Seventeen Projects Across the State Will Leverage Nearly $7 Million in Public/Private Funding to Support Almost 2,500 Trainees for Over 100 Business Partners
Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the New York State Office of Strategic Workforce Development has awarded nearly $11 million in grants to seventeen projects across the state through the third round of the Workforce Development Capital and Pay for Performance Grant Programs. These grants will support the training of close to 2,500 workers through collaboration between training providers and more than 100 employer partners in fields like IT, renewable energy, advanced manufacturing, broadband and construction. The Office, which operates under Empire State Development, is charged with supporting industry-driven workforce development programs and practices to ensure New Yorkers are prepared to meet the needs and priorities of employers.
“New York is committed to developing a strong and diverse workforce, and investing in our workers is the most important investment we can make,” Governor Hochul said. “This new round of strategic workforce development grants will help New Yorkers acquire the skills they need to succeed in today’s economy, while supporting employer-driven, high-skilled training programs that will help New Yorkers thrive in the jobs of the future.”
This third round of awards from the Office of Strategic Workforce Development brings the total investments from the first three rounds to more than $24 million that will leverage more than $17 million in public and private funding and support over 9,000 trainees for over 300 business partners.