NY dedicates $9 million in federal funding to workforce development

ALBANY, N.Y. – New York State has distributed $9 million to state agencies as part of its Workforce Development Initiative, to support training at schools and other organizations.

In the Mohawk Valley, funding was awarded to Mountain Valley Hospice, Otsego Northern Catskills BOCES and Valley Health Services.

“Our historic Workforce Development Initiative is helping to meet businesses’ short-term needs, improve regional talent pipelines, and address long-term job training needs of growing industries,” said Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, chair of the statewide Regional Economic Development Councils. “Job training is critical now more than ever to help provide thousands of New Yorkers with the skills they need to Build Back Better and seek new jobs and opportunities in the post-pandemic future.”

The grants are federally funded and will support job training at 66 businesses across the state for more than 3,600 people.

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