ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Over $3 million has been provided for Monroe County so 120 teacher residents can complete their training.

The grant was given by the State Department of Labor as they work to spread a new county-wide teacher residency program, hoping to pave the way for sustainable careers in the education field in New York State.

Officials say this is a chance for people wanting to get into education to get certified in only 15 months.

Some of the colleges involved in our area are the University of Rochester and Nazareth University.