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

When You Give a Student Career Skills, You Give Them Lifetime Employability


Your Membership Gives You Access To Our Programming and Support

The Niagara Frontier Industry Education Council in western New York, provides very worthwhile benefits to business, industry, and education. Our student assistance  and member service programs include:

• Access to the BEEP Portfolio and Scholarship Program (BEEP)
• A network and direct link between the corporate sector and education leaders in our community of partners
• Ability to impact future workforce trends and gain support from local business leaders
• Symposiums and conferences targeting workforce trends and issues
• Ability for Students to share portfolios with businesses
• Workshops and seminars for educators to garner information about local career pathway opportunities
 The means to obtain information regarding employment trends, skill requirements, and industry specific competencies to share with students, parents, teachers and school counselors
• An opportunity to learn about products and services manufactured in WNY
• Active participation in the education process
• An atmosphere of trust and sharing among business, industry, labor and educational communities

BEEP Scholarship Meeting


Support Us

As a not-for-profit (501-c-3) corporation, all memberships are tax-deductible. Membership is available as a BOCES Co-Service support for local school districts in Western New York, through Erie 1 BOCES Co-Ser #501 (Distance Learning) if bundled with our BEEP Digital Portfolio Service.  Monetary donations can be given directly by offering a sponsorship at a forum event, donating to the BEEP Scholarship Fund, or to sponsor specific services we provide to educators and business partners.  All sponsored funding is to support our program operations.

Joseph Steinmetz, Deb Pease NFIEC Chair, Forum 2016, Spring Forum 2016

NFIEC Board of Directors 2017-18

Our Board of Directors support overarching policies and program directions in many areas of service.  NFIEC also has Committee Strucutures in Executive, Program, Membership, and Fiscal Responsibility areas.  All members are invited to any NFIEC Board or Committee Meeting.  For more details on becoming a member, please contact the Office using our contact area of this web site.

Board Officers
Deborah Pease, President 
Joseph Steinmetz, Treasurer (O/N BOCES)
Colleen Christmann, Secretary (West Seneca Schools)

Board Directors

Kathy Heinle, Buffalo Public Schools -CTE Director
Robert Christmann, NYS Leadership Council, Buffalo State College
Mary Busse, West Seneca Schools & Erie 1 BOCES Board
Susan Toomey
Dr. Kurt Stahura, Dean - Niagara University
George Schalk II, Local #22 Plumbers & Steamfitters
Laurie Mahoney, President - Junior Achievement of WNY
Anthony Casinelli, E.I. DuPont de Nemours
Theresa Kazmierczak

NFIEC Membership 2017-18

Clark Patterson & Lee
Buffalo Public Schools *
JP Morgan Chase
Erie Community College *
Niagara County Community College
Erie 1 BOCES
Orleans-Niagara BOCES *
Junior Achievement of WNY *
Sgroi Financial Services
Lumsden & McCormick
Niagara Falls City Schools
Lockport City Schools
West Seneca Central Schools*

Tonawanda Central Schools
Hamburg Central Schools
Hatch Associates Consulting
E.I DuPont de Nemours *
Fredonia Central Schools
Dunkirk Central Schools
Local #22 Plumbers & Steamfitters *
Olean Central Schools
Pioneer Central Schools
Niagara University *
Trocaire College
Evans-Brant Central Schools
Bryant & Stratton College
Salamanca Central Schools
Olean Central Schools
Kenmore-Tonawanda Central Schools
WNY Educational Services Council 
Financial Trust Credit Union
Wendel Engineering
Niagara Frontier Auto Dealers Association (NFADA)
Chautauqua Lake Central Schools
Local #41 Electrical Industrial Education
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Erie 2 BOCES
Cannon Design                                                                                          Depew Central Schools                                                                                Akron Central Schools
WNY Higher Education Consortium
Anthony Casinelli *
Theresa Kazmierczak *                                                                            Heather Hartman

*Denotes members of the Board of Directors