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 six convenient locations — or join us online from the comfort of home.

In-Demand Career Training Near You

Whether you're looking to enter a new career, or seeking a promotion in your current field, FLCC's GRIT program provides career training that is flexible, located near you, and designed to set you on a path for 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
  • Credentials to enter a new profession or advance your current career in advanced manufacturing, computing, and technology
  • 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.

Courses begin Sept. 6 — sign up for an information session today to get started!

Choose From 3 Professional Career Pathways

Foundations in Advanced Manufacturing

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:

Monday and Thursday — 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Computing in the Information Age

Prepare to use computers and technology to solve today's challenges. You'll discuss the latest developments in computer science, technology, and other emerging issues. The course includes presentations and hands-on activities that help you apply what you learn. Practice using digital applications including word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software.

Course Schedule:

Tuesday and Thursday — 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Core Word, Excel & PowerPoint

Learn and practice essential business skills in Microsoft Office — including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Prepare to take the Microsoft Office Specialist certification test upon completion. Familiarity with Windows operating system — including file management — is highly recommended before taking this course.

Course Schedule:

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday — 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Find a Location Near You

Location

Address

Courses Available

Support Services and Technology

Bloomfield Central School District

1 Oakmount Ave.
Bloomfield, NY, 14469
TBD Wifi

Clifton Springs Library

4 Railroad Ave.
Clifton Springs, NY, 14432
Foundations in Advanced Manufacturing
Computing in the Information Age
Computers, wifi
Geneva Campus Center 63 Pulteney St.
Geneva, NY, 14456
Foundations in Advanced Manufacturing
Core Microsoft Office Apps
Computers, wifi, student lounge
Macedon Public Library 30 Main St.
Macedon, NY, 14502
Foundations in Advanced Manufacturing
Core Microsoft Office Apps
Computers, wifi, childcare, private virtual meeting room
Newark Campus Center 1100 Technology Pkwy.
Newark, NY, 14513
Foundations in Advanced Manufacturing
Computing in the Information Age
Core Microsoft Office Apps
Computers, wifi, student lounge
Yates County Workforce Development 417 Liberty St.
Penn Yan, NY, 14527
Foundations in Advanced Manufacturing
Computing in the Information Age
Core Microsoft Office Apps
Computers, wifi

Your home

  Foundations in Advanced Manufacturing
Computing in the Information Age
Core Microsoft Office Apps
Provide your own computer and high-speed internet.

Learn More Today

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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.