Classroom Training Grants

Classroom Training Grants

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We are now accepting applications for the Spring Semester! 

Application deadline for Spring Semester classes is Friday, January 12, 2024. 

However, we recommend applying as soon as possible so we can start the eligibility process for you!


Classroom training grants are available for customers entering into an approved training program, provided you meet certain eligibility requirements and we having funding available.  Please note that if your parents or guardians claim you on their income taxes, you must meet the Federal Poverty Level to be eligible for funding.  

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When can we help? 

We can help if you're pursuing education in an occupation that's in high demand in Jefferson & Lewis counties and meets the following requirements: 

  • The education will lead to a sustainable wage job 
  • You have 2 years or less to finish your degree
  • The classes you need to take are either not eligible for financial aid or cost more than your financial aid will cover.  

.**Please note that we can only pay for tuition & required fees.  We cannot help with the cost of books, lodging, or transportation at this time.**

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If this fits your situation, please take a look at the Classroom Training Steps link below, which will give you the information you need to seek a Classroom Training Grant from The WorkPlace.  

.To apply, please complete the forms below and return them to:

 The WorkPlace
 1000 Coffeen Street
 Watertown, NY 13601
theworkplace@co.jefferson.ny.us

*You can also drop off completed forms in person Monday-Friday from 8:30-4:30 or place them in our drop box after hours.

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Instructions 

If you’re currently working you don’t need to complete the Work Search Record, but you will need to provide your last 2 pay stubs.  If you’re not working and plan on working while in training, the Work Search Record must be completed.  All other forms need to be completed fully, as this is how we determine if you’re eligible for funding.  If you have a question on a form, please don't hesitate to contact us for assistance!

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What occupations are in high demand?

While our in-demand occupations change frequently, the following occupations seem to always be in need: 

 LPNs
 RNs
 CDL-B Drivers (pending certain requirements)
 CDL-A Drivers (pending certain requirements)
 Electricians
 HVAC & Plumbers
 Electronic Repair Technicians

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Still have questions or need further assistance?  Please contact:

 Under the age of 25  
 Amelia Erdem
 315-786-3671
 aerdem@co.jefferson.ny.us

 25 years old or older
 Sara Booth
 315-786-3659
 sbooth@co.jefferson.ny.us