|March CDO Workforce Holiday Hours
Good Friday - March 30th
All CDO Workforce offices will be OPEN on Friday, March 30th.
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
Sidney CDO Workforce Manufacturing Basics Class is a Success!
In February, Sidney CDO Workforce held a free Manufacturing Basics Class.
class was taught by
Broome Community College.
Some 15 students graduated!
Topics covered were blueprint reading, shop math, measuring devices, hand tool usage, quality overview, communication skills and technical writing skills.
After successful completion of the class, the students had an opportunity to meet with area manufacturers
Pictured below at the
Manufacturers' Job Fair are
Unalam, ACCO Brands and Unison Industries.
The Daily Star Covers CDO Workforce Manufacturing Training
In the News -
Preparing Job-Seekers to 'Avoid a Possible Workforce Crisis'
In February, the
Jobs, Internships and Volunteer Opportunities Expo was held at
SUNY Oneonta's Hunt Union Ballroom.
Presenting at the event was
CDO Workforce BEAM Outreach Coordinator, Alan Sessions
. Staff Writer for
The Daily Star Denise Richardson interviewed Alan
, along with
local employers and
Chamber staff, about
efforts to close the skills gap and
prepare the workforce of the future.
To read The Daily Star press coverage, click here.
Youth Services Career Advisor Daniel Goldman Speaks at Career Day
On February 15th, CDO Workforce
Youth Services Career Advisor Daniel Goldman attended
Unadilla Valley Central School's Career Day. A number of
local organizations, businesses and companies were
invited to take part in the event.
goal of the event was to
provide students with information about
possible career paths and to
expose them to local establishments that
support the school through various means.
spoke to children in
grades 6 though 12 about
working at CDO Workforce and in the
Human Services career field. He
discussed with them the
academic requirements to
obtain a job as a counselor, as well as the
benefits of working in this field.
Good luck, Alan Sessions!
resigned his position
BEAM Outreach Coordinator in the Otsego and Delaware County regions.
accepted a new position
Disability Resource Coordinator (DRC) for the Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) grant in Oneonta.
Disability Resource Coordinator program goals are:
improve education and employment outcomes for
youth ages 14 to 24 who
have disabilities a
ncrease their participation
career pathways programs
capacity of the career center systems
serve youth with disabilities
career development approach
-And develop a
broader business engagement approach
within existing career pathway programs to
address business needs
and develop a
sustainable talent pipeline
Disability Resource Coordinators perform
outreach on behalf of the local Workforce system to
engage those individual job seekers with disabilities. The DRC will
perform outreach to the
disability community, the service providers, and individuals with disabilities. They
provide information on J
ob Center services, helping individuals with disabilities to have
access to needed services. In addition, the DRCs will
provide staff training, giving information about the
service delivery components and i
ntervention strategies that will
enhance and support the
existing services in the Job Centers for
individuals with disabilities.
We wish Alan well in his new position and look forward to our continued work with him in his new capacity.
AAI Program Director Nate Crossett Graduates from the
NYATEP Workforce Academy
AAI Program Director Nate Crossett
was among 14 workforce professionals from across the state to recently take part in the
Workforce Academy for Policy and Advocacy
- hosted by
(The New York Association of Training and Employment Professionals).
three month Academy
series of in-person seminars
leading advocacy experts
visits with lawmakers in Albany
concluded with a special town hall
graduation ceremony in New York City
Photo Courtesy NYATEP
Section IV Athletic Council to induct NYSDOL Labor Service Representative Cheri Hess into their Hall of Fame
On March 3rd,
Cheri Peck Hess will be
inducted into the Section IV Athletics Hall of Fame.
Some 17 athletes and four coaches from Chenango County Schools will be honored in a ceremony that will take place at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena in Binghamton, NY.
earned 14 varsity letters and was
chosen as her team's Most Valuable Player nine times during her
five years of athletic competition at
Mount Upton Central School. She
competed in basketball, softball and soccer.
still active in bowling, golf and softball and is an
assistant coach for the local
youth soccer team and the
YMCA Vipers AAU basketball team.
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.
American Apprenticeship Initiative (AAI) is building a
new sustainable regional pipeline specific to
advanced manufacturing, including
nanotechnology, cybersecurity and unmanned vehicle systems.
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
Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, Schuyler, St. Lawrence, Steuben, Tioga and Tompkins.
CDO 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!
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.
CDO Workforce Request for Proposals-Youth Services
CDO Workforce Development Board has issued a
Request for Proposal (RFP) to solicit highly qualified organizations and individuals that can assist the
CDO Workforce Development Board with an array of needed workforce development services.
March 16, 2018 (4:00 PM)
Any application received after this time will not be accepted.
To view the full RFP for a description of the services sought and more information, please click here.
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!
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Poverty to Prosperity Summit
Opportunities for Otsego is bringing nationally renowned speaker Dr. Donna Beegle to Oneonta for a Poverty to Prosperity Summit.
led an initial event last fall that was i
nspiring and hope-filled. She
comes from a family of generational poverty and
speaks from personal experience.
This event is open to
community leaders, volunteers and others who are
concerned about those who are food insecure and want to make
a real difference and
positive change in our community.
There is no charge for this event.
"Join us and learn how together we can create an Opportunity Community to eliminate poverty and the opportunity gaps that exist in the City of Oneonta and beyond."
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Foothills Performing Arts Center
24 Market Street
Oneonta, NY 13820
email to confirm that you are attending
this event at
Thank you for your participation.
This event is made possible through the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative.
To see additional information: "Poverty Competencies for Leaders: Foundations Skills" and "
Now What? Dr. Beegle Recommends These Next Steps
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 email@example.com
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.
BEAM (Bridge to Employment and Academics Marketplace) Outreach Coordinator/Case Manager Position Available!
The Outreach Coordinator/Case Manager will work closely with local One Stop Career Centers, community training providers and local community college, employers, and participants to deliver intensive, wrap-around support services to assist college stop-outs in accessing post-secondary educational opportunities to obtain credentials that will lead to employment opportunities.
Grant position ends September 30, 2018.
Requirements: Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Human Services, Education, or closely related field and 3 years relevant work experience; OR Associates Degree in Human Services, Education, or closely related field with substantial related experience will be considered.
valid driver's license and proof of insurance is required
, reliable transportation, ability to travel throughout the region, and non-traditional hours may be required at times.
12 Dietz Street
Oneonta, New York
Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vacation, Sick Leave, Holidays, Retirement/Pension Plan
To see primary responsibilities, required knowledge and qualifications and to learn more about the position, 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.
|Basics in Manufacturing Training Program & Job Fair
SUNY Broome Community College is offering a Free Manufacturing Basics Class!
Manufacturing Mini Job Fair to Follow - Job Fair open to All
Basics in Manufacturing Training program, funded by a
NYS Department of Labor grant, will be held at the
Otsego Chamber of Commerce, Oneonta, NY.
training program is
two weeks long and will be held
March 5th - 16th.
training components cover a
number of areas identified by
local companies as a
"plus" to being hired by their companies.
Manufacturing Basics Certification Outline:
Hand Tool Usage, Blueprint Interpretation, Reading Measuring
Devices, Shop Math, Quality Control, Basic Computer, MS Excel,
Interpersonal Communication, and Technical Writing.
of this two week program
guarantees set-aside interview time
following the training. The
job fair will be held on March 16th
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
, at the
Otsego Chamber of Commerce
The job fair is open to all.
details about the job fair,
If you are
interested in participating in this training please contact
Tylena Daniels 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.
All candidates must be screened at the CDO Workforce Center.
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
Manpower Recruitment at CDO Workforce Norwich
There will be a Manpower Recruitment on Friday, March 2nd, 9am - 12pm at the Norwich CDO Workforce Center.
CDO Workforce will be
scheduling interviews for Manpower
during the time period of 9am - 11am.
willing to see walk-ins during the
time period of 11am-12pm.
sign-up sheet for the interviews is at the
Front Desk. If you are
not located at the Norwich Center, please call
334-2201, ext. 127 to
schedule an interview.
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
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
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.)
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.
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
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.
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.
3382 State Highway 8
South New Berlin, NY 13843
For more information, contact Cathy at 607-859-2968.
New Beginnings Support Group for Women
Strength - Determination - Power
When: Wednesdays - through March 28th, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
This group is a safe place for women to share, learn and grow.
register or for
ONC Offers Spring 2018
Home Health Aide (HHA) & 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.
HHA (Home Health Aide) - Registration open
March 6 - 23, 2018
Tuesday - Friday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
95 hours (65 classroom instruction & 30 clinical)
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
Otsego Chamber Job Fair coming in April -
Save the Date!
When: Saturday, April 14th, from 9 AM to 1 PM
Where: Foxcare Center
More information will be coming soon. Please
call the Otsego Chamber of Commerce at
607-267-4010 if you
|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
Small group workspace with dry erase whiteboard for planning and capturing idea flow.
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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