Training Resources

New Training Opportunities: The Rural Healthcare Grant and Project Excite

CDO Workforce has two new grants available that local job seekers can access for training.

The Rural Healthcare Grant aims to serve some unemployed and underemployed residents across 17 counties of Upstate New York. Students attending training for direct care jobs in healthcare may be eligible for a $2,000 scholarship towards tuition.  To be eligible, applicants must:  Before starting training, reside within one of the following counties: Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Fulton, Montgomery, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, Jefferson, Lewis, Warren, Washington, Essex, St. Lawrence, Hamilton, Franklin or Clinton.  Plus, before entering training,  be unemployed or underemployed OR currently work in the healthcare industry and looking to improve their credentials OR be changing into a new career in the healthcare industry.  Trainees must be completing their training by May of 2024.

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The second grant, IT & Cybersecurity Grant (Project Excite), aims to serve unemployed and underemployed residents across 9 counties of Upstate New York. Students planning to attend training for technical jobs in IT or Cybersecurity may be eligible for up to a $5,000 scholarship towards tuition.  The  IT & Cybersecurity (Project Excite) eligibility requirements are: before entering training, students must be a resident of one of the following counties: Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Fulton, Montgomery, Schoharie, Chenango, Delaware, or Otsego.  Students must be completing their training or degree by May of 2024.

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SkillUp® Metrix Learning

Are you looking to:

  • increase your skills?
  • change industries or find a new career?
  • gain better employment?

Metrix Learning® available to all unemployed and underemployed residents of Chenango, Delaware, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, and Otsego, NY Counties. This online skills training is a great opportunity for youth with disabilities and populations such as veterans, young adults, and dislocated workers to obtain work based knowledge which will make it easier to qualify and be hired for in demand jobs.

Metrix Learning® is a comprehensive platform that delivers career exploration tools, career pathways, job search tools, assessments, and online skill training. Customers will have the ability to virtually register, update job skills via e-learning courses, track their progress (e.g., course completions, hours, skill badges, etc.) and explore careers.

What is Metrix Learning Fact Sheet

Course Catalog

Getting Started Guide

Go Here to Learn More and Sign Up

You can also contact us at your local Career Center for help deciding which skills training courses are right for you or for help signing up!

You may be eligible for other training assistance.

Visit or contact the your nearest One-stop Career Center to learn if you are eligible for training assistance provided through the Career Center or about other potential resources which may help you with your career related educational and training needs. 

Other Resources

New York State Workforce Training Provider List: The New York State Eligible Training Provider List (NYS-ETPL) was established in compliance with Title 1 of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998. The purpose of the ETPL is to present a broad and diverse selection of training choices to support employment goals of individuals.

Demand Occupation List:  The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 requires that certain training programs lead to employment in demand occupations. These demand occupations are determined by the Local Workforce Investment Board and are presented here.

Local Training & Education Providers: A complete list of training and education providers in Chenango, Delaware, Otsego and surrounding area.

Apprenticeship Opportunities

Opioid/National Dislocated Worker Grant:  Must be a Dislocated Worker (DW); Must be an Unemployed or significantly underemployed individual; Must reside in Herkimer county, Madison county, Oneida county or Otsego County; Must be interested in employment and training.

Interested in pursuing an online college degree? More than 500 programs are offered at SUNY. You can view the programs here. 

You may be eligible for Student Aid from the U.S. Department of Education or the New York State Higher Education Services program.

Information on how to apply for college and how to get out of loan default, along with other helpful resources, is available in the Bridge to Employment & Academic Marketplace (BEAM) College Access Manual. An Accuplacer guide is available here.  

Free LinkedIn Learning Courses 

Free Online Learning through New York State Department of Labor partnershp with Coursera

Career Pathways Grant Training Program 


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