Chenango-Delaware-Otsego County Workforce

January 2018
In This Issue
Quick Links
CDOWorkforce website
CDO Workshops

Visit our online calendar to see our upcoming workshops!

January Holidays

Happy New Year!! 
All CDO Workforce Offices will be CLOSED on New Year's Day, Monday, January 1st.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 
Monday, January 15th

The Oneonta CDO Workforce Office will be  CLOSED on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. All other CDO Workforce offices will be open.

Program Events & News
Delhi CDO Workforce Visits new Delhi Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

Maggie Gilbert, Assistant Director Delhi CDO Workforce, and Fred Barkalow, Delhi CDO Workforce Career Counselor, recently attended an Open House for the new Delhi Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. 

The Delhi CDO Workforce office  has been the conduit for all applications, and they assisted with recruiting and the interview process.

The nearly 127,000-square foot facility replaces Countryside Care Center, which was closed by the NY Department of Health in 2012. 

At full capacity, the facility will be home to 176 residents and 70 employees

Sixty percent of the rooms are private, and there are large rooms for family gatherings and public meetings, as well as rehabilitation spaces and therapy rooms. 

The Center, designed to be part of the community, will open once it receives approval from the Health Department

Fred Barkalow,  Delhi CDO Workforce Career Counselor


Photos courtesy:
Maggie Gilbert


AAI holds a breakfast/panel discussion in honor of National Apprenticeship Week

In celebration National Apprenticeship Week, held during the month of November, and to highlight AAI's (American Apprenticeship Initiative) recent accomplishments, AAI hosted a breakfast and panel discussion on Dec. 8th, 2017, at Hotel Utica in Utica, N.Y. 

Some 45 people attended.  Some of the companies present included: Advanced Tool, Square 1 Coating, BNY Mellon, Tooling U, Fuller Tools, BNP Machining, MO BOCES, CTM Corp, JMA Wireless, MACNY, and OHM BOCES.

People got to mingle and listen to the panel discuss apprenticeships in New York State, and also had the opportunity to  ask questions or address concerns they may have.  

Mike Choquette, Revere Copper; Moderator Tim Thomas, MVCC; Nick Gratch, NYS DOL; John Pinard, Diemolding; Will Hook, Diemolding; Lisa Barbano, Oneida Molded Plastics; Rikk Masters, Oneida Molded Plastics

Photos Courtesy:
Nate Crossett

AAI adds more Apprentices & Companies

AAI is now working with  44 companies,  with a total of  165 apprentices!  

Did you know that AAI has a newsletter? If you would like to receive the bi-monthly newsletter, please email Jodi Delapaz, 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 Workforce News
The CDO Workforce Local Plan is available for Public Comment

The Chenango-Delaware-Otsego (CDO) Workforce Local Plan, July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2021, is posted on our website and available for public comment.  

To access the plan and related documentation, click here 

T o make a comment, please  click here.

Have you checked out the CDO Workforce Website?

Our new website is chock-full of great resources for job seekers and businesses

We even have a blog to announce breaking CDO news, job fairsjob opportunities, training, workshops and other events in or near Chenango, Delaware & Otsego counties.

Please be sure to check out our new site-- and let customers know about this great resource!

Social Media
We are trying to beef up our social media presence!

Please ask your friends to follow us on Twitter:

And to
'Like' our page on



Happy January!
Workforce Development Board: DRC Position Opening


The Workforce Development Board is seeking a Systems Change Agent to work as a Disability Resource Coordinator in Otsego County under our Disability Employment Initiative ( Youth Project.

The candidate will have disability and workforce-related knowledge, skills, experience (including experience with the employment of individuals with disabilities and the public workforce system's challenges in effectively serving them), and abilities that can be applied to i mplementing project design. Must be knowledgeable about career pathways systems and programs.

The ideal candidate, is a teacher, a mentor, and a bridge builder.
Individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please send resumes & references to

For more information about the position, click here.
_____________________ _______________________

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.
_____________________ _______________________

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

Programs, Recruitment, Scholarships and Learning

Did you know that DCMO BOCES offers health careers training?

Train for a rewarding career in one of the fastest growing occupations... DCMO BOCES health care careers training can help you open new doors to employment with rewarding and lucrative entry level wages.

To learn more, click here or call 607-335-1210.

DCMO BOCES Adult Education programs prepare students for immediate job placement! 

In most cases, adults can prepare for a rewarding career in ten months or less

State-of-the-art classrooms provide adult learners with learning experiences that are r elevant to the job.

To browse the many programs available-- and t ake your first step towards a new career, 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 i nclude a copy of the tester's state-issued photo ID (valid NYS driver's license). 

For more more information and test datesclick 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 formclick here

Important Deadlines for area Educational & Training Providers 

Immediately Apply for SUNY Delhi Spring Classes. January 22, 2018 Classes Begin at SUNY Delhi. For SUNY Delhi Admissions contact 607-746-4550 or E-mail: or visit:

Immediately Apply: SUNY Broome. Admission Counselors are available on Wednesdays between 2 pm- 6 pm. SUNY Broome Walk-in Hours:  just stop by the Admissions Office located in the Wales Building, room 102Wednesdays, 2 pm - 6 pm: Speak with an Admissions Counselor for information on entrance requirements and your next steps. Also:  4 pm- 4:45 pm for Campus Tours.  For more Admissions information call: 607-778-5001 or E-mail: Broome classes start: January 29, 2018.

Immediately Apply: ONC BOCES' CNA (Certified Nurse Assistant) Program - Classes start January 9 to February 16, 2018, Lecture - Tuesday - Friday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm, Clinicals - February 6  to 9 (6:30 am - 2:30 pm), 120 hours (90 classroom instruction & 30 clinical). Cost: $1650.  For more information contact: Regina M. Pasa RN, BS,  ONC BOCES Adult CNA / HHA Program, 31 Center Street, 3rd Floor, Oneonta, NY 13820, phone: (607) 431-2304.

Immediately Apply: DCMO BOCES (Norwich & Sidney Center) Upcoming trainings, dates to be announced: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) & Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) trainings, call for information: 607-335-1210.
Immediately Apply: Morrisville College Norwich Campus' Spring Semester, First Day of Norwich Classes: Monday, January 15, 2018. For Admissions and more information, contact Norwich Campus. Phone: (607) 334-5144, Email:

On-Going Admissions at the Oneonta Job Corps Academy, 16 to 24 year olds can learn a trade, plus high school diploma in a vocational field, which include Automotive and Machine Repair, Construction, and Healthcare occupations. Students can attend as a resident or commuter. Transportation provided in a 10 mile radius of the Center. For more information, call 607-431-1445/1446.

January 5, 2018 - Application Priority Date for Empire State College, Spring II Term: March 12 - June 29, 2018. Visit for information.

January 13, 2018, 10:00am - 12:00pm Herkimer College Information Session, Location: Robert McLaughlin College Center (RMCC). Event Type: Admissions.  Learn about their academic programs, student life, athletics, and more!  Representatives from the Admissions and Financial Aid Offices will provide a presentation at 10:00 AM, with a campus tour to follow. To schedule an appointment, call (315) 866-0300, ext. 8278 or email Herkimer classes begin January 18, 2018.

To download this information, click here

Springbrook Recruitment at CDO Workforce 

When: Thursday, January 4th, from 10 am to Noon 

Where: CDO Workforce, 12 Dietz St., in Oneonta


Assistant Program Manager
Assistant House Manager
Residence Counselors
Shared Aides
Administrative Assistants
RNs and LPNs
Special Education Teacher
Speech Therapist and more...

No Appointment Necessary!  
Dress for success & bring plenty of resumes.

For More Information call 607-432-4800.

To download the flyer, click here

To learn more about Springbrook and see other job opportunities available at Springbrook, click here

U.S Care Systems Recruitment

Personal Care Aides (PCA) wanted -  Free Training Offered 

Bring two forms of ID and Information for completing an application to:
US Care, 296 Chestnut St., Oneonta NY 13820
or call 607-432-9355.

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 positionsJob openings are available in 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.

To download the flyer, 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

If a customer mentions that are caring for someone else's children you can suggest that they 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:   Our Online courses are open to everyone!  You don't need 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 may be found at:


CDO Workforce Youth Services Program

Are you (or do you know someone) between the  ages of 16-24 and:
  • Need a High School Equivalency Diploma?
  • Need to Build Employment Skills?
  • Need A Job?
We can help!  
The  CDO Workforce Youth Services Program is an employment focused program for those needing assistance to get and keep a good job-- AND receive financial rewards as you complete steps to reach your employment goals!
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
Call 607-432-4800 x 109 or e-mail: for more information about enrolling in the BEAM Program.

We have access to more than a dozen local organizations to help you improve your skills set, from basic literacy to vocational and occupational training to degree-granting college programs.

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CDO Workforce Career Center| (607) 432-4800  |
 12 Dietz Street   Oneonta, NY 13820