Economic Development

Dr. Todd Oldham Interviewed About “New Collar” Jobs

WHEC-TV news reporter Kaci Jones interviewed Dr. Todd Oldham, vice president of economic and workforce development, on “new collar” jobs, also called “middle skills” jobs by some in industry. These are high-demand, good-paying positions that require some specialized education (typically in a technical field), but not a four-year college degree. Dr. Oldham talked about the […]

National Higher Ed Publication Notes MCC’s Work in Educating Adult Students

Dr. Todd Oldham, vice president of economic and workforce development, was invited to participate in a panel discussion, “The Best (and Worst) Colleges for Adults,” held Sept. 14 in Washington, D.C. The discussion focused on how some colleges, including MCC, are innovative leaders in adult education and are transforming higher education to be responsive to […]

MCC Named Innovative College for Adult Learners

Magazine rates U.S. colleges’ openness, responsiveness to students ages 25 and older BRIGHTON, N.Y. – Aug. 29, 2017 – Monroe Community College is one of 12 most innovative U.S. colleges for adult learners, according to Washington Monthly magazine’s latest college rankings. The list rates two-year and four-year higher education institutions based on how they best […]

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 […]

MCC and Kodak Partner to Train Region’s Next Generation Workforce

New site at Eastman Business Park will focus on careers in advanced manufacturing and skilled trades. ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Nov. 30, 2016 – Revitalization efforts continue at Eastman Business Park (EBP) as Kodak teams up with Monroe Community College (MCC) to establish the Finger Lakes Workforce Development (FWD) Center in the park. The partnership was formed in […]

MCC Awarded $6 million federal grant to expand tuition-free education and training

Collaborative initiative prepares students for advanced manufacturing, IT, health care careers. BRIGHTON, N.Y. – Nov. 17, 2016 – Monroe Community College has been awarded a $6 million grant through the U.S. Department of Labor to increase tuition-free education and training opportunities in high-demand fields of advanced manufacturing, information technology, and health care. The grant is […]

JPMorgan Chase & Co. Honored for Accelerating Regional Skills Training for Adults with MCC

The Monroe Community College Foundation and its supporters will present the 2016 Salute to Excellence award to JPMorgan Chase & Co. for the firm’s partnership with and investment in Monroe Community College to accelerate demand-driven skills training opportunities for adults. JPMorgan Chase representatives will accept the award at the MCC Foundation’s 27th annual Salute to […]