• Gorbel Hiring - No College Needed

    Posted by Cory Wright on 10/6/2020

    October 8 and October 14, 2020
    7 AM - 5 PM

    Please join us at either location:

    • 1777 E Henrietta Rd, Rochester, 14623


    • 600 Fishers Run, Victor, NY 14564

    Open Positions Include:

    • Welders
    • Mechanical Assemblers
    • Electrical Technicians
    • Machine Operator
    • Other general production support positions



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  • MCC Report: Future of The Technician Workforce Study 2020

    Posted by Cory Wright on 5/18/2020

    Summary of Key Findings: Cross Industry Sector Competency Requirements

    Stakeholders identified relevant skill-sets, abilities, competencies, and tools that future technicians will be required to use for competitive jobs in Industry 4.0 fields. The following list summarizes cross-sector competencies that apply to multiple industry sectors and technology areas.

     Soft Skills: In addition to technical skills, Finger Lakes regional businesses indicated a need to hire more technicians with complimentary soft skills including communications, teamwork, leadership, problem-solving, and project management. Several stakeholders noted that soft skills are less quantifiable, more difficult to define, and lacking among science and engineering program graduates.

     Data collection, analysis, and visualization: Regional business place significant value in technicians with experience and knowledge of advanced data analysis and mathematical skills. This includes abilities to collect data from multiple sensors (data fusion), visually present information, transform raw datasets, apply pattern recognition methods, and use software for machine learning and other AI-based suites.  Coding and programming: Industry 4.0

    technologies require technicians with proficiencies in programming, coding, and design software suites for industrial automation and application development.

     Systems integration: All industry sectors emphasize the need for technicians with systems knowledge to connect different administrative levels of organizations in a coordinated or unified manner. This also includes the ability to set up and troubleshoot IIoT-connected systems such as networks of manufacturing equipment as well as integration with broader supply chain networks to increase productivity and quality of services.

     Testing, Inspection, and Quality Checks: Measurement, testing, and characterization are cornerstone functions of the technician workforce. Future technicians must automate and manage sensor-based quality control techniques to enable high quality data acquisition as needed for advanced data-driven analytics and business-intelligence capabilities.

     Cybersecurity: The proliferation of IIoT technologies and services compels businesses to place greater value in data security to ensure the protection of data and information for consumers. Across all industries, technicians are needed to help secure and manage cloud- and edge-based platforms and other IIoT devices and frameworks.

    Summary of Job Functions and Business Operations:


    Full REPORT: https://mccediws.com/publications/

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  • Career Fairs Go Virtual in Reaction to Pandemic

    Posted by Cory Wright on 5/18/2020

    How might the School-To-Career Service support your district with a virtual fair?

    Some companies are still hiring during the coronavirus pandemic, and many are turning to virtual career fairs and hiring events to find candidates. Being able to connect with job seekers in a chat-based virtual environment has been a tremendous asset since in-person events are effectively forbidden.

    Virtual hiring event platforms use chat technology and teleconferencing to simulate the interactions between job seekers, recruiters and hiring managers at in-person events. Applicants can ask questions about companies and specific roles, upload their resumes and go through screening interviews.

    The events are easy to promote and manage, effectively capture attendee data, and offer a personalized experience regardless of candidates' physical location—with a lot less overhead than traditional career fairs....

    LINK TO REST OF ARTICLE: https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/hr-topics/talent-acquisition/pages/career-fairs-go-virtual-reaction-covid19.aspx?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+shrm%2Fhrnews+%28SHRM+Online+HR+News%29 

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  • Women in Technical Careers - Virtual Interviews Spring 2020

    Posted by Cory Wright on 5/18/2020

    These interviews were conducted by High School students. How might we support your students in similar initiatives?

    A Virtual Technical Career Panel Discussion featuring Women in Technology led by students from Alden High School and the ATLAS Team on 4/23/2020 .

    Panelists include:

    • Cathrine Muth - Buffalo Niagara Manufacturing Alliance

    • Kortny Connell - Bonduelle

    • Stacy Cubit - Kubit Engineering

    • Tonniele Naeher - Integer

    • Heather Tooley - Costanzos

    • Lindsay Riggs - American Apprenticeship Initiative of WNY

    • Nicole Savage - Natures Way Contracting

    • Emily Rautenstrauch - Microsoft

    • Emily Shiver - Rochester Institute of Technology

    • Shannon Strom - GreenFields Continuing Care

    LINK: https://youtu.be/DkvCXx7_Tw4 

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  • Industry 4.0 – Preparing for the Jobs of the Future

    Posted by Cory Wright on 2/10/2020


    Industry 4.0 – Preparing for the Jobs of the Future


    Featuring Mr. J. Craig McAtee, CEO & Executive Director at National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers (NCATC)



    April 27, 2020

    Monroe Community College

    R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center, Monroe A/B


    The Finger Lakes Advanced Manufacturers’ Enterprise is pleased to present our 2020 annual event Keynote, Mr. J. Craig McAtee from the National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers (NCATC) on April 27, 2020 at MCC.


    NCATC is an Affiliated Council of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) catalyzing a network of higher education and industry-led Strategic Partner resources that advocates, advises, and promotes the use of advanced technology applications to enhance economic and workforce development programs and services.



    3:30pm – Registration/Networking

    4:00pm – MCC Welcome

    4:05pm – FAME Welcome/Update

    4:25pm – Edge Factor/FL Apprenticeship Update

    4:30pm – 2019/2020 FAME Student Scholarship Winner

    4:40pm – Event Keynote: J. Craig McAtee, NCATC

    5:30pm – Breakout Sessions on Industry 4.0

    6:15pm – FAME 2020 STAR Award Presentation/Closing remarks

    6:30pm – Networking


    Contact: Michele Stolberg, FAME Facilitator

    Email: fame@nyfame.org


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  • Summer research program. This program is open to current juniors.

    Posted by Cory Wright on 1/23/2020

    Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) at the University of Rochester will be holding a summer research program. This program is open to current juniors and runs from 7/6/20 – 8/28/20. It is 40 hours/week and students will be paid while participating in the research program. Application form, transcript, essay, letter of recommendation, etc. are required to apply. To apply, please go to http://www.lle.rochester.edu/

    News and current events for the Laboratory for Laser Energetics.

     Deadline is Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 5:00 pm.



    Photon Camp 2020 at the University of Rochester: June 22-26, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Photon Camp is a free, one-week program where rising high school juniors and seniors can explore the growing field of optics and optical engineering. Students spend the week attending faculty lectures, visiting local optics industry sites, and working in the Institute of Optics laboratories. Photon Camp is geared towards rising juniors and seniors with a strong background in math and physics. Enrollment is rolling (camp slots will be filled as qualified applicants apply). For more information and to apply, visit http://www.hajim.rochester.edu/optics/about/photon-camp.html

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  • Save The Date - Workforce Innovations Conference

    Posted by Cory Wright on 12/19/2019

    Youth Workforce Innovations Conference

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  • Citizen Science Resources

    Posted by Cory Wright on 12/19/2019
    Citizen Science Resources
    Engage Youth Directly in Ongoing Scientific Research
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  • New Website for STEAM Businesses and Jobseekers

    Posted by Cory Wright on 12/19/2019
    New Website for STEAM Businesses and Jobseekers
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    Finding a skilled workforce can be challenging. It is equally challenging for job seekers to know which skills employers are looking for to fill specific positions. 
    Skillup® AMP is an online tool to solve both of those challenges. 
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  • STEM Education Awards

    Posted by Cory Wright on 12/19/2019
    The RMSC STEM Awards is looking for nominations! Details can be found here: https://rmsc.org/science-museum/programs-and-events/item/210-rmsc-stem-awards
    ALL nominations due: 1/19/2020
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  • Learn and Earn Expo - SAVE THE DATE

    Posted by Cory Wright on 12/19/2019

    Flyer to Save Date

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