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
“Why I Love the Finger Lakes” Career Expo!
What? A job fair with workshops, social media activities, prizes and more!
When? Thursday, April 23, 2015 from 1pm-4pm
Where? FLCC – Main Campus, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua, NY 14424
Why? To promote living and working in the Finger Lakes Region!!
Any questions regarding the Expo please contact Dinah Brennan or Michael Woloson at (315) 789-3131.
To view the above flyers in pdf, please click here: flyer & workshop agenda
GENEVA, New York – The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board (FLWIB), Inc. announced today that Western Ag Enterprises, Inc. is April’s “Business of the Month”, recognizing the business’s contributions to the community and to the local economy.
Incorporated in Arizona in 1985, Western Ag Enterprises, Inc. annually converts 60 million square feet of material for the agricultural, industrial, mining, transportation, and recreation industries. They bring years of design experience to suit the specialized needs of their clients. Western Ag’s facilities are designed to handle large and volume projects. They also have installation crews available to service hay tarps, silage pit covers, and liners in many areas. The main corporate office and manufacturing facility is located in Phoenix, AZ while the local office is located at the Seneca County Depot and opened in 2011.
Over the last four years the company has grown to the current workforce of 30. To assist with recruiting efforts, Western Ag Enterprises has worked closely with Finger Lakes Works Business Services Team to post jobs with the New York State Job Bank. Other recruiting services that have been accessed include application collection, screening and referrals as well as on-site interviewing at the career center in Waterloo.
“Helping businesses connect with the talent is an important service we offer employers.” said Karen Springmeier, Executive Director, FLWIB. “We look forward to working with Western Ag as they continue to grow and contribute to our regional economy.”
Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES in cooperation with the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership will be offering…
165 Hour CDL Class A License Training
This course gives the experiences necessary to be prepared to work in the trucking industry. The program consists of up to 40 hours of one-to-one drive time, 26 hours of range/yard time and approximately 99 hours of classroom time. This program includes shadowing experience and resume development. Upon completion of this programs students will have certification in defensive driving, forklift operation and air brake adjustment.
165 Hours of instruction!
Class will be at:
Postsecondary Adult Career Education Annex, Wayne Technical and Career Center
4440 Ridge Road, Williamson NY 14589
Classes will begin the week of May 11
Tuition and road test fee: $4,980.00
CALL 315 332 7317 to pre-register for an upcoming April information session
FINGER LAKES COMMUNITY COLLEGE
GENEVA, NEW YORK – The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board Inc. (FLWIB) announced today that Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC) is March’s “Community Partner of the Month,” recognizing the school’s efforts in working collaboratively with Finger Lakes WIB to address workforce issues impacting the region.
Finger Lakes Community College was established in 1965 and opened for non-credit classes in 1967 and credit classes in 1968. Set on a 250-acre, park-like campus, the College is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. It is a public, open access institution dedicated to providing a quality education in a student-centered environment.
FLCC has been an active partner with the FLWIB throughout the years collaborating on various initiatives while working together through Board and Consortium related activities. FLCC has developed a successful six-month advanced manufacturing machinist training program and recently added a 12-week mechatronics program. Its instrumentation and control technologies degree, viticulture and wine technology degree and other programs were developed with extensive employer input.
This month will mark the fourth year FLCC has hosted the “Serving Community Healthcare in the Finger Lakes” healthcare career day for local high school students. In April the college will again play host to the 3rd annual “Why I Love The Finger Lakes” Career Expo. Additionally, the school serves as a vital resource for Finger Lakes Works job seekers looking to upgrade their skills in an effort to compete in today’s workplace.
“The entire Finger Lakes region is fortunate to have such a strong community partner,” said Karen Springmeier, Executive Director, Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board. “The FLWIB looks forward to continuing this partnership as we work together in to provide local employers with a strong workforce.”
The Yates County History Center!!
GENEVA, NEW YORK – The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board (FLWIB) announced today that February “Business of the Month” is Yates County History Center recognizing the Agency’s efforts to build strong community partnerships along with their continuing contributions to the local economy.
The Yates History Center is one of the premier museums in the Finger Lakes. It is three museums in one – the Oliver House Museum, the L. Caroline Underwood Museum, and the Scherer Carriage House all adjacent to one another on Main Street and Chapel Street near downtown Penn Yan. There are extensive resources for genealogical and local history researchers and several displays and exhibits.
The Yates History Center has a long history of partnering with Finger Lakes Works Yates County by volunteering to be a learning rich work placement site for the youth program on an ongoing basis. Over the years approximately 50 youth have been placed there as a part of Finger Lakes Works Youth program including the program’s current, Youth Specialist & Career Counselor Loree Martin. In addition to providing effective mentoring around workforce preparation skills, they also encourage positive social and civic behaviors in the youth who join their team. As a history/museum assistant, the youth are provided opportunities to learn many aspects of the organization; the physical operations including exhibit maintenance and artifact management.
“The Yates History Center’s commitment to mentoring youth in the workplace exemplifies the kind of dedicated partnership that communities need to help prepare and grow tomorrow’s workforce successfully.” said Karen Springmeier, Executive Director of the Finger Lakes WIB.
Finger Lakes Hired!
Job Seekers: Finger Lakes Hired can help you train for and connect to local, in-demand jobs in the healthcare, advanced manufacturing, and IT industries! Click here to see more information on how to benefit from this grant!
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