So You Want to Go Back to SchoolEducation, Training & Certification
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.
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.
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.
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.
Who is eligible for funding from RochesterWorks?
Health care workers in need of training to move up the career ladder and earn higher wages.
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
What types of training CANNOT be funded?Programs that require more than 2 years to completePrerequisite courses Non-Vocational Programs i.e. Liberal ArtsCareer changes for those with marketable skills Correspondence and home study programsCourses can not be funded retroactively
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
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
What Youll NeedSocial Security CardPhoto ID Green Card (for aliens)Proof of IncomeLayoff letter/notice of layoff
Make Your Case!Updated or current resumeProof of a thorough job search Job postings Pre-hire letter for specific occupations (e.g., asbestos removal, CDL-A truck driving)Self Assessment Questionnaire
Check-out Training Programs!Visit different programsAsk questions about program graduation rates and placement outcomesComplete/obtain documents related to programClassroom training worksheetAcceptance letter from schoolBill with start and end datesProgram outline & Plan of Study
Stay in Contact with RochesterWorks!Attendance formsGrade ReportsCertificate of completionGet into Job SearchLet us help you find a job
Downtown Rochester 255 N Goodman St across from Village Gate 585-258-3500276 Waring Road Dept. of Labor585-266-7760 www.rochesterworks.org
North Goodman StreetErica Bailey, Training Specialist (585) 263-4591 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharitta Gross, Training Specialist(585) email@example.com
Lee Koslow, Training Specialist(585) firstname.lastname@example.org
Ed Taggart, Employment Counselor(585) email@example.com
Brendalyn Bynoe, Employment Counselor (585) 266-7760 x202 firstname.lastname@example.org
Danny Jones, Employment Counselor(585) 266-7760 email@example.com
Kurt Maier, Training Specialist(585) 266-7760 firstname.lastname@example.org
Edgar Villamil, Employment Counselor(585) 266-7760 email@example.com
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?