Finger Lakes Hired Initiative

Finger Lakes Hired is a four-year, federally funded initiative, ending Oct. 31, 2018, to place the long-term unemployed into local high-demand jobs.

As a partner in this regional initiative, GCC may be able to provide career guidance and full tuition for those eligible participants who enroll in the programs in one of the following targeted industries:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Health Care
  • Information Technology

Finger Lakes Hired Main Contact:

Andrew Gerber - College Liaison & Case Manager
Location: Career Services, Room 207A, Student Success Center, Batavia
Phone: 585-343-0055 x6002
Email: algerber@genesee.edu

Andrew's Role

  • Assist those eligible for the Finger Lakes Hired initiative to enroll in GCC credit and non-credit programs, navigating college processes (admissions, orientation, financial aid, etc.)
  • Guide participants through the training or degree program to completion, and ensure access to tutoring, mentoring and developmental coursework, etc.

Who to Refer to Andrew:

  • Those who have been unemployed for 27 weeks or longer; are at least 18; and have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Those who are interested in working in the Healthcare, Advanced Manufacturing or Information Technology fields.
  • Anyone already a part of the Finger Lakes Hired program who has a question about college programs, services, etc.

Applicable GCC Programs*

Information Technology

  • Computer Information Systems (AS)
  • Computer Repair (CERT)
  • Computer Support and Operations (AAS)
  • Computer Systems and Network

Technologies (AAS)

  • Computer Drafting and Design (AAS and CERT)
  • Digital Art (AAS)
  • Web Design (AAS and CERT)
  • Help Desk Support (CERT)
  • Office Assistant (CERT)

Advanced Manufacturing

  • Engineering Science (AS)
  • Supply Chain Management (AAS)
  • Food Processing Technology (AAS)
  • Nanotechnology (AAS)


  • Biotechnology (AS)
  • Medical Office Assistant (CERT)
  • Nursing (AAS)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (AAS)
  • Polysomnographic Technology (AAS)
  • Respiratory Care (AAS)

Non-Credit Programs

  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Clinical Medical Assistant Program
  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • Pharmacy Technician

*Funding is not guaranteed based on enrollment in GCC programs listed above.