CTE students accepted into Finger Lakes Youth Apprenticeship Program

By on February 10, 2020
This year’s group of students who were selected for the Finger Lakes Youth Apprenticeship Program.

This year’s group of students who were selected for the Finger Lakes Youth Apprenticeship Program.

On Tuesday, January 28, an official Signing Day ceremony took place for CTE students accepted into the Finger Lakes Youth Apprenticeship Program.

The event is a significant accomplishment for the students selected. Over 100 students applied, 54 attended the matching day event, and 36 were selected to engage with employers. Nineteen of those students are enrolled in the Engineering and Metal Fabrication Academy program at the Career and Technical Institute at the BOCES 2 WEMOCO campus. Other students were selected from Monroe 1 BOCES and Edison Career and Technology High School.

The event was modeled after the NFL’s Draft Day and featured streaming videos, contract announcements, official signings between students and employers, photo ops, team swag, and the first steps on their path to exciting careers.

“To have a full-time job when I graduate is an amazing opportunity,” says senior Calvin Moyer. “The skills l have learned through the Machining program at WEMOCO have helped me prepare for my co-op and apprenticeship with Precise Tool and Manufacturing, Inc., and I’m looking forward to this opportunity to further develop my skills.” 

Students officially signed the agreement with their employer during the Signing Day ceremony. They also found out when their Job Shadow (juniors) or Co-Op (seniors) would officially start.

In a letter sent to the students who were accepted, Bob Coyne, Workforce Development Director for RTMA, congratulated the students, saying “This opportunity comes as a result of you taking the initiative to explore career opportunities that provide post-secondary pathways and many career options.”

The following Engineering and Metal Fabrication Academy students were selected for the Finger Lakes Youth Apprenticeship Program:

•Anthony DelFave (junior, Gates Chili CSD) – Acro Industries, Inc 

•Christopher Re (junior, Gates Chili CSD) – MICRO Instruments 

•Cierra Perrin (junior, Kendall CSD) – PEKO Precision 

•Garrett VanLogten (junior, Holley CSD) – Precision Grinding and Manufacturing (PGM) 

•Aiden Hetzler (junior, Spencerport CSD) – PEKO Precision 

•Jeremy Goodison (junior, Spencerport CSD) – PEKO Precision 

•Jonathan Aina (junior, Spencerport CSD) – Precise Tool and Manufacturing 

•Joshua Wood (junior, Brockport CSD) – Acro Industries, Inc 

•Alex Nenni (junior, Brockport CSD) – MICRO Instruments 

•Nicholas Bumbarger (junior, Greece CSD) – Love Beets 

•John Gizzi (junior, Churchville-Chili CSD) – Precise Tool and Manufacturing 

•Dylan Peet (junior, Churchville-Chili CSD) – Jrlon Engineered Product 

•Andrew Shortino (junior, Churchville-Chili CSD) – Opti – Pro 

•Zachary Hannah (junior, Churchville-Chili CSD) – Jrlon Engineered Products 

•Calvin Moyer (senior, Brockport CSD) – Precise Tool and Manufacturing, Inc. 

•Gavin DeVincentis (senior, Greece CSD) – MICRO Instruments 

•Tim Roesner (senior, Hilton CSD) – Acro Industries, Inc. 

•Ethan Hicks (senior, Spencerport CSD) – Acro Industries, Inc 

•Anthony Colletta (senior, Spencerport CSD) – Precision Grinding and Manufacturing (PGM) 

The program was coordinated by the Rochester Technology and Manufacturing Association and Monroe Community College. There were multiple phases in the application and interviewing process, pairing high schoolers with local manufacturing companies.

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