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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 WIOA 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.

Funding grant requests are reviewed monthly, please see the current review calendar, by clicking here.

CSS WF NY Grievance Policies & Procedures

Priority of Service Policy / Priority of Service for Veterans
A veteran or eligible spouse of a veteran will be given priority for all system services.

Supportive Services Policy

Travel Reimbursement Policy

Needs Related Payments Policy

Income Calculation Form - may use for Targeted Occupational & ITA programs when Priority of Service is in place.


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

If you are a current WIOA ITA participant and need to print forms for approved supportive services, please click below. Remember that all original, signed forms must be submitted to your counselor.


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