“Serving Community Healthcare in the Finger Lakes”
Career Exploration Day for 9th and 10th grade students in Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates Counties interested in learning more about current and emerging careers in Human Service and Healthcare fields.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Finger Lakes Community College
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
FLCC Canandaigua Campus 3325 Marvin Sands Drive Canandaigua, NY 14424
If you’re a parent/guardian wondering if your school has signed up, you can contact our office at 315-789-3131 or contact your school!
For more information and to sign up as a school, exhibitor, presenter or sponsor visit:
Karen Springmeier, our Executive Director, and Pat Gopen, our Youth Systems Coordinator are pictured above accepting a check from Ann Shephard of the NYS Agricultural Society Foundation for our first Agriculture Youth Career Exploration event entitled “Building the Agricultural Intellect of Finger Lakes Youth” to be held in Spring 2016! Stay tuned for more details!
YOUTH RFP BIDDER’S CONFERENCE MINUTES – 4/21/15
PUBLIC NOTICE FOR
THE FINGER LAKES WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD, Inc.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
TITLE I WORKFORCE INNOVATION AND OPPORTUNITY ACT (WIOA)
The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board, Inc., as fiscal agent for the Finger Lakes Workforce Development Area is soliciting proposals for the operation of federally-funded youth programs in compliance with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Funding will be for the period of July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016. The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board, Inc. intends to award the RFP for three additional program years, dependent on contractor’s meeting performance goals, quality of service or product that has been provided, timeliness of start-up and meeting of delivery schedules, cost projections for next year and the availability of funds. Other factors may be considered if applicable.
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 introduced significant changes for youth programming at the local level. The Workforce Investment Act focuses on serving out of school youth and targeted youth populations through youth development activities that will reinforce positive social skills in youth. The legislation mandates strong ties with the business community, not only as employers, but also in an expanded role as advisors, funders, trainers and economic developers. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act places an increased emphasis on work experience activities, serving individuals with disabilities and veterans. The intent is to develop a skilled future labor force. Eligible participants must be between 16 and 24 and meet specific eligibility criteria as noted in the RFP.
The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board (FL WIB) is the local governing board for the federal WIOA legislation. This Board is comprised of representatives of local businesses, labor organizations, education providers, public agencies and other entities interested in workforce development issues. The FL WIB, Inc. is the entity responsible for policy development and implementation for programs funded under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act for the counties of Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates.
TIME FRAME AND AVAILABILITY
Funding available to serve youth in the four-county region for the period July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016 is approximately $400,000.00 (subject to official notification from the New York State Department of Labor). Please note the14 elements of the legislation that can be funded (see RFP). Proposals may be funded for one or more elements, however, all proposals must indicate how programs link to the other elements and must include a Memorandum of Understanding with other partners.
Respondents must meet the criteria outlined in the Request for Proposal (RFP) and must be in compliance with policy and regulations set forth by the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
Detailed Requests for Proposals may be obtained between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning Apri1 10th, 2015 at the address noted below, or by calling Dinah Brennan at 315-789-3131. You may also access the RFP at our website: www.fingerlakesworks.com.
FINGER LAKES WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD, INC.
41 LEWIS STREET, SUITE 104
GENEVA, NY 14456
TWO COPIES OF THE COMPLETE PROPOSAL MUST BE RECEIVED BY 4:00 P.M. ON MONDAY, MAY 11th, 2014 AT THE FINGER LAKES WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD, INC., 41 LEWIS STREET, SUITE 104, GENEVA, NEW YORK 14456. AN ELECTRONIC COPY MUST ALSO BE SENT TO KSPRINGMEIER@FINGERLAKESWORKS.COM