21st Century Skills Public Private Partnerships
Expand the infrastructure and capacity of SUNY and CUNY to produce skilled talent that meets the needs of regional employers by providing funding for classroom space, technology and equipment, industry-engaged curriculum development.
Employer Driven Skills Program
Expand employer investment in a skilled workforce pipeline providing funding or tax credits to train incumbent workers and recruit and train entry-level workers.
Workforce Solutions Program
Enable regions to enhance or develop workforce collaboratives to increase the number of skilled workers in key sectors through partnerships.
A Workforce Development Committee will be created in every region comprised of workforce development experts.
Applications for WDI support will go through a two-stage approval process to streamline the allocation of funding, and quickly identify the appropriate funding options.
In recognition of the varied workforce development challenges faced across the state, a range of projects will be eligible for funding under the Workforce Development Initiative.