More than $7 million dollars in federal funds will help create a new SUNY Pre-Apprenticeship program in New York.
Senator’s Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced the $7.9 million for the program will be aimed to help unemployed and underemployed New Yorkers, veterans, women, and people of color.
“This $8 million federal investment is great news for the 30 SUNY community colleges throughout New York State. With these crucial funds, the SUNY system will be able to rev up its new apprenticeship program and help New York students throughout the state get on-the-job training and more importantly, good-paying jobs,” said Senator Schumer. “I’m proud of the role I played in securing this funding that will ensure New York’s future workforce is as prepared and educated as possible and will always fight for investments that boost opportunities for stable employment.”