Department of Labor

New York State Department of Labor
Program Statements for Project Tracking CFA 1.0

Worker Skills Upgrading Training Program

The New York State Department of Labor (DOL) awarded about $2,000,000 under the Worker Skills Upgrading Training Program to 67 businesses. These businesses will use the funding to train their current workers in specific skills that will help the business grow.

The funds will be available for one year. Businesses will provide the training covered by the grant and DOL will reimburse them for the cost of the training.

Businesses can start training once they have received an award letter from DOL. Businesses can start getting reimbursement payments once a contract execution has been completed. In addition, not-for-profit organizations may request advance funding of up to 25% of the total award amount, which they can get when the contract is executed.

All grantees have received award letters and contracts have been executed with 57 of the 67 grantees.

On-the-Job Training Program

The New York State Department of Labor (DOL) awarded about $310,000 under the On-the-Job Training Program to 11 businesses. These businesses will use the funding to hire and train workers who are long-term unemployed.

The funds will be available for one year. Businesses will provide training covered by the grant and DOL will reimburse them for the cost of the training. Businesses can start training once they have received an award letter from DOL. Businesses can start getting reimbursement payments once a contract execution has been completed. In addition, not-for-profit organizations may request advance funding of up to 25% of the total award amount, which they can get when the contract is executed.

All grantees have received ward letters and contracts have been executed with 2 of the 11 businesses.

Unemployed Worker Skills Training Program

The New York State Department of Labor (DOL) awarded $ 1,124,405 under the Unemployed Worker Skills Training Program to 27 training entities. These training providers will use the funding to train unemployed workers in specific skills that will lead to a job with a specific business or businesses.

The funds will be available for one year. Training providers will provide training covered by the grant and DOL will reimburse them for the cost of the training.

Training providers can start training once they have received an award letter from DOL. Training providers can start getting reimbursement payments once a contract execution has been completed. In addition, not-for-profit organizations may request advance funding of up to 25% of the total award amount, which they can get when the contract is executed.

All grantees have received award letters and contracts have been executed with 17 of the 27 grantees.

Agency Program Name CFA # Region Applicant Name Project Name Project Description CFA Award Amount Contract Executed Anticipated Completion Date
DOL CEO Green 66340 Western New York Center for Employment Opportunities, Inc. CEO Green Center for Employment Opportunities will partner with Habitat for Humanity, as part of its Green and Healthy Initiative (GHHI), to provide on-the-job training and transitional employment in home rehabilitation services that meet or exceed national green building certification standards. Program participants will receive training in Green and Healthy careers. $98,291.00
DOL Software Testing Planning and Design Training 67093 Western New York Frontier Science Technology Research Foundation, Inc. Software Testing Planning and Design Training Frontier Science Technology Research Foundation, Inc. will train existing employees in middle skills job roles in software testing through a Best Practices in Software Testing Planning and Design training workshop. Individuals will learn a systematic approach to effective software test planning and test design. $16,300.00
DOL Workforce Academy Training Expansion 68045 Finger Lakes Rochester Rehabilitation Center, Inc. Workforce Academy Training Expansion Rochester Rehabilitation Center, Inc. will expand its workforce academy division and develop a direct care professional training program. The academy offers targeted, effective and accessible workforce training programs that prepare new workers and curren $50,000.00
DOL Morcon Training and Development 68643 Capital District Morcon, Inc. Morcon Training and Development Morcon, Inc. will provide three levels of training programs: Supervisory Leadership Skills, Train the Trainer, and New Hire, to enhance the skills for workers in the manufacturing field. The training programs will ensure that future hires are trained, me $3,000.00
DOL Utility Worker Training for Veterans 64538 North Country Jefferson Community College Utility Worker Training for Veterans Jefferson Community College will implement a Gas Utility Bootcamp in partnership with Fort Drum, the Midwest Energy Association, the Center for Energy Workforce Development, National Grid, and ConEdison. This program will provide high demand, high-wage training to Veterans and soldiers transitioning out of the military. $97,407.00
DOL Worker Development Training 65687 Mid-Hudson ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc. Worker Development Training ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc. will build a new store based on an energy efficient format in Newburgh, NY providing services and opportunities for current staff to advance in the organization. The training provided for management skills, food safety, customer experience, and technical skills required to compete in the highly competitive industry will support the long term growth of the associates and the organization. $51,250.00
DOL Employee Enhancement Project 66358 Western New York Libera, Inc. Employee Enhancement Project Libera, Inc.’s Employee Enhancement Project will implement a phased approach for enhancing the knowledge and skills of staff members for this growing software development company. Training will provide existing staff with new information and skills to enable them to progress into new positions within the company. $40,510.00
DOL IT Network Support and Health Information Security Programs 67105 New York City CUNY - Bronx Community College IT Network Support and Health Information Security Programs Research Foundation of CUNY on behalf of Bronx Community College will provide training in Information Technology Network Support and Health Information Security programs. This initiative will provide opportunities for unemployed workers and special populations with training barriers in the New York City area, primarily the Bronx. $100,000.00
DOL Workforce Academy Training Expansion 68045 Finger Lakes Rochester Rehabilitation Center, Inc. Workforce Academy Training Expansion Rochester Rehabilitation Center, Inc. will expand its workforce academy division and develop a direct care professional training program. The academy offers targeted, effective and accessible workforce training programs that prepare new workers and curren $50,000.00
DOL NCCC Training Program 68645 Western New York Niagara County Community College NCCC Training Program Niagara County Community College will provide training to long term unemployed individuals leading to employment in the tourism/travel sector in Western New York. $41,040.00
DOL Green Visions 64540 Finger Lakes Friends of the GardenAerial, Inc. Green Visions Friends of the GardenAerial, Inc. will expand its workforce and career development training for unemployed and out of school young adults in Rochester’s JOSANA neighborhood, including intellectually disabled youth recruited from Edison Tech. This training program prepares individuals will skills that are transferrable across many industries such as manufacturing and construction. $100,000.00
DOL Worker Development Training 65687 Mid-Hudson ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc. Worker Development Training ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc. will build a new store based on an energy efficient format in Newburgh, NY providing services and opportunities for current staff to advance in the organization. The training provided for management skills, food safety, customer experience, and technical skills required to compete in the highly competitive industry will support the long term growth of the associates and the organization. $48,750.00 Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 19:00 Friday, February 2, 2018 - 19:00
DOL Special Populations Vocational Training 66367 Capital District Albany-Schoharie-Schenectady-Saratoga BOCES Special Populations Vocational Training Albany-Schoharie-Schenectady-Saratoga Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) will train students and workers in skills to enter the healthcare and construction industries in the Capital Region. This project focuses on workforce development and job creation by training workers for industries that have a high number of job openings, then facilitating a direct connection between workers and businesses at the completion of each course of study. $100,000.00
DOL MAP Inc. 67285 New York City Members Assistance Program, Inc. MAP Inc. Members Assistant Program Inc. will enroll individuals into Local 28’s New York State Department of Labor’s registered apprentice program. This program will provide occupational training classes followed by full time trade related job placement. $40,000.00
DOL EBOFs Special Populations Training Program 68048 New York City El Barrio's Operation Fightback, Inc. EBOFs Special Populations Training Program El Barrio’s Operation Fightback, Inc. will provide a continuum of career and employability skills development alongside a Home Health Aide skills training course. This initiative will combine integrated support services and job placement assistance for lo $100,000.00
DOL Advanced Digital Dental Technology Training 63361 Western New York Evolution Dental Science, LLC Advanced Digital Dental Technology Training Evolution Dental Science will provide training in computer skills, job readiness, oral biology, and utilizing the technology associated with digital dentistry to ensure participants are marketable for entry-level positions in a dental clinic or dental laboratory. $95,000.00
DOL Palliative Care Training and Education 64597 New York City Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation Palliative Care Training and Education Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation will provide training in palliative care for Certified Nursing Assistants. Through this training, staff will gain a valuable skills upgrade, job retention, and opportunities for higher pay, greater job satisfaction, increased mobility, and access to advanced career pathways. $35,400.00 Monday, February 27, 2017 - 19:00 Friday, March 30, 2018 - 20:00
DOL ACAP Career Services 65699 Capital District Albany Community Action Partnership ACAP Career Services Albany County Opportunity, Inc.’s Career Services Project will offer unemployed individuals residing in Albany County the opportunity to complete training in the following areas: Certified Nurse Aide/Assistant (CNA); Home Health Aide (HHA); and Construction Technologies. $99,870.00
DOL Moving Forward in 2017 66465 Finger Lakes Hickey Freeman Tailored Clothing Moving Forward in 2017 Hickey Freeman Tailored Clothing, Inc. will provide training in textile alterations and handling. Training will increase production and ensure production is at the highest standards. With the acquisition of advanced skills, existing employees paid at a piecework rate may be transferred to full production employees. $99,900.00
DOL MAP Inc. 67285 New York City Members Assistance Program, Inc. MAP Inc. Members Assistant Program Inc. will enroll individuals into Local 28’s New York State Department of Labor’s registered apprentice program. This program will provide occupational training classes followed by full time trade related job placement. $60,000.00
DOL Construction Works in NB 68115 New York City St. Nicks Alliance Construction Works in NB St. Nicks Alliance will offer Skilled Build, an employer-linked, credentialed, sector-based skills training program to low-income residents leading to entry-level construction jobs in large-scale development projects. The scope of Skills Build was expand $50,000.00 Monday, February 27, 2017 - 19:00 Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 19:00
DOL HempsteadWorks Sector Strategies Project - Significant Industries 63367 Long Island Town of Hempstead Department of Occupational Resources HempsteadWorks Sector Strategies Project - Significant Industries Town of Hempstead Department of Occupational Resources will provide training for eligible dislocated workers to equip them with the skills necessary to enter employment and advance along career pathways. The instruction will lead to the credentials necessary to obtain employment in occupations within the following industry sectors: advanced manufacturing, information technology, healthcare/life sciences, and green technology. $75,245.00
DOL Workforce Development Training 64694 New York City Sustainable South Bronx Workforce Development Training Sustainable South Bronx will address economic and environmental issues in the South Bronx through a green building and maintenance job training program. Individuals will be trained in areas such as basic construction and tree planting, along with earning relevant certifications for general industry and construction safety and painting. $100,000.00
DOL Mid-Bronx Construction Training Program 65728 New York City Mid-Bronx Senior Citizens Council, Inc. Mid-Bronx Construction Training Program Mid-Bronx Senior Citizens Council, Inc. will offer the Mid-Bronx Construction Training Program, providing dislocated workers with pre-apprenticeship construction training including building trades safety and first aid, construction math, tools and materials, and green building and construction technology. $100,000.00
DOL Bearings Limited 2016 NYS EET Project 66516 Long Island Bearings Limited Bearings Limited 2016 NYS EET Project Bearings Limited will provide Lean Manufacturing/Lean Logistics, Supervision and Management, Six Sigma, and Customer Service training to its’ employees to improve their efficiency, communication, quality, and interaction with customers. $46,200.00
DOL Employee Professional Development Training Program 67303 Long Island Luitpold Pharmaceuticals Employee Professional Development Training Program Luitpold Pharmaceuticals will continue to develop employees’ professional skills through this initiative by providing courses such as leadership, project management, and team development. This program recognizes the development of existing employees is critical to expansion and the sustainability of operations. $42,152.05
DOL Construction Works in NB 68115 New York City St. Nicks Alliance Construction Works in NB St. Nicks Alliance will offer Skilled Build, an employer-linked, credentialed, sector-based skills training program to low-income residents leading to entry-level construction jobs in large-scale development projects. The scope of Skills Build was expand $50,000.00 Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 19:00 Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 19:00
DOL Hempstead Career Pathways Project 63371 Long Island Town of Hempstead Department of Occupational Resources Hempstead Career Pathways Project Town of Hempstead Department of Occupational Resources will provide training for eligible dislocated workers to equip them with the skills necessary to enter employment and advance along career pathways. The instruction will lead to the credentials necessary to obtain employment in occupations within the following industry sectors: advanced manufacturing, information technology, healthcare/life sciences, and green technology. $21,182.00
DOL GKN Machining Training Project 2016 64709 Long Island GKN Aerospace Monitor, Inc. GKN Machining Training Project 2016 GKN Aerospace Monitor, Inc. will continue the existing employee training program to complement the new machine investment. The training will focus on lean, project management, supervisor skills, and customer culture to boost job retention and upward mobility to middle skill occupations. $39,400.00
DOL Workforce Development Training 65750 Mid-Hudson SullivanArc Workforce Development Training SullivanArc will expand the direct support professional workforce by effectively training a special population of English language learners and other low income individuals. This initiative seeks to conduct effective outreach and training for this special population and address employment barriers such as language and transportation. $54,286.00
DOL Blackman Plumbing Supply 2016 NYS EET Project 66565 Long Island Blackman Plumbing Supply Co., Inc. Blackman Plumbing Supply 2016 NYS EET Project Blackman Plumbing Supply Co., Inc. will train existing employees in lean logistics, supervision and management, and customer service to increase operational efficiency and improve performance. $96,800.00
DOL Technician Technical Training for Career Advancement 67322 Long Island Custom Computer Specialists, Inc. Technician Technical Training for Career Advancement Customer Computer Specialists, Inc. will provide technical training in installation, configuration, repair, and support of hardware, software, and networking technologies to existing employees in technician and senior technician positions to aid in career advancement. $99,788.00
DOL Madeline Chocolate Growth Expansion 68176 New York City The Madelaine Chocolate Company Madeline Chocolate Growth Expansion Madelaine Chocolate Novelties, Inc. will provide training in Lean Manufacturing, ERP Systems, Project Management, 5S – Six Sigma, and SQF to implement high tech manufacturing processes that will improve efficiencies and compete with other manufacturing co $100,000.00
DOL Sector Focused Skills Training and Job Placement 63647 New York City Leap, Inc. dba Brooklyn Workforce Innovations Sector Focused Skills Training and Job Placement Leap, Inc.’s Red Hook on the Road program will train individuals for careers in the commercial driving industry. This program prepares participants for jobs as drivers of Class B/BPS commercial vehicles such as school buses, charter buses, and other paratransit vehicles. $99,850.00
DOL Mary Cariola Children's Center EET Program for Teaching Assistants 64729 Finger Lakes Mary Cariola Children's Center Mary Cariola Children's Center EET Program for Teaching Assistants Mary Cariola Children’s Center training will enable paraeducators to earn a certificate to become Teacher Assistants, making the school the best for students with complex health, learning, and behavioral needs. $64,650.00
DOL Employee Productivity Development Training Program 65765 Long Island Curtiss Wright Employee Productivity Development Training Program Curtiss Wright Flow Control Corporation will offer training to help middle skilled employees develop new skills that will impact their productivity and the productivity of the organization. This initiative will invest in the mid-level skilled workforce and improve technical and team leading skill sets. $43,616.00
DOL Aeroflex Plainview Existing Employee Training 66576 Long Island Cobham Aeroflex Plainview Existing Employee Training Aeroflex Plainview, Inc. will provide a stable, well rounded employment experience for the entire staff. The ability to upgrade the skill set of the existing workers will allow for the continuation of competitiveness in a market that has limited skilled labor to draw upon. $78,718.00
DOL Technician Training Program 67468 Mohawk Valley Carbone Auto Group Technician Training Program Carbone Auto Group will expand its Automotive Technician training program to identify candidates who would benefit from additional training in the automotive repair field. With an increase in skill level, candidates will command higher wages commensurate with newly acquired expertise. This will fill an advanced skill level void experienced on a national, state, and regional level. $25,920.00
DOL Unemployed Worker Training for Construction Positions 68227 New York City Nontraditional Employment for Women Unemployed Worker Training for Construction Positions Nontraditional Employment for Women will provide training to long term, unemployed women, leading directly to job interviews. This program is a pre-apprenticeship training which prepares graduates for skilled construction positions. $100,000.00
DOL Project SCHOOL 63666 Long Island Suffolk County Department of Labor Licensing and Consumer Affairs Project SCHOOL Suffolk County Local Workforce Development Board will provide dislocated workers with training in healthcare electronic records-related job titles. Graduates will receive certificates recognized by the New York State Education Department and be able to seek employment as Medical Billers, Medical Coders, Medical Records Clerks, and in Administrative titles. $100,000.00

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