CSS Workforce New York

Education and Training Scholarships

"The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you!"

~ B.B. King ~ 

The primary funding for CSS WFNY comes from the Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014. This grant aims to provide training and employment opportunities for adults, youth, and dislocated workers. As the administrative body and main funding source, CSS WFNY acts as the umbrella organization for a multi-agency partnership. Your training could be partially funded by WIOA or other funding sources, depending on the eligibility determination for individuals or businesses. CSS WFNY is dedicated to seeking alternative grant funding to fulfill our mission: "To make our region an employer's location of choice by fostering a workforce that is highly employable, motivated, and committed to individual growth and skill development through lifelong learning."

The Individual Training Accounts (ITA) Program is intended to offer financial support directly to training providers for individuals who require classroom training or online learning. This assistance aims to help them acquire skills that enhance their employment prospects in locally demanded occupations.

Adult Literacy Programs 

GST BOCES Adult Literacy Services is dedicated to offering high-quality educational opportunities to all adults aiming to develop skills for employment and to successfully obtain a high school equivalency diploma. The Adult Literacy programs are designed to address the educational and vocational needs of individuals who are 17 years of age or older.
  • Classes are FREE to attend!
  • Day and evening classes are available at various convenient locations across the region.
  • Distance learning options are accessible for students who meet the eligibility criteria.
*Must create an account and register for GED testing at WWW.GED.com.
To begin, you can call (607) 739-7684 or the toll-free number 1-877-ADULTED (238-5833), or you can visit the GST BOCES website for more information.

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:  info@csswfny.com

Training programs that lead to specific occupations are the only ones receiving approval for local funding. For the updated list, please click here.

Only specific training providers are authorized to offer this training, and they are listed on the New York State Department of Labor Eligible Training Provider List.

To be eligible for grant funding, your application must undergo the approval process. Grant requests are evaluated on a monthly basis; for the latest review schedule, please refer to the current review calendar.

Training providers can access the New York State Eligible Training Provider List at the provided link https://applications.labor.ny.gov/ETPL/. Instructions may be printed by clicking the following link: https://www.labor.ny.gov/workforcenypartners/PDFs/NewRegETP.pdf

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