Active Genesee County Workforce Training Programs

GLOW With Your Hands

Genesee County's workforce training programs support over 3,500 student participants annually in mechatronics, food and beverage manufacturing and advanced manufacturing fields.


Cornell in High School Dairy Processing Bootcamp

Graduating seniors have a fast track to careers in Genesee County's major dairy processing employers.

Led by Cornell University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, students graduate this fun and informative accelerated training program with a Cornell Dairy Processing Certificate.

Skilled instructors teach students about basic food safety and facilitate tours to several local food processing employers in Genesee County.

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Finger Lakes Youth Apprenticeship Program

Dozens of students at the Genesee Valley BOCES electro-mechanical (mechatronics) program participate in the Finger Lakes Youth Apprenticeship Program with Genesee County and regional businesses, including Nortera, Oxbo, and Tambe Electric.

Following a mid-school year matching day, students in 11th grade join employers for job-shadows, and students in 12th grade join employers for paid internships.

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Genesee Valley Pre-Apprenticeship Bootcamp

"Earn as You Learn" with this six-week advanced manufacturing training program.

Participants receive paid on-the-job training through registered apprenticeship opportunities at Genesee County employers, and graduate with no debt!

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  • Timeline: July 9 - August 22, 2024
  • Location: Batavia Career & Technical Education Center, 8250 State Street Road, Batavia, NY, 14020
  • Eligibility: Participants must be 18-24 years old at start of program (July 9, 2024)
  • More information: Program Website, Program Flyers: StudentsBusiness


GLOW With Your Hands: Manufacturing

GLOW With Your Hands is the largest hands-on career exploration event for GLOW Region students.

Participants experience dozens of high-growth and high-demand careers in advanced manufacturing, agriculture, food processing, and the skilled trades at this celebration and an on-demand virtual career exploration platform.

Employers are encouraged to join this year's program, which will be the largest in GLOW With Your Hands history!

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  • Timeline: Sept. 24, 2024
  • Location: Genesee County Fairgrounds, 5056 East Main Street Road, Batavia, NY, 14020
  • Eligibility: Open to students entering 8th to 12th grade in the 2024-25 school year from all public and private middle schools and high schools, and in home school programs in Genesee, Livingston, Orleans, Wyoming counties.
  • Capacity: 1,200 students
  • More Information: Program Website, GLOW With Your Hands Virtual Website


Customized and Scalable Training

Genesee County's employers access customized, scalable training to up-skill, re-skill and on-board their teams with modern training equipment and programs that can be offered on-site and off-site through the Batavia Career & Technical Education Center, Genesee Community College, and The BEST Center.