Training & Education
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 that we have provided funding for in the past include:
CDL Cass A/B Training: https://www.canandaiguadrivingschool.com/
FLCC Nursing: https://www.flcc.edu/academics/nursing/
FLCC Advanced Manufacturing: https://www.campusce.net/flcc/course/course.aspx?catId=3
FLCC CNA/Health Care Careers: https://www.campusce.net/flcc/course/course.aspx?catId=8
Adult Education Programs at GST BOCES: https://www.gstboces.org/adulted/
Adult Education Programs at Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES: https://www.wflboces.org/adult-and-continuing-education
MCC Applied Technologies Programs: https://www.monroecc.edu/depts/apptech/
Finger Lakes Health College of Nursing: https://flhcon.edu/
For more information contact Lisa Principio at 315-536-5140
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:
- Overview of ACCES-VR Services: Your Journey to Employment Begins Today
- How to Apply for ACCES-VR Services
- Do You Want A Job that Requires a College Degree
To apply or for more information on eligibility please visit: http://www.acces.nysed.gov/vr/apply-vocational-rehabilitation-services
Apprenticeships allow you to earn while you learn, for more information click on the image below:
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
FINGER LAKES WORKS DEMAND OCCUPATIONS FOR TRAINING
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!
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!