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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 offer a 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 may offer.

Application Period is Temporarily Closed

Workforce Development Partners

 See the full list of our Partners that offer WD&T services below:

Center for Corporate Education (CCE) at Stony Brook University

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.




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Eastern Suffolk BOCES

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.


Leah Arnold 



Empire State Development (ESD)

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.


Cara Long Worth



Renewable Energy and Sustainability Center at Farmingdale

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 offered.


Marj Issapour




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.


Yvonne Morrissey

516-485-5000, ext 1255 or

TTY 1-800-662-1220


LaunchPad Huntington

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.


Phil Rugile

516-882-1200 ext.108


Long Island Regional Adult Education Network (LI-RAEN)

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.


Martin G. Murphy


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Nassau BOCES

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.


Michele Cohen



The Center for Workforce Development at Nassau Community College

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.


Dawn Nolan 



NYIT School of Engineering and Computing Sciences

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.


Marta Panero



Michael Nizich



St. Joseph's College

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.


Gail C. Lamberta, Ph.D.


Suffolk Community College

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.


John Lombardo



Suffolk County Department of Labor, Licensing & Consumer Affairs

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. Services include:
· Career resource library
· Computer workshops
· Career workshops
· Current job listings
· Federally funded vocational training for those who qualify
· On-site employer recruitment


Marc Bossert



Craig Horowitz



Wilson Tech

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 Tech.


Nancy Kelsey



Workforce Development Institute

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.


Rosalie Drago


The Workforce Partnership (TWP)

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.


Steven Delligatti