Grow Your Career & Learn Locally with GRIT

GRIT student working with machine control equipment during a training class

The Growing Rural Infrastructure Together (GRIT) program partners with local community organizations to bring high quality career training to you. Earn industry-recognized credentials at one of seven convenient locations, or join us online from anywhere.

In-Demand Career Training Near You

Are you looking to enter a new career or seeking a promotion in advanced manufacturing, healthcare, or the skilled trades? FLCC's GRIT program provides flexible career training located near you and designed to set you on a path to stable, gainful employment.

The GRIT program features:

  • Career training that fits your schedule and makes you valuable to employers who are ready to hire you.
  • Access to technology, instructors, and classrooms in a neighborhood near you.
  • Hands-on experience with new skills that will enhance your personal and professional life.
  • Funding for most participants, which can cover the entire cost of the program, including supplies. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, as part of an award totaling $18,067,845.

Classes begin Jan. 13 — sign up for an information session today to get started!

Choose From 3 Professional Career Pathways

Acquire core industry knowledge, safety practices, and quality assurance skills used in the most in-demand advanced manufacturing occupations today. You'll learn from experts in the field, practice using VR and hands-on techniques, and meet local employers seeking candidates who want fulfilling, long-term careers.

Successful graduates will receive the nationally recognized Certified Production Technician credentials in safety and quality.

Course Schedule:

January 13 – April 20
Monday and Thursday — 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Play an important role in patients' lives as a certified care technician. With healthcare demand at an all-time high, you can be a professional providing support to nurses, doctors, and other medical staff in less than a year. Learn essential healthcare concepts and patient care practices, such as overseeing therapeutic exercises and using assistive devices.

This course prepares you to take the Certified Patient Care Technician Level I Exam, a valuable professional credential offered by the American Education Certification Association (AECA).

Course Schedule:

January 17 – April 26
Monday and Wednesday — 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
or
Tuesday and Thursday — 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Our Residential Electrician course will teach you the fundamental skills needed to work with residential electrical systems — no previous experience required. Learn electrical theory, wiring and installation techniques, safety procedures, and more.

This course prepares you to take the state electrician licensing test and then start your career as an entry-level residential electrician or electrician apprentice.

Course Schedule:

January 17 – April 26
Tuesday and Wednesday — 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Learn More Today

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Find a Location Near You

Location Address Courses Available Support Services and Technology Available
Bloomfield Central School District 1 Oakmount Ave.
Bloomfield, NY, 14469
Foundations in Advanced Manufacturing
Residential Electrician
Wifi
Clifton Springs Library 4 Railroad Ave.
Clifton Springs, NY, 14432
Certified Patient Care Technician
Foundations in Advanced Manufacturing
Computers, wifi
Geneva Campus Center 63 Pulteney St.
Geneva, NY, 14456
Certified Patient Care Technician Computers, wifi, student lounge
Macedon Public Library 30 Main St.
Macedon, NY, 14502
Certified Patient Care Technician
Foundations in Advanced Manufacturing
Residential Electrician
Computers, wifi, childcare, private virtual meeting room
Newark Campus Center 1100 Technology Pkwy.
Newark, NY, 14513
Certified Patient Care Technician Computers, wifi, student lounge
Waterloo Community Center 3 Oak St.
Waterloo, NY, 13165
Certified Patient Care Technician
Foundations in Advanced Manufacturing
Wifi
Yates County Workforce Development 417 Liberty St.
Penn Yan, NY, 14527
Certified Patient Care Technician
Foundations in Advanced Manufacturing
Residential Electrician
Computers, wifi
Your home   Certified Patient Care Technician
Foundations in Advanced Manufacturing
Residential Electrician
Provide your own computer and high-speed internet.

About Finger Lakes GRIT and Our Partners

FLCC's GRIT program is supported by the national BRIDGES Rural Initiative — a program that helps community colleges open education and training opportunities to more people. FLCC is one of five community colleges in the country selected to participate.

This program combines FLCC's instruction and technology knowhow with partners who provide space and internet access.

If you'd like to be a future host site, please contact Todd Sloane at workforce@flcc.edu.