The County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency is moving in a bold new direction.
Monroe County is changing. Rich with cutting-edge technology, some of the nation's top higher education institutions, and diverse neighborhoods, Monroe County is thriving now more than ever.
Our growing region needs support from organizations like ours to attract economically sound commerce throughout Monroe County. That's why we're releasing new programs under the Imagine Monroe name, all centered around a mission to improve the quality of life for the residents of Monroe County.
We want businesses to think of Monroe County as an ideal place to do business, so we have to make sure our region also offers a flourishing community. This is where we work--and where we raise our families.
Therefore, prosperous businesses and a thriving community are the foundations for the programs offered by Imagine Monroe including:
Proper education and training is the key to obtaining a good-paying job. When people have desirable skills, employers are more likely to hire a prospective employee. In partnership with Monroe Community College, Monroe County is leading the charge to train our local workforce with the new LadderzUp program.
LadderzUp will recruit, train, and quickly place workers into the most in demand careers in the region. "LadderzUp" will allow participants to move into the workforce while maintaining access to an education system designed to allow them to come in and out in order to increase their skills when they're able in order to move up in their career field.
LadderzUP will include training in high-demand fields including a skills bridge program, accelerated precision tooling certificate, mechatronics, entry-level healthcare, optics and photonics, IT medical assistant certificate as well as secondary partnership programs like dual enrollment and early college high school.
Promoting economic development and creating jobs extends past what we can do to train our workforce and attract and retain businesses, it also means helping people. As a part of our LadderzUp program, Monroe County will offer a limited number of daycare subsidies to the hard working families who need it most.
A trained and skilled workforce is a huge asset to our economy. By proving that the workers in Monroe County have the skills and knowledge required for today's advanced economy, more companies choose to invest in this community by bringing their business right to our county - creating more jobs and injecting more money into our economy.