ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The federal government is providing $14.6 million to 23 community colleges in New York to enhance job-training programs.
Sen. Charles Schumer says the U.S. Labor Department grants will train New Yorkers in emerging industries including nanotechnology, bioscience, and advanced manufacturing. He says hundreds of employers are already partners in the effort to hire the graduates.
Community colleges are part of the State University of New York system. They work closely with local industry to develop educational and training programs needed for jobs in their region.
Schumer says the grants are aimed at providing trained employees fast to help in New York's economic recovery.
The U.S. Labor Department was expected to announce the grants Wednesday.
The grants target fields that are in line for state tax breaks to help companies expand.
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