MCC Economic & Workforce Development Center: Impact Report 2015-17

As we move into the sixth year of the economic development and innovative workforce services division, our objectives have not changed – to better understand our regional economy; continue building a strong regional workforce capability at MCC; and to seek and develop new and meaningful collaborations with community and industry partners to move our workforce forward.

Vice President’s Office: ACHIEVING ECONOMIC IMPACT Dear colleagues and students:

As we move into the sixth year of the economic development and innovative workforce services division, our objectives have not changed – to better understand our regional economy; continue building a strong regional workforce capability at MCC; and to seek and develop new and meaningful collaborations with community and industry partners to move our workforce forward. Now is a perfect time to reflect on where we’ve been, and focus on what lies ahead. A few key accomplishments. JPMorgan Chase awarded us $320,000 to create a Middle-Skills Bridge program, support accelerated certificate programs, and enhance labor market intelligence efforts. The aim is to increase the pool of qualified workers available to employers in high-demand middle-skills workforce clusters where skill gaps have been shown to exist within the Finger Lakes economy. The Middle-Skills Bridge program ensures participants are academically prepared prior to their enrollment in one of MCC’s accelerated certificate programs. As part of this effort, we have also created a one-stop online resource designed to promote regional investments targeted at closing the middle-skill gaps in the workforce and provide a strategic framework for addressing the gaps, such as providing educational requirements for specific careers. The beta 1.0 version of the website launched in early 2016 ( ) was developed in collaboration with our Regional Advisory Board including post- secondary educators, secondary educators, workforce developers, economists, economic developers, industry associations, and community partners. Forward progress. We began as a collection of individual departments and professional services, now we function as an integrated team. Our purpose is to make a positive economic impact in the Finger Lakes region, and our greatest power is in what we achieve collaboratively. With innovation at the forefront, each area of the division contributes in its own way. Our diverse organizational capabilities include labor market measurement and analysis, industry engagement, flexible credit and non-credit programming, and strategic grants development. We will continue to leverage local labor market data to address skills gaps in the regional economy. Using innovative education and training, we create skilled workers aligned with local workforce needs. This is how we work together to achieve economic impact. We develop the individual. With the benefit of industry engagement, we guide individuals down a career pathway. Guidance begins with high school partnerships, early college programming like Rochester P-TECH and dual-enrollment sequences, then post-secondary degree options, such as applied-STEM degree and certificate programs and finally, career spanning professional development. We serve industry. Working with our industry partners, we identify and train workers that regional companies need to stay competitive. We support industries with custom designed programs to meet employer specific needs. Through community partnerships, advisory boards, and creating educational and workforce pipelines for employers, we invest in our region’s economy. Innovation is at the heart of what we do. We align and inform programming through local labor market analysis to adapt our solutions to current workforce needs. We create a qualified 21 st century worker faster, with higher success rates for employers. Everyone benefits and our economy thrives. Together, we move our community’s workforce forward. Sincerely,

Together, we move our community’s workforce forward.

Todd M. Oldham, M.B.A., Ed. D. Vice President | Economic and Workforce Development

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By the Numbers Tracking performance, and responding to results, improves outcomes.

Corporate College Academic Year 2015 & 2016 Number of employers served

209 total

Courses delivered 483 TOTAL ENROLLMENTS 9,824

Number of Employers Served by Top 5 Industry Sectors Advanced Manufacturing

55 39 20 15 12

Professional Services

Skilled Trades Health Care


Grants Development and Management. 2015-16 Awards by Type Source Amount Federal $12,690,186 State $6,673,888 Local $170,850 Private $546,517 Total $20,081,441

Academic Programs. Headcount for Fall 2016. Fall 2016 Public Safety Training Homeland Security Career Technical Education Agriculture Life Sciences Total


Faculty and Staff. Numbers as of Fall 2016. Full-time Faculty

34 91 43 16

Adjunct Faculty

Professional Staff & Technical Assistants

Support Staff Administration


Other - Tutors, PT Hourly, Student Aides




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The Labor Market is Our Compass. MCC continues to make labor market Data actionable. The Economic and Workforce Development Center (Center) recognized early on that there was a need for a deeper understanding of regional labor market dynamics and continues to make great strides in this area. The Center sources and developes labor market intelligence which is fed into a recently created web platform, . The platform is designed to provide actionable data to guide educators, workforce developers and economic developers by allowing them to apply occupational-based analyses within specific regions and workforce clusters. The analyses are focused on middle-skill occupations, and the information is used to better inform regional economic development strategy. The Center’s analyses have been accepted across the Finger Lakes region, and into the Central and Western NY regions. This cutting edge work has been recognized by Washington Monthly which recently ranked MCC as one of the “Twelve Most Innovative Colleges for Adult Learners.”

Impact: The estimated skills-gap for the precision tooling and machining workforce cluster has reduced in size by 15% since 2012 as a result of action taken by MCC, and other education providers in the Finger Lakes region, using labor market intelligence analysis provided by the MCC Economic and Workforce Development Center as a guide.

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Go in a new direction: UP. LadderzUp is a new partnership between Monroe County and Monroe Community College’s Economic and Workforce Development Center.

This collaborative workforce development effort is designed to serve Monroe County residents by providing educational and training opportunities aligned with current and future job openings in high-demand industries, and provide County employers access to employee training and a pool of newly skilled workers seeking a career. Monroe County has invested $355,000 in this initiative. More information is available at .

Impact: Over the next 12 months, a minimum of 100 individuals will receive support through LadderzUp and participate in programs that lead to in-demand jobs.

Finger LakesWorkforce Development Center A new home for cohort-based curricula. The proposed center at Eastman Business Park is the result of five years of effort. The proposed center is funded by a $12 million dollar investment of NY State grant dollars and supports a variety of programs that match the skills most critical to employers. Upon opening, the proposed center will offer cohort-based curricula including applied training in fields such as mechatronics, precision tooling, and optics. Apprenticeships in the skilled trades, such as construction electrician and pipefitting will also be offered.

Impact: The proposed center expects to train some 2,300 workers and add more than $40 million in economic benefits to the region in its first five years.

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Workforce Catalyst MCC’s Economic and Workforce development newsletter. The inaugural issue of Workforce Catalyst launched in the spring of 2016. The newsletter is designed to feature the latest news and updates from MCC’s Economic and Workforce Development Center. The Center leverages local labor market intelligence to drive integrated division responses and interventions to achieve economic impact in Monroe County and the Finger Lakes region. Visit to read the first issue. If you would like the newsletter to be delivered to your inbox, please submit the form at: and check the newsletter sign-up box at the bottom of the form.

Impact: Greater awareness

of the work of the MCC Economic and Workforce Development Center,

resulting in greater opportunity to make an economic impact in our community.

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HELPING K-12 STUDENTS EXPLORE PATHWAYS TO CAREER SUCCESS Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) High School students get a jump on career preparation.

P-TECH represents the strengthening of secondary and post-secondary educational partnerships. Through college and industry partnerships, it connects high school, college and work. Our P-TECH program plots a new map for college and career readiness and success.

Over the past two years our: Population has grown to 280 P-TECH students in grades 9-11. Attendance rate has consistently been 92% or higher. All freshmen students participate in group mentoring from local businesses and organizations. All sophomore students participate in job shadowing with local I.T. companies. 78 current juniors have already earned 3 or more college credits toward their degrees.

Impact: Enrollment is up to 280 P-TECH students in grades 9-11, and 78 current high school juniors have earned 3 or more college credits.

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College and Career Exploration Programs Online career exploration.

MCC Career Coach is a free, web-based, career exploration and planning resource ( ). Through this resource, individuals learn about careers and also walk away with a clear understanding of the education needed to pursue the career as well as realistic expectations regarding job opportunities and salary when ready. MCC Career Coach has netted over a quarter of a million visits and division staff have delivered more than 80 community presentations since its launch in 2012. Data for all of New York State is accessible, so exploration is not limited to the Finger Lakes region.

Impact: Since its 2012 launch, MCC Career Coach has netted over a quarter of a million visits online.

Exploratory STEM and Health-based field trips for K-12 students. The Totally STEM/Totally Health Field Trip series evolved out of community workshops promoting MCC Career Coach. Each field trip includes a half day career-oriented STEM exploratory event for K-12 afterschool program staff, students, and parents. By design, each event takes up to 50 students on a journey preparing them for the transition to college-life, providing a first-hand view of MCC programs and career possibilities in STEM and health care. Students participate in discussions matching their values to career interests, before engaging in related hands-on activities and touring the college. Upon returning from their visit, students prepare written reports and presentations capturing their takeaways (for example, lessons learned and careers of interest) to support informed decision-making when applying for college.

Impact: Our field trips have helped over 200 participants explore career pathways in advanced manufacturing, skilled trades, health care, and information and computer technologies.

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SkillBuild Program (Mobile Lab) Bringing career exploration into the community. Our three mobile labs are designed to expose K-12 students to STEM careers by bringing age-appropriate, hands-on activities directly to the students. There are two labs for advanced manufacturing careers and one lab for health careers. The advanced manufacturing mobile labs are used by the Boy Scouts of America at Camp Babcock Hovey in the summer and throughout the year to support scouting programs and STEM activities. They have also been placed at Monroe County BOCES #2 in support of STEM activities taking place throughout Western Monroe County school districts. The health careers mobile lab is placed at MCC’s Public Safety Training Facility to promote emergency response careers and dual enrollment opportunities.

Impact: In 2016, the SkillBuild Mobile Labs exposed almost 3,000 individuals, ranging from grade 3 all the way up to adults, to advanced manufacturing or health related careers.

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Middle-Skills Bridge Program Specialized academic readiness program designed to bridge gaps.

The Middle-Skills Bridge Program is a 10-week academic readiness program designed to set individuals up for success in accelerated and traditional certificate programs. MCC partners with the Veterans Outreach Center, Action for a Better Community, Baden Street Settlement House, Ibero-American Action League and other community-based organizations to identify candidates. Instruction is focused on elevating math and English skills so that upon completion of the program, students are able to demonstrate the necessary level of competency in these areas, as measured by the Accuplacer college placement assessment, to qualify for their desired program of study.

Program completers have gone on to further their education both at MCC and other area institutions such as REOC and BOCES. Key academic programs of study included the MCC accelerated precision tooling certificate program, LPN training, information technology, RN and CNA training.

Impact: Broader access to academic degrees and certificates for non-traditional students.

Secondary Partnerships for Vocational Technical Education Students earn high school and college credit on the way to a technical career.

Through this program, high school students are able to enroll in MCC courses while attending high school. The economic and workforce development division has partnered with 30 school districts to offer 16 courses in precision machining, engineering, hospitality, information technologies and more. Recently, two local charter schools for young men, Vertus and University Preparatory (U Prep), added our career technical education pathways to their curriculum. Vertus started by enrolling a small group of students in the precision machining program at the Applied Technologies Center last fall. They will continue in the spring by taking two dual enrollment classes in Blueprint Reading and Machine Shop Theory. U Prep has opted for a similar pathway.

Dual enrollments continue in the Rochester City School District. Two additional dual enrollment offerings will begin in the spring. Four dual enrollment machining classes continue at WEMOCO, BOCES 1 Fairport, Wayne BOCES and Finger Lakes BOCES. Impact:

Dual enrollment for the economic and workforce development division has grown to include 1,442 students in 30 school districts and BOCES locations.

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MCC Technician and Education Network (T-TEN) Program Toyota’s Technician & Education Network (T-TEN) program at MCC is world-class automotive training – hands-on and in the classroom. April 2016, after rigorous on-site evaluation, MCC’s T-TEN program was accredited at the highest level of the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)– MAS (Master Automobile Service Technician). The Toyota T-TEN program provides students with the opportunity to earn Toyota Certified credentials and gain hands-on training while working at dealerships as paid interns, in addition to valuable classroom instruction. Graduates are in high-demand. According to , there are approximately 247 local job openings in automotive technologies annually. Impact: MCC is the only T-TEN training provider in the Finger Lakes region. This program produces workers against an estimated gap of -216 workers in the automotive occupational group in the Finger Lakes region, per .

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Precision Tooling and Machining Program Women take their place in precision machining at MCC’s Applied Technologies Center. A Women in Technology Seminar, held at the MCC Applied Technologies Center, introduced women and girls to career opportunities in the advanced manufacturing milieu. This exciting program led Tsion Teklemarim, to graduate from the MCC precision tooling and machining program into a new career in optics.

Tsion Teklemarim MCC Machining Program Graduate

“I currently work at Optimax Systems, Inc., a great company. I enjoy my job and building my career. I’m very thankful for the training and support I received from MCC.”

We’ve also joined forces with Genesee Valley Educational Partnership to offer credit for an adult education program, hosted at the Mount Morris BOCES campus. Adult students graduating from the program earn MCC college credits that can then be used toward certificate or degree programs.

Impact: This program, and others like it, are moving students like Tsion Teklemarim to pursue careers in technology.

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2016 Xerox STEM Summer Program Report

Students get hands-on EXPERIENCE during STEM Week.

Last July, a group of 9th and 10th graders spent five days on the MCC Brighton campus with information and computer technologies program faculty and staff. They explored Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) applications, courses and career pathways. The program was designed to ignite a passion for tech studies and push boundaries.

This summer the STEM Summer Program introduced P-TECH (Pathways in Technology Early College High School) students to STEM and cybersecurity topics:

A hands-on cybersecurity simulation, mimicking a hack, was followed by a discussion of data protection strategies. Students designed and built robots—taking home kits to continue their experiments. Discussed networking, the origins of the Internet, and the benefits and dangers of social media.

“Coding for Beginners” Students coded, debugged and ran programs in Python. “Careers in Cybersecurity, Network and Cloud Computing” were discussed.

Impact: 5-days of intensive cybersecurity education, including career pathway discussion, provided to Rochester P-TECH students to guide them on their journey to careers in information technology.

Hospitality Management Program Student-run restaurant—Food for Thought—for career hungry students. MCC hospitality management program’s student-run restaurant, Food for Thought is an instructional laboratory for FSA 203 Culinary Arts II: Advanced Food Preparation, and HSP 102 Hospitality Service students. This is a place to learn the culinary arts—from menu to table, from server to management. The student staffers work and run the restaurant under the supervision of course instructors. They serve customers from MCC (faculty, staff and students) as well as outside customers.

Impact: This real-life experience and pressure gives students the opportunity to hone their skills, and apply what they’ve learned in their cooking and hospitality classes.

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Agriculture and Life Sciences Institute Makes Early Connections

Churchville-Chili students make “career connections.”

In November 2015, staff from the Agriculture and Life Sciences Institute and MCC Biology faculty visited Churchville-Chili Middle School and helped fifth and sixth grade students make “career connections” to agriculture and food- processing fields. In addition to handling and identifying fruits and vegetables sourced from local farmers’ markets, the students learned about edible plant part identification, human and plant nutrition, and how to create a home vegetable garden.

Impact: 70 students learned about career opportunities in food processing and food safety.

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MCC Public Safety Training Facility (PSTF) Training first responders for the next generation.

The PSTF is a regional, state-of-the-art, emergency training complex for police, fire, and emergency medical personnel. We offer aircraft, burn building, crime scene, firing range and TEAM/TAC training simulators that cover more than 100,000 square feet of space. The training complex houses several degree, certificate and training programs.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Program: Assisted with the deployment of the SkillBuild health care careers mobile lab. Acquired simulator mannequins for EMS and paramedic training. Conducted a community CPR class in the fall. The PSTF conducted its first CPR instructor course.

Cited as one of only four programs in the U.S. using ultrasound technology to teach anatomy in emergency scenarios. PSTF faculty and students have become nationally known for their point-of-care ultrasound training. Fire Protection Technology (FPT) Program: Graduated its first class of Public Safety Communications A.A.S. degree seekers. Redeveloped the Fire/EMS group into a team with an emphasis on cross-training and more. Re-imagined and implemented innovative classroom technology. Developed the Advanced Disaster Management Simulator, a computer-generated training process. Law Enforcement (In-Service Training) Program: Used the PSTF reality-based training lab as a cross-platform training area for law enforcement students. Offered courses under the auspices of the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS). Enabled the Rochester Police, via our in-service training, to join the elite (NYS) certified SWAT teams. Offered coursework to develop law enforcement special teams to include Special Weapons and Tactics, Bomb Squad, SCUBA Team, K-9 Unit, Emotionally Disturbed Person Response Team, Crisis Negotiation Team, Mobile Field Force and more.

Law Enforcement (Police Recruits) Academy Program: Four police academies that trained 193 recruits. Three corrections officer academies with a total of 74 recruits. Two University of Rochester public safety officer academies with a total of 38 recruits. Two probation officer academies with 34 recruits. One special team police academy with a total of 15 recruits. Security Guard Training Program: Approved by the NYS Division of Criminal Services, Division of Security Guard Training Schools. Revamped and updated to a 16-hour on-the-job training course.

Impact: 354 total police recruits trained in PSTF law enforcement academies.

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Homeland Security Management Institute (HSMI)

Expert homeland security training.

The HSMI provides training to public and private employees in the region—acquiring the skills to respond to a terrorist attack or other catastrophic emergency. HSMI develops curricula and provides regional and national services to safety professionals, public officials, health care providers, public safety managers and executives. Accomplishments from the past two years include: Establishment of both a one-year Certificate Program in Homeland Security and an Applied Science (A.S.) Degree in Homeland Security. Numerous training seminars and conferences such as Active Shooter, Bomb Threat Procedures, Human Trafficking, Social Media and Terrorist Issues. Attendees came from 135 separate companies and organizations in the Greater Rochester and Monroe County Area. Four separate eight-week Community Emergency Response Team Programs, graduating 152.

These new graduates now join 1,200 fully trained emergency response individuals ready to assist professional first responders.

Impact: Launched two homeland security related programs, an A.S. and a certificate option.

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State University of NY (SUNY) Community College’s collaborated with local industry partners to revise and develop certificates in Advanced Manufacturing. SUNY TEAM was a consortium of 30 State University of New York (SUNY) community colleges and more than 150 New York businesses and economic development organizations, including the Manufacturers Alliance of New York. The consortium was developed following a generous $14 million U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) grant. The mission of this statewide project was to design and deliver comprehensive training and education programs that directly addressed the needs of employers in industries such as nanotechnology and advanced manufacturing. The demand for a skilled labor force is at an all-time high and growing, SUNY TEAM used educational innovation to expand robust public-private partnerships. The SUNY TEAM Community College Consortium, led by Monroe Community College, served more than 4,000 participants through seven newly designed and revised technical certificate programs in advanced manufacturing & machining, plastics, welding, optics, photovoltaics, CNC precision machining, and semiconductor & nanotechnology. Often in as little as 9-18 months, qualifying them to quickly take well-paying jobs that lead to fulfilling careers ( ).

Impact: Although SUNY TEAM officially ended in September of 2016, the programs that were designed continue to provide high quality training to thousands of students across NY State annually.

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MCC Corporate College Summary & Highlights

Don’t just train. Transform. The MCC Corporate College 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. MCC Corporate College harnesses the power of these diverse programs to develop workers ( ). Workforce Development. The Corporate College team works to extensively assess clients’ 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. We 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. In the past year, our Lean Six Sigma training has helped nearly 100 regional companies realize $26 million in savings from projects completed through various Lean Six Sigma applications. The program has graduated 93 Black Belts and 70 Green Belts to date. Corporate Employee Training and Development. Tailored-training design, development and delivery by instructors with advanced subject matter expertise. We cover everything needed from the boardroom to the factory floor. Our forte is customized contract training—non-credit and credit programs—for companies and organizations. Recent custom, on-site programs include: Thermo Fisher Scientific—the third cohort of a 350-hour advanced manufacturing plastics injection molding curriculum.

Brinkman Precision—training machinists in basic machine math, print reading, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, metrology and metallurgy. Gleason Works, Isaac Heating, Optimax, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Berry Plastics, and Lifetime Assistance—a seven-session Developing the Conscious Leader and Conscious Culture certificate program counts almost 100 graduates since 2015. General Motors, Paychex, Staples, and Harris Corp— training delivered in computer, communication and project management skills, and more. Drone Training—A Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (drones) course in which participants complete FAA compliant hands-on learning. The course earned MCC designation as one of the 15 Best Drone Training Colleges in America by More than 800 Rochester workers completed training in technical and soft skills topic areas. The companies reported retention of more than 250 jobs as the result of our grant-supported training.

Impact: MCC Corporate College trained 6,000 employees at 187 local companies— including GM, Paychex, Staples, and Harris Corp.

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Campus Events Professional, reliable event management.

The office of Campus Events provides cross-functional leadership of college wide events by creating and fostering partnerships within the business and College community. Conferencing space and services are provided at all MCC campus locations (Brighton, Applied Technologies Center, Public Safety Training Facility and Downtown Campus).

Impact: In the 2015-2016 academic year, Campus Events managed over 14,000 programs.

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FUNDS THAT FUEL OUR STRATEGIES Grants Development and Management Our efforts depend upon (very) successful fundraising. Our grants development and management professionals work tirelessly with MCC faculty and staff to create, submit and administer grant proposals that eventually fuel our programs. They reach out to federal agencies such as the Department of Education (USDOE), private donors like the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the New York State Education Department, to name only a few. They are successful. The lists below illustrates the confidence grantors have in our ability to deliver measurable results.

(partial list)

2016-2017 AWARDS

$6,000,000 (1 year)

Finger Lakes Workforce Development Center at Eastman Business Park (SUNY Expanded Investment & Performance Fund (SUNY2020) America’s Promise Project NY INSPIRE (U.S. Dept. of Labor) Finger Lakes Workforce Development Center at Eastman Business Park (NYS Upstate Revitalization Investment Fund (URI) TRIO Upward Bound General (U.S. Dept. of Education) Guided Pathways (SUNY Performance Improvement Fund) Perkins IV (USDOE administered through NYSED) Optics & Photonics Innovation - OPT IN! (National Science Foundation) Assets for Independence II Save for Success expansion (U.S. Dept. of Labor) Summer Food Service Program (U.S. Department of Agriculture) Collaborative Research: Transforming Organic Chemistry (NSF with RIT) Honors Transfer Path (SUNY Expanded Investment & Performance Fund) Critical Language Consortium (SUNY Expanded Investment & Performance Fund) Liberty Partnerships Program (NYSED) Open SUNY OER Degree (Achieving the Dream, Inc.)

$6,000,000 (3 years) $5,500,000 (1 year)

$1,775,000 (5 Years) $1,390,500 (5 Years) $900,000 (2 years) $808,351 (1 year) $550,434 (3 years) $400,000 (2 1/2 years)

$200,000 (5 years) $142,465 (1 Year) $100,859 (3 years) $91,116 (2 years) $69,776 (2 years) $35,152 (1 Year) $27,500 (1 year) $23,313 (1 Year)

Educational Opportunity Program Summer Institute (SUNY)

New York Geographic Alliance (National Geographic Education Foundation) Summer Youth Employment Program (Rochester Works! NYSDOL)

$6,995 (1 year)

Japan TEAM Up (US Japan Bridging Foundation)

CONTINUING AWARDS $2,250,000 (5 years)

Science and Technology Entry Program STEP (NYSED)

$2,000,000 (5 years) $2,000,000 (5 years) $1,299,174 (5 years) $1,250,000 (5 years) $910,000 (7 years) $765,225 (5 years) $500,000 (4 years) $200,000 (5 years) $199,838 (3 years) $150,000 (2 years)

Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program CSTEP (NYSED)

Title III Building a Culture of Engagement and Success (U.S. Dept. of Education)

TRIO Student Support Services (U.S. Dept. of Education) TRIO Upward Bound Math & Science (U.S. Dept. of Education)

P-TECH Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools (RCSD partnership)

AmeriCorps (U.S. Dept. of Education)

Pathways to Success (U.S. Dept. of Education administered by NYS DOH)

Assets for Independence I Save for Success (USDOE) GeoTech Consortium of Western NY- GIST (NSF) B-Wet NY Upper Susquehanna Watershed (NOAA)

$77,000 (1 year) $68,522 (5 years) $8,000 (1 year)

SUNY Enhanced Career Readiness (SUNY)

Bridges to Baccalaureate (NSF project; with SUNY Binghamton) Police Recruit Education Project PREP (City of Rochester)

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America’s Promise Grant New York INSPIRE Project: advancing Finger Lakes forward.

The New York INSPIRE project is funded by a $6 million America’s Promise grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor. The project aims to connect under-served urban and rural youth, veterans, and incumbent workers with quality middle to high skills training in high-demand occupations within the Finger Lakes region. Qualified individuals will receive tuition-free training. This will be accomplished using a consortium of regional partners that includes workforce agencies, training providers, and employers. Training is focused on careers in the following areas: information technology, health care, and advanced manufacturing.

Impact: Over the next 4 years, the New York INSPIRE project will provide tuition-free training to 1,070 individuals across the Finger Lakes region.

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JPMorgan Chase Foundation “New Skills at Work” Initiative Helping to fill chronically unfilled positions.

In January 2015, the MCC economic and workforce development division was awarded a $320,000 grant from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation to create a Middle-Skills Bridge Program, support accelerated certificate programs, and enhance the division’s labor market intelligence efforts. The aim is to increase the pool of qualified workers available to employers in high-demand middle-skills workforce clusters—where jobs often go unfilled. The Middle-Skills Bridge Program is an intensive 10- week program focused on developmental education to improve English and math skills. Program partners to date include the Veterans Outreach Center, SUNY

ATTAIN Lab, Ibero Action League, Action for a Better Community, and Rochester Refugee Resettlement Services. The program is designed to academically prepare participants to successfully move directly into a post-secondary career technical education program upon completion. This project also supported the MCC accelerated precision tooling and mechatronics certificates, and continued growth of labor market intelligence efforts. A beta 1.0 web platform was launched to share labor market analyses ( ), and the platform houses 9 new analyses spanning 3 New York State regions.

Impact: At the end of year one, 66% of students enrolled in the middle-skills bridge program completed and transitioned to accelerated career technical education programs. Accelerated programs enable students to earn a certificate in half the time—and gain employment within a year – 85% of students successfully complete an MCC accelerated, cohort- based program, and the job placement rate is 90%.

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Perkins Grant: Career Center Activities Connecting students with opportunities to gain experience and employment.

With support from a U.S. Department of Education, Carl Perkins grant award, EDIWS has partnered with the MCC Career Center to identify local career opportunities for students enrolled in career technical education (CTE) programs. This is accomplished by developing and maintaining partnerships with companies who can offer CTE students employment and co-op/internship opportunities, promoting employer-facing events and helping CTE students to gain effective job search skills. This program is a winning solution for all: our students get jobs and valuable work experience; business partners get qualified workers and the local economy gets another employed member of the community.

Additionally, this project also focuses on the recruitment of non-traditional audiences into career technical education programs. Impact:

We have advised 2,532 students, both traditional and non-traditional, and established relationships with more than 77 regional employers willing to hire or offer work experience to MCC’s career technical education students.

SPECIAL SERVICES: DIGITAL PRODUCTION Getting the word out using video. The EDIWS Digital Production team provides a range of services from video documentaries and creative pieces, to educational assets and digital presentations. Through audio visual engagement, stakeholders remain abreast of the organization’s progress and strategic direction.

A few of EDIWS’ greatest hits from the past two years include:

View the video developed in support of the MCC men’s soccer team: Mechatronics: Developed to explain the field of mechatronics, the opportunities it provides, and the type of training necessary to pursue this work. View it here: Middle-Skills Bridge Program: A look inside the MCC Middle-Skills Bridge program, a 10-week program designed to prepare participants to move directly into a post-secondary career technical education program upon completion. View it here:

Creating the 21st Century Worker: Developed to promote understanding of the purpose of EDIWS. View it here: SUNY TEAM: A series of nine videos developed in support of a $14 million Trade Adjustment Act Community College Career Training grant managed by EDIWS. View them in the video library at: Crowd Fundraising: A series of five videos which served as an essential part of the Monroe Community College Foundation’s fundraising pilot program in support of MCC student-athletes. In 2015 – 2016 this project raised $28,205 from 581 donors.

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OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT: Todd M. Oldham , Vice President Melissa Burley , Executive Secretary to the Vice President Matthew O’Connor , Assistant Vice President Lomax R. Campbell , Assistant to the Vice President/Special Projects Christina Bakewicz , Program Manager, NY INSPIRE Project William Rotenberg , Director, P-TECH Teresa Schichler , Manager, Systems and Technologies Kristin Sine-Kinz , Director, Marketing Operations and Client Communications GRANTS DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT Remegia Mitchell , Director AGRICULTURE AND LIFE SCIENCES INSTITUTE Robert King , Director CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT CHAIRPERSONS Jeffrey Dunker , Information and Computer Technologies Matthew Fetzner , Engineering Technologies Kevin French , Applied Technologies Rebecca Griffin , Hospitality Management MCC CORPORATE COLLEGE/ WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Kelly Brown Lonis , Corporate Relations Manager Charles Caples , Program Director James Gertner , Director, Workforce Projects and Operations Ross Micali , Program Director PUBLIC SAFETY TRAINING FACILITY Michael Karnes , Dean CAMPUS EVENTS Dan Raimondo , Acting Director


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