Community Colleges to Help New York Employment?

By Adam Chick

September 20, 2012 Updated Sep 21, 2012 at 11:32 AM EST

(WBNG Binghamton) In New York State there are many jobs available that cannot be filled, according to Senator Charles Schumer.

Schumer is pushing for an additional $14.6 million to be allocated to community colleges in upstate New York.

The money will be used to boost worker education and training programs.

He said it will help workers earn good wages in emerging high tech industries.

"We have a mismatch. We have people looking for work and jobs not filled. But the job skills don't match up. The community college should be the bridge," said Schumer.

More than 100 New York businesses will be working closely with 30 SUNY community colleges, including Broome County Community College and Corning Community College.

Specifically, they're trying to train workers in areas like bio-sciences and advanced manufacturing.

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