Individual Training Accounts
The Individual Training Accounts (ITA) Program is designed to provide financial assistance to individuals determined who need classroom training or online learning in order to gain skills sets that improve their employment opportunities for local demand occupations.
Priority of Service Policy is currently in affect for ITA training (please refer policy below).
You must meet minimum WIA eligibility to apply:
18 years of age or older.
U.S. citizen or legally eligible to work in U.S.
If male, born after 1960 you must be registered w/selective service or acceptable documentation verifying why you are exempt.
Resident of Chemung, Schuyler or Steuben County, New York.
If you are working full-time, then you are not eligible. If you work part-time (less than 30 hours per week) and are actively seeking work, then you are eligible to apply.
You are not eligible if you are currently enrolled in school, unless you have been approved for the 599 Training Program through the NYS Department of Labor.
You must work with a CSS WFNY Career Counselor to complete an orientation, submit a training application (click here) and meet suitability criteria (click here) specific to the occupation.
Only trainings leading to specific occupations are being approved for local funding. These occupations are on the Local Demand Occupation Training List. For the current list, click here.
Training Providers are able to access the NYS Eligible Training List by clicking https://applications.labor.ny.gov/ETPL/. Instructions may be printed by clicking https://www.labor.ny.gov/workforcenypartners/PDFs/NewRegETP.pdf
Only certain training providers are approved to provide this training. They appear on the NYS Department of Labor Eligible Training Provider List.
In order to receive grant funding, your request must go through the approval process. To see the current policy related to this process, please click here.
The most current Targeted Occupational Intake Package for our Accelerated Machinist Partnership program is available by clicking here.
Funding grant requests are reviewed monthly, please see the current review calendar, by clicking here.
Targeted Outreach to Meet Local In-Demand Occupational Needs
The purpose of targeted outreach for specific training is to provide a way for the Local Workforce Investment Board to respond quickly to business/industry needs for specific skills sets. Training needs are identified by working directly with a specific industry to assess current demand or statistical data collection for the local area. This data is reviewed by CSS WFNY who then passes along this information to the public with notices of training opportunities for high-demand skills sets to fill current or projected jobs in the local area.
CSS WFNY encourages all interested applicants to review all training details, pre-requisites and funding options for anyone either residing or working in the tri-county area that need to upgrade their skills to become gainfully employed, advance their careers or retain their current position. This business-driven model allows unemployed individuals who are selected to access training “without fees”.
Individuals are able to apply for all of the current occupational training courses listed on the Demand Occupation List OR any listed below. All Individual Training Account (ITA) Policies are applicable with the exception of the application deadline which will be provided for the specific training listed.
If you are a current WIA ITA participant and need to print forms for supports, please click below. Remember that all original, signed forms must be submitted to your counselor.
CSS Staff Only Forms: