Northland Workforce Training Center

In December 2016, Empire State Development selected the Economic Development Group, Inc. as the operator and administrator of the Northland Workforce Training Center. The nonprofit Economic Development Group, Inc. is comprised of: Catholic Charities of Buffalo, Goodwill Industries of Western New York, Inc., Buffalo Niagara Manufacturing Alliance, and the Buffalo Urban League.

The Northland Workforce Training Center, part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion Initiative, will train and produce highly skilled workers who will be ready to enter the manufacturing and electric utility workforces. The center is located at 683 Northland Ave. on Buffalo’s east side. It is on target to open this fall.

Catholic Charities, with more than 40 years’ experience in workforce and education, is proud to be a part of Northland. Our role will be to provide outreach, recruiting, career coaching and wrap-around case management services for students.

For more information about the Northland Workforce Training Center, please visit or call (716) 436-3229.

To connect with Catholic Charities’ Workforce and Education Services, please call (716) 893-3500 if you reside in Erie County and (716) 694-7749 if you reside in Niagara County.