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JOB TRAINING INFORMATION

Governor announces new workforce-development grants for manufacturers
(April 8, 2004)

The following are some web sites related to federal and state supported job training services in New York State.

Two programs to address skill upgrading of current workers are: The Strategic Training Alliance Program (STRAP) and Building Skills in New York State (BUSINYS)
Request For Applications #32-I.
Below you will find information for both.

The Strategic Training Alliance Program (STRAP)

It is designed to fund training projects to solve common workforce problems by:

  • addressing identified skilled worker shortages within an industry or within a single employer's establishment,
  • promoting skills upgrading for incumbent workers, particularly upgrading skills for high technology jobs.

Interested employers and/or consortiums of employers can contact the nearest Regional Administrators' Office of the New York State Department of Labor or the Empire State Development Corporation to develop a proposal. The proposal must be submitted to either NYSDOL or ESDC. It will then be reviewed by both agencies. The review process includes an exploration of other possible funding sources for the proposed project.

Building Skills in New York State (BUSINYS)
Request For Applications #32-I

This Department of Labor request for applications is to support employer training to upgrade the skills of current workers. This program uses Workforce Investment Act money to fund projects that:

  • address identified skilled worker shortages within an industry or within a single employer's establishment, and
  • promoting skills upgrading for incumbent workers.

BUSINYS will provide funds to businesses to train incumbent workers in specific skills needed by that business or industry and that lead to potential career growth and increased wages. Newly hired employees are eligible for training provided that they are on the payroll at the time the application is submitted. The applicant must demonstrate that the training will result in the workers' acquisition of transferable skills or an industry-recognized certification or credential.

Go to http://www.workforcenewyork.com/ for information about: