The collaboration between the County of Rockland (COR) and Rockland Community College (RCC) through programs like EDGE, EDGES, and pre-employment presents a promising opportunity for career improvement. County of Rockland employees enrolled in these programs will not only benefit from academic coursework tailored to enhance marketability but also have the option to pursue personal enrichment. With an extensive selection of 40 associate degrees and certificates, the programs play a crucial role in fortifying Rockland County’s qualified workforce. It also contributes significantly to the economic vitality of the community by equipping individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in their respective fields. This comprehensive approach to education, encompassing both career-focused training and personal development, positions participants for success in their careers and positively impacts the broader community.
The EDGE program – Educational Development and Growth for Employees – gives participants an “edge up” by enabling eligible COR employees to take courses and pursue a degree or certificate to gain new skills and credentials.
The EDGES program – Educational Development and Growth for Emergency Services – gives participants an “edge up” by enabling certain volunteers to take courses and pursue a degree or certificate to gain new skills and credentials.
Rockland County Police Academy
Through a partnership with Rockland Community College, the Rockland County Police and Public Safety Academy offers the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Service Pre-Employment Police Basic Course.