Education & Training

An educated, talented, and available workforce make Genesee County, New York one of the best places to grow your company. 



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Education and technical training is key to a successful workforce and a successful business climate across the region. There are over 50 colleges and universities within a 2 hour drive of Genesee County.  Each of these technical schools, colleges, and universities offers courses that align directly with the GCEDC's strategic industry clusters including food processing, advanced manufacturing, engineering, dental device, medical device, welding, operations, packaging, micro-electronics, and life sciences- just to name a few.  Partnerships with these colleges and universities sets Genesee County apart from other places in the world.  We will ensure that you have the brightest talent pool for your company and assist in setting up training programs for your employees in the region.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recent Workforce Initatives-

iSciWNY life sciences career pathways and training programs with The University at Buffalo, Genesee Community College, High Schools across the Finger Lakes and Western New York Region.  This ongoing program has helped to fill the worker pipeline for life science companies and to get young students interested in careers in this field.  The pilot program was made possible by a Department of Labor grant.

 

Advanced Manufacturing and Nano-Technology Certificate Training Program with Rochester Institute of Technology and Genesee Community College.  Tremendous success for local participants and for companies around the region was realized at the culmination of this training program.  75% of the graduates have taken jobs in regional advanced manufacturing companies.  This program was made possible through a New York State Homes and Community Renewal grant.

 

Food Processing Technology Certificate Program Cornell University, Rochester Institute of Technology, and Genesee Community College have partnered with the GCEDC and our regional food industry to train entry level employees.

 

WNY Tech Academy is a six year early college high school program that will help students obtain a two year applied associates degree for free.  The program also allows students to travel from their home district to a special technology high-school to prepare for a career in manufacturing, food processing, accounting, nanotechnology and related fields.

 

Students- Current Opportunities

 

Interested in Free College?

The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board, Inc. is sponsoring students to obtain associates degrees in applied science and advanced manufacturing.  Advanced manufacturing companies in Western New York and the Finger Lakes Regions are numerous and are looking for educated graduates with associate degrees.  If solving problems and making a difference at a company is important to you- consider a career in advanced manufacturing. Education grants are awarded up to $8,500 and programs are offered at many local colleges. Find out more here or talk to William Rotenberg at 315.789.3131 or by email at amcn@fingerlakesworks.com

 

WNY Tech Academy is a six year early college high school program that will help students obtain a two year applied associates degree for free.  The program also allows students to travel from their home district to a special technology high-school to prepare for a career in manufacturing, food processing, accounting, nanotechnology and related fields. WNY Tech Academy Website

 

Want to find a career or enter the workforce now?

Careers in Food Processing Technology, Agriculture, Advanced Manufacturing and the Life Sciences are available here in Genesee County.  GLOW Careers Website

 

 

 

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