Workforce development funding announced Friday

Created: 03/07/2014 8:21 PM WHEC.com

On Friday, Senator Ted O'Brien and Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle, along with educational and community leaders, announced $1.7 million in state money has been secured.

It’s for training programs to help prepare people looking for jobs in our area hopefully allow them to work in high-demand fields.

Senator Ted O’Brien said, “Employers need to have skilled workers or they can't maintain their operations here and it's a serious concern. In our unemployment numbers, we've shown some improvement recently but still are too high.”

The funding will grow or create initiatives that will train people as certified nurse assistants, skilled workers for the advanced manufacturing industry and theater managers among other positions.

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