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New York state invests $11.6M in clean energy job training

New York state invests $11.6M in clean energy job training

By Blake Jackson

New York State is investing $11.6 million to train residents for jobs in the growing clean energy sector. This initiative prioritizes workers from disadvantaged communities and aims to bridge the gap in the clean energy labor market.

The funding comes from the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and will be administered by both NYPA and the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL). The programs will provide not only technical skills training but also wraparound services such as childcare, transportation assistance, and housing support to help participants succeed.

Four new workforce training programs will be launched. NYSDOL will receive $5 million to develop and expand clean energy training programs, pre-apprenticeships, and support services for transitioning workers from fossil fuel jobs and those interested in weatherization and building performance careers.

NYPA will invest $2.6 million in its own workforce development initiatives. One program will collaborate with training providers to offer technical training, internships, and jobs for both new entrants and current utility workers. This program will initially focus on disadvantaged communities near NYPA power projects.

The second NYPA initiative partners with Say Yes Buffalo to place high school graduates in paid apprenticeships with clean energy companies. This program aims to serve up to 200 students per year.

These initiatives align with New York's Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act goals and will benefit residents across the state, with a particular focus on creating opportunities in disadvantaged communities.

NYPA and NYSDOL both have experience in workforce training and development, ensuring the program's success. This investment is a significant step towards building a skilled clean energy workforce in New York.

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