Workforce Development & Lifelong Learning

Trocaire College provides continuing education and professional training for the community through its Department of Workforce Development & Lifelong Learning. Its mission is to provide the education necessary for continuing economic growth.

Workforce Development & Lifelong Learning
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Workforce Development & Lifelong Learning

The Workforce Development Department offers a wide range of training and educational opportunities for individuals getting started in the workplace, furthering their current careers, or working to meet licensure/certification requirements.  A variety of programs and training are available not only for businesses, but for personal and professional growth. This includes personal development classes at Trocaire College and online via the Web.  Classes are specifically designed to meet the ongoing educational needs of our alumni and the local community.  Continuing Education Units (CEU's) are granted for appropriate professional development courses. Personal development and community interest programs as well as test preparation and wellness classes are offered to the community.  Listings of all programs are available throughout out the year.


For more information, contact:

Mollie Ballaro, director of Business Development, Corporate Training and Workforce Development:  or 716.827.2558






Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning positions become available often, please visit Trocaire’s main employment page for details.

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Online Trocaire Workforce Development Offerings

Trocaire College offers instructor-facilitated online courses.  Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction, and interaction with fellow students, participants in these courses gain valuable knowledge at their convenience.  The following online courses are offered through partnerships between Trocaire College and Education To Go, Penn Foster and ProTrain - all industry leaders in online continuing education courses.

Education 2 Go

You may take these affordable, fast and convenient online courses in the comfort of your home or office at times that are convenient for you.  Courses begin monthly, run for six weeks and are comprised of 12 lessons that are posted to the website weekly.  The courses are entirely Web-based with comprehensive lessons, quizzes and assignments.  You may ask questions of your instructor and receive advice at any time during the course - all online.  Visit the Ed2Go website for more information.


Offering dozens of options in healthcare, accounting, information technology and green/renewable energy online training courses to provide you with the workforce skills necessary for many in-demand occupations. Gain the knowledge you need to get a new job, brush up on your current skills or take something just for fun.

Visit the ProTrain website for more information.

Penn Foster

Offering a breadth of viable, online academic alternatives that meet the training needs of business professionals and the regions dislocated and displaced work population.  All online programs are on-demand and tailored around your schedule.  All programs can be completed in as little as 6 to 9 months.

Visit the Penn Foster website for more information.


Additional Information

For additional information on workforce development or lifelong learning, contact: Christine Whipkey at (716) 827-4310 or


Non-Discrimination Policy

Trocaire College does not discriminate in admission, employment, in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other institutionally administered programs, on the basis of an individual’s actual or perceived, race, color, creed, religion, religious practice, national origin, ethnic group, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, political affiliation, age, marital status, military status, veteran status, disability, domestic violence victim status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by New York state and/or federal non-discrimination laws.  Retaliation against an individual because he or she made a complaint, testified or participated in any manner in an investigation or proceeding will not be tolerated and is unlawful under Civil Rights laws.
Inquiries concerning the college’s non-discrimination policies should be directed to our Civil Rights Compliance Officer, Executive Director of Human Resources, Choate room 321B, 716.827.2559, .  Inquiries concerning the college’s non-discrimination policies regarding student disability services should be directed to the Associate Director of Academic Services and Retention, 4th floor Choate location, 716.827.2481, or .

For further information on notice of non-discrimination please contact: New York Office, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 32 Old Slip, 26th Floor, New York, NY 10005-2500. Phone: 646.428.3900, FAX: 646.428.3843; TDD: 800.877.8339, Email: