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FAME’s Annual Event:

Career Exploration and Reality Redesigned


March 20, 2018

Monroe Community College
R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center
Monroe A & B


The Finger Lakes Advanced Manufacturers’ Enterprise was pleased to present Mr. Jeremy Bout of Edge Factor for a return engagement and Reality Redesigned program update on March 20, 2018 at Monroe Community College.  Featuring a new manufacturing “eco-systems” approach, the event laid the groundwork for an exciting collaboration in our region between educators and industry!



Jeremy Bout, Edge Factor


This year’s event featured a FAME update, thoughts from our 2017/2018 Advanced Manufacturing Student Scholarship winner, our Keynote Presentation: Jeremy Bout, Edge Factor, and a Middle Skills Career Exploration Panel with representatives from Eastman Kodak Business Park, Edge Factor, Monroe Community College, NYMAT and Ortho Clinical Diagnostics.



Caitlyn Six, 2017/2018 FAME Scholarship winner, speaks to a capacity crowd at MCC.



Middle Skills Career Exploration Panelists


This was followed by the presentation of the 2018 FAME STAR Award to Lynn Freid (WDI) and attendee networking.



Karen Springmeier (FLWIB, left) with Lynn Freid (WDI, right).



FAME Chair Dave Phillips (GW Lisk, left) makes the case for investment in the regional “Eco-System” approach.


Event Materials:

2018 FAME Annual Event Overview [PDF]

Links to pre-register for the new Edge Factor eco-system:






Jeremy Bout leads the Edge Factor team in producing inspiring films and accompanying interactive resources to inspire the next generation of makers. As a critically acclaimed filmmaker, public speaker and entrepreneur, Jeremy  continues to turn ideas into reality to equip leaders to impact their communities. Edge Factor productions merge Hollywood visuals with cinematic storytelling, to highlight innovation, teach career pathways and manufacturing, and make science, technology, engineering, art and math relevant in today’s world. With stories and interactive resources, Edge Factor challenges perceptions and spotlights the amazing people and technology, that are changing lives and pushing back the edge of what’s possible.  To see their latest video, click HERE.



Contact: Michele Stolberg, FAME Facilitator


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


Thank you to our event sponsors!
















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