Finger Lakes Features: Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES New PTECH Location

Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES’ new location for their PTECH program.

The PTECH program at Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES strives to transform College and Career Readiness by creating new pathways between education and in-demand, high-tech careers by supporting a culture and learning environment with the tools and resources necessary to acquire and create knowledge, collaborate, use creativity and innovate. Our school connects students with careers through business partnerships with higher education, the community, the region, and the world.

On September 26, 2019 the Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES PTECH program will be hosting a Ribbon Cutting Celebration and student led tours of our new location. Additional details below. 

Wayne Finger Lakes BOCES looks forward to utilizing this new location to continue making success possible for the students they serve from their 25 Component School District, while working collaboratively with their

 Business Partners and Finger Lakes Community College!  For more information Shannon.Marshall@wflboces.org


“SkillUp Finger Lakes”

August 22, 2019
Contact: Jennifer May
Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board
315-789-3131 ext. 101


In an effort to both increase the skills of the region’s workforce and provide residents with tools to train for new job opportunities, Finger Lakes Works has initiated its “SkillUp® Finger Lakes” program. All eligible residents can take classes, explore career pathways and even prepare for various industry-recognized certifications, all for free and all from home.

Through an online portal, Finger Lakes Works is providing free access to over 5,000 courses from Skillsoft, a nationally recognized training provider of workplace, business, technical and IT courses.

Whether they are looking for a first job, a new job or to advance in their chosen field, residents can take advantage of this career enhancing training. SkillUp® Finger Lakes delivers flexible, self-paced learning that can be accessed from anywhere with a high-speed internet connection, 24/7. Users will complete a self-assessment of their skills, identify any skill gaps, and automatically receive recommended courses to remediate those gaps. Jobseekers can train in essential workplace skills, study job interview talking points and search for employment opportunities nationwide.

Available topics include Microsoft Office, Effective Customer Service, Project Management, Leadership, Critical Thinking, CompTIA, and many more.

To enroll online, learners can visit http://fingerlakes.skillupamerica.org/.

For those who need assistance, or if you are interested in additional career services, please visit one of the Finger Lakes Works Career Centers (https://fingerlakesworks.com).

Local businesses can take advantage of SkillUp® Finger Lakes for new hire training. Custom curricula can be developed pertinent to a particular employer or industry. Businesses can also access the platform’s employer portal to identify skilled candidates or list their job openings. Interested employers can contact Michael Woloson at Finger Lakes Works Business Services at mwoloson@fingerlakesworks.com or 315-789-3131 ext. 103.

“Through SkillUp® Finger Lakes, our workforce board can serve a significantly larger portion of our community and enhance our overall career services offering,” said Executive Director of Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board Karen A. Springmeier. “In addition, we are providing the tools necessary to upskill our local workforce and increase the pool of qualified candidates to support our existing and potential local businesses.”


Hot Job: CNC Machinist at CCMI

CNC Machinist

CCMI, Inc excels in Machining, Vacuum-Forming, CNC Routing, and Fabrication of plastics and other materials.  The ideal candidate possesses the abilities to work well with their hands, to work independently and with a team, with the common goal to find solutions to produce quality accurate finished products. Candidates who have experience with working with plastics, wood, metal, or other substrates to fabricate parts or components are good matches. Candidate should have above average mechanical aptitude and a can-do attitude.  

Job description and responsibilities:

  • Ability to setup, program, and inspect jobs from start to finish on CNC Mills and CNC Lathes with limited supervision using Haas controls.
  • Aligns and secures holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials onto machines.
  • Ability to read and interpret detailed shop drawings. 
  • Knowledge of M and G codes.
  • Mastercam experience preferred, but not required.
  • Ability to perform complete inspections of parts given a defined inspection process.
  • Ability to calculate dimensions, tolerances and machine offset adjustments using knowledge of mathematics and inspection instruments.
  • Must have good verbal and written skills.
  • Being a team member is essential
  • Must be dependable and display a positive attitude in the work place
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Minimum two years’ experience operating CNC and manual equipment

Company Benefits

  • Full time position (7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. M-F)
  • Benefits offered:
    • Medical insurance
    • Matching 401k program
    • Paid vacation
    • Paid holidays
    • Paid PTO
    • Paid birthday day off
  • Compensation will be based on experience

To be considered please send all resumes to danielle@ccmiplastics.com

Hot Job: Vacuum Forming/Fabrication Specialist at CCMI

CCMI, Inc excels in machining, vacuum-forming, CNC cutting, and fabrication of plastics. The ideal candidate possess the abilities to work well with their hands, to work independently or with a team, with the common goal to find solutions to produce quality accurate finished product. Candidates who have experience with working with wood, metal, or other substrates to build parts or components are good matches. Candidate should have mechanical aptitude and a can do attitude.

Job description and responsibilities:

  • Highly desired – experience in working with plastic; specifically in fabrication and thermoforming
  • Must be mechanically inclined
  • Must have some manufacturing experience
  • Logical Problem solving – working through a problem and developing a solution
  • Working independently and with a team
  • Using basic measuring equipment such as:
    • Tape measure
    • Calipers
    • Protractor
  • Experience working with basic hand tools and power equipment such as;
    • Table saw
    • Belt sander
    • Drill press
    • Router
    • Hammer, wrench, screw driver, etc.

General requirements:

  • Must have reliable transportation and be dependable.
  • Must be able to read general shop drawings such as blue prints. 
  • Must be able to take and follow both verbal and written direction
  • Physical requirements:
    • Lifting, pushing, pulling, climbing, standing, and walking. (weight limit up to 75 pounds)

Company Benefits:

  • Hours of Operation are Monday – Friday 7am -3:30
  • Compensation will be based on previous experience and qualifications
  • Paid Vacation, Holidays, PTO, and Birthday
  • Matching 401K Program
  • Health Benefits available

Send all resumes to: danielle@ccmiplastics.com

Meeting of the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board

41 Lewis Street, Suite 104 Phone: (315) 789-3131
Geneva, NY 14456 Fax: (315) 789-0163
September 6, 2019
Contact: Jennifer May
Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board

Meeting Notice:

The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board, Inc.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Time: 8:30 – 10:00 am
New York Kitchen
800 South Main St., Canandaigua, NY 14424

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.

Finger Lakes Features: The Benefit of Work Experiences – To the Employer and Employee!

Ashleigh David, Summer Employment Program Youth Participant

Every summer, Ontario County Workforce Development (WFD) hires approximately 75 youth through their Summer Employment Program and we were thrilled to be a worksite for one of those youth this year! Ontario County WFD took into consideration our goal of hosting a youth to help us expand our social media outreach and recommended that we interview Ashleigh.

Ashleigh will be a senior at P-TECH (Pathways in Technology Early College High School) this year and has been studying graphic and web design. She also runs her own YouTube page and was familiar with all the social media platforms we wanted to know more about. She spent her first weeks with us researching social media – which platforms to use, which demographics to target, what marketing strategies to use – and helped us implement best practices including launching a “Finger Lakes Youth” Twitter page! She also helped us create and update graphics we use for our annual career events, including the new logo she’s pictured with for our “Where Your Food Comes From” event, which focuses on careers in food production and technology. In addition to her technical skills, she showed great soft skills by arriving on time each day and focusing on her work. To help Ashleigh with career exploration, we visited FingerLakes1 and Finger Lakes Radio Group to learn more about careers in web/graphic design. It was a great experience for both of us as we learned how much local demand there is for these fields!

We hope Ashleigh enjoyed her time with us as much as we did and wish her the best with her senior year! We look forward to being a worksite again next summer and with any luck, have Ashleigh join us again to show us the new skills she’s learned!