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RochesterWorks initiative aims to reduce gun violence through workforce development (access required)

RochesterWorks! has launched a $2.25 million gun violence prevention initiative that is designed to provide job opportunities for hundreds of Rochester young adults. The region’s largest nonprofit provider of workforce and career services is looking for community organizations to help ...

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GiGi’s Playhouse, Pride Plumbing partner on job readiness training (access required)

GiGi’s Playhouse Rochester has partnered with Pride Plumbing to provide an innovative program that provides professional work experience to teens and adults with Down syndrome. Ready. Set. Work is a free program that will be held every Monday beginning Sept. ...

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Work begins on new Finger Lakes Workforce Development Center at downtown MCC campus (access required)

Monroe Community College President DeAnna Burt-Nanna was joined Thursday by State University of New York Chancellor Jim Malatras to announce the start of construction on the $11.4 million Finger Lakes Workforce Development (FWD) Center on MCC’s downtown campus. The FWD ...

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Area organizations to receive workforce development grants (access required)

Some 75 businesses, schools and community-based organizations statewide have been awarded nearly $9.5 million as part of the state’s Workforce Development Initiative, including five in the Rochester and Finger Lakes Region. “The economic impact of COVID-19 has completely upended the ...

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Foodlink, others receive grants for workforce development (access required)

Foodlink Inc. will receive nearly $1 million to support its Career Fellowship, a one-of-a-kind culinary training program that creates pathways to prosperity for individuals with barriers to sustainable employment. New York State Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul was in town Monday ...

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Area businesses, colleges to share $3.4 million in workforce development funds (access required)

More than five dozen businesses, community colleges and organizations will share $3.4 million in funding for workforce development this year as part of the state’s historic $175 million Workforce Development Initiative. Funding is provided by the state Department of Labor, ...

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LadderzUP adds property maintenance curriculum (access required)

Monroe County’s workforce development initiative LadderzUP has launched a new property maintenance certification program that includes 11 participants in the inaugural class. “There are good-paying jobs open right here, right now in growing industries like property maintenance and more,” Monroe ...

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Workforce development funding available statewide (access required)

A new, statewide workforce development initiative will invest $175 million to support strategic regional efforts that meet businesses’ short-term workforce needs, improve regional talent pipelines and enhance the flexibility of local workforce entities. “We must ensure the workforce of today ...

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College workforce training programs abundant but still chasing need (access required)

Monroe Community College graduates 60 welding students a year, but that’s still not enough to fill the demand from local companies. And that’s not a unique situation. In the 2014-15 school year, 565 people graduated from a variety of advanced manufacturing programs at MCC and from other regional colleges, yet those graduates met just 63.1 percent of the demand for people with those skills. So says “Measuring Middle-Skill Occupational Gaps Within the Western New York Regional Economy,” a September 2017 report compiled by a team of MCC and state and regional economic development programs.

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