Ed Day, Rockland County Executive
June 29, 2015
Contact: Scott Salotto (845) 638-5645 (Rockland)
Tzipora Reitman (845) 574-4595 (RCC)
Stephanie Gouss (845) 627-4705 (BOCES)
COUNTY EXECUTIVE DAY, RCC PRESIDENT WOOD AND ROCKLAND BOCES SUPERINTENDENT MARSICO ANNOUNCE THE ROCKLAND COUNTY CAREER CENTER
NEW CITY, NY – County Executive Ed Day, joined by Rockland Community College President Dr. Cliff Wood and BOCES District Superintendent Dr. Mary Jean Marsico, today announced the July 1st opening of the Rockland County Career Center, offering job search and career development services. The Rockland County Career Center is assuming the employment services previously managed by Tomorrow's Workplace.
The Rockland County Career Center is a collaborative endeavor that brings together employers and job seekers, providing a comprehensive, one-stop approach to career exploration, job training and employment searching.
Staffed with employment professionals from several private and public entities, including the New York State Department of Labor, the Center provides job seekers with the necessary tools for a self-directed or staff-assisted job search and provides employers with facilities, training and workforce support.
Career Center services will be overseen by the newly-formed Workforce Development Board of Rockland County, which will provide guidance and set policy.
Rockland Community College was selected through an RFP process to administer Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA) grant funds from the Labor Department. The Youth Services component will be operated by Rockland BOCES. Before the end of 2015, the Rockland County Career Center will relocate to the Suffern and Haverstraw campuses of RCC.
"The Rockland County Career Center creates a strategy where we collectively combine our resources to give our residents a pathway to a livable wage career," said County Executive Day. "The partnership with RCC and BOCES we celebrate today will improve the quality of life for everyone in Rockland."
"Bringing the Career Center to the community college represents the perfect marriage of employment services with the resources for career preparation provided by RCC. Job seekers can now receive a full array of services to help them reach their potential and find career satisfaction," said Dr. Cliff L. Wood, President, RCC.
"Rockland BOCES is excited about this collaboration with RCC and County of Rockland in providing a variety of career services," said BOCES Superintendent Dr. Marsico. "It's a great opportunity for further collaboration with community providers to ensure the best future for youth and adults. As a BOCES, we remain rooted in this community, and acknowledge our commitment to remain at the center of this great county."
"This partnership allows Rockland County to further develop a qualified workforce that meets the needs of area businesses and positions the county for greater economic growth," said Lucy Redzeposki, the Workforce Development Board's Executive Director. "We are looking forward to working together to meet the needs of job seekers, workers and employers."