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Dinolfo Congratulates Graduates Of Summer Advanced Manufacturing Experience

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo congratulated two dozen high school students that participated in the annual Summer Advanced Manufacturing Experience. The program provides an opportunity for high school students to get hands-on experience in advanced manufacturing careers, and is an important workforce development pipeline sponsored by the County and other local partners.

“Our Economic Development Team has a proven record of connecting job-seekers with the skills they need to unlock rewarding new career opportunities,” said Dinolfo. “This work often begins with high school students who are looking for opportunities in skilled trades like advanced manufacturing. We are connecting these individuals with good-paying jobs that are available right here, right now. Thank you to the Finger Lakes Advanced Manufacturing Enterprise, MCC, and BOCES for their assistance in making this program a reality.”

The three week program at the two local BOCES Career Centers provides students entering high school with experience using state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment which better prepares them for higher education and the workforce. Participants will receive 90 hours of training on state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing equipment, tour manufacturing and optics and photonics businesses throughout the region, and earn up to three college credit hours at Monroe Community College towards a precision manufacturing certificate.

Funding for the Summer Advanced Manufacturing Experience is made possible through funding from the Monroe County Industrial Development Corporation (MCIDC), which promotes economic development activities in Monroe County. This summer’s program began on Monday, July 8 and ended with today’s graduation ceremony.

Other sponsors of the program includes Monroe #1 BOCES, Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES, and MCC.