Economic & Workforce Development Center: Impact Report 2017-19

GO IN A NEW DIRECTION, UP. Monroe Community College has earned a reputation as a leader in workforce education in the Upstate New York region. The college’s LadderzUP project, a public-public partnership between MCC’s Economic and Workforce Development Center and Monroe County (county seat for Rochester, N.Y.), offers workforce training that links county funding to college educational resources to address persistently difficult to fill positions in industry and provides access to short cycle and accelerated educational programs for individuals seeking a new career. The LadderzUP partnership provides a conceptual framework for rethinking how regional workforce development strategy can be achieved by leveraging flexible, unstructured financial assistance from the county, coupled with the college’s ability to build and administer both industry-focused academic and non-credit curricula to rapidly respond to the needs of local businesses. job-oriented training for students who range from recent high school graduates to employed individuals seeking to upskill their professional education. The alignment of MCC and Monroe County ensures that the training programs available through this partnership are informed by an understanding of the economic development strategy of the region and the workforce needs of Upstate New York’s business community. Read a full LadderzUP report at: . The result of the LadderzUP partnership has been improved employment opportunities within Monroe County through financially accessible,

Impact: The partnership has exceeded expectations: in just over two years the program has trained 807 individuals, and impacted 41 businesses.

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