So You Want to Go Back to School

Report
So You Want to Go
Back to School
Education, Training &
Certification
Who is eligible for funding
from RochesterWorks?
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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?
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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?
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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?
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$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?
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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…
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Social Security Card
Photo ID
Green Card (for aliens)
Proof of Income
Layoff letter/notice of layoff
Make Your Case!
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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!
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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!
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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
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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
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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]
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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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