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SUNY seeks health care training program

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The state's network of community colleges is hoping to establish a health care worker training program.

SUNY has applied for $23 million to set up the program at about 30 campuses.

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Martha Foley
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Senator Charles Schumer is backing the application to the Labor Department. He says it would train more nurses and medical technicians for a job field that needs them. "The worker training programs will be just what the doctor ordered for local, unemployed workers and veterans, as well as our college graduates. Upstate New York's medical sector is a growing industry and it will put our schools on the cutting edge."

The money would come from fees companies who outsource jobs have to pay to the labor department.

Veterans and unemployed workers who had their jobs outsourced would get priority into the program.

Schumer says the grant could train more than 6,000 workers.

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