TOWN OF DICKINSON (WBNG) -- Reinforcements are coming soon to long-term care facilities in our area.
Broome-Tioga BOCES announced it received a federal grant as part of New York's Workforce Development Initiative. The school told 12 News Wednesday the money will be used to train 20 new nurse assistants.
Once trained, those nurse assistants will enter the workforce, specifically helping out in facilities such as nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
BT-BOCES Assistant Superintendent Jim Mullins said this is the area most in need in our community.
"They are in dire need of employees, and this will give an opportunity for people in our community to do that, and it's a highly rewarding field also," Mullins said.
He added BOCES has a long history of workforce development in the Southern Tier, specifically industries most in need.
The money comes from the federal government, and the grant is one of 66 that organizations across New York received to better train and develop the workforce.