Rochester NY Stake Employment Center

April 20, 2011

Career Readiness Credential for Job Seekers

Filed under: Education — Larry @ 10:24 am

“The Career Readiness Credential (CRC) enables you to show prospective employers that you possess the basic foundational skills they are looking for and have the trainability for success in an organization. 

Even if you have a high school diploma (or GED) or a post-secondary degree, the CRC further verifies that you can handle the kinds of tasks – finding information, reading instructions and directions, even working with figures – that are common in today’s workplace.”

For more information, check out RochesterWorks! at


February 24, 2010

Need a Low-cost Computer?

Filed under: Computers, Education — Larry @ 2:29 pm

In today’s world, most jobs require some knowledge of how to use computers. The main use for a computer in an office is primarily word processing, with spreadsheet use coming in second. Some jobs may even require some skills with using slide show presentation software and database software. Having some experience with these applications on a computer will help expand the variety (and pay) of jobs for which you would be eligible.

If you cannot afford the $400-$1000 for a new computer, all is not lost!

Micrecycle is a volunteer-based computer access program of Action for a Better Community. From them, you can purchase a computer for $30-$160. The computer comes equipped with a monitor, keyboard, mouse, network card, sound card, floppy drive, CD-ROM drive, Acrobat Reader, AVG anti-virus software, plus word processing, spreadsheet and other office applications.

More information and an order form can be obtained at the Micrecycle website.

February 19, 2010

Tuition-Free Education

Filed under: Education — Larry @ 10:48 am

“Knowledge is power.” – Francis Bacon, Sr.
“In a time of turbulence and change, it is more true than ever that knowledge is power” – J.F.Kennedy
I suspect there is no disagreement that knowledge is indeed one of the vital ingredients in the recipe of success. However, obtaining knowledge through formal education can sometimes be hindered by the ‘resource cycle’:
“I need to go to school so I can earn more money” but “I need to earn more money so I can afford to go to school.”

The Rochester Educational Opportunity Center offers tuition-free training in a variety of career options, including:
– child development
– health care
– occupational trades
– office technology

Website =
Phone = 232-2730 ext 235
Address = 305 Andrews Street

located steps away from RTS bus stops:
– Clinton Ave. (between Pleasant and Andrews Streets),
– Main St. (near Franklin or Clinton), or
– St. Paul Street.

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