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Dinolfo, Kress to Host "Inspire Monroe", a New Targeted Career Exploration Fair

Dinolfo, Kress to Host

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo and Monroe Community College (MCC) President Dr. Anne M. Kress announced Monroe County and MCC will be co-hosting Inspire Monroe, a new interactive career exploration fair available to high school students and unemployed or underemployed adults. The event is targeted to showcase career options in three in-demand industries, advanced manufacturing, health care, and information technology, and will be held on Saturday, March 24th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Hyatt Regency Rochester. Inspire Monroe is a free and open to the public event.

“Employers across Monroe County are looking to hire skilled workers for good-paying jobs that are open right here, right now, especially in growing industries like advanced manufacturing, health care, and information technology,” said Dinolfo. “Inspire Monroe is custom-designed to bridge the skills gap by offering students and job seekers the chance to learn more about these opportunities, plus the training or education they will need to get the job done. If you are looking for a good-paying, rewarding career, I hope you’ll join us for Inspire Monroe on March 24th.

Inspire Monroe will feature hands-on demonstrations from experts in their fields, as well as information on scholarships and financial aid available for students pursuing these careers. The event is open to high school juniors and seniors, college students undecided about their major, parents, and anyone who wants to learn more about careers in advanced manufacturing, health care, and information technology. Inspire Monroe is sponsored by a grant from U.S. Department of Labor that funds workforce development initiatives through local colleges. MCC’s Economic and Workforce Development Center is the primary recipient of the grant and is working with Monroe County, RochesterWorks! and other local partners to showcase in-demand career options and connect job-seekers with hiring employers.

“Employers regularly tell MCC that they have good-paying, full-time positions available but simply cannot find enough workers to keep growing. These good jobs require skills typically gained through a certificate, associate degree or industry credential,” said Kress. “We hope participants at the event will come away with a greater awareness of the diverse career opportunities available and become inspired to pursue one of these valuable pathways.”

Inspire Monroe will be offered free for all attendees. Parking will be validated. For more information and to register for Inspire Monroe, visit