EDUCATION THAT DIRECTLY AFFECTS YOUR COMPANY'S BOTTOM LINE
LIFT's regional role as the federal DoC/NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership, NYSTAR's Regional Technology Development Center, and NYS DoL's Manufacturing Sector Intermediary uniquely positions LIFT at the center of Long Island's Workforce Training. Our training offerings are wide-ranging, covering the continuum from world-class business process training to individual worker skills training.
LIFT can provide direct support to your company and its workers in the following three areas:
Creating Demand-Driven Workforce Training through Transformation
Over the last 5 years, LIFT has worked closely with local and state DoL Professionals in efforts to create the workforce needed by local industries. This collaboration has resulted in DoL’s recognition of LIFT as the regional “intermediary”, honest broker, ( NYS DoL's term is Manufacturing Sector Intermediary) transforming Workforce, Education and Industry. Just this year, LIFT was awarded two important workforce grants aimed at improving the way the region prepares its workforce from elementary education through incumbent worker training by creating an industry demand educational system.
NYS Dol Regional Economic Transformational Strategies (RETS)
New York State DoL released an RFP called 13N based on the federal WIRED model. The CONNECT L.I. Team comprising the region’s Workforce Investment Boards, local DoL offices, Empire State Development, professional associations, industry, unions, and other organizations totaling over 100 strong won both a Tier-1 and a multi-year Tier-2 Grant. LIFT is the grant recipient and fiscal agent for the project responsible for managing all aspects of the project.
Federal DoL Regional Innovation Grant (RIG)
LIFT is under contract with the local Workforce Investment Boards to manage a regional Innovation Working Group comprised of workforce professionals and industry leaders. Within the project, worker skills, employer demands and workforce preparation assets will be aligned through an “Innovation Plan.” The planning process will identify the assets and processes needed to equip dislocated workers with the information and skills needed to navigate emerging career pathways in transformative industry sectors.
Trained and certified by the Department of Commerce and leading industry associations to deliver a wide array of programs directed at needs analysis, process efficiency,technology evaluation, facility, capital and staff utilization of Long Island operations and supplier networks (ISO, AS9100, six sigma, lean, strategic planning, job costing, market research, prototype development, facility layout, technology evaluation, capital equipment selection ...)
To learn about these services, view the section World Class Services at the top of this page.
LIFT can help you understand and apply for Federal and State Grants that can help defray the cost of training. To learn more, click here