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:
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:
(Rochester Technology and Manufacturing Assn.)
(NYS Department of Labor)
(Monroe Community College)
(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!