5th Annual Healthcare Career Day on March 22nd!!!

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“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:

https://healthcareworkforcealliance.net/

 

Spotlight On…

IDI Billing Solutions’ VP of Human Resources, Deborah Culeton, is a long-time member of our board. Deb and her staff have been in business for 20 years this month! Congratulations and we thank you for your contribution to the Finger Lakes Region. 

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IDI Celebrates 20 Years in Support of Leading Communication Service Providers

IDI Billing Solutions continues to innovate and serve wireless, wireline and IP providers.

VICTOR, N.Y. (January 19, 2016) — IDI Billing Solutions, a global provider of cloud-based Billing and Order Management solutions for Communication Service Providers, is pleased to announce it has reached a significant milestone this week – the company’s 20-year anniversary.

IDI has a long history of innovation including being the first to deploy a rating, billing and customer care system on the desktop. The company broke new ground with the launch of an online bill payment and presentment product, implemented the industry’s first .NET-architected solutions, and earned a patent for AdvancePay service. IDI continues to invest in its benchmark product CostGuard® offering Care, Orders, Workflow, Trouble Tickets, Document Storage and a Subscriber Portal all on the latest web based technologies.

“We have a lot to celebrate and many accomplishments throughout our company’s history. I’m very proud that our core values and mission have stood the test of time.” said Don Culeton, founder, president and CEO of IDI. “As we embark on another year I really want to thank our many great employees, customers, partners and suppliers for helping us remain an esteemed leader in our industry.”

About IDI Billing Solutions

IDI Billing Solutions is a leading Billing and OSS service provider for the communications industry. IDI’s Billing as a ServiceSM includes the award-winning CostGuard application, expert back-office and professional services, and a highly secure SaaS-hosted platform. IDI’s Billing as a Service gives communication providers the tools necessary to quickly monetize their services and automate operations related to selling, activating, and billing customers.  IDI has won numerous awards and maintains multiple Gold Competencies in the Microsoft Partner Program. To learn more about IDI, please visit us at www.idibilling.com or call 1.888.924.4110.

 

January 20, 2016 Board Meeting

The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board, Inc. invites the public to attend the January 2016 Full Board Meeting.

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Time: 8:30am

Holiday Inn – Waterloo/Seneca Falls

2468 NY-414, Waterloo, NY 13165

 

Please RSVP with your attendance to the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board by January 18th.

 

For more information please call, 315-789-3131.

Optimax Featured in STEM Video

Check out the first 6 minutes of this video to see what one of our loyal partners, Optimax SI, does and how their products makes it all the way into outer space! The video features CEO Rick Plympton, who is a member of our Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board, Inc. Watch past the 6 minute mark to see even more cool and interesting science!

December’s Business of the Month is…

PROSPERO EQUIPMENT CORP. OF GENEVA, NY!!

The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board (FLWIB), Inc. announced today that Prospero Equipment Corporation is December’s “Business of the Month”, recognizing the business’s contributions to the community and to the local economy.

With an office in Geneva, New York, Prospero Equipment Corporation is one of the leading service providers for beverage equipment in North America. They provide service and technical support to all small, medium, and large scale wineries and beverage companies.  & it’s associated company’s offer many cutting edge solutions and customization of all wine, beer and beverage needs. Some of the solutions provided include: mobile bottling trailers, existing winery growth, custom crush facilities and much more.  Starting out in 1972 when Mr. Tony Prospero began distributing small home winemaking equipment out of Pleasantville, NY, the company has grown with offices in California and here in Geneva.  In 2012 the Geneva office was restructured and a new warehouse was built to better supply our customers with the parts and the technical support they needed.

Kathy Bailey, Business Service Representative of Finger Lakes Works-Ontario County, presents the award to Richard Turner, Operations Manager for Prospero Equipment.
Kathy Bailey, Business Service Representative of Finger Lakes Works-Ontario County, presents the award to Richard Turner, Operations Manager for Prospero Equipment.

Managing this kind of growth requires a highly skilled workforce.  To find and train their workers Prospero has worked closely with Finger Lakes Works Business Services team to post jobs with the New York State Job Bank enabling the company to tap into a large pool of talent.  To assist w/ training the company has used the On the Job Training program designed to help employers build a strong workforce while providing the employee with the skills need to be successful on the job.

“The FLWIB is pleased to recognize Prospero Equipment efforts to grow their workforce and for their commitment to region” said Karen Springmeier, Executive Director, Finger Lakes WIB Inc. said. “We look forward to working with them as they continue to grow and contribute to our local economy.”

Spotlight On…

Congratulations to three of our Career Centers for receiving the “Veterans’ Program Incentive Office Award for Program Year 2014”!!

New York State Department of Labor presented this award to Finger Lakes Works – Seneca County in Waterloo, Finger Lakes Works – Wayne County in Lyons, and the Finger Lakes Works Career Center in Geneva for demonstrating priority of services of veterans during the program year of July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. The staff provided an initial assessment to a higher percentage of veterans than non-veterans, and had a lower percentage of unemployed veterans than non-veterans exiting from services without a successful outcome. Congratulations to all staff members on a job well done!!

(L-R) Kathy Templar, Director of Finger Lakes Works - Wayne County, Valerie England, Manager of Finger Lakes Works Lyons & Geneva Offices (NYSDOL), and John Vrabel, Deputy Director of Finger Lakes Works - Seneca County.
(L-R) Kathy Templar, Director of Finger Lakes Works – Wayne County, Valerie England, Manager of Finger Lakes Works Lyons & Geneva Offices (NYSDOL), and John Vrabel, Deputy Director of Finger Lakes Works – Seneca County.

Spotlight On…

On October 24th, 2015, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 840 dedicated their new training facility to Lawrence N. Davis. Larry, previously the IBEW Business Manager, was a founding member of the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board and dedicated to the school-to-career initiative. Mike Davis, Larry’s son and current Business Manager for IBEW 840, currently serves on the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board and is Chair of the “Finger Lakes Works…with their hands!” Career Exploration Day event.  Both of these men are very dedicated to their profession and to building a pipeline of workers.  We are proud to have them as part of our team!

Pictured (left to right) Senator Mike Nozzolio, Larry Davis, Assemblyman Brian Kolb and Mike Davis.
Pictured (left to right) Senator Mike Nozzolio, Larry Davis, Assemblyman Brian Kolb and Mike Davis.

November’s Community Partner of the Month is…

WAYNE COUNTY INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY!!!

GENEVA, NEW YORK – The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board Inc. (FLWIB) announced today that Wayne County Industrial Development Agency (WCIDA) is November’s “Community Partner of the Month,” recognizing the agency’s efforts in working collaboratively with Finger Lakes WIB to address economic and workforce issues impacting the region.

The Wayne County Industrial Development Agency is a one stop resource that provides site assistance and financial and tax incentives to accelerate companies in Wayne County. Through continuous outreach, inter-governmental partnerships and financial assistance, WCIDA initiatives have lowered the cost of doing business in Wayne County and the State of New York.  They accomplish this by promoting growth in targeted industry “clusters” and addressing individual needs of Agriculture, Advanced Manufacturing, Service, Optics, Equipment Manufacturing and a growing Tourism Industry, Integrating the IDA with the Wayne County Economic Development and Planning Department in 2013 has expanded the scope of accessible expertise. ED/planning director Robert McNary became CEO of the WCIDA in early 2014, completing the process.

Peg Churchill, Executive Director of the Wayne County IDA, is pictured with Robert McNary, CEO of the Wayne County IDA, receiving the award.
Peg Churchill, Executive Director of the Wayne County IDA, is pictured with Robert McNary, CEO of the Wayne County IDA, receiving the award.

A member of the FLWIB since 2005, WCIDA executive director, Peg Churchill has worked closely with the Wayne County Workforce Development office and has been a strong advocate for the services provided, often referring companies in need of workforce development programs.

Additionally WCIDA is a founding member of the Finger Lakes Advanced Manufacturing Enterprise, a group of manufacturers focused on the development of a strong workforce in Advanced Manufacturing. WCIDA is also a longtime sponsor of the Wayne County Job Fair scheduled this year for November 19th at Palmyra VFW.

“The Wayne County Industrial Development Agency is great example of the economic and workforce development partnership that is needed in today’s economy.” said Karen Springmeier, Executive Director, Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board.  “We look forward to continuing this partnership as we work together to develop and sustain a high-quality workforce in the region.”