Workforce Development Board of Herkimer, Madison & Oneida Counties, Inc.


Workforce Development Board, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida Counties, Inc. 

Youth Programs

Our mission is to work together to develop and enhance youth and family services in Oneida County.

Program Eligibility

We offer a variety of grant programs with different eligibility requirements. If you have a client/customer that you’d like to refer to us but not sure what grant would be the best fit, you can click here to see the different eligibility criteria for each program.

YouthBuild Program

YouthBuild will help individuals earn their high school equivalency diploma, gain hands-on construction skills, develop leadership skills and become involved with the local community in a positive manner.


Career Pathways

Interested in completing your High School Equivalency or advancing your career in Customer Service, Advanced Manufacturing, Healthcare, Hospitality or the Trades?

Career Pathways

Out of School Youth Paid Work Experience Grant

Participants can earn minimum wage per hour up to 200 hours (Weatherization, Facilities and/or Office Work). Assist with resume, work readiness, finance, budgeting and career interests.

Out of School Youth Paid Work Experience Grant

Youth Employment Program

Youth must be between the ages of 14 and 20 years old, and if meeting income eligibility, make $15 per hour at work sites across Oneida county. 


Gun Violence Prevention Grant

The Program will serve unemployed, under-employed and out-of-school youth between age 18 and 24 in areas of cities impacted by gun violence. Youth must reside in the city of Utica.

Gun Violence Prevention Grant


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