Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of the Workforce Development Initiative that invests $175 million statewide for workforce development to support strategic regional efforts that meet businesses' short-term workforce needs. The initiative aims to improve regional talent pipelines, enhance the flexibility and adaptability of local workforce entities, expand apprenticeships, address the long-term needs of growing industries and also support efforts to improve the economic security of women, youth and other groups facing significant barriers to career advancement.
"We must ensure that the workforce of today is not only prepared for the jobs we have now, but also ready for the jobs of tomorrow," Governor Cuomo said. "The Workforce Development Initiative is another significant step to ensure future growth in the state and help New Yorkers succeed in the 21st Century economy."
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