“The total cost of this Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC) program is $1,962,182.00 and 100% of this is funded through a U.S. Department of Labor – Employment and Training Administration grant.”
SUNY Cobleskill Awarded $1.9 Million Diesel Technology and Power Machinery Workforce Development Grant from US Department of Labor
College will develop innovative Agricultural Engineering Mobile Training Unit, and form connections between students, educators, and industry.
A Diesel Technology and Power Machinery Training grant award of more than $1.9 million from the US Department of Labor is reinforcing SUNY Cobleskill’s ability to develop skilled members of the workforce, and enhance opportunities for students. The grant will support initiatives in the College’s Agricultural Engineering Department, and aims to fortify the equipment distributor technician employment pipeline by establishing partnerships linking employers with technical educators and students. The resulting network will increase job visibility, create new opportunities for dealers to sponsor students, and lead to an overall improvement in the quality and quantity of Associate-degree graduates qualified to pursue equipment distributor technician positions.
Douglas S. Hammond, MAT
Director of WORC Outreach Project
WORC Project Technical Support Specialist