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Facility Tour Resources:

Tours are one of the easiest and most influential ways to show students, parents and teachers what it is really like to work in manufacturing. By opening your doors, you are literally opening up more possibilities! Make sure you give an effective tour that is fully developed and tailored to your audience by using this pre-made tour kit to help you easily prepare step-by-step. Includes templates, tricks and tools, links below:


Generic Survey
Generic Map
Talking Points
Tour PowerPoint
Tour Agenda
Tour Tool Kit


Soft Skills Summits:

In September and November of 2015, FAME hosted regional Soft Skills Summits at Young Sommer Winery in Williamson and the FLCC Viticulture Center in Geneva. The Summits were presented to help address a concern voiced by members about the lack of soft skills when it comes to hiring new employees. For meeting materials, please visit the Meeting Details tab. Photos from the events are available below!





Assistance with Hiring Veterans:


Military Skills Translators

Department of Labor (DOL) Military to Civilian Occupation Translator

O*NET Military Skills Translator




Companies looking for qualified employees have free and direct access to thousands of unemployed National Guard members and military veterans when they register through the ongoing nonprofit American Jobs for America’s Heroes campaign. With more than 60,000 unemployed National Guard members nationally, this is a huge resource for employers looking for skilled, experienced and reliable employees.  Job postings are plugged directly into the National Guard Employment Network, the flagship employment initiative of the National Guard.


National Center for College and Career Transitions:
The National Center for College and Career Transitions (NC3T) is a mission-driven organization with the purpose of fostering regional college-career pathway systems that are supported and led by alliances of educators, employers, and civic organizations. NC3T provides planning, coaching and technical assistance to help community-based leadership teams plan and implement their college-career pathway systems.


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