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 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
DOL SCCC Advanced Manufacturing Training 64813 Long Island Suffolk County Community College SCCC Advanced Manufacturing Training Suffolk County Community College will train participants for careers in advanced manufacturing. Trainees will take courses in CNC machining and/or manufacturing workforce readiness including measurements, design, and technical drawing. $81,000.00
DOL Transforming Employment for people with IDD 65789 Finger Lakes NYSARC Arc of Monroe County Transforming Employment for people with IDD NYSARC INC. – Monroe County Chapter will advance the careers of its’ direct support professionals by offering a credential for this position. Direct support professionals are critical to the organization as they directly support adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. $62,269.00
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 Rockaways Works 67482 New York City Ocean Bay Community Development Corporation Rockaways Works Ocean Bay Community Development Corporation will implement a multi-sector program to employ NYC residents in the Rockaways peninsula in the healthcare and food industries. This initiative aims to recruit long-term unemployed members of special populations including Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients, English language learners, and single parents to prepare them for permanent employment. $50,000.00
DOL Project Management Training for Unemployed Workers 68264 Long Island Stony Brook University Project Management Training for Unemployed Workers Stony Brook University will provide a certificate based training program tied to a globally recognized credential. This initiative will position individuals to re-enter the workforce with relevant training and the opportunity to sit for a credentialing exam. $100,000.00
DOL Existing Employees Business Skills Training Program 64165 Long Island Leviton Manufacturing Existing Employees Business Skills Training Program Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc. will continue to offer an existing training program to help employees gain an understanding of how the business works, be more efficient in their roles, communicate more effectively in teams, prepare business proposals, and foster a team and customer oriented environment. $73,600.00
DOL Fortunes Employment Services 64928 New York City The Fortune Society Fortunes Employment Services The Fortune Society will provide two different skills training tracks to individuals with criminal justice histories; Green Building Operation Maintenance training and Transportation/Commercial Driver’s License training. Individuals in these trainings can either acquire certifications to obtain employment in leading green industries or licensing and endorsements, allowing employment in the transportation of materials and foods. $100,000.00
DOL Leaders for a Lifetime; A Workforce Development and Retention Project 65799 Finger Lakes Lifetime Assistance, Inc. Leaders for a Lifetime; A Workforce Development and Retention Project Lifetime Assistance, Inc. will implement Monroe Community College’s Certificate Program in Conscious Leadership for entry-level employees, direct support professionals, and mid-level managers. This program combines instruction from business leaders, coaches, and entrepreneurs to teach the principles of effective leadership, employee engagement, corporate culture, and higher purpose. $97,750.00
DOL The Salvation Army Special Populations Training 66635 Western New York The Salvation Army The Salvation Army Special Populations Training The Salvation Army will provide training for Certified Healthcare Environmental Services Technicians with a focus on infection prevention, environmental services equipment and supplies, environmental monitoring and control, and patient experience of care. $100,000.00
DOL Rockaways Works 67482 New York City Ocean Bay Community Development Corporation Rockaways Works Ocean Bay Community Development Corporation will implement a multi-sector program to employ NYC residents in the Rockaways peninsula in the healthcare and food industries. This initiative aims to recruit long-term unemployed members of special populations including Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients, English language learners, and single parents to prepare them for permanent employment. $25,000.00
DOL AS9100 Conversion Certification Program 68281 Long Island CH Machining, Inc. AS9100 Conversion Certification Program CH Machining will prepare employees for an AS9100 rev.D conversion certification implementation. This training program will include courses on several core aspects of AS9100 and provide employees with abilities and skills that are recognized across multiple industries. $18,200.00
DOL Advanced Manufacturing Employee Training 64251 Long Island Adchem Corporation Advanced Manufacturing Employee Training Adchem Corporation will implement a project to provide lean manufacturing, Six Sigma, and supervisory training to low to middle skill level employees. This project will help train staff to enhance quality and improve productivity, and supervisors to better organize and motivate employees to higher production. $100,000.00
DOL National Statler Center- Career Training for the Blind and Visually Impaired 65167 Western New York Olmsted Center for Sight National Statler Center- Career Training for the Blind and Visually Impaired Elizabeth Pierce Olmstead M.D. Center for the Visually Impaired will provide training to twelve blind and visually impaired chronically un- or under-employed individuals between the ages of 18 and 35 with occupational training and placement assistance in the high need, high demand field of telecommunications. $100,000.00
DOL LEAN Manufacturing 65868 Long Island US Nonwovens Corp LEAN Manufacturing U.S. Nonwovens Corp. will train existing employees in Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma/Quality Management, Lean Project Management, Financial Reporting, Customer Service, and Operations Management with the goal of becoming more competitive in the nonwovens market. $77,000.00
DOL Existing Employee Leadership Training 66652 Finger Lakes Heritage Christian Services, Inc. Existing Employee Leadership Training Heritage Christian Services, Inc. will train employees in leadership development using the “Transformation Training” program, a workforce development program that will train and improve the supervisory and leadership skills of program managers and assistant managers. $100,000.00
DOL Certified Nurse Assistant Training 67719 Long Island Cambridge Business Institute, Inc. Certified Nurse Assistant Training Cambridge Business Institute will train unemployed workers with the knowledge and skills essential to becoming a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) as well as develop reemployment skills. Graduates will be eligible to take the CNA certification exam and be encouraged to explore potential career pathways for the future. $60,000.00
DOL Career Ladder Green House Staff Training 68334 Finger Lakes Jewish Home of Rochester Career Ladder Green House Staff Training Jewish Home of Rochester will implement a workforce training initiative in tandem with its campus expansion to transform long-term care services for the aging in the Finger Lakes region. This initiative will respond to increasing market demand for person centered care through implementation of the Green House model. $99,225.00
DOL Jawonio Workforce Development Training Program 64269 Mid-Hudson Jawonio Jawonio Workforce Development Training Program Jawonio Inc. will provide both hard and soft skills training for individuals with disabilities, dislocated workers, and other populations with barriers to employment in Rockland County. Individuals will receive training in green commercial cleaning or as a Direct Support Professional (DSP). $67,000.00
DOL Enhancing Skills for Advanced Manufacturing 65170 Long Island VE Power Door Co., Inc. Enhancing Skills for Advanced Manufacturing V. E. Power Door Co., Inc. will implement a project to upgrade employees’ skills as well as upgrade equipment to better compete in the global marketplace. This project will train employees to set up, run, and maintain the new equipment to improve the quality and dependability of the components and final product. $21,685.00
DOL Heritage Centers Employee Training 65883 Western New York NYSARC Inc Erie County Chapter Heritage Centers Employee Training NYSARC Inc. Erie County Chapter seeks to cultivate its existing workforce, improve worker retention, and encourage career advancement through training IT technicians, direct support providers, and quality compliance staff. $27,594.00
DOL Grow Upstate - Stage 2 66665 Finger Lakes Upstate Door, Inc. Grow Upstate - Stage 2 Upstate Door, Inc. will undertake a significant renovation to expand their Castile, NY facility to offer an additional product line. The addition of the new product line will result in increased long-term jobs and an increase in sales, ensuring the growth of the company. $5,000.00
DOL Certified Nurse Assistant Training 67719 Long Island Cambridge Business Institute, Inc. Certified Nurse Assistant Training Cambridge Business Institute will train unemployed workers with the knowledge and skills essential to becoming a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) as well as develop reemployment skills. Graduates will be eligible to take the CNA certification exam and be encouraged to explore potential career pathways for the future. $40,000.00
DOL Career Solutions Academy 68388 Central New York Learning Disabilities Association of Central New York, Inc. Career Solutions Academy Learning Disabilities Association of Central New York will implement a program that provides classroom and hands-on instruction for individuals to earn a credential from the Cleaning Management Institute to become a Custodial Technician. Individuals will be provided pre-vocational skills such as resume development and mock interviews, workplace and financial literacy instruction, and a connection to community services to address any additional barriers. $100,000.00
DOL Jawonio Workforce Development Training Program 64269 Mid-Hudson Jawonio Jawonio Workforce Development Training Program Jawonio Inc. will provide both hard and soft skills training for individuals with disabilities, dislocated workers, and other populations with barriers to employment in Rockland County. Individuals will receive training in green commercial cleaning or as a Direct Support Professional (DSP). $33,000.00
DOL Advanced Manufacturing Certification Training Program 65270 Western New York K-TECHnologies, Inc. Advanced Manufacturing Certification Training Program K-TECHnologies, Inc. will implement a project to provide employees with pertinent industry certifications. Individuals will be trained in areas such as: J-STD; IPC; Six Sigma; LEAN Manufacturing; blueprint reading; leadership development; and Microsoft Office. $43,419.00
DOL Spectronics Training and Development 65908 Long Island Spectronics Corporation Spectronics Training and Development Spectronics Corporation will provide workplace training to lower and medium skilled employees. Increased employee skill training will provide a greater focus on producing quality products and contribute to the advanced manufacturing base in the community. $29,495.00
DOL St Lawrence NYSARC Partnerships for Progress 66706 North Country St. Lawrence NYSARC St Lawrence NYSARC Partnerships for Progress St. Lawrence NYSARC will maintain current initiatives by improving upon existing programs and services, advocating programs more systematically to veterans and underprivileged community members offering solutions and opportunities to overcome employment barriers, and securing a future by collaborating with new businesses and entrepreneurs for workforce training and vocational skills that lead to long-term learning and employment. $55,800.00
DOL Certified Nurse Assistant Training 67786 New York City Alliance Computing Solutions, Inc. Certified Nurse Assistant Training Alliance Computing Solutions will offer training for Certified Nurse Aides (CNAs) with courses in anatomy and physiology, basic nursing skills, mental health and social service needs, restorative services, personal care and hygiene, and supervised clinical training. $30,000.00
DOL Career Pathways Workforce Initiative 68414 Capital District Wesley Health Care Center, Inc. Career Pathways Workforce Initiative Wesley Health Care Center, Inc. will provide training to improve customer service, system quality and delivery, increase teamwork capacity, and develop stronger communication skills. Training will also offer career pathways, providing trainees opportunities to obtain higher level positions with increased compensation. $40,000.00
DOL NCI Expansion 64309 Mohawk Valley NCI Group, Inc. NCI Expansion NCI Group, Inc. will expand its existing facility in Rome, NY to manufacture structural frames for pre-engineered metal buildings. In addition to the roof and wall panels currently manufactured at the existing facility, this will allow for the entire building envelope to be manufactured at the current location. $10,000.00
DOL Customer Culture Training Program 65330 Long Island Clear Vision Optical Co., Inc. Customer Culture Training Program Clear Vision Optical Co., Inc. will infuse the core elements of continuous improvement strategies, team building, supervisory effectiveness, and creating a collaborative culture with a customer service focus. This training will address assessed business needs to equip entry to middle level employees to become next generation leaders. $40,500.00
DOL St. John's Home Workforce Redevelopment 66094 Finger Lakes St. John's Health Care Corporation, Inc. St. John's Home Workforce Redevelopment St. John’s Health Care Corporation will implement training to entry level healthcare workers. This training will cross-train individuals to create versatile workers who can provide a wide range of assistance to residents. $100,000.00
DOL Economic Solutions Center Workforce Development 66884 New York City Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation Economic Solutions Center Workforce Development Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation will sustain and strengthen their Workforce Development program. The occupational skills trainings implemented through this program include customer service, food handling, commercial driver’s license and security. $100,000.00
DOL EKG Technician and Phlebotomist Occupational and Employability Skills Training 67787 New York City Allied Business Solutions, Inc. EKG Technician and Phlebotomist Occupational and Employability Skills Training Allied Business Solutions will offer an EKG Training Program. Upon completion, participants will be proficient in medical terminology and ethics, human anatomy and physiology, infection control, understanding the electrocardiogram, EKG analysis, and a number of other skills transferrable across the healthcare industry. $30,000.00
DOL IPH 2016 68438 Capital District Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless IPH 2016 Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless’ Ambassador Program provides individuals who have experienced homelessness opportunities to build professional and life skills, a sense of community, and financial well-being. Participants provide hospitality services to the community during performances at Capital Rep Theater and Park Playhouse. $38,693.00
DOL NCI Expansion 64309 Mohawk Valley NCI Group, Inc. NCI Expansion NCI Group, Inc. will expand its existing facility in Rome, NY to manufacture structural frames for Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings. In addition to the roof and wall panels currently manufactured at the existing facility, this will allow for the entire building envelope to be manufactured at the current location. $64,800.00
DOL Apprentice Program 65391 Long Island CPI Aerostructures, Inc. Apprentice Program CPI Aerostructures, Inc. will build the skills required to satisfy the business need for skilled structural aircraft mechanics. The Structural Mechanic Apprentice training program will accommodate those that have little to no previous experience in structural aircraft mechanics. Upon completion of the apprenticeship training program, candidates may obtain a position as a structural mechanic. $52,480.00

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