MCC's Economic and Workforce Development: Annual Impact Report, September 2013 - January 2015
P T EC H Pathways to Technology Program R O C H E S T E R
SKILLBUILD, or the Multiple Pathways to Middle Skills Jobs Project (June 2014), exposes middle and high school students, recent graduates and even those looking for a career change, to careers in healthcare, advanced manufacturing, skilled trades and the applied sciences (technology, engineering and math). In partnership with school districts, workforce investment boards, industry groups and employers, MCC has outfitted three mobile labs, 24-foot trailers. Each able to simulate aspects, technologies and materials of real-world work environments. We intend to serve 2,500 students over the next two years. The mobile labs are available to approved schools and community organizations, free of charge. Approved organizations become members of the SkillBuild Affiliate Network and have been trained to operate the labs. SkillBuild Affiliate Network members are able to schedule the mobile labs to use as needed. To learn more, visit www.SkillBuildRochester.com . Development and Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council and our community partners: - Boy Scouts of America - City of Rochester - Crowley Webb - Greece Central School District - Hillside Family of Services/Work Scholarship Program - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) - Rochester City School District - University of Rochester - St. John Fisher College - Rochester Technology and Manufacturing Association (RTMA) - Southwest Area Neighborhood Association - The Rochester Building and Construction Trades Council - Unicon The college and career exploration of Skillbuild is possible due to the funding awarded by the Empire State
P-TECH ROCHESTER - a “grade 9-14” academic and career program that brings together the best elements of high school, college, and the professional world. The program prepares students for jobs in the Computer Information Technology industry. Students are matched with a business mentor, many of which learned about the opportunity through an existing MCC Corporate College relationship, take college classes, and gain professional work experience during their high school years. After six years, graduates will earn both a New York State Regents diploma and an associate degree from Monroe Community College. P-TECH students have the opportunity to be involved in sports, music, and other extracurricular activities offered in a traditional high school setting, along with strong college and career preparation. Classes began fall 2014 on the Rochester City School District’s Edison Campus, 655 Colfax Street. As students progress in the program, they’ll take courses on the MCC campus and intern at area businesses. P-TECH currently has 106 freshman students enrolled in the program, and boasted a 96% attendance rate in the first 10 weeks of school. Local IT professionals from 11 different companies have volunteered to mentor students.
- Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. - West Irondequoit School District - Laerdal Medical Corporation
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