Training

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about Funding for Occupational Training

Whether you're an employer who needs training for current or future employees, or an unemployed or underemployed job seeker who wants to upgrade or learn new skills, the UlsterWorks Career Center can connect you to the resources you need to achieve your goals. 

Classroom Training: Funding for classroom instruction may be offered to eligible* (see below for more information on eligibility) customers to upgrade their skills or learn a new skill to achieve their career goals. Funding for training is provided in occupations with a high potential for placement and retention into unsubsidized employment. Classroom training programs are subject to change based on the local economy, local labor market conditions and the availability of federal funding.

On the Job Training: The Ulster Works Career Center has two On-The-Job Training programs.  If you are having difficulty landing a job because you are lacking just a couple of skills required, then this program might be the one for you.  The OJT program reimburses employers for 50% - 90% of gross wages for newly hired WIOA-eligible workers during their training period.  If you are part of our OJT program, this can give you an advantage in your job search, opening up opportunities for jobs that you may not have had a chance at otherwise.  If you think you might be eligible*, meet with our On-the-Job training coordinator to discuss how you can take advantage of this program. 

Before being considered for training, please register with the Ulster Works by filling out this form and bringing it with you to the OneStop. You will meet with a staff member who will review your application for eligibility and your job search activity.  Applications are taken, on a walk-in basis, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. A prior telephone call is recommended to prescreen you for eligibility.

Training Providers/Contact
Some of the local training providers frequently used include:

For a more complete list of training providers search the New York State Eligible Training Provider List.

*To be eligible you must either meet our adult low income priority guidelines or have been classified as dislocated workers. Males 18 or older born after 1959 must also have registered with Selective Service.  You must be legally allowed to work in the United States.  There are specific criteria that an individual must meet in order to be certified as a dislocated worker.  Priority for service is given to: low income individuals, individuals employed in a documented declining industry, individuals in receipt of Public Assistance with no alternative funding sources available, veterans and their eligible spouses, and individuals who are disabled with no alternative funding sources available.

Minimum documentation required at eligibility interview:
Adult Low Income Priority

  • Birth Certificate OR proof of legal alien status
  • Driver's License or State ID card
  • Proof of your current street address (must be an Ulster County resident)
  • Social Security card
  • DD-214 (Veterans only)
  • Proof of gross family income for last six months OR
  • Current Public Assistance/Food Stamp budget letter OR SSI award letter
  • Either a birth certificate OR social security card for each family member
  • Selective Service registration number for males 18 or older born after 1959
  • Written record of your job search
  • Other documents may be required

Dislocated Worker

  • Dislocated Worker Certificate
  • Birth certificate OR proof of legal alien status
  • Something with your current address (must be an Ulster County resident)
  • Social Security card
  • DD-214 (Veterans only)
  • Dislocated Worker Certification issued by a OneStop
  • Selective Service registration number for males 18 or older born after 1959
  • Written record of your job search
  • Other documents may be required

Youth

  • Something with your current street address (must be an Ulster County resident)
  • Youth's birth certificate OR proof of legal alien status
  • Youth's social security card
  • Social security card, OR birth certificate for every member of the household
  • Proof of gross family income for last six months OR
  • Current Public Assistance letter, Food Stamp budget letter OR SSI award letter
  • Selective Service registration number for males 18 or older born after 1959
  • Youth’s picture ID
  • Youth’s High School diploma or GED if applicable.