Monroe Community College along with the Ibero-American Action League of Rochester held a College Family Day Monday.
The event at MCC was organized to familiarize families with the college experience and educate them on what MCC has to offer.
"For example, many students are aware that we offer transfer paths to psychology, mathematics or other areas that they can start here in the first two years, but many of them are not aware that they can also receive a one year or two year degree that leads directly to a job, so we wanted to introduce students to all of the opportunities that are out there," said Javier Ayala, MCC dean of technical education.
Organizers say the thousands of high-demand jobs in Monroe County and the Finger Lakes Region go unfilled because of the lack of qualified candidates.
This was the second year of the event.