Workforce Development & Training
Working to expand Long Island's workforce.
Introducing: Workforce Development Initiative's CFA
As part of Governor Cuomo’s transformative plan to improve the state’s economic development
model, the NYS Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) is open for Long Island's workforce. Qualified
companies can be approved for up to $100,000 for training their workforce and related
workforce development initiatives.
There are many different avenues you may take to apply. You may apply directly through
the Workforce Development Initiative. Alternatively, you may apply through our partners
at the Center for Corporate Education (CCE) at Stony Brook University, where they
variety of training programs and are available to assist and guide you through the state's application process.
The funds are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so please contact us or
our many partners below to discuss your training needs as soon as possible.
Learn more about CCE
Learn more about the CFA
MTRC Supplemental Award
Through MTRC's partners, you can receive valuable services. Applying for a MTRC Supplemental
Award can help cover the costs.
Qualifying manufacturers can receive an award of 30% of the cost shown expended for
workforce training initiatives, with a cap at $20,000, to help subsidize costs.
Contact us to set up a consultation and learn more about what our program partners
Application Period is Temporarily Closed
Workforce Development Partners
See the full list of our Partners that offer WD&T services below:
The mission of the Center for Corporate Education (CCE) at Stony Brook University
is to revitalize the area’s workforce through education that helps stimulate business
growth and strengthen economic well-being. CCE programs provide essential skill sets
that promote corporate competitiveness while, at the same time, helping to fill available
employment niches with highly qualified workers. CCE works with companies and individuals
offering: certificate programs, individual professional education, leadership programs,
guidance on available funding opportunities.
The career, technical and adult education programs at Eastern Suffolk BOCES delivers
quality, state of the art education and training in career, technical, and literacy
skills throughout Suffolk County. Our services begin with high school students in
technical programs and expand to adults who want to build their knowledge and prepare
for an entry- or mid-level position.
The mission of Empire State Development (ESD)
is to promote a vigorous and growing state economy, encourage business investment
and job creation, and support diverse, prosperous local economies across New York
State through the efficient use of loans, grants, tax credits, real estate development,
marketing and other forms of assistance. ESD is the economic development arm for New
York State. ESD is focused on strengthening New York State’s innovation-based economy
through partnerships with our acclaimed universities, promoting entrepreneurialism
through the development of incubators, next-generation manufacturing and technology
hubs across the state and providing hands-on technical and financial assistance to
help big and small businesses meet their goals. With so much support for business,
New York’s vibrant economy continues to grow.
The Renewable Energy and Sustainability Center at Farmingdale
focuses on applied research and workforce training in the renewable/sustainable and
smart grid technologies. The Center develops certificate level training programs in
renewable resources for green technology, power and energy and manufacturing. Technical
seminars and short courses in energy, sustainability and engineering education are
HempsteadWorks is a One-Stop Career Center funded under the Workforce Innovation and
Opportunity Act (WIOA), administered by the Town of Hempstead Department of Occupational
Resources, that provides free services to help people to find jobs, access training
and develop their careers. Services include: Career Counseling; Skills Training; Computer
Workshops; Special Services for Veterans, Youth and Individuals with Disabilities;
and Business Services.
LaunchPad Huntington is a community centered co-working and event space located in
Huntington. Being keenly aware that Long Islands thriving industries – from manufacturing
to pharma to bio-tech – were born in garages from the minds of entrepreneurs; we have
created a co-working community that nurtures and supports the next generation of makers
and innovators. Through strategic alliances and a network of business professionals
that also includes educators and government backed workforce initiatives; Launchpad
Huntington provides companies access to a range of business, training and collaboration
opportunities supporting small business growth and a tighter integration between education
and industry. The space is currently supported by 12 corporate sponsors in areas such
as law, education and technology and houses 26 early stage companies.
The Long Island Regional Adult Education Network (LI-RAEN) provides technical assistance
and professional development to adult education and family literacy programs funded
by the New York State Education Department (NYSED). The LI-RAEN is one of seven Regional
Adult Education Networks funded by the NYSED through federal Workforce Innovation
and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Title II funding.
The Manufacturing Training Program at Nassau BOCES is designed in partnership with
key industry employers to provide skills and knowledge for entry-level manufacturing
jobs. Topics in Safety and Quality, Shop Floor Mathematics, Basic Measurements, Print
Reading, Computer Skills and Communications are examples of the many programs offered
for adult learning. In addition, Nassau BOCES works with individual employers to design
specific training opportunities for staff that meet individual company needs.
The Center for Workforce Development at Nassau Community College enhances your employees’
skills through customized training programs provided by subject specialists and experienced
professionals. We offer workforce training programs that will help your employees
expand their skill set and your business thrive. Courses can be offered conveniently
onsite at your location or on our beautiful campus. They can also be scheduled to
meet the needs of your business and incorporate both credit and non-credit courses
and certificate programs.
The Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Center (ETIC) at the NYIT School of
Engineering and Computing Sciences is a business accelerator that brings together
industry, government, and academia to foster economic development across Long Island
and the New York City metropolitan region. As these groups collaborate to promote
new technology and generate startup ventures, NYIT students who participate in ETIC
projects gain practical, on-the-job experience and develop entrepreneurial skills
and professional networks that help them launch careers after graduation.
St. Joseph’s College offers both for-credit and non-credit educational programs that
support provision for career preparation and enhancement, through its on-site and
online classes. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic
and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare
each student for excellence in their chosen career field. Through SJC Brooklyn, SJC
Long Island and SJC Online, the College offers degrees in 50 majors, certificates
and continuing education courses that meet the needs of entry level, middle management
and upper management positions across a variety of disciplines.
Suffolk Community College’s Advanced Manufacturing Training Center offers many training
programs to develop and upgrade skills necessary in the manufacturing field. Certificates
are offered in topics such as Fundamental Machining Processes, CNC Operator, Welding,
IPC, Inspection, PLC and Blueprint Reading. The Center will also provide outsourcing
services and customized onsite training.
The American Job Center at the Suffolk County Department of Labor, Licensing & Consumer
Affairs provides no-cost services to thousands of job seekers and private companies.
· Career resource library
· Computer workshops
· Career workshops
· Current job listings
· Federally funded vocational training for those who qualify
· On-site employer recruitment
Wilson Tech provides the skills, knowledge and training today’s students need to be
successful in manufacturing and related sectors. Juniors and seniors attending the
18 school districts located in Babylon, Smithtown, and Huntington can attend Wilson
The Workforce Development Institute is a New York State non-profit dedicated to improving
communities through the building of skilled workforces. Through extensive research,
WDI identifies workforce trends, opportunities and challenges. Support is available
through WDI for targeted, flexible funding to address the needs of businesses.
The Workforce Partnership (TWP) representing the Towns’ of Oyster Bay and North Hempstead
and the City of Glen Cove is a component of a network of organizations that focus
on both assisting businesses in hiring qualified workers and helping job seekers to
develop the skills and abilities necessary to secure gainful employment. TWP may offer
businesses training grants, and workforce development. TWP provides job seekers access
to a resource room with available computers, printers and copy machines. Additionally,
job seekers may also be offered counseling, employability and computer workshops and
potentially training in demand occupations. These programs are provided through the
Federally Funded Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.