Job Training

JOB TRAINING
10:53 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Grant Could Bridge Gap Between Skills and Jobs in CNY

Sen. Chuck Schumer greets workers at the Byrne Dairy Ultra Dairy plant in E. Syracuse.
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

Senator Charles Schumer stopped by the Ultra Dairy plant in East Syracuse Monday to promote an initiative he hopes will teach new skills needed to land advanced  manufacturing jobs in Central New York.   The State University of New York has applied for a $15 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to support a career training program.  If approved, the funding would go to Onondaga Community College and nearly 30 other SUNY schools, in addition to local businesses like Byrne Dairy. Schumer says that jobs in mechatronics are more advanced than traditional manufacturing jobs because they require skills in engineering, mechanics and electronics.  He gives an example of how it might work:

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Helping Unemployed
6:48 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Syracuse Employment Program Hopes to Give Urban Youth Skills that Match Job Openings

15 Syracuse residents start 10-week jobs-training program
Credit Chris Bolt/ WAER News

A group of Syracuse residents will be the first class in an urban and minority training program that promises to give them a pathway to a better job or out of unemployment.

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