Mohawk Valley Community College has received over $1 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Labor.

The funding was announced by Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand.

The grants will be awarded to MVCC's Youth Build program, a pre-apprenticeship program for at-risk youth ages 16 to 24.

“This federal funding will help Mohawk Valley Community College continue its great work by giving many young adults the opportunity to earn their degree, accrue real construction-related job experience and make a better life for themselves,” said Schumer. “I am pleased that the Department of Labor has recognized the importance of the MVCC’s YouthBuild program and look forward to hearing about its many successes.”