Spring 2019 FAME eNews
From the Chair: Dave Phillips
(FAME Chair; Training Manager, G.W. Lisk)


Summer is almost here and college students have completed their school year. High school students will be finishing soon, and many young people will be starting new careers or looking for opportunities. This is a great time for a person to be entering the field of advanced manufacturing! Advanced manufacturing offers so many new and retooled opportunities for training and advancement throughout the industry. As I reflect on the annual event, and a recap of the many efforts that have been put in place over the years and new programs that are being implemented, I can't help but feel a great sense of accomplishment for our organizations.

Through the efforts of our member organizations, a student can begin learning about advanced manufacturing by going on a plant tour or attending a career fair as early as middle school. In high school there is the Summer Advanced Manufacturing Experience (SAME) and Finger Lakes Works With Their Hands as exploratory events. Our Tech Centers have greatly enhanced their manufacturing programs and are beginning to introduce optics programs. Efforts like Edge Factor are starting to take shape, and apprenticeship programs are making a comeback with the addition of pre-apprenticeships and funding support. 

As employers now is the time to really increase our efforts to support these programs. There are so many options for a high school graduate today, we need to make sure our voice is heard. We need to promote manufacturing and encourage people to enter into the education and career tracks that will lead to successful careers in manufacturing. Together we can make a difference.

Thank you for your support of FAME,
Dave Phillips, Chair
Many thanks to those who were able to attend FAME's 2019 event on Apprenticeships!

Regional Apprenticeships – A School to Career Connection

The Finger Lakes Advanced Manufacturers’ Enterprise was pleased to present our 2019 annual event Keynote Mr. Brent Parton, Deputy Director of the Center on Education & Skills with the Education Policy program at New America, at Monroe Community College on April 30th! Speaking to over 125 attendees representing advanced manufacturing, education and workforce development, Brent provided excellent information on the efforts to advance apprenticeship opportunities nationwide. If you were unable to attend, an overview of his presentation is available online via the FAME 2019 annual event page: http://www.nyfame.org/about-fame/meeting-details/april2019_fame_event/

Dave Phillips, FAME Chair, provided an update on FAME's activities in 2018 and we were very pleased to have presentations from FAME's 2018/2019 Student Scholarship winner Victor Halfmann, Micro Instrument Corp. Apprentice Joe Dean, and an update on Edge Factor efforts in our region from Chris Suozzi from GCEDC.

Our event keynote was followed by a stimulating panel on apprenticeships, pictured above with Karen Springmeier (FLWIB) and Dave Phillips (G.W. Lisk), with opportunities for Q&A featuring:
•  Bob Coyne  (Rochester Technology and Manufacturing Assn.)
•  Natalie Panaro  (NYS Department of Labor)
•  Brent Parton  (New America/PAYA)
•  Dale Pearce  (Monroe Community College)
•  Jill Slavny  (Monroe 2 BOCES)

The evening closed with the presentation of FAME's 2019 STAR Award to Jim VanKouwenberg of Optimax Systems. Pictured below with Dave Phillips (G.W.Lisk) and Karen Springmeier (FLWIB), Jim is a tireless advocate for advanced manufacturing careers!
For additional event pictures and details, please visit FAME's website: www.nyfame.org

Thank you to our event sponsors!

FLCC Programs Kicking Off this Summer!

Mechatronic Technology is a 12-week program that runs weekdays at the FLCC Victor Campus Center. Students learn the mechanical and electrical fundamentals common to many high-tech manufacturers in the Rochester area. Anyone interested in the program must attend an orientation scheduled for July 17 in Victor. For more information, visit flcc.edu/pdce and click on "manufacturing." For assistance registering or information, call (585) 785-1670 or email pdce@flcc.edu .

Advanced Manufacturing Machinist is a six-month program in which students learn how to use machine tools to make precision components in aerospace, medical, automotive and other industries. Anyone interested in the program must attend an orientation scheduled for July 11 in Clifton Springs. To register or for more information, call (585) 785-1670 or email pdce@flcc.edu .
Next FAME Pipeline/Hiring & Training Committee Meeting
is coming up on June 27, 2019

Save the date! The next meeting of FAME's Pipeline and Hiring & Training Committees will be held on June 27, 2019 from 8:30-10:30AM at NYMAT in Fairport, NY . To attend, please contact Michele at FAME, email: fame@nyfame.org
The following FAME members are hiring! 
Alliance Precision Plastics, http://www.allianceppc.com/about-us/employment
CCMI, CNC Machinist Opening, resumes to: danielle@ccmiplastics.com
CooperVision , click HERE
ITT Gould Pumps, click HERE
Thermo Fisher Scientific, https://jobs.thermofisher.com/ListJobs/All   

Phone: 315-521-7826 Email: fame@nyfame.org