Nearly $7 million in awards for SUNY workforce development programs to be given out
ALBANY - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced nearly $7 million in awards to the State University of New York High Needs Program to support workforce development in fields that are projected to substantially grow across the State. This year’s awards fund programs at 37 different colleges and universities and focus on the fields of engineering, renewable clean energy, healthcare, public health, biomedical-biotechnical, information technology and business and finance.
“By focusing on developing a workforce in these particular fields, we are positioning the economy for significant growth and helping people thrive in vibrant evolving industries across the State,” Governor Cuomo said. “The job training programs we are funding today provide students with the skills they need to succeed in some of the most rapidly expanding parts of the private sector – which also helps New York businesses find the talent they need to grow. This is another way that we are unlocking new opportunities for New Yorkers, and I am proud to be supporting these programs today.”
SUNY campuses will use the awards to create and sustain workforce development programs in high-needs fields, which are determined by Department of Labor and Empire State Development and take into account New York’s needs by region. Occupations are considered high need if they are projected to have a large number of total openings, a high growth rate or a combination of both in the coming years.
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