Niagara Frontier Industry and Education Council, Logo Niagara Frontier Industry Education Council, Inc.
(716) 249-6991

Celebrating 42 Years Of Bridging Industry and Education

Mission Statement: NFIEC's mission is to build bridges between industry and education to benefit students and adults for the workforce of today and tomorrow.

Spring Forum 2018  Business in Education in Not Usual

Thursday, April 26th  Creekside Banquet Facility, Union Road - Cheektowaga

8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Join us for breakfast and a regional discussion on the elements of successful partnerships with business-industry and education. The importance of collaboration in our emerging and changing workforce trends are evolving and our panelists will share their insights and challenges in developing career pipeline initiatives and general best practices when working with business partners. 

Our panelists for this year's spring forum program include:  Gary Grote, Executive Director - Greater East Aurora Chamber of CommercePaul Stasiak, President - Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association; Melissa Lauricella, Human Resouces - Astronics Luminescent Systems, Inc.; Stephen Tucker, CEO Northland Training Center; and John Morrison, President - Financial Trust Federal Credit Union.

Registration deadline is Thursday, April 19th.  Contact John Craig for details at: 

or call 716.249.6991

NEW - 2018 Middle School Summer Camps

This summer in July, NFIEC is hosting a series of middle school summer camps for students entering grades 5 - 8 in the fall by partnering with Orleans-Niagara BOCES to facilitate the programs.  The camps will be offered each week, both at the Sanborn and Medina O/N BOCES Centers over a three week period.  Camps run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday's through Thursday's for local families.  Each week, starting on July 10th through July 24th, students from schools in Niagara, Orleans, and northern Erie County's can enroll in one of the many featured career focused camps targeting student interest. 

Career focuses in Culinary, Baking, Engineering, Conservation, Animal Adventures, First-Aid & Healthcare, Communications & Media Arts are a few of the offerings planned.  Camp Counselors as well as business representatives from the area will assist in showcasing the skills and competencies required for future employees!  Come have fun this summer and learn a new career skill!

For more information on the summer camp programs, registration details, or to contact and inquire, please visit: 

Providing Much-Needed Community Resources

In 1976, the Buffalo Area Chamber of Commerce joined with Erie 1 BOCES (Board of Cooperative Educational Services) to establish the Niagara Frontier Industry Education Council, Inc. (NFIEC). Today, we provide outreach services and scholarship programs as well as other community resources through the help of our partners and members.

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NFIEC provides students a high quality opportunity to showcase their skills to employers with the Business and Education Employability Portfolio (BEEP). This program is available to local students through their school district to teach them valuable workplace skills and competencies.

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When you join the Niagara Frontier Industry  Education Council, you are eligible for all the benefits we offer, including participation in our NFIEC career programming and our popular scholarship program. Support our student assistance programs by joining us today.

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Our valued educational partnerships have allowed us to provide ongoing outreach support to our community members in the form of our career awareness courses and workshops. We also showcase our stars at our annual award's breakfast.


Members Of NFIEC
Get a 10% Reduction and Access To Programming for Free

About Us

For over 40 years, Niagara Frontier Industry Education Council (NFIEC) has brought executives, educators, parents, and students together to develop strategies that helps build the skills of our students to become successful in the workplace.  NFIEC functions as a common meeting ground for business, industry, education, labor, and government to collaborate. Today, as a result of ongoing efforts, NFIEC support a more cooperative relationship with partners offering workshops, scholarship programs and other community services.

Through the years, NFIEC has developed and presented a variety of programs, courses, and community services all aimed at helping the student of today become the educated, well-adjusted, and contributing employees of tomorrow. The benefits of collective input and support in many career initiatives allows NFIEC to support our members and partners across Western New York.

Our purpose is to work as an umbrella organization to communicate, support, and collaborate dicsussions between business and education.  NFIEC is a 501-c- 3 nonprofit and seeks membership and sponsorship for services and programs. NFIEC develops and utilizes fundraisers, direct sponsorship and grants to support our mission.


Thank you for your interest. Please reach out with questions or comments using the information below. We look forward to hearing from you.

(716) 249-6991

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Erie 1 BOCES TS E-Team
355 Harlem Road, West Seneca, New York, 14224

Service Area
Greater Western New York

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