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Finger Lakes Hires: Have You Heard? Greater Rochester Chamber and Veterans Connect hosting Fort Drum Career Summit on 11/3

Greater Rochester Chamber invites you to join us at a Fort Drum Career Summit on November 3, 2022 at 12:00 PM.

Veterans Connect will be on site at Fort Drum military base for an in-person Career Fair on Thursday, November 3, 2022 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. This fair is open to all employers who are interested in adding these skilled, well-disciplined workers to their team.

Veterans offer our labor market not only a plethora of skills and competencies, but they also bring with them various federal benefits that offer a residual boost to the community, such as education benefits, housing, stipends, health benefits, and various others. Over two hundred military service members transition out of active duty per month at Fort drum, making this is a prime opportunity for employers who are interested in hiring Veterans to engage with this skilled and well-disciplined labor force. Veterans Connect is a program from Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce.

Questions? Please reach out to Yashira Rodriguez, Talent Strategy Programs and Veterans Connect, at

Learn more about Veterans Connect here

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Finger Lakes Hires: FLCC President Served Nation and Community

A 30-year veteran in the U.S. Army who retired as Colonel, Dr. Nye was deployed to the Republic of Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq and served as Chief Strategist for the Deputy Commanding General of U.S. Forces in Iraq. During the later stage of his military career, he  joined the faculty of the Army War College, where he taught courses such as strategic thinking and leadership, and eventually moved into administration as Deputy Dean and Deputy Provost.

His time at the Army War College gave him a different perspective on leadership that served him well when he joined Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology and FLCC. “I joke that sometimes I had a lot more control in a combat zone than I do in a college. When you’re in the urgency and exigency of activities, you can say, ‘let’s do this,’ and we go and do it. In a college and other environments, you need to be able to develop coalitions of folks, influence and persuade, and help build momentum. It was all about transitioning from doing active leadership to being more of an influential leader.”