The following information includes potential funding resources and sponsoring agencies for continued education. Your eligibility may differ depending on the program or training you are interested in. It is your responsibility to research these options as BOCES cannot determine your eligibility.
ACCES-VR (can be used for all adult classes)
Formerly known as VESID, this service is only for individuals with disabilities. Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) offers access to a full range of employment and independent living services that may be needed by persons with disabilities through their lives. Through its administration of vocational rehabilitation and independent living programs, VR coordinates policy and services relating to:
Transition services for students with disabilities from school to adult services
Vocational rehabilitation services for working age individuals with disabilities
Independent living services for people with disabilities of all ages
Business services for hiring a qualified, diverse workforce
ACCES-VR Main Office: (518) 473-8097
ARCC Leadership Adirondack Scholarship
The ARCC Leadership Adirondack Scholarship is intended to help individuals 18 years or older to start or extend careers in skilled trades (see the eligible programs). The scholarship will benefit individuals participating in the BOCES Employment Training for Adults (ETA) program by providing financial assistance to eligible students who wish to enroll in skilled trades classes. Eligible students must reside in the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce’s service area which includes Warren, Washington, Essex and Saratoga counties. Awards will be customized per module and capped at $1,000.
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The Dave Goyette Memorial Vocational Scholarship was created to help students pursuing a certificate or degree in vocational education and that reside in Schenectady County.
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Ed2Go Career Training Programs - please visit https://
Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG)
The Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG) is designed to assist individuals who meet low income guidelines and to pursue education and training for occupations in the healthcare field. The grant is administered by SUNY Adirondack, in consortium with SCCC (lead grantee) and FMCC. All eligible applicants are selected by lottery to participate in these training opportunities. Not all eligible applicants will be selected to participate. Certain ETA offerings including Certified Nurse Aide, Phlebotomy, EKG, Medical Administrative Assistant and Medical Terminology are approved programs under this grant. For additional HPOG details check out the webpage here.
Click here for the HPOG interest form (PDF) If possible, please fill it out and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions or need to verify your eligibility, contact Jenna Earle at email@example.com or (518) 288-8386.
NYS & CSEA Partnership for Education and Training
Employment Training for Adults works with CSEA. Please consult with your organization representative for eligibility.
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Saratoga County Soroptimist "Live Your Dream" Scholarship
The award will go to a woman who is supporting her family. The funds are to be used for expenses related to continuing her education in an undergraduate or skills program. The amount of the local award is $5,000. The winner's application will also be submitted to Soroptimist International and may be eligible for additional funding through the "Live Your Dream" award program.
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Employment Training for Adults works with Veterans Benefits. Please consult with Veterans representative for eligibility.
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Workforce Investment Act | Employment and Training Agency
Your local Career Center may have funding available to help you train for a new career or upgrade your skills to re-enter the workforce. To find your local Career Center, please click here or call:
Saratoga County: (518) 884-4170
Warren County: (518) 743-0925
Washington County: (518) 746-2391
You can gain access to all the services of the Workforce Development System through its One-Stop Centers of Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties:
Saratoga County Career Ctr
Warren County Career Ctr
Washington County Career Ctr
Practical Nursing Students – For Financial Aid Questions Please Contact:
Tracy L Bocchi, Financial Aid Specialist 518-746-3508
Adult Students Interested in Daytime CTE Programs, please call:
Hudson Falls, Southern Adirondack Education Center: (518) 746-3421
Saratoga Springs, F. Donald Myers Education Center: (518) 581-3633
All Other Adult Students – Please Contact:
ETA Registration Office: (518) 518-3555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.