Workforce Development Institute (WDI) Funding

(Sep, 2014)

Interested in funding for your manufacturing company? 

Dermody, Burke & Brown, CPAs, LLC recently met with David Goodness, Regional Director of Workforce Development Institute (WDI), to discuss WDI's key funding programs for creating and maintaining quality jobs in New York State.  WDI determines workforce and business needs through regional networks and provides support for training, equipment, and planning to generate growth in the job market.  

Unlike other funding processes, the application process and the follow-up is quick and painless.  As your trusted advisor, we wanted to share WDI's program with you as it may be an opportunity for extra funding.  The organization supports the following programs throughout the state to help companies, small and large, grow:

  • Capital Equipment
  • ExportechTM
  • International Standard (ISO) Certifications
  • Lean Manufacturing Certifications/Value Stream Mapping
  • Machinist Training
  • Pre-Apprentice Training
  • Preventative Maintenance Training 
  • Safety Training
  • Strategic Planning
  • Various Skills Training 

If you are interested in learning more about WDI's funding programs, contact David Goodness at or visit the Workforce Development Website at


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