Presidents' Day - Monday, February 19th.
All CDO Workforce offices will be closed on Presidents' Day.
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
Heather Schaap, BEAM Outreach Coordinator,
Earns Master's Degree
he BEAM program is proud to announce
that their Chenango County Outreach Coordinator, Heather Schaap, has earned her Master's Degree in Science in Human Services, with a concentration in Organizational and Social Services from Kaplan University.
She graduated in December with honors, after carrying a 4.0 GPA throughout.
Success Story: BEAM Students make Dean's List
Students enrolled in the
Bridge to Employment and Academic Marketplace) program made the Dean's List for the Fall semester at
Morrisville State College - Norwich Campus.
Eric Foster, GPA: 3.53
Kori Gage, GPA: 3.25
Chasity Viele, GPA: 3.38
Incentive Deadline is Approaching
If you have an
apprenticeship program, time is
running out to
take advantage of a
major incentive from New York State.
Applications are being accepted through
March 30, 2018, for
The New York State Apprenticeship Expansion Grant, which can
offer up to $5,000 per apprentice for
training and/or associated costs.
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.
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.
Norwich CDO Workforce Youth Program holds Work Ethic Training
Norwich CDO Workforce Youth Program
"Bring Your A-Game to Work," work ethics training.
training was held on
January 9th & 12th.
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!
19 years of age or older?
Do you live
Oneida, Herkimer, Madison, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, Broome, Tioga or Tompkins Counties?
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
Call 607-432-4800 x 109
for more information about
enrolling in the BEAM Program.
The CDO Workforce Local Plan is available for Public Comment
Chenango-Delaware-Otsego (CDO) Workforce Local Plan
, July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2021, is
posted on our website
available for public comment
access the plan
related documentation, click here.
Have you checked out the new CDO Workforce Website?
is chock-full of
We even have a blog to announce
breaking CDO news
in or near
Chenango, Delaware & Otsego counties
Please be sure to check out our new site-- and let customers know about this great resource!
We are trying to beef up our Social Media presence!
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We've always got a lot of
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Save the Date! 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.
Leatherstocking Collaborative Health Partners, Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield, and NYCM Insurance
, the Department will bring together
area resources and experts
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
topics that directly impact your health and safety
American Red Cross
will be holding a
. Please contact the
Otsego County Department of Health
to schedule your appointment to save a life/donate.
For more information
become a sponsor
of this event, please
visit the event website: www.LHEOtsego.com
Laura Bryant at firstname.lastname@example.org
To view the flyer, click here.
For more information, click here.
2018 Canstruction coming in April!
n is a trademark
"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
buy cans of food
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
register your Canstruction idea
Linda Drake, Executive Director, Center for Social Responsibility and Community
YOUR Canstruction creation
To view/download the flyer, click here.
American Apprenticeship Initiative (AAI) Outreach & Case Management position available!
work independently and
meet goals/ deadlines
-Excellent communication skills with co-workers and customers
· 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.
No phone calls please.
|NYATEP 2018 State of the State Summary
NYATEP says this is a Good Year for
(New York Association of Training & Employment Professionals)
provided an overview of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 2018 State of the State.
we do not just have good news this year,
we have great news," says
"This is a good year for workforce development. The workforce field got a number of wins that we have been advocating for over the past five years - that will need our collective feedback and support over the next few months."
NYATEP proactively worked behind the scenes throughout the spring and summer with key stakeholders and the Governor's office to influence the workforce initiatives presented as part of the Governor's State of the State proposals.
"This, combined with the efforts of our countless members and partners out in the field every day, talking to their legislators about what works - is what made the difference this year." ...
"We have a win, now we need to advocate."
To read NYATEP's State of the State summary, click here
o read or download
full 2018 State of the State book
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.
Programs, Recruitment, Scholarships & Learning
Are you Interested in a Career in Manufacturing?
Sidney CDO Workforce is offering a FREE Manufacturing Basics Class!
five-day Manufacturing Basics
class will be taught by
Broome Community College.
Where: Sidney CDO Workforce, 21 Liberty Street, Sidney, NY
When: February 5th - February 9th
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Learn blueprint reading, shop math, measuring devices, hand tool usage, quality overview, communication skills and technical writing skills.
Meet with area manufacturers at the completion of the class.
For more information or to sign-up, please call Maggie Gilbert at 607-832-5776.
Learn Something New!
The DCMO BOCES 2018 Adult Leisure Education Course Catalog is
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
Did you know that DCMO BOCES offers health careers training?
Health Occupations program
Orientation Week from
Tuesday, February 20th through Friday, February 23rd.
Orientation Week, people i
nterested in learning more about the
health occupation courses can
visit the classrooms, meet with health occupations staff and
benefit from a face to face orientation meeting.
Appointments are available from
10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
schedule an appointment call our
Health Occupations Coordinator Heather Montgomery, RN, BSN at
Programs start in February!
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
opportunities for you
take the exam throughout 2018
Applications are due by the Friday before the scheduled exam date. Applications must be complete
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.
Need a 5-Hour PRE-LICENSING COURSE?
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
You must PRE-REGISTER AND PRE-PAY $50.
may be taken
via phone using VISA or Master Card
Checks or Money Orders may be mailed to:
((Please call to make sure the class is available before sending payment.))
DCMO BOCES Adult Ed.
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.
WALK-IN'S WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.
BRING PERMIT, PEN, SNACK & BEVERAGE.
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
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.
College Scholarship Program for Child Care Workers
NYS Child Welfare Worker Incentive Scholarship Program
awards for child welfare workers employed
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.
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: http://www.ed2go.com/delhi/
Full catalog can be found at:
DCMO BOCES is offering Security Guard Training at 3 levels
- 8-hr. Pre-Employment Security Guard Training
- 16-hr. Security Guard Training (prerequisite is the 8-hr. Pre-employment)
- 8-hr. Annual Update for Security Guards
The first class is scheduled for
Sat., Feb. 24th, from
8:00 am-4:00 pm at the
Chenango Campus, in Norwich. The
cost is $60.00.
This is a great training for a person seeking entry level employment as a Security Guard.
requires a minimum enrollment and
class may be cancelled if that
number is not met.
Notary Public Exam Preparation Workshop
When: Tues., March 20th at 9:00 AM
15 S Broad St., Norwich, NY
will prepare you for the
NYS exam and
provides a comprehensive view of the
Notary Public office.
Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Seats
will be filled on a
first-come, first-serve basis.
$75. - Chamber members
$100. - Non-Members/ General Public
Cost does not include NYS notary exam fee.)
U.S Care Systems Recruitment
Personal Care Aides (PCA) wanted - Free Training Offered!
two forms of ID and
Information for completing an application to:
US Care, 296 Chestnut St., Oneonta NY 13820,
If you are compassionate, dependable, and interested in making a difference in the lives of others, consider joining our team.
Personal Care Aides are needed for
full-time & part-time positions.
Job openings are
Chenango, Delaware, & Otsego areas.
PCA Duties: To provide assistance with personal hygiene, dressing, eating, meal preparation and nutritional support. Performs light household tasks in order to maintain client's health and safety in their residence.
Requirements for Personal Care Aide: Pass physical exam, Immunization record, References - Pass Background Check & Drug Screen - high school diploma or equivalent. Reliable transportation to clients' residences is helpful.
Free Training dates: February 5 - 8 and 12 - 14, 8am to 4pm in Oneonta.
Stafkings Healthcare Systems Recruitment
When: Tuesday, February 6, 2018
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: CDO Workforce 1 O'Hara Dr. Norwich
Bring a resume and
be prepared to complete an application.
Reservations preferred. Walk-ins are welcome
PCAs and HHAs
Positions are throughout Chenango County. Employees will enjoy flexible schedules, benefits, referral bonuses, and bi-monthly incentives. Come see us and become a part of our growing team.
Call (607) 334-2201 ext. 127 for more information regarding the specific position requirements and to schedule an interview time.
Free Manufacturing Basics Program will be offered in March!
SUNY Broome Community College is offering a
free Manufacturing Basics Training program, funded by a
NYS Department of Labor grant, to be held at the
Otsego Chamber of Commerce, Oneonta, NY.
training program is
two weeks long and
begins March 5th - 16th.
training components cover
a number of areas identified by
local companies as a
"plus" to being hired by their companies.
Successful completion of this
two week program guarantees set-aside interview time with
manufacturing companies at a job fair following the training
If you are
interested in participating in this training
please contact Tylena at
(607) 334-2201, ext. 128 at the
Norwich CDO Workforce NY Center or
Deb Barton at
(607) 432-4800, ext. 115 at the
Oneonta CDO Workforce NY Center.
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