Real-World Careers

Real-World Careers – Meet the Professionals

A webinar series hosted by the Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Absolut Care Aurora Park

This is a new webinar series with the purpose of connecting local students and teachers directly with individuals in various careers and industries to provide a background and pathway to a possible career in that field. It is a 10 part series. Each webinar will focus on a different career path and will feature an expert(s) in that industry.

Real-World Careers, Meet the Professionals – A Conversation about careers in the Fitness Industry

Join Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Gary Grote for a discussion with Mark Acquino, Sports Conditioning & Exercise Science Instructor, Erie 2 BOCES, and Ashley Thompson, Manager, SNAP Fitness – East Aurora & Orchard Park, about how they got started in the Fitness Industry, the various types of jobs in this industry and the education needed. This conversation was taped on May 27, 2021.

Real-World Careers, Meet the Professionals – A Conversation with Dave Newell, owner of Loptr LLC & Lowkey Software LLC

Join Gary Grote, Executive Director of the Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce, for a discussion with Dave Newell, owner of Loptr LLC/Lowkey Software LLC, about careers in technology and cyber security. This discussion was part of the Chamber’s Real-World Mee the Professionals webinar series and was recorded on Wednesday, May 12, 2021.

Real-World Careers, Meet the Professionals – A Conversation with Dan Garvey, Inkeeper of The Roycroft Inn.

In this latest edition of the Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce’s Real World Career, Meet the Professionals Gary Grote, Executive Director of the Chamber, talks with Dan Garvey, Innkeeper of The Roycroft Inn about the status of the hospitality & restaurant industry during the COVID pandemic and the great career opportunities that are available in this industry. This session was recorded on April 29, 2021.

Real-World Careers, Meet the Professionals – A Conversation with Mark Andol

Join Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Gary Grote for a discussion with Mark Andol, owner of General Welding & Fabrication, Inc. and the Made in America Store, about how he got started, the challenges and joys of being an entrepreneur, and how you can get into this type of career. This conversation was taped on April 14, 2021.

Real-World Careers, Meet the Professionals – Careers in Law Enforcement

Join Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Gary Grote for a discussion with Shane Krieger, Chief of Police for the East Aurora Village Police Department on careers in law enforcement. This conversation was held on Wednesday, March 24, 2021.

Real-World Careers, Meet the Professionals – Careers in HVAC & Construction

Ever wonder if you have what it takes to work the heating and air conditioning or construction industries? In the latest installment of the Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce’s Workforce Development video series – Real-World Careers, Meet the Professionals – Executive Director Gary Grote talks about careers in those industries with Robert Nowak, owner of Robert Nowak Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., and Charles Snyder, owner of Charles D. Snyder and Sons Inc. This session took place on Wednesday, March 20, 2021.

Real-World Careers, Meet the Professionals – Learn about working in the aerospace industry. 

This is the fourth in a 10-part workforce development workshop series hosted by the Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Absolut Care Aurora Park. This video features Melissa Lauricella, HR Director at Astronics – Luminescent Systems, LLC, who speaks about her journey into the Human Resources field, the types of jobs available at Astronics, and the recruiting process the company uses to find new employees. 

Real-World Careers, Meet the Professionals – So You Want To Work at Moog? Here’s What You Need to Know

This is the third in a 10-part workforce development workshop series hosted by the Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Absolut Care Aurora Park. This video features Peter Sergi, the Senior Employee Engagement Specialist at Moog Space & Defense Group, and focuses on the types of careers offered at Moog as well as the education and skills required. 

 

Real-World Careers, Meet the Professionals – Let’s Talk About Careers in Film!

So you want to work in film? Listen as Tim Clark, Film Commissioner with the Buffalo Niagara Film Office discusses all the exciting things happening in the WNY region regarding the film industry and many fantastic careers available in film right here! Find a list of the different types of film careers and their descriptions at this link: http://www.filmbuffaloniagara.com/fea…  This conversation was held on Wednesday, Jan. 27.

Real-World Careers, Meet the Professionals – Stacy Bastian, Administrator, Absolut Care Aurora Park

This first session features Stacy Bastian, Administrator of Absolute Care Aurora Park, who spoke all the different careers available at the facility. It took place on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021.