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How New Requirements in Schools Will Impact YOUR Future Workforce


The Finger Lakes Advanced Manufacturers’ Enterprise (FAME) was pleased to present Dr. Willard R. Daggett, Founder of the International Center for Leadership in Education, at its annual industry/education event on January 17, 2013 at Monroe Community College. Attended by over 200 industry and education professionals, the event offered a terrific opportunity for business and educators to not only hear Dr. Daggett’s dynamic presentation, but discuss and brainstorm ways that industry and schools can work together to excite students, parents and teachers about careers in CTE fields.


Dr. Daggett is recognized worldwide for his proven ability to move preK-12 education systems towards more rigorous and relevant skills and knowledge for all students. The skills and knowledge needed for success in today’s technology-based manufacturing sector are different from those needed in the past, and Dr. Daggett described how changes in NYS common core standards and assessments will impact our schools and better prepare the workforce of the future—and how manufacturers can assist school leaders in meeting these changes. Learn more about Dr. Daggett at


Missed the event? Click here to see the event PowerPoint slides! Scroll down to: January 17, 2013 – Rochester NY


Event photos below!



Dr. Daggett outlines the changes in NYS common core standards.



Dan White (Monroe 1 BOCES Superintendent) brings Dr. Daggett’s message home to our local area.



Event attendees participate in the small group discussion portion of the event, which featured tables mixing educators with industry leaders and workforce professionals.



Mike Mandina (left, FAME Chair) and Paul Conrow (right, East High School), after Paul was presented with FAME’s 2013 Leadership Award for excellence in educational outreach in the CTE field. Paul has established an in-house optics education lab for his students at East High School in Rochester.


This event was hosted by the Finger Lakes Advanced Manufacturers’ Enterprise (FAME), CTE Technical Assistance Center of NY, Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board, Finger Lakes Community College, Genesee Community College, and Monroe Community College.






Thank you to our Premier level event sponsors!







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