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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

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!

Karen Springmeier: “Rest assured we are here to stay”

Letter to the Editor of Finger Lakes Times, from Karen Springmeier, Executive Director of the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board, regarding the distinction between the Finger Lakes Works Career Centers and the Finger Lakes Workforce Development Center (MCC, Rochester).

Letter to the Editor