Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $50,000 in federal funding for Chemung-Schuyler-Steuben Workforce New York (CSS Workforce NY) to provide worker training for 18 workers. These individuals may have had difficulty finding work due to a low education level or their involvement with the criminal justice system. Specifically, this funding will help CSS Workforce NY develop two new worker training programs with Corning Community College and the Schuyler-Steuben-Chemung-Tioga-Allegany Board of Cooperative Educational Services (GST BOCES). The funding will also support an existing re-entry training program for individuals involved with the criminal justice system.
“A skilled workforce is vital to economic growth and development in the region,” said Senator Gillibrand. “This federal funding is a win for workers and local businesses alike and will help ensure workers have the skills they need to get local jobs. I will always fight for the resources our workers need to succeed.”
Specifically, the funding will go towards training for customer service and skilled trades industries. The funding was administered through the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). The ARC is an economic development agency of the federal government and 13 state governments focusing on 420 counties across the Appalachian region. More information can be found here.