While some experts believe the U.S. economy is slowly on the rise, many upstate New York residents are still feeling the pinch created by long-term unemployment and layoffs. Rochester Institute of Technology is willing to help local residents by providing viable options during this most recent recession.
RIT’s Office of Part-time and Graduate Enrollment Services is offering a free session especially for dislocated workers 5:30-7 p.m. Jan. 11 in RIT’s Bausch and Lomb Center (Building 77). Program participants can gather information about tuition discounts, financial aid and changing careers.
“Our community is still feeling the effects of a struggling economy while continual layoffs are still occurring,” says Mandie Klingelhoffer, assistant director of RIT’s Part-time and Graduate Enrollment Services. “Our goal is to assist individuals who have been recently dislocated and help them enhance their resume to become re-employed in the Rochester area. The dislocated worker program provides a reduced tuition rate to allow these individuals to take advantage of advancing their education, whether it’s taking a few courses in a specific realm, completing a bachelor’s program or beginning a graduate degree.”
Register at www.rit.edu/emcs/ptgrad/events.php3 or by calling 866-260-3950.