Education and Training Scholarships
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.”
Adult Literacy Classes -
for a list of the 2021-2022 Literacy classes available throughout the counties for individuals to prep for the High School Equivalency Exam (TASC) as well as ESL classes. Any questions or to register for classes, please call (607) 739-7684.
GST BOCES Adult Education -
SUNY Corning Community College -
Certified Nurse Aide
Applied Electronics for Manufacturing Technicians - Fall Start
Cert Med Admin Asst. w/ Cert Electronic Health Records Spec & Med Terminology - Online
Certified Administrative Assistant - Online
CompTIA A+ Certification - Online
CompTIA Security+ Certification - Online
HVAC - Online
Medical Office Manager - Online
Pharmacy Technician - Online
Physical Therapy Aide - Online
Certified Peer Recovery Advocate
Paralegal - Online
Clinical Dental Assistant - Online
Mental Health Technician - Online
For more information on the SUNY Corning Community College courses listed above, email email@example.com
or call (607) 936-5501.
You may be eligible for WIOA funding. For more information on the WIOA funding, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Group Employed Worker Upgrade Training