is an organization whose primary focus is to bring people together from industry, education, social services and labor to develop strategies which will build the skills our students need to become successful in the workplace.
APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM - Working with the Plumbers and Steamfitter's Union NFIEC awards two apprenticeships each year to students who plan to make a living in this trade. NFIEC has plans to work with unions, companies, and training programs to expand this to other trades.
BUSINESS & EDUCATION EMPLOYABILITY PORTFOLIO (BEEP) - Using a Web based curriculum, students learn employability skills. They also present their academic, personal, social and citizenship credentials to prospective employers and college admissions officials. Students involved in this program are eligible for annual scholarship awards.
BUSINESS FIRST IN THE CLASSROOM - Thirty (30) weekly copies of Business First are circulated to area high schools with the goal of enlightening students about the real world of business in WNY. Schools can also benefit from classroom visits made by Business First staff.
CAREER AWARENESS COURSES - Semester-long series designed to share corporate culture, skill requirements, and employment needs with teachers and counselors. As part of these seminars, educators discuss ways in which information presented can be incorporated into curriculum/counseling efforts from primary to post-secondary levels.
FALL FORUM - Semi-Annual breakfast program to acquaint community leaders with NFIEC programs, goals, and results, interesting speakers, and timely topics. The forum has a structured format designed to enable corporate representatives, educators, school board members, parents, and students an opportunity to dialogue and share successful collaborative efforts.
THE COMMITMENT TO EDUCATION AWARDS BREAKFAST - The Niagara Frontier Industry Education Council (NFIEC) is partnering with the Buffalo Alliance for Education (BAE) to host the spring "Commitment to Education" Award Breakfast. NFIEC and the BAE will be honoring organizations that demonstrate ongoing efforts to advance Education in WNY Schools through sustained involvement in the educational process.
Regional Career Exploration Night - This annual Career Exploration Night services 800 students/parents with 100 representatives from a wide variety of occupations.
TEACHER WORKSHOPS - Developing partnerships with WNY organizations, we have currently developed two programs for teachers: