GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES COLLEGE OF NANOSCALE SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING CENTER IN CANANDAIGUA GRANTED "TRUSTED FOUNDRY" STATUS BY DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
First for New York and one of only two in the country, designation promises continued high-tech job creation and cutting-edge defense research
Canandaigua’s high-tech, nanotechnology manufacturing center has gained a critical international designation that will allow it to compete for huge U.S. military contracts and other high-level commercial work.
The Smart System Technology and Commercialization Center of Excellence in Canandaigua, which is the former Infotonics Center, has successfully completed the International Organization for Standardization’s 9001:2008 registration process.
GENEVA — Like many in the Finger Lakes, the economic downturn has hit Scott Hegarty hard.
The Geneva resident, husband and father has seen jobs come and go. His resume includes a number of companies forced to downsize or close, including call centers in Penn Yan and Canandaigua.
Hegarty has heard rumors that the call centers may come back, but he isn't planning to wait.
"I was looking for something with a little bit more stability," he said.
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Sen. Charles Schumer has made a pitch to the Department of Defense to direct some its high-tech and state-of-the-art optics funding to upstate New York and the micro-processing facility in Canandaigua.
The STC Center in Canandaigua, formerly the Infotonics Center, is a manufacturing facility for nano-sized, or ultra-small, devices used in sensors and other military equipment. The STC Center is a partner with SUNY Albany’s College of Nanoscale Science and Technology.
Hopewell — For Ontario County residents seeking employment, the answer could be in a cleanroom.
In October, a partnership was announced between Finger Lakes Community College and The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering’s Smart System Technology and Commercialization Center. The partnership was designed to help train local workers in highly skilled cleanroom jobs.
Training begins Monday, Jan. 9, in the program, which also involves Moser Baer Technologies.