So You Want to Go Back to School Education, 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 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 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 You’ll Need… Social Security Card Photo ID Green Card (for aliens) Proof of Income Layoff letter/notice of layoff 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 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 Stay in Contact with RochesterWorks! Attendance forms Grade Reports Certificate of completion Get into Job Search Let us help you find a job 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 North Goodman Street Erica Bailey, Training Specialist (585) 263-4591 [email protected] Sharitta Gross, Training Specialist (585) 258-3501 [email protected] Lee Koslow, Training Specialist (585) 258-3516 [email protected] Ed Taggart, Employment Counselor (585) 258-3505 [email protected] Waring Road Brendalyn Bynoe, Employment Counselor (585) 266-7760 x202 [email protected] Danny Jones, Employment Counselor (585) 266-7760 x203 [email protected] Kurt Maier, Training Specialist (585) 266-7760 x204 [email protected] Edgar Villamil, Employment Counselor (585) 266-7760 x207 [email protected] 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?