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The Buffalo & Erie County Workforce Investment Board has received a $270,000 state grant to help train people for jobs in health care.

The board is one of 14 agencies across New York that are sharing $3.6 million in funding from the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance’s Career Pathways program.

The local board is partnering with Erie 1 BOCES, Catholic Health and Kaleida Health this fall to offer training and education in five, in-demand occupations: certified nursing assistant, home health aide, phlebotomist, sterile processing and distribution technician and medical office assistant.

The program is open to people who are unemployed, or underemployed, and who meet Temporary Assistance for Needy Families eligibility requirements, according to the office of Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz.

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