$6 Million in Workforce Development Grants Awarded
New York State recently awarded $6 million to eight different projects across the state as part of the Capital and Pay for Performance Grant Programs. The money will come from the New York State Office of Strategic Workforce Development, a new arm of the Empire State Development office, according to a press release from Governor Kathy Hochul's office.
The grants will train 3,000 workers among 100 employers in advanced manufacturing, IT, and film and television fields.
The Office of Strategic Workforce Development is charged with supporting workforce development programs and practices "to ensure New Yorkers are prepared to meet the needs and priorities of today's employers," the release stated.
A full list of the projects currently being funded can be found on the Governor's website.
The Business Council of New York State has long supported Workforce Development projects throughout the state, hoping to close the skills gap and help create a more work-ready labor force across New York.