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MetroCenter and REOC become one

by Matthew Clark - Copy Editor
Wed, Sep 6th 2017 12:00 am

The College at Brockport's MetroCenter is combining forces with the Rochester Educational Opportunity Center (REOC), thus merging into one program. Both the MetroCenter and the REOC are institutions which specialize in providing an education for adult learners. Both the MetroCenter and the REOC will operate in the same building after renovations are completed.The REOC is a part of 10 SUNY Educational Opportunity Centers. The College at Brockport is the sponsor of the Rochester center.   

The MetroCenter used to operate on 55 St Paul St. in Rochester, but it will now continue its services at the REOC's already existing campus on 161 Chestnut St. According to the Daily Eagle, John Osowski, director of Facilities and planning, said that the fifth floor of the REOC building is being renovated to accommodate to the MetroCenter's operations.  

The REOC aims to offer students the opportunity to persue programs in health care, business, and early childhood psychology. The REOC also provides other services including college preparation, SAT preparation, and high school equivalency programs. Students can also receive occupational training for various careers including the culinary arts, security guard training, cosmetology and barbering. 

As of the 2015-2016 school year, 896 people completed REOC programs, 408 were placed in jobs, 102 went on to college and 86 GED/HSE certificates were granted.       

Classes begin on Wednesday, September 6.  

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