Buffalo Workforce Training Center will train hundreds of manufacturing workers each year (NY)

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Western New York Workforce Training Center project reached an important milestone to redevelop underutilized property in the Northland Corridor into a new workforce training facility. The City of Buffalo Planning Board approved the project’s site plan after finding that there will be no significant environmental impacts associated with the redevelopment of the entire 35-acre site.

The approval marked a key moment in the project, advancing it towards the process of finalizing architectural and engineering design, construction documents, and cost estimates for the proposed building rehabilitation necessary to accommodate the new Workforce Training Center. The center is expected to begin operations in late 2017 and will train 300-400 workers yearly in manufacturing and energy jobs.

“This action will accelerate the redevelopment of Buffalo’s East Side and prepare the next generation for the jobs powering Western New York’s revitalization,” said Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “This project is part of our administration’s ongoing efforts to grow Buffalo’s economy and will continue to generate opportunity for residents and businesses in Western New York for years to come.”

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Source: Gov. Cuomo’s office

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