Greece Central School District Helps Teen Mom Pursue Education

Balancing Roles Heather is her own best example of her goals to never give up and to keep looking forward. Enrolled in the Gateways Program at Greece Central School District in December of 2014 while pregnant, Heather studied for the TASC exam in Greece’s High School Equivalency class. Motivated, goal oriented, and responsible, Heather fulfilled…

Center for Youth Success Story

Tatiana  is 18 years old. In June 2015, after graduating from high school, she enrolled in the WIOA Job Readiness Program at the Center for Youth. While enrolled in the program she experienced several personal obstacles that interfered with her ability to secure employment and further her education. However, her relentless drive and motivation to…

Urban League’s YouthBuild Program Success Story

Anton enrolled in Urban League’s YouthBuild program in April 2015. Since then, Anton’s strong communication skills, drive to succeed, and charming personality are leading him down the road to success. Working closely with his Program Navigator, Anton continues to work on his employment and educational goals and has accomplished the following to date: Obtained PACT…

Top Tips from the Photonics and Mechatronics Career Panel

By Mary Lynne Turner, RochesterWorks! Career Services Advisor Since July 2015, there has been a lot excitement surrounding the announcement of the Department of Defense’s plan to make the Rochester area into a national hub for the photonics industry. With this excitement has come a lot of questions. What is photonics? How many jobs will…

Top Tips from the CORE Employment Store Presentation

By Daniel Donnarumma, RochesterWorks! Career Services Advisor On October 21, 2015, RochesterWorks! invited Karyn Tellez, Director of Services at CORE Employment Store, to present to job seekers as our October Business of the Month. Karyn discussed a variety of topics including CORE Employment Store, job search tips, and how to create an effective profile on…