Workforce Programs

Active Genesee County Workforce Training Programs

ChrisSuozzi.pngIn Genesee County, or team-based approach to workforce development has led the way in activating workforce programs that ensure all students graduating from our high schools know about and get hands-on experiences with in-demand jobs, learn on the same equipment used by our companies, and join our adult population in receiving training that prepares them for debt-free and successful careers.
Contact me if you have any questions about these programs - "Coach Swazz" 585-343-4866, Ext. 11 | Email | LinkedIn

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 will 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.
2023 Program

Finger Lakes Youth Apprenticeship Program

31 students at the Genesee Valley BOCES electro-mechanical (mechatronics) program are currently participating 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.
More information: Read "Apprenticeship program matches area's in-demand students with local employers" (Batavia Daily News)

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!
2024 Program
  • 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: Student (PDF) Business (PDF)

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!
2023 Program
  • 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.

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