Chenango-Delaware-Otsego County Workforce

April 2018
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CDOWorkforce website
About CDO Workforce

The   Chenango-Delaware-Otsego Workforce  is the agency to  link employers with workers , and  workers with the resources they need to  develop their careers .

We offer a  wealth of information & free services for both  employers and job seekers . Please  visit our website for an  overview of our services -- and  contact us to find out how we can help! 

An American Job Center

CDO Workshops

CDO Workforce Offers FREE Workshops Every Month!

Assistance with creating your unemployment GOV ID, creating an email account, completing online applications and any other online assistance needed for your job search.

Learn about different resume styles with an emphasis on what works and what doesn't work. Learn what employers look for in a resume. This workshop will give you the tools to fine tune your current resume or create a new one.

LinkedIn is the largest professional networking site available today. See how it can help you reinvent your job search. You will walk away with a basic understanding of how LinkedIn works, along with how to make an all-star rated profile to expand your network and connect you to employers.

Stumped by the financial aid process? This workshop is geared towards prospective students and parents who are facing the challenge of applying for financial aid. Learn how to navigate the process from figuring out how much college will cost, applying for federal and state aid, reviewing and comparing award letters, to accepting awards and preparing to pay back borrowed money.

Assist with answering those difficult questions, etiquette, body language and follow up; set up mock interviews for individualized attention.

CDO offers assessments to assist you in determining what occupations you may have the interests and aptitudes for, but never thought about. If interested in this confidential assessment, inquire at the front desk.

Must have a disclosed "Conviction" to attend. 
This workshop focuses on:
  1. Your rights as a job seeker in New York State
  2. How convictions can affect employment
  3. How to prepare for answering questions about your record
  4. Job search strategies that work for you
  5. Work for Success Initiative
  6. Work Opportunity Tax Credit
  7. Federal Bond Program
Resources, guides, and support to the Veteran population from a trained and knowledgeable Veteran Counselor.

This workshop is designed to help you focus on self-exploration to begin your job search. In this workshop, you will explore careers that match your skill set, interests, barriers to employment and goals.

In today's world it is not just necessary to have the technical skills to perform a job. Employer's today want employees who exhibit personal traits that enable them to interact effectively with customers and their coworkers. These skills are commonly referred to as "Soft Skills" - skills an employee needs to get along and work well with others.

This workshop focuses on developing a positive attitude with the emphasis on using this in the workplace to promote great customer service.

* COMPUTER BASICS, NAVIGATION, AND TYPING-A basic introduction to the computer needed for a job search: turn it on, mouse use, saving, desktop, basic navigation buttons, shutting down, typing practice. Some lecture and a lot of practice with instructor coaching.
* MS WORD-Basics of creating and saving a written document, such as a resume. Bold, underline, tab, bullet, typing & spell check. We will be working on your personal resume as practice. Some lecture and a lot of practice with instructor coaching.
* GMAIL-Set up a Gmail account. Learn the basics of opening mail, composing an email with attachment & sending it, replying and forwarding emails, and organizing your mailbox. Some lecture and a lot of practice with instructor coaching.
* SEARCH AND APPLY ONLINE-Registering with Indeed, uploading a resume, looking for a job, and step-by-step practice applying online. Some lecture and a lot of practice with instructor coaching.

Learn about College Degrees & Career Opportunities. Explore SUNY Delhi's Academic Programs; Connect with an Admissions Counselor; Learn about the Admissions Process, Transfer Credit, and Financial Aid. Learn about SUNY Campuses, Training Opportunities, and the BEAM Program.

Visit our online calendar to find out more about these valuable workshops and how to register!

Emerging Worker Committee
Do you Work with Youth?

If you work with Youth, you might be interested in becoming involved with our committee.

Under the direction of
CDO's Workforce Development Board, the
Emerging Worker Committee provides on-going leadership and support for continuous quality improvement for  local youth programs

We assist with planning, operational and other issues related to youth

We recommend ways to leverage resources and coordinate services

If you would like to serve on this committee, we meet quarterly in Oneonta.  

Email or call Maggie Gilbert

CDO Workforce Program & Staff News

Congratulations, Graduates!

CDO Workforce, SUNY Broome and Otsego Chamber of Commerce Manufacturing Basics Training & Job Fair is a Success!

Congratulations to the successful completers of the Manufacturing Basics Certification Training held last month in conjunction between CDO Workforce, SUNY Broome and the Otsego Chamber of Commerce

There were 16 participants in the training, all local dislocated workers, which despite challenging weather and road conditions completed and graduated the two-week intensive training

Topics covered in the training included Hand Tool Usage, Blueprint Interpretation, Reading Measuring Devices, Shop Math, Quality Control, Basic Computer, MS Excel, Interpersonal Communication, and Technical Writing, all areas of need reported by local employers

Upon completion of the training a Job Fair was held on March 16th, in which students were given the opportunity to meet directly with employers from the Chenango, Delaware, and Otsego County areas

The Job Fair was well-received and attended by both students and the public.  

Photos Courtesy Barbara Ann Heegan, Otsego Chamber of Commerce

The Daily Star Covers the Manufacturing Mini Job Fair

On March 17th, 2018,  the Daily Star highlighted photos from the Manufacturing Mini Job Fair

To view the photos, click here Covers the Manufacturing Training

On March 24th, 3028, highlighted the Manufacturing Training.

To view the photo, click here


CDO Workforce Youth Services Success Story

Charles enrolled in the Out-Of-School (OOS) Youth Program as an 18 year old with no High School Equivalency Diploma (GED) and a significant criminal history

Charles faced many socio-economic barriers to success, including a lack of transportation and living in a rural area with no public transportation available, as well as many instances where he was forced to rely on his own decision making and did not receive support from anyone close to him. 

Charles never let his barriers and his past get in the way of his future success. Charles found a way to attend HSE classes and all the activities available to OOS Youth Program Participants

Charles completed a paid work experience and was provided with stellar employer references, that will be with him forever because of the great job that he did there

Charles attended and graduated from Leadership Development Training and "Bring Your A Game to Work" work ethic training

Charles obtained his High School Equivalency in August 2017 as well. 

The final piece to Charles' success was to find employment. Charles did exactly that and began a job at a leading manufacturing company in February 2018. 

Charles is a prime example of how motivation and determination (and assistance from the CDO Workforce OOS Youth Program) can lead to success, even with significant obstacles is the way.

Submitted by 
Daniel Q. Goldman
CDO Workforce Youth Services Career Advisor

Local Businesses Attend On-the-Job Training Workshop 

On March 22, 2018, some  25 businesses attended a workshop on On-the-Job Training and Business Services. 

April Feyh and Maggie Gilbert from CDO Workforce presented information about the popular On-the-Job Training Program and other available grants and services. 

The Workshop was sponsored by Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, Delaware County IDA and CDO Workforce-Delaware.

Photo Courtesy
Maggie Gilbert


CDO Workforce Development Professionals 
Attend NYATEP Youth Conference

CDO Workforce Assistant Director Maggie Gilbert and Youth Counselors Jennifer Mitchell, Penny Seeger and Dan Goldman all attended the New York Association of Training & Employment Professionals (NYATEP) Youth Conference at The Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing, NY, on March 5th & 6th, 2018

The conference was designed for workforce development professionals to share their stories and successes, as well as network on best practices and learn new information

The speakers at the conference came from different areas and worked with a variety of youth populations, but all youth workers shared the same vision of helping young people be successful.

Submitted by 
Daniel Q. Goldman
CDO Workforce Youth Services Career Advisor

Photo Courtesy NYATEP

CDO Workforce Disability Employment Resources
  • Are you a  job seeker with a disability interested in  training and a career in a  growing industry , such as  Healthcare, Manufacturing, or IT ?
  • Do you want to obtain the skills and credentials necessary to achieve living wage employment? 
  • Do you need assistance with paying for the training and credentials required to move up a career ladder? 
  • Can you benefit from on-going support and disability services resources including job placement, job retention, benefits counseling (Ticket to Work) and career guidance? 
Please contact your nearest CDO Workforce Center  for more information and assistance.
Disability Resource Coordinators (DRC) are available for benefit counseling and additional services. 

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

To download our flyer, click here. 


AAI Updates

Free Education Opportunity 

Are you interested in becoming an apprentice? This FREE Education Opportunity can help prepare you for your apprenticeship!

In partnership with Tooling U (Online Learning), AAI will soon roll out their  pre-apprenticeship program . The program will  offer classes in  Basic Safety and  Fundamentals of Machining and  other manufacturing trades .

AAI is offering classes in topics such as:
  • OSHA Basics
  • Shop Math
  • Measurements
  • Machine Basics
Participants will receive a certificate for their Tooling U education, that would then be a credit toward a registered apprenticeship's related instruction if they get hired as an apprentice.

AAI will also provide a monthly Soft Skills training session on topics such as: Time Management, Dependability, Attitude & Conflict Resolution.

A certificate for completion of Soft Skills Training will be included.

Participants will take part in interviews with employers who are willing to host a summer intern.

If you are i nterested in participating in this program, or an employer who is interested in potentially hosting one or more of these students, please let let us know!

I f you have questions about the program, please contact:
Michael Briggs - Pre-Apprenticeship Coordinator
American Apprenticeship Initiative Grant
Workforce Development Board
Phone: 315-798-5922

Employers: Major Incentive Available!

To  better respond to industry workforce demands , NYSDOL is making up to
$4.1 million available until  April 30, 2019 , in order to e xpand and diversify Registered Apprenticeships (RA) .
The New York State Apprenticeship Expansion Grant offers eligible companies up to $5,000 per apprentice for training and/or associated costs .
This funding will cover costs associated with training apprentices through RA , such as Related instruction, On-the-Job training, books, and tools.
Please email us to find out how we can help!

AAI has new videos!

AAI is pleased to announce the debut of two apprenticeship videos. One video is geared toward people that are considering becoming apprentices, while the other video is geared toward businesses that are considering setting up an apprenticeship program.

The videos illustrate what the "modern day" apprenticeship looks like-- and advantages of apprenticeships, for both businesses and potential apprentices.

We invite you to take a look! And please SHARE them with your friends!

AAI has a newsletter! 

If you would like to  receive the bi-monthly newsletter, please
email Jodi Delapaz, Communications Coordinator, and she will be happy to  add you to the list.

AAI also has a Facebook page where we are keeping up with
important news about apprenticeships and apprentices, along with tips and opportunities.
Please 'like' our page to keep up with this hot news topic!

The  American Apprenticeship Initiative (AAI) is building a
new sustainable regional pipeline specific to  advanced manufacturing, including  nanotechnology, cybersecurity and unmanned vehicle systems.  

This program helps people who have an interest in becoming an apprentice and employers who have an apprenticeship program, or are interested in starting one, located in the following counties:  
Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, Schuyler, St. Lawrence, Steuben, Tioga and Tompkins. 

Contact us to see how we can help!

CDO Youth Program

Youth Program  participants continue to receive valuable skills and credentials to help them become more marketable to employers.

To learn more about the CDO Workforce Youth Program, contact:

Norwich: Dan Goldman
Phone: 607-334-2201 x100

Delaware County: Jen Mitchell
Sidney Civic Center, Liberty Street 
Sidney, NY  13838

Otsego County: Penny Seeger 
Dietz Street, Oneonta, NY 13820
432-4800 ext 111 

The Bridge to Employment and Academic Marketplace (BEAM) Program is looking for you!

Are you:

19 years of age or older? 

Do you live within 
Oneida, Herkimer, Madison, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, Broome, Tioga or Tompkins Counties?  

Have you  tried attending college or training, but found it just wasn't a good fit?  

Do you want help navigating through the  admissions, financial aid and academic maze?  

Enroll today and you may be selected to receive:
  • Labor Market Information
  • Orientation to college support staff and academic counseling
  • Training opportunities
  • Job site tours, shadowing, customized to your interests & planned career paths
  • Advocacy and career coaching
  • Career assessment tools
Lorraine Keckeisen at 
607-432-4800 x 112  or email:   for more information about enrolling in the BEAM Program.


Interviewing Tips

Interviewing Tips for Job Seekers

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Community Events

Building Healthy Families 6th Annual  Community Baby Shower

Everything you want to know about pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, fatherhood, babies, & beyond!

Free infant health and safety information and resources provided by medical practices, child development specialists, and human service agencies.

Door Prizes & Games for the Whole Family!

When: Saturday, April 28th, 9 AM to Noon

Where: Foxcare Center
One Foxcare Drive
Oneonta, NY

To view/download the flyer, click here.

2018 Living Healthier Expo at The Foothills

The Otsego County Department of Health is hosting the 2018 Living Healthier Expo at The Foothills Performing Arts Center in Oneonta on April 6-7, 10 AM to 4 PM

Through the generous support of Leatherstocking Collaborative Health Partners, Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield, and NYCM Insurance, the Department will bring together area resources and experts to provide our community with the knowledge to live healthier, live better, and live longer.

Topics will include: Rabies awareness, Lyme disease prevention, chronic disease management and prevention, mental health awareness, and resources for chronic pain control and substance abuse.

"Join us to celebrate National Public Health Week."

There will be vendors offering information, free training, and free giveaways. Come out to win one of the several bicycles that will be given away courtesy of NYCM Insurance.

The auditorium will feature area experts presenting topics that directly impact your health and safety.

The American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive. Please contact the Otsego County Department of Health to schedule your appointment to save a life/donate.

For more information or to become a sponsor of this event, please visit the event website:, email Laura Bryant at or call 607-547-4230.

To view the flyer, click here.
For more information, click here.

2018 Canstruction 

Canstruction is a trademark charity event --
"It starts with one can.
To feed the hungry.
To lift the spirit.
To change the world.
Canstruction is committed to ending hunger by using "one can" as a catalyst for change."

How Canstruction works:
Individuals and/or teams develop a design and buy cans of food to create it (which are donated to local food pantries after the event).


Saturday & Sunday, April 7 & 8th
Canstruction structures are constructed.

Monday thru Saturday, April 9 to 14th
Canstruction on display at Southside Mall.

Sunday, April 15th - Destruct structures and sort cans by type of food.

Monday, April 16th - Hunger Coalition of Otsego County coordinates distribution of THOUSANDS of food cans to representatives from Food Pantries in the county.

"Canstruction is a lot fun! Join us so that together, "one CAN" at a time we can make a difference!"

For more information and to register your Canstruction idea, contact
Linda Drake, Executive Director, Center for Social Responsibility and Community at 607-436-2633 or email:

Go to for ideas for YOUR Canstruction creation!

To view/download the flyer, click here.

The Place is Holding a Shoe Drive 

Help The Place raise funds by donating your gently worn, used & new shoes! And please don't forget to ask your friends, family, neighbors & co-workers to donate too!

Donate through May 1, 2018.

Their goal is to collect 100 bags of shoes to support small businesses in developing nations. Called micro-enterprises, these small businesses are typically operated by one person or family & friends, depending on size.

Drop off locations:

The Place, 22 East Main St., Norwich, NY

Also: Commerce Chenango, United Church of Christ, Gibson Primary, Perry Browne Intermediate & Norwich High School

Contact: Teen Program Coordinator, Breanne Krucher
607-336-9696 X108, Email:


Love the Life you Live Wellness Expo

The Family Service Association is holding their 4th Annual wellness expo on Sunday, April 15th, 2018, from 11:00am to 3:00pm at the Foothills Performing Arts Center in Oneonta, NY.

This year their keynote speakers are the Fabulous Beekman Boys!

Fashion Show presented by Main Street Oneonta Retailers. Breakout Sessions, Door Prizes, Vendors, Raffles.

They are asking attendess to bring a hygiene item or a suggested donation of $5., which will be donated to the FSA Helping Hands Hygiene Cabinet.

For more information or to view/download the flyer, click here. 

More Community Events:


Happy April!
Invest in Skills NY Campaign
Invest in Skills NY Campaign Launched
"Workforce Development is a critical issue 
facing New York." 
Get Involved

In response to Governor Cuomo's proposed $175 million investment in workforce development in this year's State of the State address, a statewide coalition of economic & workforce development and business leaders has launched the Invest in Skills NY Campaign supporting the Governor's budget proposal.

"It is vital that the Governor and New York State Legislature ensure that this funding is secured and used in the most effective ways to give New Yorkers skill training needed to fill in-demand jobs," the Invest In Skills coalition says. 

New York employers are desperate for skilled workers - and yet thousands of New Yorkers remain unemployed or underemployed

As detailed in  New York Association of Training and Employment Professionals' (NYATEP)  State of the Workforce Report41 percent of New Yorkers have a high school diploma or less, and the young adult unemployment rate is more than double the state rate at 10.5 percent.

"New York should be a leader in workforce development," says Melinda Mack, Executive Director for NYATEP. "Each year the State puts nearly a billion dollars into economic development investments, leaving only inflexible, federal dollars to fund job training and skill development 175 million dollars is a great start and we hope it will serve as a catalyst to deeply connect job training, postsecondary skill development, and employment services in our State."

"Now is the time to have the collective voice of the business, workforce and economic development share why investing in skills can transform our labor markets statewide and increase opportunity for all New Yorkers," says the Invest in Skills coalition.

"This is an incredible opportunity to leverage momentum for this historic investment and to influence the implementation. However, without a long-term funding strategy or input from the front line of implementers this initiative will fail."

Visit to learn more about this coalition and the need to invest in workforce development and skills training as an economic priority in New York.


AAI Position Opening
American Apprenticeship Initiative (AAI) Outreach & Case Management Position Available!

Skills Needed:
-Ability to work independently and meet goals/ deadlines
- Well Organized
-Excellent communication skills with co-workers and customers
-Computer Skills

· This person will build and cultivate working relationships with l ocal schools, community agencies, parents, teacher and employers.
· Must be able to maintain meticulous records.
· This person will monitor curriculum and meet monthly with all participants in the program.
· Responsible for working closely with employers to create paid/unpaid internships over the summer and with the county summer youth programmers to ensure eligibility for youth.
· Will need to work with the Working Solutions Center (an American Job Center) to i dentify adult participants for the program and meet with those participants regularly.

This is a two year grant opportunity, full time with benefits. Salary is $30,000 annually.

Send resumes and references to:

No phone calls please.

To download the job notice, click here.
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Financial Literacy Workshop for Out-of-School Youth Program Enrollees

Financial Literacy Workshop
Out-of-School Youth Program Enrollees

Presented by Elise Glassett, Marketing Specialist, Sidney Federal Credit Union

TOPIC: Budgeting

When: Tuesday, April 24th, from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM.

Where: Sidney CDO Workforce 
21 Liberty Street, Sidney

Please register by April 10th.

To register, contact Jen Mitchell at (607) 832-5776.

$25. Incentive for Attending.

To view/download the flyer, click here
CDO Workforce has OJT Funds Available

Cost of training weighing your business down?
Use On-the-Job Training to help cover the costs!

The CDO Workforce New York One-Stop System has On-the-Job Training (OJT) Funds available. 

The OJT funding provides companies with an incentive to hire and train individuals who lack the specific skills or experience for a job

OJT is appropriate for occupations where classroom training is not suitable and for which specific job skills can be learned by a worker while engaged in useful work. 

This program is for full-time (at least 32 hours per week) employment and cannot be used for seasonal, commission, or 1099 employment opportunities.
Business OJT users apply their own methods to teach workers the new skills necessary for successful employment within their company, while the trainee is performing productive tasks

OJT contracts can be written up to $2,000 per trainee depending on amount of training provided.
For more information regarding grants and other CDO Workforce Business Services contact:  Tylena Daniels at (607)-334-2201 X 128  /  OR April Feyh at  (607)-832-5782  /
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Programs, Recruitment, Scholarships & Learning 

NY Connects

What can NY Connects do for you?

NY Connects is a state wide program. In Otsego County the NY Connects office is embedded in the Office for the Aging and their  ILC Partner is through the Catskill Center for Independence. NY Connects is the connection for clients and caregivers to long term services and supports.
  • Information and assistance to clients and caregivers of any age
  • Application assistance, they can meet in the office or in the client's home
    • Medicaid
    • SNAP applications
    • HEAP applications
    • Furnace Replacement or Repair applications
    • Medicare Savings Program Applications
    • HUD application assistance
    • Subsidized Housing Applications
    • Weatherization
    • ORHA
  • In Otsego County they can assist with Medicaid In Home Services (MIHS)
    • Client must have Community Coverage with Long Term Care Services
    • They can help to convert Medicaid to get them services if needed
    • (MIHS) can provide level 1 personal care services (No hands on care)
      • Housekeeping (sweeping, mopping, dusting, vacuuming)
      • Laundry
      • Shopping
      • Errands
      • Meal preparation
      • Cleaning Kitchen
      • Washing Dishes
      • Making and Changing Beds
  • Connect clients and caregivers to Managed Long Term Care (MLTC) plans if they need level II personal care services (including hands on care)
    • Level II care consists of:
      • Bathing
      • Grooming
      • Bathroom and/or bedpan routines
      • Walking
      • Transferring from bed to chair or wheelchair
      • Assistance with medications ordinarily self- administered on physicians orders
  • MLTC can also provide Home Delivered Meals (HDM) with an assessed need to persons of any age
  • Refer and Connect with Otsego County Mental Health Services and SPOA
    • Mental Health services
    • Care Coordination (for those with Medicaid)
  • Connect clients to the Otsego County Office for the Aging HDM program
    • Clients must be age 60 or older to receive this service
    • Frail or incapacitated due to accident or illness
    • Lacks the support of family, friends or neighbors
    • Resident of Otsego County
    • Homebound
    • Unable to prepare meals for themselves
    • Suggested donation of $3.50 per meal
    • Meals are delivered frozen, weekly to the client's home
  • Connect clients to the Otsego County Office for the Aging Expanded In-home Services for the Elderly (EISEP) program
    • Offers in home personal care services for 1-4 hours (on average) per week
    • Must be age 60 or older
    • Can not be a duplication of services already being received
    • Services cannot be accessible through another method (ie. Medicaid)
  • Connect clients to the Otsego County Office for the Aging for Personal Emergency Response System's (PERS)
    • Must have an assessed need for service
    • Must be unable to receive the services through other means
    • Must be low to moderately low income
  • Referral to Legal Aid
  • Referral to the Caregiver Respite Services through Office for the Aging
    • Client must be age 60 or older or client must have dementia or Alzheimer's
    • Caregiver must spend the majority of the day caring for client
    • Caregiver cannot be the paid provider for the respite services
  • Assistance with the OPWDD process
  • Connection to disability services
  • Connect clients to the Community First Choice Options program (CFCO)
    • Assistance with DME vendors
    • Medical and Surgical Suppliers, locally
    • Options for Non Emergent Medical Transportation
    • Home Health Care Aide
    • Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program
    • Personal Emergency Response Systems
    • Personal Care
To view/download the flyer, click here.

Call NY Connects of Otsego County (607) 547-4390 or
NY Connects of their area Independent Living Center at (607) 432-8000

Learn Something New!  

The DCMO BOCES 2018 Adult Leisure Education Course Catalog is

Although many of these courses are purely leisure, there are several that are geared toward the professional learner looking to build their resume. ( Computer, Marketing and Welding!

Chenango Campus - Norwich
Harrold Campus - Sidney Center
SIdney Memorial Library

To view/download the catalog, click here.

Any New York State resident, 19 years of age or older , who does not yet have a high school diploma or equivalent diploma can take the HSE (High School Equivalency) test .  

DCMO BOCES has opportunities for you to take the exam throughout 2018 .

Applications are due by the Friday before the scheduled exam date. Applications must be complete and signed and include a copy of the tester's state-issued photo ID (valid NYS driver's license)

For more more information and test dates, click here
Download the application here.

DCMO BOCES can help!

Classes will be given throughout the Spring, 2018 , at the Chenango Campus in Norwich, NY , and at the Harold Campus in Sidney Center , NY .


Registrations may be taken via phone using VISA or Master Card by calling:
(607) 335-1210.

Checks or Money Orders may be mailed to:
((Please call to make sure the class is available before sending payment.))
6678 County Road 32
Norwich, NY 13815

Class size is limited.
Classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment.
Please refer to refund policy on the DCMO BOCES Website.
If you are late to the classes, you will not be admitted.
Class dates are subject to change.

To view the schedule and/or download the registration form, click here

Bassett Healthcare Partnership for Nursing Opportunities Program     

The Partnership for Nursing Opportunities Program allows students to complete their associate degree in nursing through SUNY Delhi. Following completion of the first year at SUNY Delhi, the student may secure employment as a Patient Care Assistant 2. Upon completion of the second year, the student/employee will earn an Associate of Science in Nursing and will be eligible for licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse.

The Bassett - Hartwick College program is designed for Registered Professional Nurses interested in earning a Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing degree while working. RNs will work 12-hour shifts each week at Bassett Healthcare and receive two days of on-site nursing instruction by Hartwick College faculty at Bassett. Following completion of two full calendar years, the Registered Nurse will earn a BS.

Full tuition support is provided to the eligible employee/student in either program with a payback commitment following program completion. Bassett is currently seeking candidates for entry into the SUNY Delhi and Hartwick College at Bassett Medical Center.

For more information, please contact:
Patricia Davis, RN
Project Coordinator for the Partnership for Nursing Opportunities Program
(607) 547-3166

For more information, please visit their website.

NYS Kinship Navigator Services  assists individuals who are caring for relatives or friends' children and need financial help, have legal questions, or have concerns about the care of the children

Contact Kinship Care at 607-454-6463 or visit

For more information, click here.

College Scholarship Program for Child Care Workers

The NYS Child Welfare Worker Incentive Scholarship Program grants awards for child welfare workers employed at voluntary not-for-profit child welfare agencies licensed by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS)

Recipients must agree to live in NYS and work at a voluntary not-for-profit child welfare agency licensed by OCFS for 5 years after graduation, and can use the award to get an associate's, bachelor's or graduate degree.

For more information, click here
Ed2Go:  Online courses are open to everyone!  

You don't have to be a student to enroll. 
No prerequisites required for most courses

For additional information, contact the Career & Business Development office at 607-746-4545 or register online: 

Full catalog can be found at:

DCMO BOCES offers Pre-Employment Security Guard Training 

This is a great training for a person seeking entry level employment as a Security Guard. 

The 8-Hour Pre-Employment Security Guard Training provides an introduction to the Security Guard Act of 1992, the role of a Security Guard, legal powers and limitations, emergency situations, communications and public relations, access control, ethics and conduct, and course review

An examination will be given

When you successfully complete this 8-hour course and pass the exam you will receive an official course completion certificate.

CLASS COST - $60.00

Materials / Supplies
All supplied. Please bring snack/meal and beverage to class.

When: Saturday, May 5th

Where: Harrold Campus BOCES
270 Boces Drirve
Sidney Center, NY
Paid registrations are required one week before the class start date. Materials and supplies are payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Classes with low enrollment will be canceled. See the enrollment and cancellation policy at:

To Register:
Call: 607-335-1210 (Pay with Credit Card)
On-line: Download form at

For Questions,

To find out more about this class, or to view or download the flyer: click here.

For more information about Security Guard Training at DCMO BOCES, click here.

Bicycling Skills 123 
for Youth

Otsego Regional Cycling Advocates will be sponsoring 2 bicycle safety classes for youth:

In Milford at Milford Central School. on  April 21st, from 9 AM to 1 PM (registration required by April 13th)

In Cooperstown at Clark Sports Center, on May 11th , from 3 PM to 7 PM (registration required by May 4th).  

The class will follow the "Bicycling Skills 123" curriculum established by the League of American Bicyclists (LAB) and will be taught by a local League-Certified instructor. Both classroom time and time on bikes are included in this course. Snacks will be provided during a scheduled break.

Cost of the class is a suggested $30 donation per registered participant and the maximum number of participants will be limited to 15.

We strongly encourage that participants younger than 14 years be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Each participant must provide their own working bicycle and helmet.

See the attached flyers for more information and how to register:

For any questions, please contact Martha Clarvoe at 607-293-6654.


Unadilla Valley Central School hosts a Reach Workcamp

From July 8 to July 21, 2018, Unadilla Valley Central School will be hosting a Reach Workcamp to benefit our community.

The focus of Reach Workcamps is to organize and operate home repair programs for elderly, disabled, and low income households who are unable to do the needed work

Repairs can include painting, roofing, improvement of decks and porches, building wheelchair ramps, and flooring.

Reach utilizes middle and high school students to achieve their objective. The students are members of youth groups who travel to camps from all over the United States. While at camp, students also participate in activities that build community, self-esteem, and encourage spiritual growth.

Repairs will be made to qualifying homes in approximately a 20 mile radius of the Unadilla Valley Central School. The s chool will host up to 500 adults and youth each week. With this level of participation, 1 00 to 120 homes will be impacted.
If you wish to have a crew come to your home for painting or repairs, please print and fill out the form below. All information provided is confidential. Homes will be inspected by Reach to determine if the students are able to accomplish the work. All youth are supervised by an adult and each work site has a professional assigned to trouble shoot.
Reach is considering applications in the order they are received. Please send your form as soon as possible. Applications need to be received by May 1, 2018

Send to:
Cathy Smith
3382 State Highway 8
South New Berlin, NY 13843
For more information, contact Cathy at 607-859-2968.

To print the application, click here
To view/print the flyer, click here.

To learn more about Reach Workcamps, go to

Free Parenting Classes - "The Manual the hospital forgot to give parents."

Chenango County's Parent Project® & Loving Solutions® are offering free ten-week parenting classes. 

Chenango County's Parent Project
For parents of children ages 12-17 years.
  • Never argue again w/ your child 
  • Improve school attendance and performance
  • Prevent or intervene in alcohol and other drug use
  • Find resources to help
Classes Start: April 5, 2018, from 6-9pm @ Norwich YMCA
To Register: 
Call (607) 337-1547 or email
For more information, visit
To view/download the flyer, click here.

Loving Solutions
For parents of children ages 5-10 years.
  • Learn how to never argue with your child again
  • Improve school performance
  • Stop unwanted behaviors
  • Answers for parents of children diagnosed with ADD/ADHD
Classes Start: April 4, 2018,  Wedbesdays from 6-8pm @ DSS Administrative Building, 5 Court St., Norwich, NY
Must Pre-register: 607-337-1547.  Email
To view/download the flyer, click here.  

To download a referral form for either program, click here

ONC Offers Spring 2018
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Training

They are also accepting applications for their 2018-2019 Practical Nursing program.  

They can also run a CNA-HHA Transition class if there is a need in the community.

All classes are held at 31 Center Street (former Oneonta elementary school) in Oneonta, NY.

CNA (Certified Nurse Assistant) - Registration open
Starting April 3, 2018
Lecture - Tuesday - Friday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Clinicals - (6:30 am - 2:30 pm)
120 hours (90 classroom instruction & 30 clinical)

PN (Practical Nursing) - Registration open
10 month full time program
September 2018 - June 2019
$ 11,225* (includes tuition, books, uniforms, medical equipment and graduation fees) *fee is subject to change for the 2018-2019 SY

For more information contact:
Regina M. Pasa RN, BS
Practical Nursing and Adult Health Services Coordinator
ONC BOCES Adult CNA / HHA Program
31 Center Street, 3rd Floor
Oneonta, NY 13820
phone: (607) 431-2304

To view/download the flyer, click here

Job Fair coming in April  - Exhibitor Space Available! Exhibitor Space Deadline to register is April 9th.  

The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to be sponsoring the 2018 Job Fair on Saturday, April 14, 2018. at the Fox Care Center.

Where: Foxcare Center
1 Fox Care Drive
Oneonta, NY

For registration information or to download the registration form, click here

If you have any questions, please contact Karen Laing at (607) 267-4010 ext. 104.

Safe Dates - Adolescent Dating Abuse Prevention Training

Safe Dates is a middle school and/or high school or community program designed to help students understand differences between healthy and 
unhealthy or abusive relationships.

Research demonstrated that adolescents who received the Safe Dates program reported from 56% to 92% less dating violence victimization and perpetration than those in a control group even four years after the program.

About Safe Dates Training: This interactive training supports implementation of the Safe Dates program with fidelity. 

Participants learn information about dating violence and prevention and experience key components of the program. 

Who Should Attend: Middle School Teachers ▪ High School Teachers ▪ Special Education Educators ▪ Health Coordinators and Educators ▪ Community Educators ▪ Curriculum Specialists ▪ School Counselors ▪ Pupil Personnel ▪ Pre-Service Students ▪ Dignity Act Coordinators ▪ Interested Others

Where and When: The training will be held from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.

May 1, 2018 - YMCA, 68 North Borad Street, Norwich, NY

Cost: The professional development opportunity is offered at no cost. Training and all program materials will be provided. A light lunch is included.

Please register early to ensure a place, but no later than April 23, 2018.

For more information about the program and registration, click here

Job Fair Coming in May! Exhibitor Space Available! 

The CDO WorkForce, in conjunction with the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce and DCMO BOCES, is hosting a Job and Resource Fair on Wednesday, May 23 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm at DCMO BOCES Harrold Campus in Masonville

Employers will be connected to a viable workforce consisting of recent high school and college graduates as well as adults who are eager to obtain employment
Present information about your company and job openings.
Be prepared to interview applicants, accept resumes, and offer advice about how to prepare for employment with your company.
Event promotion will be targeted to recent college and high school graduates, as well as job-seeking adults.

For information, contact:

Ray Pucci,  President,  Delaware County Chamber of Commerce
5 1/2 Main Street
Delhi, NY 13753

JOB Seekers - Save the Date!
Article: How Employees with Autism can Make Businesses Better
7 Ways Employees With Autism 
Can Make Businesses Better

"There is roughly  80 percent unemployment among autistic people.  In our six years of experience in building Rising Tide Car Wash, we've learned one simple truth: this has nothing to do with the capabilities of people on the autism spectrum and everything to do with how society views autism: as a  disability  that requires sympathy, instead of a valuable form of diversity. In fact, there are a variety of significant ways individuals on the autism spectrum can help businesses beat their competition..."

To read the complete article, click here

Link shared at the request of Alan Sessions, Disability Resource Coordinator (DRC) for the  Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) grant in Oneonta. 
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State-of-the-Art Training Space Available in Oneonta
Regional Workforce Training Center
Training Space Available!

Boasting state-of-the-art technological capabilities, the Regional Workforce Training Center is located at the Otsego Chamber / Otsego Now offices on the fifth floor of 189 Main Street in downtown Oneonta

The Center is an initiative of the County of Otsego IDA, with a mission to make connections with regional employers to assess their staffing needs, develop training programs to meet those needs, and market those programs in the community. 

The Training Center is fully equipped with the latest smart technology, and the Center will be able to help employers and workers meet their training needs

The Training Center offers the following facilities:

Small Group/Media Room
Small group workspaces for independent or class work; seating for four workgroups.
Flexible space allows for use as small groups space or speaker/audience setup.
55" display, full HD, HDMI capacity, USB, wireless HDMI capability for computer-based  slide presentations, access to web-based content, including online streamed television  viewing.

Huddle Room
Small group workspace with dry erase whiteboard for planning and capturing idea flow.

Seminar Room
Seminar/meeting space with seating for nine.
Multiple dry erase white boards around the room to capture idea flow.
LCD Projector and dry erase white board with computer-based slide presentation, web based content access, print from screen and marker-free white board capabilities.
Comfortable lounge for informal meeting space.

Training Center Lounge
Lounge space with beverage center (coffee, tea, hot chocolate).
Individual and group workspaces, social groupings in lounge.
55" display, full HD, HDMI capacity, USB, wireless HDMI capability for computer-based slide presentations, access to web-based content, including online streamed television viewing.

Training Center Classroom
12-seat capacity formal classroom.
MacBook Pro laptop computers capable of running either Windows 7 or Apple OS; accessories include mice and headsets for each laptop.
Collaborative whiteboarding and projection system with screen capture and save,  computer-based slide presentation, web-based content access, print from screen, and  marker-free white board capabilities.

Businesses and agencies seeking training space are encouraged to contact Barbara Ann Heegan at the Otsego Chamber of Commerce (607-267-4010) for information about utilizing the training facilities.
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 12 Dietz Street   Oneonta, NY 13820