The Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies (CIMS) at Rochester Institute of Technology has partnered with Monroe Community College, RochesterWorks!, Genesee County Career Center, Finger Lakes Works Career Center, and Cornell Agriculture and Food Technology Park to develop and deliver training to support the workforce needs of the Finger Lakes Food Processing Cluster.
A key objective of the training program is to identify the specific training needs of the various sectors within the cluster.
The Training Program team surveys cluster members and holds focus groups to understand workforce needs and the skills required to advance incumbent workers and transition displaced workers into the cluster. All FLFPCI businesses are encouraged to participate in the survey. Register to be added to the survey mailing list.
RochesterWorks!, Genesee County Career Center, and Finger Lakes Works Career Center provide employment services to FLFPCI trainees and cluster businesses to link qualified workers to positions within the cluster.
Cluster employees and U.S. workers interested in entering the food cluster industries may apply for this training program. Veterans and their spouses, as well as unemployed workers in the Finger Lakes region, are encouraged to apply.
For more information about the FLFPCI training program, contact Mr. Andy Harlan at 585-475-5385, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funding for this FLFPCI program is provided by the Employment and Training Administration, a unit of the U.S. Department of Labor that administers federal government job training and worker dislocation programs, federal grants to states for public employment service programs, and unemployment insurance benefits.