Allegany Cooperative Extension Lands $83,000 Grant For Jobs Training

BELMONT – The Cornell Cooperative Extension Association has received a grant for $83,759 in federal funding through the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). The money will be used to fund the Seek It and Keep It Job and Life Skills Boot Camp, a training program for young adults between the ages of 16-24 that is designed to teach them the skills necessary to obtain and keep a job.
CCE-Allegany will partner with Alfred State College, the Allegany Manufacturing Council, the Allegany Office of Employment and Training, and the local school system to provide students with training to ensure that they can succeed in the workplace and are equipped with the skills that are sought after by regional employers.
The award was announced by Sen. Charles Schumer.
“This federal investment is good news for the students and young adults of Allegany County,” Schumer said. “The Seek It and Keep It Job and Life Skills Boot Camp is exactly the type of program that we should be investing in, as it helps young adults develop the tools they need to thrive in the workplace. I’m proud of the role I played in securing this federal investment, and will always fight to support programs that help students get jobs after school.”
The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) is an economic development agency of the federal government and 13 state governments that focuses on the development of 420 counties across the Appalachian region.