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Thursday, January 14, 2010

CNY Works receives $3,715,931 federal job training grant

CNY Works was one of 38 national recipients of green jobs training grants through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). The $150 million grant program is designed to help transition workers into employment “pathways” in energy efficiency and renewable energy industries.

The Syracuse-based CNY Works application was a consortium effort that included a coalition of workforce providers, government agencies, educational institutions and trade associations. 

The grants are part of a larger Recovery Act initiative — totaling $500 million — to fund workforce development projects that promote economic growth by preparing workers for careers in the energy efficiency industries. For a full listing of the grants and project descriptions, visit: