New Monroe County-MCC Initiative to Connect Residents to High-Demand Careers

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – June 20, 2017 – Imagine Monroe (formerly known as the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency) and Monroe Community College (MCC) are teaming to alleviate a persistent challenge in the Finger Lakes region —the disconnect between the number of people seeking full-time employment and the unfilled positions in the area. The new […]

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MCC’s economic and workforce development division has launched its inaugural newsletter featuring the latest news and updates regarding divisional work. A newsletter will be distributed twice a year. If you are interested in joining the distribution list, please Join Our Database.  

The MCC Economic and Workforce Development Center is moving!

On May 17, 2017 the MCC Economic and Workforce Development Center will open in a new space on the 7th floor of MCC’s Downtown Campus located at 321 State Street in downtown Rochester. The Economic and Workforce Development Center includes the following: Office of the Vice President for the Economic and Workforce Development Division Corporate […]

Work experience and job placement for career technical education students.

MCC’s economic and workforce development division works closely with numerous local businesses, education partners, industry associations, and community based organizations to anticipate workforce needs and provide education programs which address those needs. However, sometimes, seeking collaborative partners is a matter of focusing internally. Through cross-divisional collaboration between the career services office, part of the student […]

Finger Lakes Regional Workforce Development Center at Eastman Business Park.

MCC has been awarded nearly $12 million in state funds to establish the Finger Lakes Regional Workforce Development Center at Eastman Business Park. The Center represents one of three Rochester-based anti-poverty projects to receive state funding. The investments complement Finger Lakes Forward, the region’s Upstate Revitalization Initiative blueprint aimed at growing the economy. The Center […]

Using big data to lead collaborative economic and workforce development interventions.

A new beta version 1.0 web platform,, was recently launched to estimate the middle-skills gaps within three upstate New York regions including Finger Lakes, Western New York, and Central New York, using labor market data from multiple big data providers. This platform is designed for workforce practitioners, educators, and economic developers, and uses MCC’s […]

New York INSPIRE project: tuition-free education and training.

Under the leadership of the economic and workforce development division, MCC has been awarded a $6 million America’s Promise grant through the U.S. Department of Labor. The grant is a portion of a $111 million package of federal grants awarded late last year. Nearly two dozen community colleges across the country received grants as part […]

Visit MCC’s new economic and workforce development microsite.

Welcome to the recently launched micro-site for economic and workforce development at MCC. On this website you will find information about the work of the economic and workforce development division and have access to division publications, recent news and media. Please explore and don’t hesitate to reach out at with any questions or needs. […]