Workforce Partnership Prepares Jobless or Underemployed for Jobs in Manufacturing, IT and Healthcare

Batavia, New York — Have you been out of work for 6 months or more? Are you back to work but underemployed? Are you interested in working in Healthcare, Information Technology and Advanced Manufacturing? Finger Lakes Hired can help you get the education and training you need to connect to local, in-demand jobs!
Finger Lakes Hired is an equal opportunity program made possible by a $5.2 million U.S. Department of Labor Ready to Work grant. It addresses the needs of both businesses and job seekers in the nine-county Finger Lakes region by bringing together workforce partners and community colleges to help prepare and place the long-term unemployed into local, in-demand jobs in the Advanced Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Health Care sectors. Local businesses operating in the Health Care, Information Technology, and Advanced Manufacturing sectors may be eligible for training incentives for current employees and new hires.
You may be eligible if…
• You are at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or equivalent, and are interested in the working in the healthcare, advanced manufacturing or information technology fields.
• You have been unemployed for 27 consecutive weeks or longer.
Eligible participants may qualify for grants to earn a two year degree or certificate. All tuition, books and required fees are paid by grants and scholarships through this grant. Finger Lakes Hired also includes income supports to cover your transportation and some of your other expenses if you qualify.
To learn more, contact GCC College Liaison: Annie Connors, Finger Lakes Hired, College Liaison and Case Manager in the Career Services Office of GCC’s Batavia Campus (Room D265) 585-343-0055 extension 6416 aeconnors@genesee.edu. Further information is also available online at: www.fingerlakeshired.com

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