July 2020 FAME eNews
June 19th SUNY/FAME Apprenticeship Presentation Now Available Online

The Finger Lakes Advanced Manufacturers’ Enterprise was pleased to partner with SUNY to present an Apprenticeship webinar for our members on June 19, 2020. If you were unable to attend, that presentation and the slides presented are now available online via YouTube at the weblink below:

SUNY and partners will be planning future round-tables with industry leaders and will include attendees on the invitation list. If you have any questions or would like further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to:  apprenticeship@suny.edu
FLCC AAS ICTech (ICT) Program to be renamed Smart Systems Technologies (SST) and include four Advanced Manufacturing (AM) courses that will become an AM track option within SST.

FLCC's Non-credit Foundations in Advanced Manufacturing ( www.flcc.edu/workforce ) program is a comprehensive hands-on training that includes knowledge and skills for success in the high-technology work place. A description of the Foundations program and Syllabi for the three credit bearing courses are linked to the corresponding documents at FLCC's website.

Development of both the non-credit Foundations training and credit bearing courses required for the AAS Instrumentation and Control Technologies (ICTech) curriculum were developed based on extensive engagement and feedback from many of the same businesses including Finger Lakes Advanced Manufacturers' Enterprise members such as G.W Lisk and ITT Goulds Pumps Inc. with the goal of preparing the workforce for our regional the high-tech ecosystem.

Individuals and organizations who would like to learn more can contact Andrea Badger at FLCC’s Workforce and Career Solutions office via email: andrea.badger@flcc.edu
MCC's Economic & Workforce Development Center releases:
Future of the Technician Workforce

This study is based on the growing discussion within national and state workforce development about how smart, automation and transformative technologies are impacting industry, the technical workplace and ultimately the technician workforce in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate NY. 

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Optimax POM Featured in Youth Apprentices' National Video Competition!

Noah Mueller, a youth apprentice from Optimax's Precision Optics Manufacturing (POM) program, recently won 3rd place in the Jobs for the Future (JFF) “Why I Apprentice” national video competition and earned a $250 prize! His video highlights the benefits he has received by participating in the program and will help inspire youth across the country to consider joining a youth apprenticeship program.

Noah’s video can be found here: https://youtu.be/aj0nOBZ7Ulg

You can see all of the videos, including the winning entries, at this YouTube playlist:
Update-- Finger Lakes Works With Their Hands 2020 (FLWWTH)

Unfortunately, due to the uncertainty surrounding the school environment this Fall, the Finger Lakes WIB has made the difficult decision to cancel the October 2020 Finger Lakes Works Their Hands event. They are currently exploring virtual opportunities for the Spring of 2021.
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