Four area organizations to receive state workforce development funding

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ALBANY – A state Workforce Development Initiative will see state funding going to four organizations in the Mid-Hudson Valley.

The Council of Industry, Hudson River Museum, Hudson Valley Credit Union, and Premier Brands of America will each receive grants through the program. The specific amounts for each were not immediately available.

“Starting and expanding successful businesses in New York require a workforce with the skills necessary to support emerging and in-demand fields being developed in the Empire State,” said Empire State Development Acting Commissioner and CEO-designate Eric Gertler.

“Developing a strong workforce pipeline is a significant issue facing communities all across New York State,” said Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon. “This initiative helps address that by ensuring that industry leaders are engaged with the education and training providers from early on in the process, resulting in the creation of meaningful training programs that will have a real impact on the problem.”