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New York commits $175M to talent development projects

May 14, 2019 / Morgan Fecto

New York state's Workforce Development Initiative will divvy up $175 million among local employers and other stakeholders to fund projects that support "regionally significant industries in emerging fields with growing demands for jobs, including those in clean energy, life science, computer science and advanced technologies," according to a press release from Governor Andrew Cuomo. The initiative was first announced in January 2018, the release said, but a new applicant funding process will award the money to projects in three categories: "Public-Private Partnerships to Advance 21st Century Skills,": "Employer-Driven Skills" and "Workforce Solutions." The first category includes programs administered through the State University of New York and the City University of New York that connect students with local employers via on-the-job training opportunities or seek better classroom materials and technologies to train students in the skills reg...