Information sessions in mechatronic technology and machinist programs are scheduled in January

VICTOR — Finger Lakes Community College will host information sessions in January for two courses that train people in skills currently in high demand among advanced manufacturers in the region.

“Demand is so strong that nearly all students who complete these programs have a job or a job offer by the time they graduate, and we find they advance quickly,” said Marcy Lynch, FLCC director of workforce development.

Residents can learn about the 12-week mechatronic technology program at an information session at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the FLCC Victor Campus Center, 200 Victor Heights Parkway, off Route 251.

Mechatronic students learn the electrical and mechanical fundamentals common to many local businesses. FLCC developed the program in cooperation with employers, including Advanced Interconnect Manufacturing (AIM) and New Scale Technologies, both in Victor.

Classes run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 6 to May 26 weekdays at the Victor Campus Center.

The college will host an information session on the six-month advanced manufacturing machinist program, starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, at ITT Goulds Pumps, 240 Fall St., Seneca Falls.

Students learn how to use computer-controlled machine tools to make precision parts for automotive, medical, aerospace and other industries. Classes are held at ITT Goulds Pumps from 4 to 8 p.m. March 20 to Sept. 22.

Prospective students must be 18 or older, have a high school diploma or its equivalent and a valid New York driver’s license. Tuition assistance is available for those who meet eligibility requirements.

Call 585-785-1906 or email Andrea.Badger@flcc.edu for more information about the programs and to register for the information sessions.

Call 585-785-1906 or email Andrea.Badger@flcc.edu for more information about the programs and to register for the information sessions.