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Monday, August 27, 2018 - 3:10pm
How can BOCES career technical education programs help students explore in-demand career fields while still in high school?
Monday, August 27, 2018 - 3:10pm
Welding is a good career track that you can train for while still in high school and leads to a variety of career options.
Monday, August 27, 2018 - 3:10pm
Machining crosses many career sectors.  You can train in and explore this field while you are still in high school.
Monday, August 27, 2018 - 3:10pm
You can train for an HVAC career while still in high school.
Monday, August 27, 2018 - 3:10pm
You can train for an nursing career while still in high school.
Monday, August 27, 2018 - 3:10pm
You can train to become an electrician while you are still in high school.
Monday, August 27, 2018 - 3:10pm
Automotive technician training can begin in high school through a career technical education.
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 2:10pm
Meet three women that got into the craft brewing industry through a variety of career pathways.
Friday, August 31, 2018 - 3:10pm
Career Counselors, Educators, Parents, and Students: Check out these learning resources that are organized by careers and clusters!
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 8:00am
Join Emily Elizabeth and all her friends as they learn to support each other even when things seem frightening.


Wondering what to do with your life? Each episode features a different crew on the journey of a lifetime.
Dropping Back In features half-hour programs which introduce people that left school and are now reconnecting to education and training opportunities. The stoies show the issues they face and the people and programs helping them to succeed in continuing their education and furthering their work opportunties. Part of WXXI's American Graduate: Getting to Work Initiative:
Workplace Essential Skills features half-hour programs which introduce people to skills needed to find a job and succeed in the workplace.  Watch On-Demand or On-air. Part of WXXI's American Graduate: Getting to Work Initiative:

Find Community Resources

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


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)  

MCC Career CoachExplore 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

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.

NYSED Liberty Partnerships


Liberty Partnerships Programs offer comprehensive pre-collegiate/dropout prevention programs and services to youth in Urban, Rural and Suburban communities of Western New York, Finger Lakes, Central New York, Southern Tier, North Country, Mohawk Valley, Capital District, Mid-Hudson Valley, NYC and Long Island. Learn More

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

Parent Services Directory: 

The City offersafter school programs recreation and community centers which provide the best recreation and youth development program opportunities you will find anywhere.

 Teen Empowerment

The mission of the Center for Teen Empowerment is to empower youth and adults as agents of individual, institutional, and social change.

Hillside Work-Scholarship ConnectionHillside Work-Scholarship Connection (HW-SC) is a nationally recognized dropout prevention program that helps Rochester City School District students stay in school and successfully graduate high school ready for post-secondary education and employment. 

The Rochester Monroe County Youth Bureau serves youth as a planning, funding and coordinating agency and is dedicated to developing, implementing and evaluating a comprehensive system of services for youth and their families. See the Directory of Youth Services.

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