Local business owners, residents, high school students and teachers are invited to attend “Co-op Ventures VII,” a series of presentations by Finger Lakes Community College technology students, at 4 p.m. May 12 at Victor Campus Center, 200 Victor Heights Parkway.
Six second-year and two first-year students in the instrumentation and control technologies program will discuss their co-ops at local companies.
All nine of this year’s sophomores are currently employed, and more than half of the first-year students have jobs related to the program.
“We particularly encourage high school students interested in high-tech jobs and school guidance counselors to come and learn more about this program,” said Sam Samanta, professor of physics and coordinator of IC Tech. “They will hear directly from FLCC students and have an opportunity to ask questions.”
Benjamin Camp, of Macedon, will discuss preventative maintenance and troubleshooting at Bausch & Lomb.
Christoffer Poulsen, of Walworth, will give a presentation on photometric instrumentation and image processing at Applied Image.
Jason Youngman, of Newark, will discuss instrumentation for silver recovery and silver nitrate production at Rochester Silver Works.
FLCC developed the IC Tech program in cooperation with employers to address a shortage of adaptable technologists in high-tech businesses. Samanta has calculated that his first four classes have had a cumulative economic impact of $17 million.
While many graduates continue working for their co-operative employers, others pursue bachelor’s degrees such as technology management at Alfred State College and packaging technology at Rochester Institute of Technology.
Refreshments will be served. Registration is requested.
For information, call 585-785-1105 or email sam.samanta@flcc.edu.