Workforce Development

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One Syracuse-area company is among dozens statewide to receive a share of $9 million to train its employees. New York’s Work Force Development Initiative  continues to dish out grants during a challenging year. Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul stopped by TTM technologies Monday to announce the next round of grants.  

“We’ve been making announcements every few months or so. Sometimes we’re investing in healthcare, other forms of technology. But areas where employers are telling us they need more workers to have the skills to be able to help them be successful.”

Scott Willis / WAER News

Microsoft has chosen Syracuse to be home to its first Smart Cities technology hub in the northeast.   It would be one of the next big pieces of the Syracuse Surge project to revitalize the neighborhoods just south of downtown.  City officials discussed the partnership Thursday with common councilors. 


It’s been said time and time again that one of the keys to escaping poverty is steady employment. City Limit's Brian Moore continues to explore workforce development programs in Syracuse that are helping people gain skills and lasting employment. In the second episode of his series, he visits with employment programs that not just help the needy gain employment but also build a career.


Brian Moore

Getting and keeping a job is one of the best proven ways out of poverty. City Limit's Brian Moore explores workforce development programs in Syracuse that are helping people gain skills and lasting employment. In the first episode of his series, he goes to the Catholic Charities culinary school program and learns how cooking is a step for many into a better life.