2021 SWFI

SWFI | Trainers Resource Fair & Additional Information

For presenter handouts and/or other information, click on the following links:



Strengthening Working Families Initiative (SWFI)

Clayton Waller, Program Manager





City of Rochester, Representative of Mayor Lovely A. Warren’s Office
Sandra Simon, Director Special Projects & Education Initiatives



NYS Department of Labor
Joseph Hamm, Director of Regional Affairs






-Welcome Slide Deck 


-SWFI Fact Sheet

-SWFI Business Flyer

-Link for Rochester Rehabilitation Center’s Strengthening Working Families Initiative (SWFI) services or (email) swfi@rochesterrehab.org or 585-263-2690.


-Links for City of Rochester and City of Rochester’s Special Projects and Education Initiatives





-Resources for finding a job, career advancement and getting assistance with job training (including help with paying for a training program): RochesterWorks and NYS Department of Labor or 585-258-3500







Health Care: Isabella Graham Hart School of Practical Nursing
Megan Ruller, School Counselor

-Link to Isabella Graham Hart School of Practical Nursing program

Health Care: The College at Brockport, Rochester Educational Opportunity Center

Darlene Jeffery, RN, LPN, Lecturer & Clinical Instructor

-Link to The College at Brockport, Rochester Educational Opportunity Center or Admissions (email) reocadmissions@brockport.edu or 585-232-2730, or contact Valerie Joseph at vjoseph@brockport.edu about medical programs

Medical and Technical Fields: Bryant & Stratton College
Rob Kopacz, Market Director of Career Services
-Link to Bryant & Stratton College

Health Professional Opportunity Grant: Action for a Better Community, Inc. (ABC)
Brian Kelsey, Program Director

-HPOG Brochure

-Virtual Information Session Flyer to learn about HPOG

-Link to Health Professional Opportunity Grant (HPOG) or 585-632-0292 or Facebook page.





Advanced Manufacturing: Young Adults Manufacturer Training Employment Program (YAMTEP)
Chris Rapp, Executive Director

-Young Adults Manufacturer Training Employment (YAMPTEP) Program Presentation (including contact information)

-Link to YAMPTEP

Advanced Manufacturing: Isaac Training & Education Center and Golisano Construction Technology Program

Clair Schroeder, ITEC Coordinator

-Golisano Construction Technology Training Program brochure and application (including contact information). Program offers HVAC/R Paid Training and has custom-built courses for Skilled Trades.

-Link to Isaac Training & Education Center and Golisano Construction Technology Program

Advanced Manufacturing: GORBEL Industries

Paul Labella, Manufacturing Director

-GORBEL Industries Presentation (including contact information)

-Links to GORBEL Industries and Career Opportunities 




Information Technology: SUNY ATTAIN Lab @ Trenton & Pamela Jackson R-Center

Alicia Ward, Lab Technology Coordinator

-Linkedin Digital Literacy Flyer (including contact information)

-Microsoft Office Specialist Certifications Flyer (including contact information)

-Link for SUNY ATTAIN Lab and enrollment form.

Information Technology: Cyber Range and Training Center Global Cybersecurity Institute, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Viviane E. Stover, Producer & Business Director

-Cybersecurity Bootcamp Brochure (including contact information)

-Link for Cybersecurity Bootcamp program or (email) cybersecurity@rit.edu or 585-475-2963.

Optical Systems Technology: Optical Systems Technology, Monroe Community College (MCC)

Dr. Alexis Vogt, Professor and Endowed Chair

-Optical Systems Technology Program Brochure (including contact information)

-Link to Optical Systems Technology Program.




-Monroe Community College (MCC) IT Support Professional Brochure (including contact information)


-Rochester Housing Authority (RHA) Resident Services – Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program Brochure. To get a copy of the brochure or learn more about the program, call contact 585-232-1112


-Links to Rochester Housing Authority and the Resident Services-Family Self-Sufficiency Program 


-Rochester Multi-craft Apprenticeship Preparation Program (ROC MAPP) is an apprenticeship program in the Building and Construction trades fields, designed to reach disadvantaged populations.


-Links to more ROC MAPP information:



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