March Forum 2019
Youth Career Development Pipeline Initiatives
Friday, March 8, 2019 Shea's Seneca Theater 2188 Seneca Street Buffalo, New York
8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Registration Deadline extended to Tuesday, March 5th!
Many youth career-based educational programs don't begin until 8th grade or later. Most reseachers believe that this is too late in their awareness process to accurately access their interest, skills and abilities in a career focused program of study. School districts develop and utlize a number of program and services to enhance their skills to include BOCES, in-district Career Academies, P-Tech and elective-based course work. These are all available to students based on interests and availabilty, but there are also students in Advanced Placement, Honors and other courses that may or may not align with a particular sequence or career focus. Additionally, there are students who do not participate in any of these services, so what options or career exposure do they receive before graduation? Come learn from our panelists who specialize in a number of these and other options for local workforce development efforts for youth.
Panelists for our March Forum program are:
- Leslie Tanner, Principal - Orleans-Niagara BOCES, Sanborn
- Karen Sharp-Price, Sharp Human Resources - Buffalo & Adjunct Professor Daemen College
- Gary Bernardo, Field Coordinator - NYS Laborers'-Employers' Cooperation & Education Trust
- Colleen Christmann, Director of Academies & Career & Technical Education - West Seneca Central School District
- Discussion Facilitator - Dr. Dick Jones, NYS Successful Practices Network
Registration deadline is Friday, March 1st. Cost is $35/members, $40/non-members and includes
a full breakfast and materials for all participants
Contact Dr. John Craig for details at: email@example.com or call 716.249.6991
Forum is sponsored in part by:
NEW - Educator Tours - Friday, March 15, 2019
NFIEC is providing a series of industry tour visits in Advanced Manufacturing/Engineering Technology & Food Processing Manufacturing at local businesses on Friday, March 15, 2019. Participants will visit two local industries in a specific or mixed career pathway. Each visit will include an overview, tour and question & answer session. Tours begin at 8:00 a.m. and conclude at 2:00 p.m. Lunch and materials will be provided. Space is limited in each section to 20 people, so register early! Registration closes on Thursday, March 7th. Click on the link below to register at Erie 1 BOCES.
School Districts and staff participants may be eligible for co-service reimbursement and substitute costs for participating staff.
Professional Development credit is available.
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.
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.
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.
Board & Members
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.