Published on February 10, 2014
Agenda 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. The Workforce Investment Act (RochesterWorks! Training) Grant—Lee Koslow Trade Act, H-1B Grants, and Section 599 of NYS Unemployment Law—Bradley Stalker Training Benefits for Veterans—Kevin Melia ACCES-VR (formerly known as VESID) Training Funds—Rhondalynn Hall Labor Market Information for Training Providers—Lee Koslow 2
The Workforce Investment Act (RochesterWorks! Training) Grant Types Of Training That Can Be Funded Training should lead to an ―in-demand‖ occupation Full-time, career-oriented degree programs that can be completed in two years or less Bachelor degree programs will only be considered for Dislocated Workers and only for the last 2 years. 3
The Workforce Investment Act (RochesterWorks! Training) Grant Types Of Training That Can Be Funded Schools and training programs must be on the NYS Eligible Training Provider List If associate degree programs are offered at more than one institution, only the lowest cost provider will be approved. We may be able to fund the last year of training at a higher-cost institution under certain circumstances. 4
The Workforce Investment Act (RochesterWorks! Training) Grant Types Of Training That Can Be Funded Applicants are asked to provide information on the outlook for their occupation from: Job Postings Pre-hire Letter(s) may be requested for certain occupations, e.g. CDL-A 5
The Workforce Investment Act (RochesterWorks! Training) Grant Training That Cannot Be Funded Programs that require more than 2 years to complete Prerequisite courses or non-Vocational Programs Career changes for those with marketable skills Occupations for which the applicant will not be qualified after completing training Courses cannot be funded retroactively 6
The Workforce Investment Act (RochesterWorks! Training) Grant Amount of Tuition Assistance We anticipate a maximum grant of $5,000* *Exception: Maximum of $2,000 for CDL Training Due to limited funds, required books, supplies, uniforms, and certification/licensing fees that are separate from tuition costs will not be covered unless those are the only costs for which WIA funds are requested. 7
The Workforce Investment Act (RochesterWorks! Training) Grant Three Eligibility Categories Dislocated Worker (includes many, but not all, applicants who are collecting Unemployment) Adult (18+, and must meet income guidelines) Youth (18–21, and must meet a different set of income guidelines). Some grant criteria are different for youth applicants. 8
The Workforce Investment Act (RochesterWorks! Training) Grant How to Apply for the Grant Application process can take up to 6 weeks 1. 2. 3. 4. Attend Training Grant Information Workshop Become an active RochesterWorks! member Follow the instructions to schedule an appointment with a training counselor (they must know their exact start date, mo/day/year) Assessment process may involve multiple appointments over a 2 to 4-week period 9
The Workforce Investment Act (RochesterWorks! Training) Grant How to Apply for the Grant Applicant may need the following from training provider: 1. Acceptance Letter 2. Itemized bill for the upcoming term 3. Course outline/description 4. Test scores 5. Plan of study (college programs only) 6. Applicant must show proof that they applied for Pell and TAP (if applicable) 10
The Workforce Investment Act (RochesterWorks! Training) Grant How to Apply for the Grant During the assessment, training counselors are evaluating the following: 1. 2. 3. Need for training (skills, education, experience, and job search activity) Ability to benefit from training (demand for goal occupation and whether they will meet the qualifications) All barriers to training and employment have been addressed (including financial barriers) 11
The Workforce Investment Act (RochesterWorks! Training) Grant RochesterWorks! Training Counselors and Managers Are Eager to Work With You We invite you to reach out to us and get to know us 12
Trade Act Training Grants What Is the Same? Group of training counselors Training application Assessment process 13
Trade Act Training Grants What Is Different? Training Grant Information Workshop not required May fund occupations not on the Demand List and programs not on the Eligible Training Provider List Part-time Training (<12 credit hours or hours/week) may not be approvable Increased funding amounts but out-of-pocket costs (including student loans) not allowable Certain deadlines are critical 14
H-1B Advanced Manufacturing Career Pathways Grant What Is the Same? Group of training counselors (Bradley Stalker is the main contact for this grant) Training application Assessment process 15
H-1B Advanced Manufacturing Career Pathways Grant What Is Different? Applicants must be fully unemployed with high school diploma or equivalency Can cover 2-semester certificate programs that lead to employment in advanced manufacturing Generally will only cover fall 2014 starts at MCC, GCC, and FLCC Up to $8,500 in funding 16
Section 599 of NYS Unemployment Law What You Should Know Not a training grant Will not make an applicant eligible for Unemployment Required of anyone who is receiving Unemployment Can waive Unemployment’s work search requirement May result in up to 26 additional weeks of Unemployment, if funds are available Only for full-time (12 credit or classroom hrs.) training 17
Section 599 of NYS Unemployment Law How to Apply Contact the RochesterWorks! Career Centers May apply for Section 599 in conjunction with the RochesterWorks! Training Grant 18
Section 599 of NYS Unemployment Law What Is Needed From the Training Provider Documentation of acceptance into the program Start date and anticipated graduation date Number of credit hours or classroom hours/week Ongoing documentation of attendance and progress (or grades) Course schedules for future terms as they become available 19
Training Benefits for Veterans 20
ACCES-VR Training Funds 21
Your best source of long-term occupational demand: http://labor.ny.gov/stats/lsproj.shtm Regional Long-Term Occupational Projections Focus on Annual Openings • 10-year focus good for strategic decisions • Demand varies from region to region • You are training for occupation, not industry • Growth percentages can be misleading 22
Examples of occupational demand data SOC Job Title Annual Openings Median Wage Minimum Education 25-9041 Teacher Assistants 250 $10.91 HS Diploma/Equivalent 35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 110 $11.22 Less than high school 39-9011 Childcare Workers 400 $9.44 HS Diploma/Equivalent 43-4051 Customer Service Reps 350 $15.06 HS Diploma/Equivalent 47-2061 Construction Laborers 50 $16.02 Less than high school 70 $24.72 Bachelor’s degree 13-1071/ Human Resources 75 Specialists, All Other 23
Don’t forget supply SOC Job Title Annual 2011/12 Training Openings Completers Active Job Seekers, 11/2013 25-9041 Teacher Assistants 250 26 40 35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 110 8 51 39-9011 Childcare Workers 400 14 60 43-4051 Customer Service Reps 350 1 149 47-2061 Construction Laborers 50 No data 103 70 0 25 13-1071/ Human Resources 75 Specialists, All Other 24
Would you like to recruit prospective students who may qualify for Workforce Investment Act or Trade Act training funds? • Follow the news for reports of layoffs • Check layoff announcements at http://labor.ny.gov/app/warn/ • Check for Trade Act Petitions at http://www.doleta.gov/tradeact/taa/taa_search_f orm.cfm 25
More labor market questions? • Contact Lee Koslow at (585) 258-3516 or Lkoslow@rochesterworks.org 26
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