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Meet the Class of 2023 from the Genesee Valley Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Ten participants from the third annual Genesee Valley Pre-Apprenticeship Program graduated from this year’s six-week paid training program. The “boot camp” style program is an earn while you learn model which pairs in-class instruction at the Genesee Valley BOCES in

FLYAP Unveils Social Media & Marketing Campaign

The Finger Lakes Youth Apprenticeship Program (FLYAP) is increasing its outreach to students, families, educators and businesses through its enhanced marketing and outreach program. The efforts include social media outreach, SMS/text messages and digital marketing. Followers can now keep up

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FLYAP Celebrates ‘SAME’ Graduates

The Finger Lakes Youth Apprenticeship Program (FLYAP) congratulates the 2023 Summer Advanced Manufacturing Experience (SAME) Class. SAME is held each summer at Monroe One BOCES/EMCC, Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES/WEMOCO and Wayne Finger Lakes BOCES in Williamson. The three-week summer program provides

Local CTE Instructor Named Haas ‘Educator of the Year’

Orleans Niagara BOCES Career and Technical Education Instructor Bill Rakonczay received the Hass Educator of the Year honor at the annual Haas HTEC Conference this week in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Mr. Rakonczay with Jeremy Bout of Edge Factor Hass and

FLYAP Celebrates CTE Instructor on his Retirement

Rochester – The Finger Lakes Youth Apprenticeship Program congratulates Edison Tech Precision Manufacturing Teacher Anthony McCollough on his retirement. Mr. McCollough has been a partner with FLYAP since its inception, helping place dozens of students into job shadows and paid

RTMA & FLYAP Host First-Ever Manufacturing Educators’ Day

https://fingerlakesyouthapprenticeship.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/MFG-EDU-Day-Slideshow.mp4 The Rochester Technology and Manufacturing Association in conjunction with the Finger Lakes Youth Apprenticeship Program on March 29, 2023 hosted the first-ever Manufacturing Educators’ Day at Monroe Community College. The event attracted nearly 100 teachers, guidance counselors and administrators

FLYAP Celebrates 2023 ‘Signing Day’ for Dozens of Monroe County Students

Rochester – The Finger Lakes Youth Apprenticeship Program (FLYAP) held its annual “Signing Day” ceremony at the Finger Lakes Workforce Development Center (FWD Center) at Monroe Community College’s (MCC) Downtown Campus on Wednesday, March 1, 2023.  More than 60 students

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2022 Finger Lakes Youth Apprenticeship Program Signing Day Video

More than 175 students across the greater Rochester and Finger Lakes region signed up for job shadows and paid co-ops through the Finger Lakes Youth Apprenticeship Program for the 2021-2022 academic year. Click below to watch the highlight reel.

FLYAP Hosts Women in Manufacturing Summit for Dozens of Local Students & Businesses

Rochester – The Finger Lakes Youth Apprenticeship Program (FLYAP) hosted a Women in Manufacturing Summit today at NextCorps in Downtown Rochester. The event was attended both in-person and virtually by dozens of students, educators and businesses. FLYAP is a career

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FLYAP Hosts Educator and Business Information Sessions

The Finger Lakes Youth Apprenticeship Program (FLYAP) is more effectively communicating with educators and the business community by offering information sessions to both parties. The meetings come after FLYAP tripled in growth from year one to year two, then again

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RTMA, FLYAP & Partners Host Inaugural ROC With Your Hands Career Exploration Event

Rochester – The Rochester Technology and Manufacturing Association (RTMA) today in partnership with the City of Rochester, Monroe County, the Finger Lakes Youth Apprenticeship Program (FLYAP), Monroe Community College (MCC), RochesterWorks!, UNiCON Rochester and the Builders Exchange of Rochester hosted

Genesee Valley Pre-Apprenticeship Program Celebrates 2022 Graduates

Genesee Valley Pre-Apprenticeship Program Celebrates 2022 Graduates Seven participants participated in one-of-a-kind advanced manufacturing training program   Batavia – Seven participants graduated today from the second annual Genesee Valley Pre-Apprenticeship Boot Camp at the Genesee Valley BOCES in Batavia. Incumbent

ROC With Your Hands Coming October 3rd

The second annual ROC With Your Hands career exploration event is scheduled for Tuesday, October 3, 2023, from 8:30 am to 2 pm at the Rochester Community Sports Complex at 460 Oak Street. This free event is open to middle

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Record Numbers Once again for the 2021-2022 Finger Lakes Youth Apprenticeship Program

One-of-a-Kind Career Exploration Program Triples Enrollment & Participation Rochester – The Finger Lakes Youth Apprenticeship Program (FLYAP) finished its 2021-2022 academic year once again with record numbers. Now in its third year, FLYAP tripled student and business enrollment and expanded

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RTMA Secures Over $30,000 in Incentive Funding for Local Apprenticeship Companies

RTMA Secures Over $30,000 in Incentive Funding for Local Apprenticeship Companies  Jobs for the Future Grant Awards Companies for Hiring Young Adults    Rochester – The Rochester Technology and Manufacturing Association (RTMA) in conjunction with the New York State Manufacturers

Buffalo Media Features FLYAP and Orleans Niagara BOCES Students

“Industry experts say there are thousands of skilled manufacturing jobs in Western New York, but the problem is finding enough workers to fill open positions. A relatively new program at Orleans-Niagara BOCES aims to fill the employment gap by training

FLYAP Co-Sponsors Webster Career Exploration Event

Webster – The Finger Lakes Youth Apprenticeship Program sponsored Boulter Industrial Contractor’s annual Lift and Move event on My 17th. The career exploration event exposes students to careers in high demand fields like advanced manufacturing. FLYAP was one of the

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Finger Lakes Youth Apprenticeship Program: ‘A great opportunity for our students’

The Finger Lakes Youth Apprenticeship Program Signing Day at Penn Yan Academy was featured in the Finger Lakes Times. Click the link below to check it out! https://www.fltimes.com/news/finger-lakes-youth-apprenticeship-program-a-great-opportunity-for-our-students/article_a535858d-a9fe-58f3-9bd4-f79e8af39686.html#tncms-source=login

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