Training & Education

NYS DOL Information on Working in the Cannabis Industry in NY.

DOL Fact Sheet on Cannabis Jobs

Free Cannabis Industry Training through Cannabis Workforce Initiative: 

WIOA Training Funds

Finger Lakes Works provides training funds (up to $5,000)  for qualifying Adult and Dislocated Workers.  Funds are available for short-term trainings for occupations that are in-demand.  The trainings must take place at an approved training provider. 

Local Training Programs include:

CDL Cass A/B Training:

FLCC Nursing:

FLCC Advanced Manufacturing:

FLCC CNA/Health Care Careers:

Adult Education Programs at GST BOCES:

Adult Education Programs at Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES:

MCC Applied Technologies Programs:

Marion S. Whalen School of Practical Nursing (Geneva, NY):

Finger Lakes Health College of Nursing (Geneva, NY):

Keuka College:

Keuka College AOE (Adult Online and Evening):

For more information contact Janelle Williams-Como at 315-536-5140


Upcoming Spring/Summer FLCC Classes


Assists individuals with disabilities to achieve and maintain employment and to support independent living through training, education, rehabilitation, and career development.

For more information on programs/services check out these short videos:

To apply or for more information on eligibility please visit:

Advanced Manufacturing Machinist ProgramAdvanced Manufacturing Machinist Program at Lisk

NYS Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships allow you to earn while you learn, for more information click on the image below:

Earn while you learn

For information on Construction JATC Recruitments visit: NYSDOL Current Recruitment list 

 For information on non-JATC programs and Sponsored programs in other industries NYSDOL Active Sponsors List


Occupations that have been identified by the New York State Department of Labor and local employers as occupations having favorable employment prospects in the Finger Lakes Region.

NYS Eligible Training Provider List

The New York State Eligible Training Provider List (NYS ETPL) was established in compliance with the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and continues under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The purpose of the ETPL is to present a broad and diverse selection of training choices  to support employment goals of individuals.

High School Equivalency/Adult Literacy

In partnership with Finger Lakes Community College, we offer FREE programs to eligible adult and youth students. Our courses can help you:

  • Study and prepare to earn your High School Equivalency
  • Study and prepare to earn your External High School Diploma
  • Improve your reading and math skills
  • Build important life management skills
  • Click here to learn more 

For an off-site alternative contact  Literacy Volunteers Ontario-Yates County (315)536-6799

599 Training Program

The 599 Training Program is a provision in the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Law that makes it possible for UI recipients to receive benefits while they attend a training course or program that has been approved by the Department of Labor. Under this provision, UI recipients are excused from the requirement to look for work, and they may be eligible for additional weeks of benefits when funding is available. This program does not provide for payment of tuition or other school-related expenses.

SkillUp® Finger Lakes

Delivers flexible, self-paced learning that can be accessed from anywhere with a high-speed internet connection, 24/7. Users will complete a self-assessment of their skills, identify any skill gaps, and automatically receive recommended courses to remediate those gaps. Click the image below to start today! SkillUpFingerLakes Opens in new window


 Through Coursera, unemployed New Yorkers will have access to nearly 4,000 programs across high-growth industries and can hone skills in data science, business, and technology. Many of these programs are pathways to certifications, professional certificates and can help elevate your career. Click the image below to start today!

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For more workshops, services and information on Workforce Programs click the link below for the Finger Lakes Works YouTube Channel:

“What’s NExTT?” video series offers viewers a sneak peek into the variety of programs and services available at Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC):