Economic & Workforce Development Center: Impact Report 2017-19

Learning and Development Solutions DON’T JUST TRAIN. TRANSFORM.

The MCC Economic and Workforce Development Center offers training and development opportunities – credit and non-credit – for workers spanning from entry level and career changers, to senior executive-level leadership. Monroe Community College has one of the most comprehensive offerings in degree and non-credit career and technical education programming in New York State. We harness the power of these diverse programs to develop workers. The MCC Corporate College is the professional development arm of the MCC Economic and Workforce Development Center. Corporate College works extensively to assess employers’ learning needs. Then, the team designs a way to meet them— even creating new coursework to keep pace with the changing skill requirements of regional employers with tailored-training design, development and delivery by instructors with advanced subject matter expertise. We cover everything needed from the boardroom to the factory floor. We also provide choices for individuals ranging from computer skills and IT certifications to project management, Lean Six Sigma, leadership training and much more—including courses that earn college credit. Instruction prepares individuals for career advancement and job opportunities. Several courses prep participants for certification exams that lead to industry-recognized credentials. Recent programs include: • Thermo Fisher Scientific – the fourth cohort of a 350- hour advanced manufacturing plastics injection-molding curriculum developing 12 new set-up technicians. • Lifetime Assistance – Four Employee Mentorship Certificate Program boot camps with reinforcement sessions for more than 40 workers. • Developing the Conscious Leader – More than 500 employees from Gleason, LaBella, Isaac, Harbec, Love Beets, Berry Global, Optimax, Lifetime Assistance, and more have completed our eight-session leadership development certificate experience since 2015. • In 2019, more than 700 Rochester workers from 40 companies completed learning in technical skill and people engagement development. Organizations reported retention of more than 150 jobs directly resulting from our grant-supported training.

• In the past year, more than 600 learners completed training in supervisor and management development, more than 500 in the skilled trades, and more than 400 in computer upskilling. • Welding & Fabrication – We trained and produced 66 welding and fabrication workers in the past year through five, 450-hour programs with the Rochester Arc & Flame Center. 85% are now gainfully employed as welders bridging the gap the American Welding Society reports will reach a deficit of 400,000 workers by 2024. • IT Support Specialist – Created a 156-hour training program in partnership with Google, the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), and Cisco. • Lean Six Sigma – Our Lean Six Sigma training aided more than 100 companies realize $30-plus million in savings from completed projects in the past 11 years. The program has graduated 98 Black Belts and 72 Green Belts. Impact: MCC Economic and Workforce Development Center trained 4,600 employees and served 195 employers, including University of Rochester Medical Center, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, L3Harris, Calvary Robotics, GM, and Optimax.

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