SUNY seeks job training money to fill openings

SUNY seeks job training money to fill openings

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Sen. Charles Schumer says he expects the State University of New York will win a $23 million grant to expand and create courses at community colleges to match current job openings.

Schumer says the federal funding could train 6,000 New Yorkers to bridge a "skills gap." He says the gap is between New Yorkers seeking jobs and employers looking to fill positions with workers trained in specific areas.

The grant would allow 29 community colleges to train people as nurses, laboratory technicians and for other health care jobs.

Schumer says Monroe Community College, for example, could use the grant to expand its programs to provide 42 more students with associate's degrees who would likely have with jobs waiting for them upon graduation.

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