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RochesterWorks to open renovated center

The RochesterWorks Inc.’s renovated Career Training Center on St. Paul Street officially will open Wednesday at 2 p.m., with an open house from 1 to 4 p.m., officials announced Monday.

The center’s renovations include a computer lab for as many as 25 people and larger workshop facilities. Jobseekers can participate in individual interest and skill assessments, career development workshops, basic computer training, online skill development, and testing for a career readiness certificate, officials said.

“Our goal at this center is to help people receiving or applying for public assistance become more marketable in today’s job market,” said Constance Felder, deputy director at RochesterWorks.

“To achieve this, we have enhanced the services that we offer at this location to include intensive assessment, skill development and vocational training.”           

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks; Kelly Reed, commissioner of the Monroe County Department of Human Services; George Scharrmm chairman, Workforce Investment Board; Peter Pecor, executive director, RochesterWorks; and William Clark, president and CEO, Urban League of Rochester N.Y. Inc., are among those scheduled to attend.

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