So You Want to Go Back to School Education, Training & Certification.

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  • Slide 1
  • So You Want to Go Back to School Education, Training & Certification
  • Slide 2
  • Who is eligible for funding from RochesterWorks? Dislocated workers who live or have worked in Monroe County Dislocated workers who live or have worked in Monroe County Monroe County residents 18 years of age or older who satisfy eligibility requirements. Monroe County residents 18 years of age or older who satisfy eligibility requirements.
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  • 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. Individuals NOT working must demonstrate that they are unable to find or keep a job with their current skills.
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  • 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. Employed workers earning less than $25.00 per hour may be eligible to receive funds to upgrade their skills under specific circumstances such as.
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  • 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. 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. 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 that leads to full-time employment Training programs approved for WIA funding Training programs approved for WIA funding Training that can be completed in 2 years or less Training that can be completed in 2 years or less Training that results in a degree, diploma, or a certification 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 Programs that require more than 2 years to complete Prerequisite courses Prerequisite courses Non-Vocational Programs i.e. Liberal Arts Non-Vocational Programs i.e. Liberal Arts Career changes for those with marketable skills Career changes for those with marketable skills Correspondence and home study programs Correspondence and home study programs Courses can not be funded retroactively Courses can not be funded retroactively
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  • 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. * $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. 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. A maximum of $10,000 up to two years for adults in nursing programs. One time only One time only * Exception: Maximum of $3,000 for CDL-A Training
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  • Where do I begin? Become a RochesterWorks! member Become a RochesterWorks! member Make an appointment to meet with a career center representative at least 4 weeks before you plan to start training 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 Social Security Card Photo ID Photo ID Green Card (for aliens) Green Card (for aliens) Proof of Income Proof of Income Layoff letter/notice of layoff Layoff letter/notice of layoff
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  • Make Your Case! Updated or current resume Updated or current resume Proof of a thorough job search Proof of a thorough job search Job postings Job postings Pre-hire letter for specific occupations (e.g., asbestos removal, CDL-A truck driving) Pre-hire letter for specific occupations (e.g., asbestos removal, CDL-A truck driving) Self Assessment Questionnaire Self Assessment Questionnaire
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  • Check-out Training Programs! Visit different programs Visit different programs Ask questions about program graduation rates and placement outcomes Ask questions about program graduation rates and placement outcomes Complete/obtain documents related to program Complete/obtain documents related to program Classroom training worksheet Classroom training worksheet Acceptance letter from school Acceptance letter from school Bill with start and end dates Bill with start and end dates Program outline & Plan of Study Program outline & Plan of Study
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  • Stay in Contact with RochesterWorks! Attendance forms Attendance forms Grade Reports Grade Reports Certificate of completion Certificate of completion Get into Job Search Get into Job Search Let us help you find a job Let us help you find a job
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  • Downtown Rochester 255 N Goodman St across 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 Erica Bailey, Training Specialist (585) 263-4591 (585) 263-4591 ebailey@rochesterworks.org Sharitta Gross, Training Specialist Sharitta Gross, Training Specialist (585) 258-3501 sgross@rochesterworks.org Lee Koslow, Training Specialist Lee Koslow, Training Specialist (585) 258-3516 lkoslow@rochesterworks.org Ed Taggart, Employment Counselor Ed Taggart, Employment Counselor (585) 258-3505 edward.taggart@labor.state.ny.us
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  • Waring Road Brendalyn Bynoe, Employment Counselor Brendalyn Bynoe, Employment Counselor (585) 266-7760 x202 (585) 266-7760 x202 brendalynn.bynoe@labor.state.ny.us Danny Jones, Employment Counselor Danny Jones, Employment Counselor (585) 266-7760 x203 danny.jones@labor.state.ny.us Kurt Maier, Training Specialist Kurt Maier, Training Specialist (585) 266-7760 x204 kmaier@rochesterworks.org Edgar Villamil, Employment Counselor Edgar Villamil, Employment Counselor (585) 266-7760 x207 edgar.villamil@labor.state.ny.us
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  • Do you know which school/training site you plan to attend? Do you know which school/training site you plan to attend? Do you know the exact start date of your training program? 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? 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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