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Hochul boosts New York’s education workforce with new initiatives

Governor Kathy Hochul has announced significant developments in New York’s educational sector, focusing on enhancing the state’s teaching workforce. The Educator Career Development Ambassador Program, aimed at grades 6-12 educators, opens for summer intensive training applications. Additionally, Hochul unveiled a $12.4 million funding boost for the Empire State Teacher Residency Program, demonstrating a robust commitment to improving teacher training and student readiness for future careers.


The initiatives underscore the importance of investing in educators as a means to elevate the quality of education. The Educator Career Development Ambassador Program, in partnership between the NY State Department of Labor and Education Department, offers specialized training for teachers to improve career-readiness in students. With 60 positions available, the program emphasizes support for underserved communities, promising NYSDOL certification and continuing education credits for participants.

Furthermore, the Empire State Teacher Residency Program, part of a broader $30 million effort, allocates funds to support aspiring teachers in obtaining advanced degrees and certifications. This initiative aims to diversify and stabilize the teaching workforce by offering practical teaching experience and mentorship, highlighting New York’s proactive approach to addressing educational challenges and preparing students for a dynamic future.