Staying connected to advanced manufacturing
FAME is dedicated to helping our regional advanced manufacturers thrive. Stay connected to our news, data and resources.
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:
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:
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.
- MCC P-TECH Fall 2014 Mentoring Program
- Job Training Shifts to ‘Middle Skills’ to Put Millennials Back to Work
- Brookings Institute, Rochester’s Hidden STEM Economy
- FACT Sheet – Finger Lakes Careers in STEM
- Brookings: Cut to Invest: Support the Designation of 20 “U.S. Manufacturing Universities”
- Brookings: Cut to Invest: Create a “Race to the Shop” Competition for Advanced Manufacturing
- Brookings: Cut to Invest: Create a Nationwide Network of Advanced Industries Innovation Hubs
- Understanding the Skills in the Common Core State Standards (pdf)
- New Rules – NYT Op Ed piece
- Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council – 2012 DRAFT Progress Report and Proposed Priority Projects.
- Training for Success – Monroe’s Summer Programs to Boost Interest in Advanced Mfg
- Gillibrand Announces Agenda to Train More Workers for Jobs in Growing Industries
- $100K manufacturing jobs
- U.S. manufacturing sees shortage of skilled factory workers.
- Hammering Home the Skilled Trades – 600 local students attend FL Works event.
- U.S. manufacturers looking for 600,000 skilled workers, survey says
- Why Science Majors Change Their Minds (It’s Just So Darn Hard)
- Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms (TAAF)
- Made in America, Again
- Sen. Gillibrand announces “Made In America” grants for High-Tech Mfg in NYS
- How to Close the Skills Gap
- The Evolution of the Skilled Manufacturing Labor Pool
- Weld-Ed Sparks Training and Development for Welding Students and Educators
- Community colleges step in to fill ‘skills gap’
- O Captain! My Captain! I Know Not How to Build an App for That
- The Advanced Manufacturing Partnership: A Step Toward a Federal Manufacturing Strategy?
- Will Obama’s plan to boost manufacturing jobs work?
- Optimax brings on summer interns for 2011!
- White House Weekly Address: Strengthening America by Investing at Home
- McKinsey & Company Report – An economy that works: Job creation and America’s future :
Recoveries are increasingly becoming “jobless” due to firm restructuring, skill and geographic mismatches between workers and jobs, and sharp decline in new start-ups. The US workforce will continue to grow until 2020, but under current trends many workers will not have the right skills for the available jobs. Progress on four dimensions will be essential for reviving the US job creation machine, including– developing the US workforces’ skill to better match what employers are looking for.
- Why Look Down on a Business Degree?
- America is Still No. 1 In Manufacturing
- New Study Shows New York Manufacturing Companies Maintaining Size or Growing, Despite Negative Outlook
- Job Recovery Rx: Worker Skill Training
- Despite China’s might, US factories maintain edge
- NIMS News: DOL Announces $500M Community College & Career Training
- National Skills Coalition: “As High Unemployment Continues, Business Leaders Come to Washington to Propose Targeted Solution to Nation’s Skills Gap”
- Some Firms Struggle to Hire Despite High Unemployment
- Robots are creating jobless recovery, UCLA says
- No-Frills Manufacturing: Still A Major Job Prospect
- Debunking Myth #3: “Nothing is made in the US anymore”
- New York’s Growing Empire of High Technology
- Gov. Andrew Cuomo taps SUNY to boost private sector jobs