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CTE students accepted into Finger Lakes Youth Apprenticeship Program

Group of CTE students

On Tuesday, Jan. 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 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.”
 
Congratulations to the following Engineering and Metal Fabrication Academy students, who were selected for the Finger Lakes Youth Apprenticeship Program:

• Anthony DelFave- Acro Industries, Inc (Junior- Gates Chili Central School District)
• Christopher Re- MICRO Instruments (Junior- Gates Chili Central School District)
• Cierra Perrin- PEKO Precision (Junior- Kendall Central School District)
• Garrett VanLogten- Precision Grinding and Manufacturing (PGM) (Junior- Holley Central School District)
• Aiden Hetzler- PEKO Precision (Junior- Spencerport Central School District)
• Jeremy Goodison- PEKO Precision (Junior- Spencerport Central School District)
• Jonathan Aina- Precise Tool and Manufacturing (Junior- Spencerport Central School District)
• Joshua Wood- Acro Industries, Inc (Junior- Brockport Central School District)
• Alex Nenni- MICRO Instruments (Junior- Brockport Central School District)
• Nicholas Bumbarger- Love Beets (Junior- Greece Central School District)
• John Gizzi- Precise Tool and Manufacturing (Junior- Churchville-Chili Central School District)
• Dylan Peet- Jrlon Engineered Product (Junior- Churchville-Chili Central School District)
• Andrew Shortino- Opti – Pro (Junior- Churchville-Chili Central School District)
• Zachary Hannah- Jrlon Engineered Products (Junior- Churchville-Chili Central School District) 
• Calvin Moyer- Precise Tool and Manufacturing , Inc. (Senior- Brockport Central School District)
• Gavin DeVincentis- MICRO Instruments (Senior- Greece Central School District) 
• Tim Roesner- Acro Industries, Inc. (Senior- Hilton Central School District)
• Ethan Hicks- Acro Industries, Inc (Senior- Spencerport Central School District)
• Anthony Colletta- Precision Grinding and Manufacturing (PGM) (Senior- Spencerport Central School District) 
 
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.
 
Photo: This year’s group of students who were selected for the Finger Lakes Youth Apprenticeship Program

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