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Niagara County Employment & Training

Provides funding of up to $4,000 of funding that does not have to be repaid. Also provides job placement assistance.

  • Funding is open to all, but preference may be given to Niagara County residents.
  • You must enroll in a program that is listed on Niagara County’s most recent Approved Training Providers List. Currently, NCCC’s Workforce Development Programs in Medical Billing, Supply Chain Management, Emergency Medical Technician, and Google IT Support all qualify.
  • If you are a working student, you must earn less than $30 an hour at the time of application.
  • You should apply a minimum of 3 weeks prior to the program’s start date.

The programs above are not all programs funded or all of the requirements that you may need based on your circumstance. For more information, visit http://www.worksource1.com/training or contact Glenn Aronow, glenn.aronow@niagaracounty.com, 716-278-8282.

Native American Community Services of Erie & Niagara Counties, Inc. (Workforce Development Program)

Provides tuition assistance for post-secondary education and/or occupational skills training (Certification programs). This agency also provides case management related to workforce activities, assistance in identifying barriers to employment, career counseling/exploration, interview preparation, resume and cover letter development, a six-week work experience program, job search and placement assistance, on the job training, entrepreneurial/small business information, and referrals/linkages to other programs. If you are looking for educational resources and information; TASC classes (formerly GED classes); or assistance in obtaining a status card/tribal documentation, this agency may also be able to help.

You must be an enrolled member of a Native American Tribe/Nation or a descendant of an enrolled member for funding assistance.

Participants can reside in Erie, Niagara, Onondaga, Oswego, Yates, Wayne, Oneida, Orleans, Cortland, Genesee, Cayuga, Seneca, Ontario, Madison, Livingston, Monroe, or Wyoming counties.

Not all requirements or everything NACSWNY has to offer is listed here. For additional details about other services and/or to find out if your individual circumstance meets specific requirements for these services, contact Colleen Casali, 716-874-2797 ext. 314, cacasali@nacswny.org. You can also find out more online via www.nacswny.org or through Facebook. Search for: NACS Workforce Development Program.

PathStone Corporation

A non-profit organization that helps low-income farmworkers and their families to improve their living standards through educational programs, employment services and support services to help them get better jobs and wages. PathStone can help you obtain your GED and provide funding for educational programs and/or supplies of up to $5,000. They can also assist with food emergencies, rental emergencies, and clothes and transportation for work.

You may qualify for PathStone’s assistance if:

  • you are or have been a farmworker in the last 2 years or your parents worked in farm work in the last 2 years (parents can be undocumented).
  • you must also meet certain enrollment and income eligibility to qualify. Note that Fidelis Healthcare or any form of government financial assistance may qualify you.

For more information, contact Lezly Rosario Alvarado, lrosario@pathstone.org, 585-820-7486.

Additional Assistance

There are many agencies that assist with funding for Workforce Development Programs. This is not an exhaustive list. If you are interested in one of the programs, especially if it falls under Allied Health (Pharmacy Technician, Medical Billing, or Sterile Processing you are encouraged to reach out. Contact Mary Alice Torba, mtorba@niagaracc.suny.edu, 716-614-6213 to discuss your individual circumstance.

Contact

Workforce Development
Phone: 716-614-6236
Email: workforce@niagaracc.suny.edu
Location: A-231