Operation Transformation Rochester (OTR) serves city youth and adults by offering five comprehensive programs geared toward education, vocation and employment. These programs work in tandem and are designed to be adaptable to an individual’s skill level, background, and needs. The following is an overview of each program component.
Youth Employment Services
OTR Youth Employment Training
Youth Employment Training prepares high school students for employment through an intensive 20 hour, job-readiness boot-camp. Participants receive employment training and opportunities for unsubsidized, year round job placement, and graduate with a portfolio, resulting in increased employability.
OTR Summer of Opportunity (SOOP) Program
SOOP is a summer employment placement and training program designed to connect high school youth with local employment opportunities and expose participants to the basic skills necessary for career success.
OTR DREAM BIG2 Youth Leadership
DREAM BIG2 is a 15-week program that encompasses a holistic approach to career development through the following enrichments: College Preparedness, Employment Training, Motivation, Rites of Passage, Conflict and Resolution, Youth Leadership, Finance, and Etiquette Training.
Adult Employment Services
OTR Fresh Start
Fresh Start helps adult men and women in need of their TASC (formerly GED) prepare for and take the test, thereby helping adults achieve a critical requirement for sustainable employment. Participants are matched with mentors and staff for guidance and support as they prepare for this important test.
OTR Employment Readiness
Employment Readiness is an employment assistance program which helps chronically unemployed adults obtain recorded employment history with the City of Rochester and area employers. It connects job seekers to employment and vocational opportunities, as well as specialized training programs geared towards middle-skill jobs.
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