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Funding comes to Oneida, Herkimer, and Madison Counties for workforce development

By By EVAN WHITE

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Workforce Investment Board of Oneida, Herkimer and Madison Counties announced $751,773 in funding for two job related programs.

The funding will be split between two programs for low income residents: Career Pathways and the Wage Subsidy Program.

Career Pathways is designed to link basic education with job training and support services such as child care.

Organizers are targeting low-wage workers and those receiving other social benefits with incomes less than 200% of the federal poverty level.

In the Wage Subsidy program, those enrolled will transition from subsidized to unsubsidized jobs all with the same employer.

Workforce Investment is looking to place workers primarily in health care and manufacturing jobs.

Organizers are hoping these programs can help low income workers succeed and fund high paying jobs following training.

For more information you are asked to contact the Workforce Investment Board (315) 793-2229.

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