June 2021
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Meet Stephanie Heiland, Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) New Project Director

A Little About Stephanie...

"I have worked for the HMO Workforce Development Board for almost 6 ½ years now, primarily on youth grants. I am really involved with the local community: Chairing the City of Utica’s Access and Inclusion Committee and being the Utica Youth Common Council Advisor. My passion lies in creating a diverse workforce that makes everyone feel like they belong and providing access to opportunities to underserved communities. I am a firm believer that diversity and equality make the world a better place for everyone.

"The Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) grant really speaks to my passions: diversifying the workforce by giving women the education, experience, and confidence to join male dominated industries. Females can work in these fields and develop a sense of self-sufficiency in being employed, while balancing their other responsibilities as well. I am excited to be the Project Director on this grant and empower other women to crush their goals!"

This program is available in Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Onondaga, Otsego, Schoharie, St. Lawrence, Tioga and Tompkins counties.

To learn more about the WANTO grant program, visit our apprenticeships webpage and contact Stephanie at sheiland@working-solutions.org or on Facebook @WANTOhmo
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Grants You May Be Eligible For
Featured Job Opportunities
Placement Coordinator Based in Oneonta - Full time for a Workforce Development Board grant-funded 4 year Information Technology & Cybersecurity Project 
Serving 9 surrounding counties in NYS. 
This position will focus on Chenango, Delaware & Otsego Counties.
Job Description: Initiate and maintain ongoing personal contacts with a variety of businesses and industry representatives and job placement/training agencies to promote the One Workforce Information Technology & Cybersecurity training grant. Make cold calls to potential employers; explain the benefits and employment support services provided by programs to employers, including addressing employer’s special needs. Research newspapers, employment agencies and other resources for job leads; locate jobs for participants who have successfully completed training in IT/Cybersecurity. Collect data from local employers related to job orders including job requirements and skills, match job skills with applicant’s qualifications; refer qualified applicants to employers and conduct necessary follow-up when applicants are in positions. Recruit participants from the Chenango, Delaware & Otsego region to support training in the IT/Cybersecurity field. Keep updated regarding job fairs and internet resources, work with the local One Stop Career Centers for workshops and training programs that participants can access. Maintain contact with employers & training providers during the participant’s employment/training and report results to appropriate staff. Provide program information to various businesses and update information as needed, provide networking opportunities between agencies to make sure participants receive all the necessary resources to be successful in their new employment, make sure program flyers are distributed into the business community to market career training opportunities.
Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Health & Dental Insurance
Employer contributed matching 401 K
Two weeks’ vacation & holidays
To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to Alan Lam: alam@working-solutions.org

Integrated Community Alternatives Network (ICAN) is hiring Kids Otsego Service Coordinators 
Job Description: Integrated Community Alternatives Network (ICAN), a Community-based WRAPAROUND provider of Social and Mental Health services with emphasis on treating the client in a family context, is currently seeking innovative and experienced applicants to fill multiple Kids Otsego Service Coordinator positions in the Kids Otsego program.
Duties & Responsibilities:
• Conducts outreach to engage clients and assist families with an understanding of agency philosophy and policies.
• Responsible to travel within the county and meet with clients within homes and schools.
• Links clients and their families to appropriate resources and services in a timely and coordinated manner.
• Assists the client and family with the development, implementation and monitoring of their individualized service plan of schedules meetings to review, revise and discuss such plans as required.
• Schedules monthly team meetings with the family, service providers and any other individuals identified as a team member.
• Acts as a liaison between client and family, agency personnel, DSS staff and other service providers as necessary and appropriate.
• Provides advocacy for the development of services and resources that do not currently exist within the community but are deemed necessary.
• Identifies and utilizes both formal and informal community supports and networks.
• Completes all required documentation in a comprehensive and timely manner as required by DSS and KO regulations including mandatory face-to-face contacts.
• Attends agency in-services, workshops and seminars as required.
• Attends family court as necessary.
• Bachelor's degree (B. A.) in human services or mental health field from four-year college or university.
• At least two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Competitive salary with excellent benefits, with a sign-on bonus opportunity. Normal work day hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm. ICAN is an equal opportunity employer.
Job Location: 197 Main St., Cooperstown, New York
Pay: $40,000.00 Yearly
Benefits: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vacation, Retirement/Pension
Hours per Week: 40 - Duration: Full Time, Regular
Driver Licenses, Including Endorsements: Class D (Operator)
To apply: Interested applicants are invited to submit a letter of interest, resume, and list of professional references at website: https://ican.family/join-our-team/

Electron Coil is hiring a Quality Control Manager in Norwich
Job Description: Working management position. Troubleshoot, maintain, repair and calibrate test equipment. Assist with product development and testing. Manage activities related to Quality Management System and AS9100 including but not limited to document and monitoring performance to AS9100 Standards through periodic audit scheduling and performance, make continuous improvements to Quality System to ensure conformance to AS9100 and other regulatory requirements. Oversee duties of inspectors, write procedures and revise as necessary. Perform First Article inspections. Skills Needed: Communication, Supervision, Electrical Background, and Ability to work in a team environment. Minimum of 2 year Degree in electronic systems or management or 5-7 years of related experience. Knowledge of computer programs such as Microsoft Excel and Word.
Job Location:
Benefits: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vacation, Sick Leave, Holidays, Retirement/Pension
Duration: Full Time, Regular
Work Days: Monday thru Friday
Shift: First (Day)
Minimum Education Required: High School Diploma
To apply, contact the employer by mail, fax or email:
Ted Clarke
141 Barr Road
Norwich, NY 13815
Fax: (607) 334-9076

Town of Maryland is hiring a Lifeguard
Job Description: The Town of Maryland is looking for a Lifeguard to staff our summer swimming program at Schenevus Lake. The program will start on July 3rd and run until Labor Day. We plan to run the program Wednesday through Sunday from noon to Six PM. Lifeguard and CPR certificates needed.
Job Location: Schenevus, New York
Pay: $20.00 - $20.00 Hourly
Hours per Week: 29
Duration: Part Time, Temporary
Work Days: Wednesday thru Sunday
Shift: Varies
Minimum Education Required: GED
To apply, contact the employer in person, by mail, by telephone, or by email:
Barton, Steven
40 Main St.
Schenevus, NY 12155
Phone: Barton, Steven (607) 638-9295
DYK that CDO Workforce has a Custom Job Search Link on our website? You can search across 6 counties by location and/or job title. (Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, Herkimer, Madison & Oneida counties.)

GO HERE and click "Search Local Job Opportunities"
Job Seekers Events & Opportunities
There is still time to sign-up for the 2021 Delaware County
Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)!

Are you between the ages of 14 and 20 and looking for a summer job? Delaware County is looking for youth who are interested in working in their own communities. This program gives young people the opportunity to earn a paycheck and learn new skills that will help them be successful in the future.

If you are a Delaware County resident, please fill out an application and return to the office no later than June 2nd.

Primary funding is based on income eligibility, however there are also job opportunities within the program for non-income eligible youth. Applications can be downloaded here or picked up at the local high school Guidance office or Sidney and Delhi CDO workforce offices. You may also call CDO Workforce and we would be happy to email or mail you an application.

Contact April Feyh for more information: april.feyh@co.delaware.ny.us
Financial Well-Being

Learn about healthy spending and savings habits at this free, live, online webinar from SEFCU Institute for Financial Well-Being.

Budgeting Basics: How to Grow Your Dough
Tuesday, June 1st - 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 7th - Noon - 1:30 p.m.
And more dates to choose from.

Keeping It Financially Green
Thursday, June 3rd - 5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Friday,  June 18th -  6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
And more dates to choose from.

FREE Self-Paced Online Skills Training

Our Metrix online skills training platform is free for all businesses and job seekers in Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, Herkimer, Madison and Oneida counties!

There are more than 5,000 self-paced courses to choose from. Some can be completed in 30 minutes or less.

This online skills training is a great opportunity for youth with disabilities and populations such as veterans, young adults, and dislocated workers to obtain work based knowledge that will make it easier to qualify and be hired for in demand jobs!

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Spotlight on Workers with Disabilities
ABLE Accounts

Check out these handy ABLE decision guides!

Have more questions about ABLE Accounts?
CDO Workforce can help!
ABLE accounts are a tax-advantaged savings account for individuals with disabilities.
Contact Disability Resource Coordinator (DRC) Alan Sessions at cdoworkforce@gmail.com or
DRC Kathy DeAngelo at deangelok@otsegocounty.com
DYK About Southern Tier Connect? 

"Southern Tier Connect (STC) is a local Care Coordination Organization (CCO) that serves 14 counties in NYS. Like all CCOs, we are proudly associated with the New York State Office of People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)."

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Disability-Related Resources
Check out our helpful articles and resources for businesses about hiring workers with disabilities and for job seekers with a disability.
Integrated Resource Teams (IRT) can help job seekers with a disability along their career path. Visit our "Your Dream, Your Team" toolkit for information and free downloadable resources.

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Business & Community News and Resources
New York State Emergency
Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

The ERAP program will provide significant economic relief to help low and moderate-income households at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability by providing rental arrears, temporary rental assistance and utility arrears assistance.

Great New Resources to Explore Cooperstown and Otsego County!

Empire State Development Announces Application Window Open for $3 Million Grow-NY Food and Agriculture Business Competition

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households.

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