Senator Schumer pushing for SUNY health care work training program

Ryan Delaney WRVO
July 18, 2013

Senator Charles Schumer is hoping to steer 23-million dollars in federal money to New York's community colleges for a health care worker training program. It would be similar to a grant the SUNY system won recently for high-tech manufacturing training.

The job training would be for positions like nursing, health care information and technicians.

SCHUMER <Jobs in the health care field are good paying. They're secure career jobs. They're usually immune to foreign competition and they're available now.>

Upstate New York's economy has become heavily dependent on the health care industry as blue-collar jobs have evaporated.

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