The Finger Lakes Workforce Development Center is home to critical workforce training provides current and prospective workers with the in-demand skills needed to gain and maintain employment today, tomorrow, and 10 years from now.

  • Training at the FWD Center is focused on all learners: credit and non-credit based programs, apprenticeships, and customized training to meet the needs of employers
  • Implement curriculum that includes the in-demand skills required of the 21st century workforce
  • Provide a resource for local employers to educate their existing workforce and generate interest with high school graduates 
  • Provide dual-enrollment opportunities to secondary education students in technical fields


The FWD Center features 50,000 sq. ft. of flexible training space, focusing on short-term and accelerated training programs in technology-oriented careers and industry 4.0 skill sets. The dynamic programming at the FWD Center links education with the evolving demands of the regional workforce.

Finger Lakes Workforce Development Center
321 State Street, 6th floor main lobby
Rochester, NY 14608