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Skilled trades, middle skills in schools battle a pro-college bias

(File photo) Classes like this one in auto mechanics at Monroe Community College seek to teach important middle skills jobs that will help graduates find employment.

Students in the optics technology program at Monroe Community College often have job offers before they complete their degree or certificate. Now some of the 120 optics companies in Rochester are also reaching into local high schools. The students either ...

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Monro acquires chain in California (access required)

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Monro Inc. on Thursday said it will step out of its established footprint with the acquisition of California-based Certified Tire & Service Centers Inc. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. With headquarters in Rochester, the automotive undercar service ...

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Coalition to lobby for transportation funding, emissions legislation (access required)

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Representatives from several local transportation groups will travel to the state Capitol Tuesday to lobby for increased funding to improve public transportation in the Rochester region and in Upstate New York. Our Streets Transit Coalition will meet with state legislators ...

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