Rockland Works has an excellent Youth Services department with counselors who can assist you with making a plan for your future. The department also has a “Youth Connections Work Readiness Bootcamp” to help young adults with barriers to education and employment build the skills needed to take the next steps toward their career/education.
“The Workforce Development Board of Rockland County sets workforce development policy and oversees the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), procures services for WIOA Title I programs as well as identifies training providers and programs for inclusion on the Eligible Training Providers List (ETPL).”
The WDB has granted Rockland Works with the funding for the One Stop Operator System. Their affiliation with Rockland Works is to work alongside the community in partnership with employers and job seekers of Rockland County to provide our community with a plethora of resources.
Rockland BOCES has been awarded the grant to be the One Stop Operator. Rockland Works is the division under Rockland BOCES adult education that provides Career Center Services.
Rockland Works works closely with Rockland BOCES and other local training providers to provide adult education students resources to enter the workforce. The purpose is to create a seamless transition for adults who may have taken career-oriented classes like “Phlebotomy” or “Mechanical Engineering” to be partnered up with a career counselor to be properly placed in the job field.
After you have registered for Rockland Works and attend a Career Center Orientation, you are able to register for as many computer classes and workshops as you would like. We offer a range of courses from “Create a Resume”, to “Intro to Excel”, to “Job Searching Skills”. We highly encourage our job seekers to attend our workshops and courses to strengthen their skills and build confidence to enter the workforce.
It is completely normal to want to try something different and Rockland Works is always here to help. We recommend staying in your job for at least six months to give it an honest chance and learn as much as possible. In the meantime, reach out to your career counselor to express your concerns and they will assist you as best as they can with developing a plan for the future.