Learning for real life.
At Monroe Community College, our innovative approach to education has made us one of the top 25 community colleges in the U.S. Our 100+ academic degrees and certificate programs prepare students for an advanced degree at a four-year college or provide them with the skills they need to enter the workforce right after MCC.
We also offer an abundance of professional development and training solutions for seasoned professionals, including IT certifications, Lean Six Sigma, as well as senior executive leadership training. The team at MCC Corporate College will partner with your organization to create a workforce that will grow with you and lead the way to success, now and in the future. Learn more about MCC Corporate College.
MCC Corporate College has provided learning services to more than 170 local businesses
for professional development
The MCC-educated workforce
adds $510 million in income
to our region annually
State and local governments
see an annual rate of return of 7.9%
on their support for MCC
In 2011, MCC established its Economic Development and Innovative Workforce Services division (EDIWS). The mission of EDIWS is to:
- Actively create and promote a robust applied-STEM, career and technical education and middle-skills career pathway system
- Support investment in curricula and equipment for academic, career and technical education, and industry-targeted programming
- Proactively address the shortage in the educational pipeline (future workforce) and skills gap in the existing workforce
- Provide outreach to Rochester business and industry in an aggressive and pervasive way
In support of our mission, EDIWS has undertaken several projects to develop and analyze local labor market information and gain a data-driven understanding of our local workforce dynamics. The point is not measurement for measurement’s sake, but making this information actionable and impactful to the workforce function of the College.
Our most recent report, Measuring Middle-Skills Occupational Gaps within the Western New York Regional Economy, uses a labor supply/labor demand analysis applied to 23 middle-skill occupational groups from five local workforce clusters: advanced manufacturing, skilled trades, information and computer technology, health care, and hospitality and tourism.
The sector analysis includes dashboards identifying and measuring educational attainment through a region’s capacity to produce certificate and degree completions against estimated annual openings for each middle-skills occupational group.
You’ll find this report and others at mccediws.com/publications/.
Economic Development & Innovative Workforce Services MCC Corporate College
hired MCC graduates
Help your employees. Strengthen your business.
Want to ensure success for your employees and yourself? MCC Corporate College can help. We offer a variety of courses that focus on everything from basic computer skills to IT certifications, Lean Six Sigma and executive leadership development. Through professional education and training solutions, we can prepare you and your team to excel in today’s market.
Update your skills to stay competitive in your field. Seek new skills to make a career switch. MCC Corporate College provides education and training for individuals throughout the year.
Offerings include credit and non-credit classes in technology, leadership, business innovation and customer service skills.
We partner with RochesterWorks! and other community organizations, and offer training opportunities for both groups and individuals in IT certifications, technical training and much more.
Degrees & Certificates
Many options are available for incumbent worker and individual worker success and sustainability in the age of the lifelong learner.
To get started, simply contact us today.
Let MCC help find your next hire.
If you’re interested in hiring an MCC student or graduate, we can help. We offer several services, including our resume referral service, on-campus interviews, job fairs and more. You can even post an internship or open position at your company.
Learn more about how MCC can help you find the perfect people for your team.
Does your organization have internship or co-op opportunities that need to be filled? Access MCC students, teaching faculty, counselors and advisors by posting opportunities to the MCC Job Board.
The MCC Foundation has awarded more than $7.9 million in scholarships since 1993
Year after year, the Monroe Community College Foundation continues to help MCC create the workforce of the future. More than 50 Rochester business and community leaders serve on the MCC Foundation Board. Together, they ensure that any student who has the desire to learn and succeed has access to grants, scholarships and other financial aid, so that he or she can earn an outstanding education through MCC.
Learn how you can help make a difference for MCC students. Support the MCC Foundation today.
In 2015-16, the MCC Foundation:
- Increased amount of scholarship dollars awarded to students by 11.8%
- Awarded nearly $1.3 million in scholarships to MCC students
- Established 12 new scholarship funds
- Grew the MCC Foundation endowment to more than $12.3 million
MCC has more than 497,00 alumni.
Monroe Community College has thousands of success stories – and you might be one of them! Our outstanding professors and excellent academics have inspired countless former students, who in turn inspire the MCC students of today.
Our alumni receive many benefits from being graduates of the College -- and they give back even more. From career mentorship to providing internship and employment opportunities to supporting MCC’s Annual Fund or establishing a scholarship, you can help current and future MCC students succeed. Because that’s what being a Tribune is all about: carrying on the tradition of education for all.
Grants brought into
the community in 2013–14:
MCC is fortunate to have so many enthusiastic supporters who allow us to sustain the MCC Foundation’s many beneficial community programs. Here are just a few of the philanthropic initiatives that enable so many others to succeed:
Save for Success Grant
The $200,000 Save for Success grant, awarded from the Assets for Independence Program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is designed to help low-income high school graduates, first-generation college students and dislocated workers. By matching MCC students’ savings, the program increases their economic self-sufficiency and decreases their need for student loans.
Pathways to Success Grant
Another project funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the $500,000 Pathways to Success grant, developed to help young student-parents complete high school and pursue a college degree.
Monroe Community College owes much of our success to our dedicated, award-winning faculty who inspire our students every day. During 2013-2014, five special faculty and staff members were awarded $28,823 in grants for their innovative ideas and proposals, which will ensure students at MCC have access to the latest technology, the highest level of support and much more.
Greater Rochester Health Foundation Grant
The MCC Foundation is thankful to the Greater Rochester Health Foundation for its generous grant of $597,000, which has allowed more than 450 students from Rochester city schools to attend the Healthy Hero Summer Camp at MCC. This five-week camp reduces learning loss and motivates students to stay healthy over the summer. Support from Glover-Crask Charitable Trust helps keep this healthy learning experience affordable for families.
To learn more about these grants and other support MCC received this year, view our annual report.
3× Recipent of the President's
Higher Education Community
Civic engagement is a tremendously important part of Monroe Community College’s mission. From improving the local economy to unique initiatives to helping young, at-risk students succeed personally and academically, MCC students, faculty and staff work tirelessly to make the Rochester area a better place to live, work and play for all of our neighbors.
MCC students completed
23,078 hours of
civic service in 2013
MCC is proud to partner with RochesterWorks!, the county’s largest employment and training initiative. Our missions are one and the same: to help the people and businesses of Rochester, NY, develop a strong workforce and ensure a bright future for our community.
Monroe Community College, the Rochester City School District and other community partners are working together on an exciting initiative known as ROC the Future. Our goal is to ensure all children get the opportunities and support they need to succeed in school.
MCC students involved in AmeriCorps, a national service program with a branch located at our downtown campus, help students of all ages get more excited about their education. Volunteers have worked at several city schools, as well as the University of Rochester, the Rochester Education Foundation and even MCC itself.
The PSTF is a partnership
comprising Monroe County,
the City of Rochester and
Monroe Community College
MCC’s Public Safety Training Facility (PSTF) grooms students to become highly skilled first responders. Taught by instructors with real-world experience, our programs include aircraft rescue and firefighting, emergency medical services training and police recruit basic training.
Students – as well as local public safety personnel – use MCC’s sophisticated equipment and technology, including burn building simulators, hazmat sprinkler labs, weapon ranges, diagnostic equipment and more. Watch this video to learn more about how MCC is training students to keep our community safe.