
programs available, which provide candidates the opportunity to acquire a real
salary, gain on-the-job experience and earn a college degree. This is a
risk-free stepping stone, which is applicable to many different career paths – even
those beyond manufacturing.
first learned about manufacturing at Monroe Community College. Through MCC and
the NY Inspire Grant, I was able to complete the Precision Machining Certificate
Program and receive entry level tools of the trade, all free of charge. The
learning environment was truly immersive and laid a strong foundation with
which I could enter the job market. While I was attending school, I began
working part-time at Micro Instrument Corp, and was offered a full-time
position upon graduation. In just six months, I was able to go from having no
manufacturing experience to starting a new career.
am a second-year tool maker’s apprentice at Micro Instrument Corp. My
department specializes in low volume precision machining. I am given blueprints
and models to use in order to manufacture parts to customer’s specifications.
The planning and execution are left up to me, allowing me to incorporate my own
creative process into each part. It is easy to compare this work to a game of
chess, every move must be strategized, every move plays into a win or loss. I
feel a strong emotional connection to the success or failure of each part I
had initially pictured vocational training to provide a stable, but modest
career path. On the contrary, Micro and the NYS Apprenticeship Program are strong
advocates for higher education and are consistently pushing me to pursue my
interests. I truly feel like I am at the beginning of my career. I am happy to
have made this decision and encourage more to do the same.
Joseph Dean, Second-year tool maker’s apprentice at Micro Instrument Corp.
WHY: Non-profit organizations
have important missions to accomplish in today’s society. Every Executive Director wants to dedicate
all funds to accomplish the mission.
There is seldom any left over to help develop themselves and their
management team. This program is intended
to support the management teams of non-profit organizations by helping them to
improve their leadership skill sets without diverting funding intended for
their mission and clients.
Managers and Directors of non-profit organizations. Actually, anyone who has to get work
accomplished through others’ efforts.
WHAT: One 4-hour training workshop. The workshop reviews the following topics:
Management – Setting Expectations
Management – Coaching for Excellence
Management – Counseling for Competence
National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is in October and ACCES-VR and partners are looking for nominations for employer recognition. Last year, four area employers were recognized! Please see the application below, which is due by June 14th. If you would like a fillable application, email email@example.com.
The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee
for Sheet Metal Workers, Local Union #46, will conduct a recruitment from June
4, 2019 through May 5, 2020 for 10 sheet metal worker apprentices.
Applications may be obtained at Local Union #46,
244 Paul Road, Rochester, NY from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00
p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month, excluding legal holidays, during the
recruitment period. Applicants must apply in person at the address listed above;
applications may not leave the premises.
FINGER LAKES WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD 41 Lewis Street, Suite 104 Phone: (315) 789-3131 Geneva, NY 14456 Fax: (315) 789-0163 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 15, 2019 Contact: Jennifer May Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board 315-789-3131
The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board, Inc. Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Time: 8:30 – 10:00 am Ramada Geneva Lakefront 41 Lakefront Dr., Geneva, NY
For more information please call, 315-789-3131 ext 101.
The mission of the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board is to improve the economic well-being of job seekers and employees in the Finger Lakes region. The goal of the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board is to increase the employment, retention, and earnings of participants, increase occupational skill attainment by participants; and, as a result, improve the quality of the workforce; reduce welfare dependency; and enhance the productivity and competitiveness of the region.