In 2019, the Monroe Community College downtown campus was chosen as the new home of the Finger Lakes Workforce Development Center. The college was awarded state funds for the project.
The Center is an outgrowth of key efforts, starting in 2015, by the Monroe Community College Economic and Workforce Development division and is one aspect of a larger vision to better support the community’s workforce, employers’ needs and our regional economy. The vision for the center includes creating high-tech spaces that support a variety of Industry 4.0 related programs, credit and noncredit, that match the skills that the College has measured as being most in demand within the region. The new spaces will also have the flexibility to allow for quick modification as these needs will undoubtedly change over time.
Once operational, in the first five years the Center is expected to train an estimated 2,300 workers and add more than approximately $40 million in economic benefits to the region. The project is currently in design.