Community Resources

Apprenticeship Programs in the Greater Rochester Region

Apprenticeship programs offer a wide range of opportunities to learn a specific skill and use it toward a new career, such as skilled trades or advanced manufacturing positions. A successful apprentice will often be offered a position if they are successful in the field they are training in.

Seneca Waterways Exploring

Exploring Discover Your FutureSENECA WATERWAYS EXPLORING is a program for high school students  to check out careers they are interested in.  Through a variety of available career programs, groups of students learn more about a particular field through hands-on activities led by people out in the real world.

Did you ever wonder what it’s really like to be a veterinarian or vet tech? Or a firefighter or EMT? What it’s like to be an attorney and try a case in front of actual judges? Do you like to work in cars and wonder if auto mechanics is the career for you? So, you think you want to be an engineer – do you know that there are many different kinds of engineers out there?

Why wait until after high school to find out what it’s like in a career field?  Learn more about program events and how to join. 

Career Technical Education in the Greater Rochester Region

High School Career Technical Education (CTE) programs offer certification and hands-on training while students are still in high school. Many students work part-time or secure full-time work upon graduation.

Community Colleges in the Greater Rochester Region

Community Colleges offer 2-year degrees in a variety of high demand career fields. They also offer certificate training for specific job skills and career sectors. They also offer programs for students still in high school. Explore:

Monroe Community College

Finger Lakes Community College

Genesee Community College


One-Stop Job Centers

Career OneStop CentersAt your regional career one-stop centers: explore job preparation workshops, training and education programs, job fairs and online help systems for finding employment. Stop in at one of the locations for help getting started. Services for Youth, veterans, and all job seekers.

Connect to RochesterWorks (Serves Monroe County and City of Rochester

Connect to FingerLakesWorks (Serves Geneva, Ontario County, Seneca County, Wayne County & Yates County region)

Connect to GLOW Workforce Development (Serves Genesee County, Livingston County, Orleans County and Wyoming County)  

Find Your Path: Career Coach: Interactive Career Sector Exploration

Find Your Path: You can start now by exploring career options using the resources below. Search or browse job titles, pay levels, training required and outlook for the next 5 years and even current openings in our region! 

MCC Career Coach

Explore top career fields in the Greater Rochester area, including needed training, estimated salaries, career assessments and resume building tools. Also a search for Veterans to match military skills to careers. Provided by MCC for students and the Greater Rochester Community. Connect to Learn more: Connect to MCC Career Coach

Also Explore Economic Data on Regional Career Clusters from the FWD Center

GLOW With Your Hands VirtualGLOW with Your Hands Virtual is a companion website to an annual hands-on event for students from schools in the GLOW region. The website provides on-demand career video content highlighting opportunities available right here in our GLOW region, ladders of educational pathways to employment, and a panorama of programs and events designed to excite students about the world of work, create career awareness, and offer exploration. Learn More: Connect to GLOW with Your Hands Virtual 

Rochester College Access Network

Rochester College Access Network:

You CAN go to college. We’re here to give you the information and resources you need to help you get there. A program of the Rochester Education Foundation.

Rochester City School District Services Directory

Rochester City School District provides a specific listing of services and information for students and parents to access.

Departments: Including Career Technical Education and Career Pathway programs

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