Grant and Training Opportunities

Better Workers and Better Facilities Deliver More Value

Better workers and better facilities deliver more value, but the initial capital investment can be off-putting. CDO Workforce Career System can help.

We maintain a network of sources for grants and training to help you invest in your own growth.

The CDO Workforce New York One-Stop System has On-the-Job Training (OJT) Funds available.

The OJT funding provides companies with an incentive to hire and train individuals who lack the specific skills or experience for a job.

OJT is appropriate for occupations where classroom training is not suitable and for which specific job skills can be learned by a worker while engaged in useful work.

CDO’s program has written grants for assemblers, machine operators, computer technicians, welders, insurance technicians and other professions.

Key points:

  • On-the-Job Training is appropriate for occupations where classroom training is not available or not appropriate and for which specific job skills can be learned while engaged in productive work.
  • On-the-Job Training should result in productive long-term employment.
  • Companies are reimbursed half of the total wages paid to the trainee during a normal work period.
  • The trainee’s skill gap will determine the length of training and the amount of reimbursement.
  • OJT funding requires a signed contract prior to the start of the individual’s employment.

This program is for full-time (at least 32 hours per week) employment and cannot be used for seasonal, commission, or 1099 employment opportunities.

Business OJT users apply their own methods to teach workers the new skills necessary for successful employment within their company, while the trainee is performing productive tasks.

OJT contracts can be written up to $2,000 per trainee depending on amount of training provided.

For more information regarding grants and other CDO Workforce Business Services contact: Tylena Daniels at (607)-334-2201 X 128 / OR April Feyh at (607)-832-5782 /

New Hire Training and Existing Employee Training

New Hire Training (OJT): Intended to fund the on-the-job occupational skills training for newly hired workers in need of skill upgrade training for their job responsibilities immediately after hire.

Training that is provided under OJT is to participants who have been hired by the business. There should be a commitment by the business to retain the individual upon successful completion of the training.

Existing Employee Training (EET): Intended to provide occupational skills training to existing employees who are in low and middle-skills occupations, leading to job advancement and retention.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact:
Margaret Burkett
Business Services Representative
New York State Department of Labor
(607) 432-4800 ext.125  /

Other CDO Workforce Training Resources

  • Work readiness training
  • Reading and math skills
  • English as a Second Language programs

For More Information Contact:

Tylena Daniels: (607) 334-2201 x128
Anne Aikens: (607) 832-5776

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