Area organizations get state funds in workforce development effort

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On Wednesday, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that 42 organizations across the state have been awarded $7 million as part of the Workforce Development Initiative, according to a release.

On the list receiving funds locally are: Mohawk Valley Community College, Universal Plastics, Masonic Care Community, Consolidated Precision Product, Indium Corporation, The Center, GPO Federal Credit Union, The Rescue Mission, C & H Plastics.

“This series of awards is the first group made under the second round of funding, which began in August, and makes $48 million available to support strategic regional efforts that help New Yorkers prepare for and find quality, well-paying jobs, meet businesses’ short-term workforce needs, improve regional talent pipelines, expand apprenticeships, and address the long-term needs of growing industries,” a release notes.

Applications continue to be accepted through the rolling Consolidated Funding Application Process.

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