Ibero receives workforce development funding

Rochester’s Ibero-American Action League has received a $1 million grant from Monroe County to enhance workforce development.

The four-year investment will go to Ibero’s Workforce and Entrepreneurial Connection Program. The program, housed in Ibero’s Community Resource Center at 216 Clifford Ave., provides case management services, workforce training, job placement and support services for local minority and women-owned businesses. The funding is from the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency — also known as COMIDA — and is part of the agency’s modernization initiative.

“Workforce development is key to our community’s recovery and growth, especially as we bring Monroe (County) back from the economy hardships brought on by the COVID pandemic,” Monroe County Executive Adam Bello said in a March 13 press release announcing the grant.

“The funds provided by COMIDA will ensure that Latinos and other marginalized communities are able to share in the county’s economic opportunities, ” added Angelina Perez-Delgado, Ibero’s president and CEO.

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