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Title: So You Want to Go Back to School Education, Training


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So You Want to Go Back to SchoolEducation,
Training Certification
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Who is eligible for funding from RochesterWorks?
  • Dislocated workers who live or have worked in
    Monroe County
  • Monroe County residents 18 years of age or older
    who satisfy eligibility requirements.

3
Who is eligible for funding from RochesterWorks?
  • Individuals NOT working must demonstrate that
    they are unable to find or keep a job with their
    current skills.

4
Who is eligible for funding from RochesterWorks?
  • Employed workers earning less than 25.00 per
    hour may be eligible to receive funds to upgrade
    their skills under specific circumstances such
    as.

5
Who is eligible for funding from RochesterWorks?
  • Employed workers who are unable to advance in
    their career or increase their earnings and can
    show that training will result in full-time
    employment and higher earnings.

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Who is eligible for funding from RochesterWorks?
  • Health care workers in need of training to
    move up the career ladder and earn higher wages.

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What types of training CAN be funded?
  • Training that leads to full-time employment
  • Training programs approved for WIA funding
  • Training that can be completed in 2 years or less
  • Training that results in a degree, diploma, or a
    certification

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What types of training CANNOT be funded?
  • Programs that require more than 2 years to
    complete
  • Prerequisite courses
  • Non-Vocational Programs i.e. Liberal Arts
  • Career changes for those with marketable skills
  • Correspondence and home study programs
  • Courses can not be funded retroactively

9
How much is available to individuals for
training?
  • 5,000 per year for dislocated workers with a
    maximum of 10,000 up to two years.
  • Up to 4,000 for other adults in non-nursing
    programs.
  • A maximum of 10,000 up to two years for adults
    in nursing programs.
  • One time only
  • Exception Maximum of 3,000 for CDL-A Training

10
Where do I begin?
  • Become a RochesterWorks! member
  • Make an appointment to meet with a career center
    representative at least 4 weeks before you plan
    to start training

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What Youll Need
  • Social Security Card
  • Photo ID
  • Green Card (for aliens)
  • Proof of Income
  • Layoff letter/notice of layoff

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Make Your Case!
  • Updated or current resume
  • Proof of a thorough job search
  • Job postings
  • Pre-hire letter for specific occupations (e.g.,
    asbestos removal, CDL-A truck driving)
  • Self Assessment Questionnaire

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Check-out Training Programs!
  • Visit different programs
  • Ask questions about program graduation rates and
    placement outcomes
  • Complete/obtain documents related to program
  • Classroom training worksheet
  • Acceptance letter from school
  • Bill with start and end dates
  • Program outline Plan of Study

14
Stay in Contact with RochesterWorks!
  • Attendance forms
  • Grade Reports
  • Certificate of completion
  • Get into Job Search
  • Let us help you find a job

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Downtown Rochester255 N Goodman Stacross from
Village Gate 585-258-3500
276 Waring Road Dept. of Labor 585-266-7760
www.rochesterworks.org
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  • North Goodman Street
  • Erica Bailey, Training Specialist
  • (585) 263-4591
  • ebailey_at_rochesterworks.org
  • Sharitta Gross, Training Specialist
  • (585) 258-3501
  • sgross_at_rochesterworks.org
  • Lee Koslow, Training Specialist
  • (585) 258-3516
  • lkoslow_at_rochesterworks.org
  • Ed Taggart, Employment Counselor
  • (585) 258-3505
  • edward.taggart_at_labor.state.ny.us

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  • Waring Road
  • Brendalyn Bynoe, Employment Counselor
  • (585) 266-7760 x202
  • brendalynn.bynoe_at_labor.state.ny.us
  • Danny Jones, Employment Counselor
  • (585) 266-7760 x203
  • danny.jones_at_labor.state.ny.us
  • Kurt Maier, Training Specialist
  • (585) 266-7760 x204
  • kmaier_at_rochesterworks.org
  • Edgar Villamil, Employment Counselor
  • (585) 266-7760 x207
  • edgar.villamil_at_labor.state.ny.us

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  • Do you know which school/training site you plan
    to attend?
  • Do you know the exact start date of your training
    program?
  • After listening to this presentation, do you plan
    to follow through with applying for the funding
    and making an appointment with a training
    specialist?
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