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Governor Cuomo: $2.3 million awarded to train 825 New Yorkers

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | February 20, 2020
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that nine New York City based businesses, community colleges and community based organizations have been awarded $2.3 million as part of the state's historic $175 million Workforce Development Initiative.
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The grant funds through The City University of New York and the New York State Department of Labor will provide professional training to 825 New Yorkers, teaching them skills that are in demand from employers.

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Since launching in May 2019, nearly $9 million has been awarded through the Workforce Development Initiative, which will provide training to approximately 4,600 New Yorkers.

The nine New York City Workforce Development Initiative awards announced today, include:

Kingsborough Community College: The Maritime Technology Apprenticeship Program (MTAP) at KCC, the first NYSDOL approved apprenticeship program for marine mechanics in the nation, will receive an award of $857,643 from the City University of New York (CUNY) Apprenticeship Program. Lt. Governor Hochul highlighted this award at a tour of Kingsborough Community College's maritime programs earlier today.

Bronx Community College: The IT Work Ready and Accelerated IT Credentials Programs at BCC will be awarded a $200,000 grant. The programs will provide training for unemployed and underemployed individuals for IT jobs in industries identified as priority sectors by the Regional Economic Development Council (REDC).

Center for Employment Opportunities: CEO will be awarded $200,000 to train formerly incarcerated individuals for entry level jobs in New York City, Rochester, Buffalo, and Albany. Training will be focused in the construction and custodial maintenance sectors.

Leap Inc: Leap's Brooklyn Workforce Innovations Commercial Driver Training workforce development initiative eliminates barriers to employment for low-income, unemployed New Yorkers. The program will receive a $200,000 award.

The Osborne Association, Inc: The initiative to receive a $200,000 award provides culinary arts training for the formerly incarcerated, affording employment opportunities in an industry seeing rapid job growth.

St. Nicks Alliance: The community-based organization serving North Brooklyn residents will receive a $200,000 award for its Skilled Build initiative, an intensive, employer-driven credentialed skills training program that leads to entry-level construction jobs on large-scale, local development projects, including the Domino Sugar Factory development by Two Trees and the Bedford Union Armory by BFC Partners.

Morrisania Revitalization Corporation: Out-of-school youth and adults, and the formerly incarcerated will be trained for jobs in ambulatory health care services.

MRC is co-located with the MLK SUNY ATTAIN Resource Center. The project will be awarded $199,550.

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow: The community-based organization will receive a $139,200 award to train 18- to 27-year-olds through its Bridge to Craft Careers program, located at Greenwood Cemetery in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. In its third year, the training is centered on stone masonry, restoration and stone construction.

Visiting Nurse Service of New York: Newly hired nurses will be trained to enhance staff proficiency in home care as well as emerging concepts in value-based care to better manage chronic conditions and episodic risk. The initiative will receive a $99,900 award.