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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.

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