The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board recently honored Halco as a founding member of Finger Lakes Works with their Hands (FLWWTH). *Courtesy of Seneca Daily
The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board recently honored Halco as a founding member of Finger Lakes Works with their Hands (FLWWTH). The Phelps-based energy/comfort contractor was instrumental in establishing the one-day skilled trades fair 10 years ago.
Each fall, nearly 700 area high school students attend FLWH at Rodman Lott and Son Farms in Seneca Falls. They are offered a firsthand look at the skilled trades and advanced manufacturing careers that are available in the Finger Lakes Region.
Students have an opportunity to speak with businesses, professionals and representatives from colleges and trade schools about careers in the skilled trades. They can also participate in hands-on welding, heavy equipment operation, carpentry and masonry demonstrations. At the Halco building, students could ride a scissor lift and try their hand at plasma cutting and soldering.
At the end of the day, Hal Smith, president of Halco, was presented with a certificate of appreciation for his role in establishing this successful event that continues to grow year after year. Smith is a past chair of the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board.
Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board Executive Director Karen Springmeier presents a certificate to Halco President Hal Smith for his company’s support of Finger Lakes Works with their Hands since its founding 10 years ago.
Established in 1984, Halco is dedicated to the comfort of residential and commercial property owners in a 16 county region of Central New York. Its services range from traditional heating and air conditioning to home performance audits and renewable energy installations.
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