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  • 41 Lewis Street, Suite 104 Geneva, NY 14456 (315) 789-3131

    FL WIB Annual Report Page 1

    My three year term as Chair of the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board has come to a close. I have grown tremendously from this experience. It has been a great honor to work with the Board and staff of the WIB. We were again thrown a last minute curve ball on training funds for the first quarter of the new program year. Everyone involved has been very cooperative and has made the best of it. Cant wait for the second quarter funding! The WIB under Karens leadership continues to make great strides in securing outside funding so that we are not totally strapped by WIA funds. All of our major events for the year are funded by other than WIA funds. This is a great accomplishment and shows the hard work of so many! We have a great staff and a very dedicated Board of Directors. I recently met with the new director of the Explorers program, one of our partner programs. I was very impressed. He seems very motivated to make our partnership work. We are committed to help develop the pipeline of technical workers that our employers so desperately need. If we can start pairing high school freshmen to businesses during their high school career, only good things will come from it. We need more students to become involved and more businesses to commit to posts. As I now assume the coveted title of past Chair, rest assured that I am not going away. I plan to remain an active member of the Board during my current term and I look forward to a great 2013-2014.

    Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board, Inc.

    Annual Report July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013

    Table of Contents Chairperson MessagePage 1 Slate of OfficersPage 1 Executive Director MessagePage 2 The Fiscal Year in ReviewPage 3 Advanced Manufacturing GrantPage 3 Finger Lakes Job Seeker ServicesPage 4 Trade Adjustment Assistance ActPage 4 Business ServicesPage 5-7 Healthcare Alliance Page 5 FAMEPage 6-7 On-the-Job TrainingPage 7 WorkKeys/KeyTrainPage 8 Youth: The Workforce of TomorrowPage 9-10 Finger Lakes Works...with their hands!Page 11 FLWIB Member List/ Staff ListPage 12

    Slate of Officers 2013-2014

    A Message from Chairperson Hal Smith

    The FLWIB, Inc. unanimously approved the slate of officers for the 2013-2014 program year at the May meeting: Chair: Ronald Golumbeck, Vice President and Director of

    Human Resources for ITT-Goulds Pumps. Mr. Golumbeck has been on the FLWIB since 2006. He previously served as Chair of the Performance and Evaluation Committee and is a founding member of FAME.

    Vice Chair-Private Sector: Lina Brennan, Employment Services Manager for Finger Lakes Regional Health Systems. Ms. Brennan has been on the FLWIB since 2006. She has served on the Governance and Membership Committee as well as the Healthcare Alliance of the Finger Lakes.

    Vice Chair-Public Sector: Michael Manikowski, Director of Ontario County Office of Economic Development and Ontario County IDA. Mr. Manikowski serves as the Chair of the Governance and Membership Committee and has served on the FLWIB since 2000.

    Treasurer: Robert Doeblin, Director of Resident Services for the Geneva Housing Authority. As Treasurer, Mr. Doeblin also serves as Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee and has served on the FLWIB since 2002. Mr. Doeblin previously served as Chair of the Youth Council for 6 years.

  • 41 Lewis Street, Suite 104 Geneva, NY 14456 (315) 789-3131

    FL WIB Annual Report Page 2

    It is hard to believe that ten years ago in January 2003, the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board, Inc. opened its doors at 41 Lewis Street in Geneva. A lot has changed in ten years! The FLWIB, Inc. has been recognized both at the state and national level for its work in addressing the workforce challenge. Our flagship product, The Finger Lakes Works Career Centers, has five offices in the four county region. The trained staff at the centers provide valuable services to our jobseekers by identifying what their job search needs are and designing a plan of activities and services to help them become gainfully employed. Programs include a variety of workshops, Career Navigator classes, tuition assistance for eligible job seekers for short term vocational training in a demand occupation, on the job training, computer based assessment and on line training programs, and customized services as needed. The numbers served each year have varied from the lowest, 7,464 in 2005 to the highest of 10,845 in 2009. In the past year we served 9,126 customers. For businesses, we strive to provide them with the skilled workforce they require through an assessment of their workforce needs, job postings, assistance with recruitment and screening, WorkKeys assessment, on the job training, tax credit information, and information on incumbent worker training programs when available. Beginning July 1, 2012, the FLWIB embarked on a grassroots campaign to create awareness of the jobs in the region that require more than a high school diploma and less that a four year degree. The campaign, entitled Finger Lakes Skills2Compete, Answering the Workforce Challenge, was designed to get the word out to job seekers, youth and parents about the great jobs available right in this region and provide them services and information to prepare workers for these high demand jobs. We have partnered with several other agencies to assist us in this effort including Junior Achievement, the Explorers Program, Next Step Academy, Finger Lakes Community College, and Wayne Finger Lakes BOCES, just to name a few. Our growth in these ten years is a result of the vision and leadership of our board members, the hard work of the staff to carry out these activities, and the agencys commitment to its mission. I want to thank outgoing Chairperson Hal Smith for his leadership, dedication, and commitment over the last three years. It has truly been a pleasure working with Hal and sharing in his vision for the agency and the local workforce system. Now on to the next ten years.

    The Year in Review

    Talent Recruitment:

    Clifton Springs Hospital Job Fair- 12 employers, 64 job seekers Veterans Job Fair 16 employers, 50 job seekers

    Wayne County Job Fair- 42 employers, 500 job seekers

    Why I Love the Finger Lakes- 38 employers, 206 job seekers

    From Executive Director Karen A. Springmeier

  • 41 Lewis Street, Suite 104 Geneva, NY 14456 (315) 789-3131

    FL WIB Annual Report Page 3

    FLWIB Operating Budget

    Participant Training and Support (includes TAA, NEG/OJT, and H-1B)One Stop Operations (contracts)

    Youth Program Contracts


    H-1B Operating Budget

    Finger Lakes Workswith their hands!

    Job Fair

    Healthcare Alliance Career Day

    The Fiscal Year in Review 2012-2013 Expenses

    FLWIB Operating Budget $491,116 22.6%

    Participant Training and Support $765.792 35.2%

    One Stop Operations (contracts) $387,811 17.8%

    Youth Program Contracts $384,740 17.7%

    FAME $19,497 0.9%

    H-1B $92,321 4.2%

    Finger Lakes Workswith their hands! $22,754 1.0%

    Job Fair $4,038 0.2%

    Healthcare Alliance Career Day $5,171 0.2%

    Disability Employment Initiative $3,926 0.2%

    TOTAL $2,177,166 100.0%

    The Advanced Manufacturing Career Pathways Project has been created to help develop a pipeline of talent for the existing and emerging manufacturing industries in the nine county Finger Lakes region. To date, over 140 unemployed adults and recent high school graduates have enrolled in the grant program with the goal of completing an A.S. or A.A.S. degree and entering the field of Advanced Manufacturing. The goal is to fill the remaining slots available in the grant this fall and then turn the focus to matching prospective employers with our new graduates and make an impact on the skilled trade gap that many of our Advanced Manufacturing companies currently face. Participants in the grant may attend school at the three community colleges within the nine county region; Finger Lakes Community College, Genesee Community College, and Monroe Community College. The grant has been designed to provide tuition support for the following Associates and Associates in Applied Science Degree programs: Biotechnology, Computerized Drafting & Design, Electrical Engineering Technology, Engineering Science, Instrumentation and Control Technologies, Mechanical Design & Drafting, Mechanical Technology, Optical Systems Technology, Precision Machining. These programs have all benefitted from the availability of the Advanced Manufacturing Career Pathways Grant and we hope that our area employers will in turn benefit from an increase in available candidates for skilled trade positions.

    Advanced Manufacturing Career Pathways Grant

    From left to right; Professor Sam Samanta (FLCC Instrumentation & Control Technologies), Patricia Babowicz-Webb (Grant Recipient), Ron Golumbeck (Vice President & Director of Human Resources ITT Goulds Pumps).

  • 41 Lewis Street, Suite 104 Geneva, NY 14456 (315) 789-3131

    FL WIB Annual Report Page 4


    2,301 out of 2,846 (80.9%)

    NYS-Goal- 82%

    Outcome- 99.9% of goal



    1,017 out of 1,216 (83.6%)

    NYS-Goal- 81.5%

    Outcome-102.6% of

    A total of 9,126 people received services through the five Finger Lakes Works Career Centers

    6,150 of these customers were new registrants 54


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