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Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES will receive big funding

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Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES is set to receive more than $1 million from New York State for upgrades to its Wayne Technical and Career Center.

The funding, amounting to $1,076,000, is part of a Workforce Development Capital Grant, and is intended to expand space and capacity for the carpentry and electrical trade programs at the center. This renovation project is carried out in partnership with Habitat for Humanity, providing students with practical experience while also serving the local community.

The grant for Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES is part of a larger funding package announced on Wednesday, with nearly $11 million allocated for projects across the state. The funds are being disbursed through the third round of the Office of Strategic Workforce Development Grant Awards, which aim to support skill development for New Yorkers in various industries.

In a press release, Governor Kathy Hochul underscored the state’s commitment to cultivating a strong and diverse workforce, stating, “This new round of strategic workforce development grants will help New Yorkers acquire the skills they need to succeed in today’s economy, while supporting employer-driven, high-skilled training programs that will help New Yorkers thrive in the jobs of the future.”

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