Community members across the Finger Lakes region will have opportunities this weekend to walk through the Finger Lakes Workforce Development Center for a look at Industry 4.0 technologies that drive the future of work within high-demand career fields, such as information technology and advanced manufacturing.
An open house for the center will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday. The event is open to all community members, from high school and college students to working parents, military veterans and individuals who are unemployed or underemployed.
The open house features self-guided tours and equipment demonstrations.
Community members can learn about career exploration and counseling services, job-placement assistance, short-term training programs for technology-oriented careers, work-based learning opportunities and tuition assistance options available.
Some of the features of the FWD Center, located within Monroe Community College’s Downtown Campus on 321 State St., include:
- A Smart Factory that simulates a production system in the advanced manufacturing workplace;
- A 25,000-square-foot, flame-resistant lab display that supports skilled trades training;
- Simulation labs that allow for real-world scenarios involving robotics, mechatronics, augmented reality/virtual reality and automation, and
- New courses and programs, including in networking and data analytics, robotics, and advanced manufacturing.
Individuals interested in attending the FWD Center open house can register online at www.FWD-Center.com/RSVP.
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