A Finger Lakes Hired OJT Grant Turned My Career Around


“Before Finger Lakes Hired I had work experience as a foreman in construction, a truck driver, laborer, and in assembly. This grant provided me with the opportunity to develop my existing skills in a new environment to learn to work in the growing industry of food production. I was given the opportunity to participate in a Work Tryout for three weeks as a Machine Operator/Mechanic, which showed the company that I am the right candidate for them. I was then provided On-The-Job Training for 8 weeks, which allowed me to learn the skills to perform various duties and become trained on the color sorter/electric eye CNC Machine. With the skills I was able to learn throughout my training, I was hired on by the company and continue working there. The skills I acquired through training, coupled with previous work experience and transferrable skills will allow me to work towards a Plant Supervisor Position. Thank you Finger Lakes Hired for helping this war time veteran get trained in a new industry so I can continue to provide for my family!”


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  • About Finger Lakes Hired

    Finger Lakes Hired is made possible by a $5.2 Million US Department of Labor (DOL) Ready to Work grant. This initiative is fully funded by federal money.

  • Our Mission

    Finger Lakes Hired addresses the needs of businesses and job seekers in the nine-county Finger Lakes region by bringing together workforce partners and community colleges to help prepare and place the long-term unemployed into local, in-demand jobs in the Advanced Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Health Care sectors.

    Finger Lakes Hired is an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

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    255 North Goodman Street
    Rochester, NY 14607
    (585) 258-3500

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