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Introducing our sister youth program in Wayne County – STEADY WORK!

This workforce preparation program will provide work opportunities for opportunity (disconnected, disadvantaged, at-risk) youth ages 14-24 with paid work experience(s) in their field(s) of interest while also providing supports to overcome challenges and barriers. Steady Work rallies community resources around individual young people and creates pathways for success when traditional programming cannot meet their needs. Steady Work is available to all qualifying Wayne County NY residents!

To learn more about this program, please contact Jay Roscup, Community Schools Director at Wayne County Consortium of Schools, Finger Lakes Community Schools, 315-527-6546 or email

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Finger Lakes Hires Have You Heard? Outlook for Machinists is Positive in the Finger Lakes!

I’ve been a machinist for over 40 years – as a machinist I was able to pay for my kids’ college and live in a comfortable home/life with my wife. – Bill Perfetti, ITT Goulds Pumps.

Genesee Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council Searching for Executive Director/CEO

     Genesee Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council (GFLRPC) is seeking an Executive Director /CEO to provide leadership, oversight and direction for all operational functions of the Agency. This position reports to the GFL Executive Committee and 17 member full Regional Council which represents a 9 County region including the city of Rochester. The Director is responsible for providing assistance and professional recommendations on fiscal matters, ie. operating budgets, policy considerations, strategic/long range planning, local and regional economic development, community development initiatives and legislative issues and activities. 

      Grant applications and management /compliance with state and federal guidelines /mandates is an essential feature of the Director’s performance. In addition to maintaining federal certification for grants and program funding, the Director provides leadership and consultation to government agencies, the business community and private, non- profit organizations in the region.  

      Experience and skill in dealing with the media and the public at large to explain and enlighten same on complex issues and regional priorities (see attached full job posting). 

      The salary range is $90-110,000, annually depending on qualifications and experience. This is a full time, exempt position. There is a full level of fringe benefits including health care, NYS Pension, 457 Deferred Compensation plan optional participation, generous leave credits and an open, friendly work environment with a commitment to ongoing professional development. The office is located in downtown Rochester and there is opportunity for remote work as needed. A staff of 5 + full time planners and related accounting /fiscal management contractors drive and support the daily agency function, strategic planning and future goal orientation of this 44+ year old organization.  

      GFLRPC is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). 

Resumes with an appropriate cover letter will be accepted through 6/30/21, via the GFL RPC website.

Contact Information for questions / clarification:
Jay A Gsell, Interim CEO    
50 W Main St, Suite 8107
Rochester, NY 14614
Phone: 585-454-0190 x14
Email –                    

Teens Talk to Teens About Mental Health

FLX Teens are Alright!

The FLX Teens Are Alright initiative aims to improve mental health literacy for middle- and high-school aged youth in the Finger Lakes Region of New York. To achieve this, the project brought together a diverse team of 15 local teenagers to create new mental health resources for their peers. Together, youth worked with a team of graphic design professors and students from the Rochester Institute of Technology to design the new materials, which are meant to improve collections and programming in public libraries across Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Wayne and Wyoming Counties. The initiative was a partnership between Common Ground Health, Monroe County Library System, Pioneer Library System and the Rochester Regional Library Council. A Young Adult Librarian from Monroe County also provided support for the written content of the materials. The Network of the National Library of Medicine provided the funding for this initiative. 

To see the materials, stop by your local library and check them out or access them electronically at

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Finger Lakes Features: Hospitality Industry Ready!!

Ryan Grant, Seneca County WIOA Youth Program
Ashleigh David, Ontario County WIOA Youth Program

Please help us congratulate our recent Guest Service Gold® trainees who received their nationally recognized hospitality certification from The American Hotel and Lodging Education Institute!! We now have EIGHT local youth who have increased their employability by learning how to be “Customer Service Heroes” just in time for tourist season!

Hope Murphy, Yates County WIOA Youth Program

Guest service is the foundation and heart of every hospitality career. Through Guest Service Gold, trainees learn how to anticipate guest needs, deliver memorable experiences, and turn around difficult situations. Recognized worldwide, GSG certification is the highest acknowledgement of award-winning guest service for employees in the lodging industry.

This training was provided by the Finger Lakes WIOA Youth Program. For more information about the youth program, or to apply, please visit!

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