RochesterWorks! has committed all of our general Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Adult and Dislocated Worker training grant funds for the current fiscal year, which ends June 30, 2019. We do have some Youth training funds, and we anticipate that we will receive some additional training funds for Dislocated Wokers. Otherwise, we will not be able to award new WIOA funds for training programs that start prior to July 1, 2019. If you are unsure, please speak with a staff member at one of our career centers.
Reflecting a commitment to a robust and competitive American labor force, the 2018 National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) theme is “America’s Workforce: Empowering All.” Observed each October, NDEAM celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates about the value of a workforce inclusive of their skills and talents. For specific ideas on supporting NDEAM, visit the website Suggestions range from simple, such as putting up a poster, to comprehensive, such as implementing a disability education program. However you choose to take part, you’ll be playing an important role in fostering a more inclusive workforce, one where every person is recognized for his or her abilities—every day of every month.
Action for a Better Community‘s Focus on Self-Sufficiency Department [FSSD] has partnered with Lifetime Assistance, Inc. to hire and provide job retention training to individuals seeking employment in the health care field.
  • Lifetime Assistance, Inc. serves adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities in residential and Day Habilitation settings in the Greater Rochester area.
  • All positions are entry level Direct Support Professionals.
  • Candidates must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Candidates must have a high school diploma or HSE [high school equivalency]
  • All candidates are screened by Lifetime Assistance through a criminal background check.
  • All positions are Full Time [35+ hours weekly]
  • There are program support services and incentives available as needed to assist participants in completing the training program.
  • ERIC training is a paid training done on weekdays for four weeks.
Recruitment and enrollment into ERIC is ongoing and we welcome all interested parties to contact either FSSD Director Shawn Futch at 325-5116, ext. 3418 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Self-Sufficiency Specialist and ERIC Instructor Ken Porter-Hutton at 325-5116, ext. 3352 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Daily Focus: GRSLA Intern from RochesterWorks! & RochesterWorks! for Youth. For Summer 2018 – MARIANGELIS GONZALEZ, Senior @ Rochester City School District, School of the Arts. GRSLA: Hello, Mariangelis. Congratulations on being part of the RochesterWorks! Summer Youth Employment, Direct Placement Internship Program this summer! We are so glad to have you with us! (SYEP is a government-funded program operated by RochesterWorks! with the intent of providing meaningful summer work opportunities to youth ages 14-20 within Monroe County. For some youth, this is their first opportunity to gain real-world work experience.) Mariangelis: Thank you! GRSLA: Rochester wants to get to know you better. Could we ask a few fun questions? Mariangelis: Sure! GRSLA: How long have you been with GRSLA / summerLEAP? Mariangelis: I’ve been here three weeks now, and I’ve worked with Luis (Director) and Tiffany (Admin Support Specialist) to learn about the administrative side of how the organization operates. GRSLA: What is the best part of your internship? Mariangelis: Getting to know all the team members, experiencing community events such as National Summer Learning Day at the Central Library and the proclamations from the Rochester City School District, City of Rochester’s Mayor, Monroe County, and Senators Robach and Funke. I like visiting GRSLA’s summerLEAP program sites too. GRSLA: What was your favorite childhood toy or book? Mariangelis: Reading was my favorite activity and my favorite book was Matilda by Roald Dahl. GRSLA: What song makes you happy? Mariangelis: I enjoy church songs, in both English and Spanish. GRSLA: What do you want to be when you ‘grow up’? 🙂 Mariangelis: I want to be a doctor. The University of Rochester has offered me a scholarship and I hope to begin studies after my High School graduation. GRSLA: Who inspires you? Mariangelis: First God, because he gives me strength and guides me on my path. And my Mother, because she helps me believe in myself, and she’s positive – telling me that I can do anything. GRSLA: Thanks for our chat, Mariangelis. We are very glad you are part of the GRSLA / summerLEAP Team this summer!



Only RochesterWorks! provides a unique set of customized services to businesses and job seekers at little-to-no cost, preparing a skilled workforce and connecting them with opportunities in our region.



(585) 258-3500

255 N.Goodman St

Rochester, N.Y. 14607

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Monday- Thursday 8:30AM - 4:30PM

Friday 8:30AM - 12:00PM