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Finger Lakes Features: Ontario County Workforce Development

Ontario County Workforce Development (Finger Lakes Works – Ontario) was awarded Top Workforce Training Provider by the Rochester Business Journal for March 2020. This is based on the number of county residents receiving training services, both formal classroom training, such as finishing up a previously started degree program, completing a short term, vocationally specific training, such as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program or a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or completing an employer sponsored On the Job Training program.

Congratulations to the recent graduates and to the staff of Workforce Development.  For more information:

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Finger Lakes Features – Why I Apprentice National Youth Apprenticeship Video Competition

Noah Mueller, a youth apprentice at Optimax Precision Optics Manufacturing, recently won 3rd
place in the 2020 “Why I Apprentice” national youth apprenticeship video competition from
JFF, a national nonprofit that drives change in the American workforce and education systems.
In the video, Noah explains why he enjoys participating in our youth apprenticeship program.

See more excited participants discuss how apprenticeships can benefit them here!

More information on “Why I Apprentice” can be found at

For any questions, reach out to Rachel Crofut at


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Finger Lakes Features – Generations Bank 150th Anniversary

Generations Bank has served the Finger Lakes region proudly since 1870, when it first opened its doors as Seneca Falls Savings Bank.  In the last 150 years, Generations Bank has continued to support the community, including through Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board, Inc.

Lori Parish, AVP/Corporate Secretary of Generations Bank, serves as Chair of the FLWIB Youth Committee and as of July 1st will serve as Vice-Chair Public Sector for the Board.  Ms. Parish and Generations Bank contribute to the career exploration events offered to the youth of the Finger Lakes through the FLWIB by offering donations of funds, supplies and volunteers.  Generations Bank supports the mission of the FLWIB by continually investing in these career events and other functions that benefit current and future job-seekers in our region.

Join us in offering congratulations and thanks to Generations Bank on 150 years!

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