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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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More women serving on boards

Lauren Dixon

More women are serving on corporate and nonprofit boards, traditionally a role dominated by men, but some of the women serving in those roles locally say there’s more work to be done to increase diversity in boardrooms.

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RIT’s Munson discusses joys, challenges of his time in Rochester so far

David Munson

Rochester Institute of Technology, with its more than 19,000 students and focus on career-minded majors and job creation, is the fifth-largest employer in the Rochester area. Locally the university employs 4,123 people with the vast majority of those in full-time ...

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