job training http://wrvo.org en Refugees revitalize Rust Belt city of Buffalo http://wrvo.org/post/refugees-revitalize-rust-belt-city-buffalo <p></p><p><em>Upstate New York cities take in around 90 percent of all current refugee resettlements in the state. All this week, The Innovation Trail is taking a look at how that diverse population has weaved its way into the region’s changing economy.</em></p><p>In Buffalo, a handful of students from countries all over the world are sitting in a class at <a href="http://jersbuffalo.org/">Journey’s End Refugee Services. </a>They are learning how to become janitors for local businesses. The group nods as a student explains an assignment to them.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 13:35:45 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 47373 at http://wrvo.org Refugees revitalize Rust Belt city of Buffalo Schumer pushing for SUNY health care work training program http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-pushing-suny-health-care-work-training-program <p>Sen. Charles Schumer is trying to get the federal labor department to steer $23 million to New York's community colleges so they can set up a health care worker training program.</p><p>The State University of New York is applying for the grant. It's similar to one SUNY <a href="http://www.innovationtrail.org/post/suny-awarded-146-million-job-training" target="_blank">won last year for high-tech manufacturing</a>.</p><p>Twenty-nine community college campuses are listed on the grant application, and would split the grant money. The schools would also partner with area hospitals.</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 11:27:33 +0000 Ryan Delaney 41228 at http://wrvo.org Schumer pushing for SUNY health care work training program Minority trades training program comes to Syracuse http://wrvo.org/post/minority-trades-training-program-comes-syracuse <p></p><p>A new job training program is hoping to boost minority employment in construction and trades in the Syracuse area.<br><br>The city of Syracuse is putting its backing behind the workforce training program run by the National Association of Minority Contractors.<br><br>Otis Jennings, president of the local chapter of the association, brought the program to Syracuse. He says the best part of the program is the training is standardized and participants can take the certificate anywhere.</p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 19:43:08 +0000 Ryan Delaney 40286 at http://wrvo.org Minority trades training program comes to Syracuse