Chenango-Delaware-Otsego County Workforce

February 2019
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CDO Workforce Hours - Presidents' Day

Monday, February 18, 2019

All CDO Workforce offices are closed on Presidents' Day.

"Happiness depends more upon the internal frame of a person's own mind, than on the externals in the world." 
--George Washington

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 Workforce 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.

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

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.

* 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 your employment rights as protected under the Americans With Disabilities Act. Discussion will include your right to choose if you want to disclose your disability, when to disclose, how to disclose, and how to request an accommodation.

Are you interested in Civil Service but confused by the process? Learn how to locate job openings and listings for local cities, counties, and NYS. Receive test-taking tips and advice on preparing for an exam, review sample exam questions, obtain applications, fee waivers and cross-filer forms as well as 55a/b/c information.

Are you prepared? Receive information on how to prepare for an upcoming job fair.

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

NYS Tax Credits Available for  Eligible Businesses 
The New York Youth Jobs Program, formerly called New York Youth Works, encourages businesses to hire unemployed, disadvantaged youth, ages 16 to 24, who live in New York State. This program helps make it easier for youth to find a job and career training path

For program year 2019, businesses can earn tax credits of up to $7,500 for eligible youth starting work between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019
Businesses in Chenango, Delaware or Otsego County who would like to participate in this program must apply before November 30, 2019.

If you are interested in participating in this program, please contact:
Debbie Bender, Business Services Representative
New York State Department of Labor, Div. of Employment and Workforce Solutions
CDO Workforce Oneonta
12 Dietz St., Oneonta, NY
607-432-4800 Ext. 101
CDO Workforce Program & Partner News

Mark Your Calendars
We've got a lot happening at CDO Workforce - 
You're Invited!

  • February 5 2019 10am-1pm MANPOWER-Norwich CDO
  • February 7 2019 8:30am-1pm NURSE CONNECTION-Oneonta CDO
  • February 15 2019  11am-2pm COMMUNITY OPTIONS-Norwich CDO
  • February 19 2019  9am-12pm STAFKINGS-Norwich CDO
  • February 6 2019 5pm-8pm  ONC BOCES Milford 
  • February 23 2019 11am-2pm AO Fox Care Healthcare/Human Services Job Fair 
  • March 7 Springbrook Recruitment (Oneonta Campus)
  • March 13 The Otesaga Hotel Recruitment (at The Otesaga)
If you would like more information on any of these events, please contact Debbie Bender, 607-432-4800, ext. 101,


Daily Star Article: "Chamber Connections: 
Job fair can offer students career tips"

"The Otsego County Chamber believes that retaining young people in our region after they graduate, either for employment or post-secondary education, is critical to the economic vitality of our region."
--Barbara Ann Heegan, President/CEO, Otsego County Chamber of Commerce

To read the article in The Daily Star, click here

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CDO Workforce Success Story

This month we would like to celebrate a new beginning at the start of a new year with one of our customers.  

She is a 27 year old single Mom of a 5 year old girl.  She started employment with a local grocery store as a cashier in mid-January.  If you were to ask her twelve months ago if she would be interested in doing cashier work she would have responded with a bold "No." 

Through a Work Experience Placement (WEP) assignment she developed the skills, and more importantly, the confidence to operate a cash register and cash handling.  

She also developed customer service skills through her WEP.  She attended her WEP assignment by utilizing the supportive services offered.  

She used her job search skills and job search planning skills developed through counseling at CDO Workforce to attain her current position.  

She is on her way to doing some great things indeed.  With this new chapter shall come more challenges and obstacles ahead.  With transitional services offered through the CDO Workforce office she can surely face them with the same courage and determination, and her success will continue.


Submitted by Jerry Kreiner, Employment & Training Counselor at Norwich CDO Workforce

Doing your own Taxes?
Public computers will be available for people to prepare their own taxes at area CDO Workforce offices from 8:30 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 12 Dietz St. in Oneonta and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 21 Liberty St. in Sidney and in Suite 3 at 1 Courthouse Square in Delhi.


Meet Carol Miller, AM&T's New Executive Director

The Alliance for Manufacturing & Technology (AM&T) is pleased to announce Principal Consultant, Carol Miller, has been hired as the AM&T's Executive Director. Effective January 21, 2019, Carol succeeded retiring Executive Director, Jim Cunningham, who worked at AM&T for nearly 20 years and held the Executive Director position since 2016. 
Carol joined AM&T as a consultant in 2004. She has helped clients achieve millions in impact through the application of Lean Thinking Principles and Manufacturing Operations Excellence. 

Carol has extensive knowledge of the Southern Tier's manufacturing sector and has a proven track record of success. Carol looks forward to working closely with AM&T's clients, stakeholders, and partners. As the Executive Director, Carol will build on AM&T's past successes and lead the organization to customize and expand its services to better serve the manufacturing community.  
Carol has a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from SUNY Buffalo, and a M.S. in Management of Technology from Polytechnic University. She is a member of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) and holds various professional and industry certifications. 
Carol can be contacted at or 607-237-8031. 

Photo courtesy AM&T

Are you a worker with disabilities who is finding it difficult with finding work in your career field? Find resources and information to support your successful employment at the Career One Stop website.

Whether your disability is visible or not, or a recent change or a long-term condition, your participation in the workforce is in demand.

Did you know that the Career One Stop website has information and resources to move your job search and career forward?

Visit the Career One Stop website to find out about:
  • Defining disability and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Gain skills
  • Job search
  • Interviews
  • Disclosing a disability
  • Job accommodations
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
If you need individualized assistance or local labor market information, your nearest CDO Workforce Center can help!

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 (DRCs) 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. 
To visit our webpage, click here.


American Apprenticeship Initiative (AAI) Grant Program

Benefits of Apprenticeship:
  • Helps recruit & develop a highly skilled workforce
  • Improves productivity and the bottom line
  • Provides opportunities for tax credits & employee tuition benefits
  • Reduces turnover costs and increases employee retention
  • Creates industry driven and flexible training solutions to meet national & local needs
  • Allows workers to earn and learn at the same time
  • Up to $10,000 for On-the-Job Learning
  • We provide up to $5,000 per apprentice for related technical instruction
  • We provide up to $2,000 per apprentice for pre-apprenticeship training
The  American Apprenticeship Initiative (AAI) is building a  new sustainable regional pipelin e specific to  advanced manufacturing .

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 find out how we can help. We can help businesses set up an apprenticeship program too!

If you would like to  receive AAI's 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! 


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 
Tips For Job Seekers
Fired? Quit? Laid Off? Never Do These 3 Things

From The Motley Fool: " Answer any questions you're asked truthfully, but try to make your interview about the future. Lay out how your skills and experience make you a great candidate. Have a positive attitude, even if you just went through some negative things, and let the past be the past." To read the article, click here

CDO Workforce Social Media Sharing
Did you know that we post the latest local job openings
on our Facebook page & Twitter feed?

We also share community and partner events and news-- and breaking workforce news...

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Community Events

Volunteer Tax Assistance

Free Mass Food Distribution


Hanford Mills Museum Ice Harvest Festival

Take part in a traditional ice harvest on the frozen Mill Pond. 

Help fill the ice house, and enjoy the hot soup buffet, horse-drawn sleigh rides, ice fishing demos, ice carving, and bonfires, 

It's a day of hands-on history and winter fun. 

Buy tickets at the event: Kids 12 and under get in free; Museum members get in free. Adults and teens, $9; seniors and AAA members, $7. 


Starting a New Business Info-Session

To register, click here

2019 Camperships

Campership opportunities are available to help defray the cost of attending 4-H Camp Shankitunk.  

To find out more, click here

State of the State 2019

State of the State: 2019 Justice Agenda
"The Time Is Now"

The Constitution of New York State requires the Governor to deliver an annual message to the Legislature regarding the state of the state.

The State of the State proposals are the first step in defining the Governor's agenda in 2019.

"We created more jobs and economic opportunity in every part of the State - Upstate, Downstate, Long Island - and today we have more private sector jobs than we have ever had in history - over 8 million. Part of our agenda is that we must build on these successes."
--Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, State of the State 2019

"As part of the FY 2019 Budget, Governor Cuomo secured a historic $175 million commitment for workforce training programs in New York State. Building on the success of the bottom-up REDC model, the Governor will in the coming weeks launch a new Consolidated Funding Application for workforce investments that will support strategic regional efforts that meet businesses' short-term workforce needs, improve regional talent pipelines, expand apprenticeships, and address the long-term needs of expanding industries- with a particular focus on emerging fields with growing demand for jobs like clean energy, health technology, and computer science. Funds will also support efforts to improve the economic security of women, youth, and other populations that face significant barriers to career advancement. Governor Cuomo's new CFA for workforce development will provide essential, flexible investment in multi-faceted workforce training programs."

To read the State of the State, 2019 Justice Agenda, click here

Article: How to Actually, Truly Focus on What You're Doing
"How to Actually, Truly Focus on What You're Doing"

Does this sound familiar?:
" Here's what my browser generally looks like: work email in the left-most tab, always open. TweetDeck in the next one, always open. A few Google Docs tabs with projects I'm working on, followed by my calendar, Facebook, YouTube, this publication's website and about 10 stories I want to read - along with whatever random shiny thing comes across my desktop. (Not to mention my iPhone constantly nagging me). This is no way to work! It's awful, and my attention is divided across a dozen different things."
In a recent New York Times Smarter Living newsletter, Tim Herrera talks to Cal Newport about a concept Tim calls "Deep Work." Deep Work is a strategy for actually focusing on the things we can do and accomplish. In this interview Cal explains how to do deep work, why it matters and how we can use it in our lives. 
To see Tim's interview with Cal and to learn more about the "deep work" process, click here to read the full article.

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Career Onestop Blog: New Online Career Tool for Veterans

Career Onestop Veteran Job Matcher Online Tool

"Check out the new Veterans Job Matcher, where you can enter your military job title or code, and create a list of civilian careers that use similar skills and work experience as your military job. For each of the civilian careers on your list, you can review basic career information such as typical wages and job outlook, and you can link to job postings in your local area."

To read the blog post, click here
To go to the Veterans Job Matcher, click here
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Stafkings Recruitment at Norwich CDO Workforce


2019 Career Expo & Job Fair at ONC BOCES - FREE Transportation!

Job Seekers!! Need a ride to the Career Fair 
at ONC BOCES on February 6th? 

A&D Transportation is offering a free ride from the CDO Workforce Center, 12 Dietz Street in Oneonta to the Career Fair at ONC BOCES in Milford and back. 

Space is limited, so make reservations now, call the CDO Workforce at 607-432-4800 x 100 to reserve your seat.  

A&D Transportation's van will be leaving CDO Workforce at 5pm with the return trip at 7:00pm from BOCES. Don't forget reservations are required. 

Special thanks to  A&D Transportation for their generosity.

To view/download the event flyer, click here
For information about being an exhibitor, click here. DEADLINE for exhibitors is Feb. 1st.

Professional Skills Training

Healthcare Job Fair

Drone Pilot Training at Oneonta Job Corps

Drone Pilot Training at Oneonta Job Corps

Applications are now being accepted for the Spring 2019 Drone Pilot advanced training program
Oneonta Job Corps in partnership with Hudson Valley Community College, SkyOp, and the Sam Nader Regional Airport (formerly Oneonta Municipal Airport) is offering the second Drone Pilot advanced training class in March. Ten students will prepare for the FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot exam to become a licensed commercial drone pilot (eight of ten students passed the exam in first class).
This is a 300-hour training program that consists of the following modules:
  • Introduction to SUAS (Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems)
  • Federal Aviation Administration Remote Pilot Test
  • Hands-On DJI Phantom Training
  • Introduction to Photo & Video Drone Production
  • Understanding Autonomous Flight Uses and Applications
  • Introduction to Pix4D Graphical Information System

Eligibility - (Application attached) Students who are 18 years of age, have TABE Reading & Math scores of 580, have completed a Career Technical Trade in any field, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, are medically fit to be a pilot, and are non-smokers (Oneonta JC is a Smoke & Tobacco Free campus), are eligible to apply. Preference is given to those students in the following areas:
  • Military Pathway (Please submit ASVAB test score)
  • Information Technology
  • Security
  • Construction
Applications are due Friday, Feb. 8, 2019

To see the drone report from Goldman Sachs on market size and growth expectations, click here
Questions? - Please contact Tracie Hunt at 607-431-1440;

To see the schedule and download the application, click here

Dr. King Statewide Food Drive
CDO Workforce Invites You to Participate in the
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Food Drive

In keeping with Dr. King's legacy, this year will mark the 17th anniversary of the community service initiative, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Food Drive

CDO Workforce will join other New York State Agencies and community-based organizations helping to collect food in this statewide drive.

We hope that you will join us in making a difference, because as Dr. King said, "No one's plate should be empty."

When: Ongoing until Feb. 14, 2018

Donations from the CDO Workforce Otsego and Delaware offices will be donated to the Oneonta Food Bank (located at the Presbyterian Church on Main St.). 

Items needed:
  1. Non-perishable food items (no glass jars).
  2. They also accept pet food.
Donations from the CDO Workforce Chenango office will be donated to Roots and Wings Food Pantry (Chenango County Catholic Charities).

Items needed: 
  1. Non-perishable foods (not expired)
  2. Boxed items, mac & cheese, instant potatoes, tuna, canned meats, soups, canned veggies, peanut butter and jelly, pasta (all kinds), canned sauce, cereal, etc.
  3. Bottled juice or juice boxes
  4. Baby food
  5. Baby / children / adult diapers
  6. Personal hygiene items - pads, deodorant, etc.
Donations are greatly needed and appreciated.

To learn more about this statewide event, click here
To find the CDO Workforce office nearest you, click here

Career Pathways Program

Spotlight on Workers with Disabilities

NYS Office of Mental Health Regional Advisory Committee Meeting
To register, click here

For more information and/or assistance with registering, please contact:
Kate Hewlett, RSS Peer Specialist
(607) 433-2343,


National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

A physical disability can make it hard to use print reading materials. The NLS program from the Library of Congress can help.

NLS is a free braille and talking book library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical disability that prevents them from reading or holding the printed page. Through a  national network of cooperating libraries , NLS offers books the way you want them: in braille or audio, mailed to your door for free or instantly downloadable.

To learn more, click here

ABLE Accounts - Updates

ABLE National Resources Center Offers Updates on ABLE Accounts for Individuals with Disabilities.

ABLE Accounts, which are tax-advantaged savings accounts for individuals with disabilities and their families, were created as a result of the passage of the Stephen Beck Jr., Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014 or better known as the ABLE Act. 

The beneficiary of the account is the account owner, and income earned by the accounts will not be taxed. Contributions to the account, which can be made by any person (the account beneficiary, family and friends), must be made using post-taxed dollars and will not be tax deductible for purposes of federal taxes, however some states may allow for state income tax deductions for contribution made to an ABLE account. 

The ABLE Act limits eligibility to individuals with significant disabilities with an age of onset of disability before turning 26 years of age. If you meet this age criteria and are also receiving benefits already under SSI and/or SSDI, you are automatically eligible to establish an ABLE account. 

If you are not a recipient of SSI and/or SSDI, but still meet the age of onset disability requirement, you could still be eligible to open an ABLE account if you meet Social Security's definition and criteria regarding significant functional limitations and receive a letter of certification from a licensed physician. 

You need not be under the age of 26 to be eligible for an ABLE account. You could be over the age of 26, but must have had an age of onset before the individual's 26 birthday. 

For more information and current NEWS items please visit: and select "NEWS". 


Have you heard about the EmployAbility Pledge?

From the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities:

"New Yorkers come from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and abilities that businesses and organizations strive to reflect in their hiring practices and day-to-day operations.

One way to achieve a more inclusive business is to be accessible and embrace employment for people with disabilities.

Did you know that New York State's economy is effectively at full employment, yet 70 % of people with disabilities are unemployed? This pool of candidates represents a tremendous untapped resource of qualified employees.

Be among the first in the state to embrace people of all abilities in your workplace. Take the EmployAbility Pledge and demonstrate that your business or organization is committed to the spirit of inclusivity by employing qualified individuals with disabilities and providing everyone full opportunities to be your patrons and customers.

When you take the Pledge, you will receive a window decal and a badge for your website designating your business as one that supports inclusion. Your business or organization's name will also be listed in a press release and on the OPWDD, Employment First Commission, and other partner websites. Add your name to this list today!"

To learn more or to sign the pledge, click here
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NYSDOL:  Employment in New York State

NYSDOL Newsletter: Employment in New York State

From the New York Department of Labor  December 2018 newsletter:


Over the past year, the private sector job count in the Southern Tier rose by 1,800, or 0.8 percent, to 231,100 in October 2018. The greatest employment gains were in trade, transportation and utilities (+600), educational and health services (+500), leisure and hospitality (+500) and natural resources, mining and construction (+200). Job losses were focused in professional and business services (-200).

-- Christian Harris, Regional Analyst - 607-741-4480

To read more in the newsletter, click here
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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, Scholarships & Learning 

DCMO BOCES Adult Education  

DCMO BOCES Adult and Continuing Education programs provide Career and Technical Education training that supports workforce preparation suitable for Adult Learners

They offer 13 full-time courses ranging from Health Occupations to Welding! 

Contact them at 607-335-1210 for more information, or click here to view their course offerings.
Chenango Campus - Norwich
Harrold Campus - Sidney Center

To view/download their CDL Training flyer, click here.

The Adult Education Literacy programs at DCMO BOCES are for those 21 years of age and over. Students are assessed and offered the most appropriate program option to ensure success

Classes are offered year round, and they offer open enrollment. Free classroom instruction is offered during the day at the DCMO BOCES campus in Norwich and in the late afternoon/evening at CDO Workforce in downtown Norwich." 

Those students who qualify may also enroll in DCMO BOCES specialized Career and Technical Education (CTE) Training Programs at no cost

Visit the DCMO BOCES website at for a complete listing of CTE courses

They have recently expanded their Distance Learning Program for those students who are unable to attend regular classroom sessions. This free Home Study Program is an i ndividualized, packet-based program that is paced appropriately for each qualified student. This program is offered through both DCMO BOCES campuses (Norwich and Sidney Center) and the CDO Workforce location in Norwich

For more information, or to register, call (607)335-1210.

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:
Adult Education at ONC BOCES

Get Your HSE (GED) at

"Let ONC BOCES help you make positive changes in your life."
  • Free to those over 21
  • Study at home
  • Convenient Locations
  • Flexible hours
  • Learn at your own pace
  • Individual Instructiom
ONC BOCES also offers el ingles como segunda lengua -English as a Second Language classes!

To find out more, call 607-286-7715 or to visit their website, click here.

To view/download the flyer, click here

ONC BOCES Class B CDL License Program
Do you want to learn to drive a
dump truck? Opportunities to
make money while driving a
truck are out there for those with
the right type of license. ONC BOCES can
help you get yours.

They have a qualified driving instructor available along with their own dump
truck so that you can get the practice hours you'll need to pass the road

You just need to go to the DMV, get your permit and then go to ONC BOCES
for the practical driving experience so that you will be ready and able to
take your road test. 

They'll even schedule the road test and have their  truck
available for you to use when you're ready.

Tuition for the driver training course is $1,250. Actual driving time is flexible
and will occur at a time mutually convenient for both the student and

For more information or to inquire about enrollment, please contact Kevin
Stevens at 607.286.7715 or through email at

To view/download the flyer, click here

Free & Confidential Tutoring: Basic Reading, Writing & Math, English for Non-Native Speakers

Since 1974 Literacy Volunteers of Otsego and Delaware Counties (LVODC) has provided free and confidential help for adults who want to improve their reading, writing, math, and other basic literacy skills or wish to learn English as a second language

They match tutors with those who need basic reading and writing or language skills. Tutors and students meet at a public location and a time most convenient for them. All contact between the tutors, students and LVODC remains strictly confidential

If you would like to be tutored in one of their subject areas, or if you know an adult who would like weekly tutoring, contact Eva Davidson, Program Coordinator, at, or call her at (607) 287-0036. Visit the website at

Job Corps Will Be At Norwich CDO Workforce

Job Corps will be at Norwich CDO Workforce to meet with interested youth. 

When: Ongoing, Mondays and Tuesdays, from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM 

Where: 1 O'Hara Drive, Norwich, NY 

Job Corps offers an assortment of advanced training opportunities, and continues to offer High School Diploma, High School Equivalency and Driver's Education. There are immediate openings for young men and women, ages 16-24 years oldThis program can be the opportunity for many students who desire education but may not have the means to reach those goals.

To lean more about Job Corps or to view/download the flyer, click here

Available at Oneonta Job Corps:
  • Automotive Collision Repair & Refinish*
  • Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair*
  • Cement Masonry***
  • Certified Nurse Assistant*
  • Clinical Medical Assistant**
  • Electrical*
  • Facilities Maintenance*
  • Medical Administrative Assistant*
  • Tile Setting*
  • Advanced Training
  • Advanced Electrical*
  • Distribution Technician*
  • Electrical Overhead Line Construction**
  • Electrical Smart Meter & Instrumentation Technician**
  • Underground Residential *
Contac t Oneonta  Job Corps for more information.
21 Homer Folks Avenue
Oneonta, NY 13820
(607) 431-1446 or
(607) 431-1443
American Job Center Partner: GLOW Workforce Development Board

Read About American Job Center Partner:
 Genesee, Livingston, Orleans, Wyoming (GLOW) WDB
 in the Livingston County News

"The Genesee-Livingston-Orleans-Wyoming Workforce Development Board is one of those agencies that quietly goes about its work, and the better it does that, the closer it gets to putting itself out of business..."

To read the article: A winning combination: GLOW Workforce Development delivers both training and jobs, click here
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