The Office of Adult and Career Education Services is now the proud owner of a full-size transformer thanks to the generous donation by RG&E, Iberdrola and Cooper Power. The transformer will be used in an electrical class that allows students to get hands-on experience in working with this piece of equipment.
A new program is giving veterans the job training they need to ease back into civilian life. It's offered through the Veterans Outreach Center and its’ partner, OACES and on March 21 the initial group of veterans successfully completed a 2 week “welding boot camp”. It was the first in a series of training partnerships planned with the Veterans Outreach Center and OACES. All of the graduates received certifications from OACES, the VOC and Senator Robach. They also had an opportunity to “meet and greet” with some of our business partners to present their skill sets. It was a win-win for all involved. Employers were able to recruit quality employees and the veterans were able to talk directly to the people in charge of hiring. Our thanks go out to Dave Young of the Rochester Building and Construction Trades Council, the Veterans Outreach Center, Klein Steel, Quality Vision International, Career Start, RS Automation, Plumbers and Steamfitters Local #13, the Workforce Development Institute and Senator Robach’ s office for making the night a success. Special thanks to Dan Collins for working long days to see this through.
Two All City High students, Jamarie Agosto and Austin Collyer, were named winners of the Junior Achievement of Rochester Essay Contest. These exemplary students are pictured here with County Executive Maggie Brooks upon receipt of this award. English Teachers Amy Bateman and Alden Fici encouraged these students through their process of writing the winning essays. Great work Jamarie and Austin!
Top Hispanic Students in the RCSD Travel to Albany for Leadership Program
Recently, 200 students throughout New York State met with members of the New York State Legislature, New York State Assembly/Senate Puerto Rican and Hispanic Task Force and New York State Education Department as part of the annual Angelo Del Toro Puerto Rican Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute (PR/HYLI). 14 students from the District and suburban schools in Monroe County participated in a mock legislative session in the New York State Assembly chambers. Students debated actual bills that reflect key issues in their communities, such as discrimination, funding for social and educational programs, graduation requirements and immigration. The 3-day program also includes team building exercises, college and career development workshops, and a student recognition dinner where scholarship winners were announced. For more information, visit www.prhyli.org. Posted March 27, 2013.