FLCC expands education, training to local libraries

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CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (WHEC) – Finger Lakes Community College is expanding its rural outreach program by offering advanced manufacturing and computer courses in the fall at the Clifton Springs Library and Macedon Public Library.

“As the library director and vice president of the Wayne County Business Council, I am acutely aware of patrons who would like to improve their earning power and businesses who are looking for people to fill mid-level positions,” Stacey Wicksall said of her library’s decision to join the project.

“These are the sorts of positions that require some training beyond high school, but not a four-year degree. The FLCC GRIT program makes it possible to connect the two by offering convenient and rapid certifications in the skill areas local businesses urgently need, and it can all be done while at the library,” she added.

Classes run from Sept. 6 to Dec. 15, and grant funding is available to cover costs for most students. Classes will be offered through videoconferences.

For more information, local residents can fill out a form online or call (585) 785-1670. The College will hold information sessions in person and online to explain the courses and assist with the application for funding. Students may take more than one course.