Education and Training Scholarships
"The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you!"
~ B.B. King ~
The main funding source for CSS WFNY is the Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014, referred hereinafter as “WIOA.” This grant is targeted at providing training and employment opportunities for adults, youth and dislocated workers. CSS WFNY is the administrative entity, main funding source, i.e. umbrella of a multi-agency partnership. Your training may be partially funded with WIOA or other funding sources, dependent upon individual or business eligibility determination. CSS WFNY continuously seeks alternative grant funding sources in order to achieve our mission of: “Creating a region that is a location of choice by employers due to a highly employable and motivated workforce committed to individual growth and skill development through life-long training and education.”
The Individual Training Accounts (ITA) Program is designed to provide financial assistance paid directly to training providers for individuals determined who need classroom training or online learning in order to gain skills that improver their employment opportunities for local demand occupations.
Adult Literacy Programs
GST BOCES Adult Literacy Services is committed to providing quality educational opportunities to all adults who with to develop skills for employment and successful completion of a high school equivalency diploma. The Adult Literacy programs are tailored to meet the educational and occupational needs of adults 18 years or older.
- Classes are FREE!
- Both day and evening classes at convenient locations throughout our region.
- Distance Learning options are available to eligible students.
To get started: Call (607) 739-7684 or toll-free 1-877-ADULTED (238-5833), or visit GST BOCES website.
Individual Training Accounts
Minimum WIOA Eligibility to Apply:
- In need of training to provide you with the skills for an In-Demand occupation.
- 18 years of age or older.
- Eligible to work in the United States.
- If male, compliant with the selective service registration requirements.
- Resident of Chemung, Schuyler, or Steuben Counties.
- Unemployed of employed but earning wages below self-sufficiency.
- You must work with a CSS WFNY Career Counselor to complete an orientation. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Only trainings leading to specific occupations are being approved for local funding. For the current list click here
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. Funding grant requests are reviewed monthly, please see the current review calendar, 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
CSS WFNY Grievance Policies & Procedures
Priority of Service Policy / Priority of Service for Veterans
We are proud to offer Priority of Service to veterans and their eligible spouses.
Supportive Services Policy