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|CDO Workforce Holiday Closing
Monday, May 28th, is
Memorial Day. All CDO Workforce offices
will be closed.
CDO Workforce Offers FREE Workshops Every Month!
ONLINE SUPPORT WORKSHOP
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.
Stumped by the financial aid process? This workshop is geared towards prospective students and parents who are facing the challenge of applying for financial aid. Learn how to navigate the process from figuring out how much college will cost, applying for federal and state aid, reviewing and comparing award letters, to accepting awards and preparing to pay back borrowed money.
Assist with answering those difficult questions, etiquette, body language and follow up; set up mock interviews for individualized attention.
CDO offers assessments to assist you in determining what occupations you may have the interests and aptitudes for, but never thought about. If interested in this confidential assessment, inquire at the front desk.
Must have a disclosed "Conviction" to attend.
This workshop focuses on:
- Your rights as a job seeker in New York State
- How convictions can affect employment
- How to prepare for answering questions about your record
- Job search strategies that work for you
- Work for Success Initiative
- Work Opportunity Tax Credit
- Federal Bond Program
Resources, guides, and support to the Veteran population from a trained and knowledgeable Veteran Counselor.
This workshop is designed to help you focus on self-exploration to begin your job search. In this workshop, you will explore careers that match your skill set, interests, barriers to employment and goals.
WARM SOFT SKILLS = COLD CASH
In today's world it is not just necessary to have the technical skills to perform a job. Employer's today want employees who exhibit personal traits that enable them to interact effectively with customers and their coworkers. These skills are commonly referred to as "Soft Skills" - skills an employee needs to get along and work well with others.
POSITIVE ATTITUDE = GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE
This workshop focuses on developing a positive attitude with the emphasis on using this in the workplace to promote great customer service.
COMPUTER BASICS WORKSHOP SERIES
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.
SUNY DELHI PRESENTS
Learn about College Degrees & Career Opportunities. Explore SUNY Delhi's Academic Programs; Connect with an Admissions Counselor; Learn about the Admissions Process, Transfer Credit, and Financial Aid. Learn about SUNY Campuses, Training Opportunities, and the BEAM Program.
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
Norwich CDO Workforce holds "Bring Your A Game to Work" Class
Out-of-School Youth Program participants recently attended the "
Bring Your A Game to Work" class. The class was presented by
Youth Services Career Advisor Daniel Goldman at the
Norwich CDO Workforce office.
The class "teaches work
ethic etiquette and provides valuable skills to help job seekers obtain and job and, most importantly, keep and advance in a job, " says Goldman.
The class is available to all Out of School Youth Program participants.
Photo Courtesy: Daniel Goldman.
Welcome New BEAM Outreach Coordinator Lorraine Keckeisen!
Lorraine brings a strong, diverse business background with accomplishments in the fields of educational institutions, manufacturing and technical industries.
She spent nine years at SUNY Delhi managing a grant, which involved marketing and delivering state-wide accredited training events for industry professionals.
Lorraine holds a BA degree in Business Management, Economics and Sustainability from SUNY Empire State College. She is an active member of the Sidney Rotary Club.
Lorraine says she is eager to provide services to the Oneonta CDO Workforce Office and its BEAM candidates, facilitating their completion of a training program and assisting them in obtaining gainful employment.
Lorraine can be reached at 607-432-4800 x 112 or by email at
WELCOME ABOARD, LORRAINE!!
Photo Courtesy Lorraine Keckeisen.
CDO Workforce attends the
Engage, Empower, Achieve Transition Conference 2018
CDO Workforce Youth Counselor Jennifer Mitchell and
Disability Coordinators Alan Sessions and Kathy DeAngelo recently
attended the Engage, Empower, Achieve Transition Conference. The conference,
held on April 12th at SUNY Delhi, was
widely attended by students with disabilities, parents and local agencies.
keynote presentation was given by
John Robinson, CEO of Our Ability, a disability owned and operated business, dedicated to
building employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
awarded the 2014 White House Champion of Change. He was
born a congenital amputee and
the documentary "Get Off Your Knees: The John Robinson Story", is
based on his life experiences. John
is also the author of, "Get Off Your Knees: A Story of Faith, Courage and Determination," which provides
an honest view revealing that having a disability does not have to get in the way of an education, career or family.
Kathy DeAngelo and Alan Sessions presented a workshop, "Preparing for a Job Interview, Resume, Job Application, and Etiquette," which was
attended by more than 70 students, parents and teachers.
Kathy presented how to make your resume shine, providing
examples of resumes and
how to use key words and volunteer experience to
demonstrate job related skills. Kathy
drew on students' own job search experiences to
focus on the importance of being prepared to
complete the job application and interview.
Kathy and Alan provided a mock job interview to
teach the students the do's and don'ts of the job interview. The
students enjoyed Kathy's flamboyant interview style and fashion wear for
the "don'ts" portion of the interview.
Photo of Youth Counselor Jennifer Mitchell courtesy of Alan Sessions.
CDO Workforce Youth Counselor Jennifer Mitchell
Attends Roxbury Central School Career Exploration Fair
On April 19th,
CDO Workforce Youth Counselor Jennifer Mitchell presented an
overview of services provided by
CDO Workforce to students at
Roxbury Central School's Career Exploration Fair.
met with students in
25 minute increments in
small group sessions-- some
five to six students in each group.
BEAM Program Success Story!
BEAM Program enrollees were
recently honored by Morrisville State College at the college's annual
Academic Honors Recognition ceremony.
Some 118 students were recognized at the event, which took place on April 19, 2018. The ceremony has taken place at the Norwich Campus every year since 2005.
BEAM program enrollee
Eric Foster is in his last semester of the Individual Studies program. He will earn his A.A.S. degree in May. Eric has a 3.54 GPA.
BEAM student Chasity Viele is currently in the Human Services program. She is hopeful to transfer programs and complete the A.A.S degree in Nursing once she has successfully completed all the necessary prerequisites. Chasity is carrying a 3.39 GPA.
Photo Courtesy Morrisville State College, Norwich Campus.
Manpower debuts New Recruitment Van at Norwich CDO Workforce
Norwich CDO Workforce staff pose
alongside Manpower staff at the
debut of Manpower's brand new recruitment van.
debuted the new van at Norwich CDO Workforce on
On-the-spot interviews were conducted for several
positions in the Chenango County and Broome County areas.
Pictured: Manpower Staff, CDO Workforce Employment & Training Counselor
Jerry Kreiner (Maroon Shirt) and CDO Workforce Youth Counselor Dan Goldman (Gray Shirt)
Photo Courtesy Dan Goldman.
Out-of-School Youth Program Enrollees
Attend Financial Literacy Workshop
Some seven youth, who are enrolled in the Out-of-School Youth Program in Delaware County, recently attended a Financial Literacy Workshop, facilitated by CDO Workforce Youth Counselor Jennifer Mitchell.
Sidney Federal Credit Union Marketing Specialist Elise Glassett presented "The Art of Budgeting," helping the youth to learn how to plan and use a budget effectively.
Photo Courtesy Jennifer Mitchell.
CDO Workforce participates in Denim Day
On April 25, 2018,
staff at CDO Workforce participated in Denim Day, which is held annually to bring awareness to sexual violence prevention and education.
Staff at CDO Workforce from Chenango County OET (Office of Employment and Training), Chenango County DSS (Department of Social Services) and the BEAM Program joined millions of supporters around the globe participating in this campaign, now in its 19th year.
Pictured from left to right: Heather Schaap (BEAM Program), Dan Goldman (CDO Workforce Youth Counselor), Teresa Palmer (Chenango County E&T Coordinator), Jerry Kreiner (Chenango County E&T Counselor), Joanne Evans (Chenango County DSS Social Welfare Examiner), Tylena Daniels (CDO Workforce Director), Barb Hollings (Chenango County E&T Counselor) and Sherry Rutledge (CDO Workforce Receptionist).
Photo Courtesy Dan Goldman.
CDO Workforce Disability Employment Resources
Are you a
job seeker with a disability
training and a career
, 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?
Disability Resource Coordinators (DRC) are available for benefit counseling and additional services.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
Employers: Are you eligible for the Empire State Apprenticeship Tax Credit Program?
Major Incentive Available!
better respond to industry workforce demands
, NYSDOL is making up to
$4.1 million available to businesses until
April 30, 2019
, in order to e
xpand and diversify Registered Apprenticeships (RA)
New York State Apprenticeship Expansion Grant offers
eligible companies up to
$5,000 per apprentice for training and/or associated costs .
will cover costs associated with training apprentices through RA , such as
Related instruction, On-the-Job training, books, and tools.
Please email us to find out how we can help!
Have you seen AAI's apprenticeship videos?
two apprenticeship videos - One video is geared toward people that are
considering becoming apprentices, while the other video is geared toward
businesses that are considering setting up an apprenticeship program.
The videos illustrate what the "modern day" apprenticeship looks like-- and advantages of apprenticeships, for both businesses and potential apprentices.
Have a look & Please share them with your friends!
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 pipelin
e specific to
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
Lorraine Keckeisen at
607-432-4800 x 112
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information about
enrolling in the BEAM Program.
|Return-to-Work Toolkit - Resource for Employers
"When employees experience illness or injury, it often impacts their ability to perform their jobs. In cases where an employee is out of work due to illness or injury, it's in everyone's best interest to return him or her to work in some capacity as soon as they are able.
Return-to-work strategies and programs have traditionally been used to reduce workers' compensation costs; however, they can do much more - they can improve productivity and morale across an organization, they can save organizations time and money and they can protect agencies from loss of talent. Examples of effective return-to-work strategies include offering the opportunity to work part time, telecommuting, modifying work duties, modifying schedules, and implementing reasonable accommodations to provide employees with the tools and resources they need to carry out their responsibilities.
Efforts such as these can help employees return to work sooner, even while still recovering. This allows the employee to protect their earning power while at the same time boosting the organization's productivity. Furthermore, in many instances, the ability to return to work after injury or illness plays an important role in the employee's actual recovery process.
What are some of the conditions that cause disability and long-term absence from work? They include illnesses like cancer, heart disease and diabetes, but also mental health conditions, back pain, arthritis and injuries. Every worker has a probability of acquiring a disability or illness that hinders their ability to work. Of course, not all of these are work-related injuries and thus not all are covered by workers' compensation.
Fortunately, accommodations for employees returning to work are highly cost effective, with most incurring little or no expense at all. Data collected by the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) over the years reveal that more than half of accommodations cost employers nothing. Of those that do cost, the typical one-time expenditure is $600 - an expenditure that most employers report recouping many times over in the form of increased productivity and the savings associated with not having to recruit, hire and train a new employee. In fact, 74 percent of employers who implemented accommodations rated them as either "very effective" or "extremely effective."
To learn more and view or download resources, click here.
|Veterans Tip of the Month
|CDO Workforce Social Media Sharing
Get the Scoop!
Did you know that we post the latest job listings
on our Facebook page & Twitter feed?
share community and partner events and news-- and
breaking workforce news...
Please "like" and "Follow" us - and share us with your friends!
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Please share it with them--and let them know
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We've always got a lot of
community news and opportunities, training & funding opportunities, program updates & success stories and more!
|Need to Calm an Angry Customer? "PIC" your Battle
Need to Calm an Angry Customer?
"PIC" your Battle...
Patience - Importance - Compassion
"Instead of combating the complaint, you become an advocate to resolve the situation quickly..."
The Salvation Army Kids Summer Camp
Who? Boys & Girls ages 6-12
Where? Long Point Camp, Penn Yan, NY
When? Bainbridge bus - July 11th-16th &
Norwich bus July 26th - 31st.
Boating, Fishing, Arts & Crafts, Sports, Games, Ropes Course, Music, Swim, Fun!
For more information, visit:
Ribbon Cutting - The Impact Project Grand Opening
All are Invited
Where: 3 Utica Rd. State Hwy 12, Sherburne, NY
When: May 4th at 11:00 a.m.
The Impact Project organization helps low-income families maintain and increase equity in their homes and stabilize their housing situation through repair and rehabilitation projects.
Shoe Drive at The Place is Coming to a Close -
Please Donate by May 1st
Help The Place
raise funds by
donating your gently worn, used & new shoes! And please don't forget to
ask your friends, family, neighbors & co-workers to donate too!
Donate through May 1, 2018.
goal is to collect 100 bags of shoes to
support small businesses in developing nations. Called
small businesses are
typically operated by
one person or family & friends, depending on size.
Drop off locations:
The Place, 22 East Main St., Norwich, NY
Also: Commerce Chenango, United Church of Christ, Gibson Primary, Perry Browne Intermediate & Norwich High School
Contact: Teen Program Coordinator, Breanne Krucher
Branding for Small Business Workshop
Koffman Southern Tier Incubator, 120 Hawley Street, Binghamton, 13901
When: May 1st, 5 PM to 7 PM
Presented by Kim Bush, Owner of Evergreene Graphics. This free workshop goes over six steps to building an effective brand.
This workshop is offered in partnership with the Binghamton Chapter of SCORE, SBA and Constant Contact.
Call 607-765-7436 to register.
Where: AM&T, 5 South College Dr., Suite 104, Binghamton
When: May 3rd, 7:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Manufacturing is the third most frequently targeted industry for cyberattacks. Learn the who, what, and why of cyberattacks, how to conduct risk assessments, current cybersecurity issues and solutions, and more.
The workshop is free to AM&T associates and $50 for all others.
3-Day Free Virtual Conference hosted by the SBA & SCORE
The U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE Association will host a free, 3-day Virtual Conference during National Small Business Week. The conference will take place Tuesday, May 1 - Thursday, May 3 between 12:30 pm ET - 6:30 pm ET each day. Registration is free to the public. A schedule of live events will be sent to registrants via email.
Participate in this free, online conference to listen to practiced advice on current business strategies, meet other business owners, and chat with industry experts! The Virtual Conference offers all the best parts of an in-person conference, but without the hassle of traveling.
To find out more about the conference and how to register,
|NYS Tax Credits Available for Eligible Businesses
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.
Businesses in Chenango, Delaware or Otsego County who would like to participate in this program must apply before November 30, 2018.
If you are
interested in participating in this program, please contact:
Chenango County: Tylena Daniels,
Delaware County: Maggie Gilbert,
Otsego County: Penny Seeger,
|Disclose Your Disability to Your Employer Workshop
You're invited to the
Disclose Your Disability to Your Employer Workshop!
May 15th 2:00pm-3:00pm
Norwich CDO Workforce Center
1 O'Hara Drive, Norwich, NY
Learn about your rights as protected under the Americans With Disabilities Act. Discussion will include your right to choose if you want to disclose, when to disclose, how to disclose, and how to request an accommodation.
Presented by the Kathy DeAngelo and Alan Sessions, Disability Resource Coordinators
nterested customers, please see a CDO Workforce staff person to schedule.
CDO provides services without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, sex, disability, marital status or criminal record.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Programs: Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
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.
|For Youth: Summer Jobs Available
Delaware County Summer Youth Employment Program
Do you know a youth between the ages of 14-20 that lives in Delaware County and needs a summer job? We can help!
With the increase in minimum wage it is harder than ever for young people to compete with adults for summer employment opportunities.
Delaware County CDO Workforce offers a
Summer Employment Program for Delaware County youth ages of 14-20 who are interested in a
summer jobs in their own communities.
A summer job can
help youth to earn money for college or that first car,
explore fields of interest, and
learn valuable life skills to help them build
a bright future.
his program enables youth to participate in valuable paid work experiences and educational workshops.
Complete applications must be received by June 8th. There are income eligible and non-income eligible slots available. Apply today as opportunities are limited.
To download the application, click here
. (Applications are also available in your local high school Guidance office and both the Delhi and Sidney CDO Workforce offices.)
DO NOT return the applications to the school. Return completed applications to the Sidney or Delhi CDO Workforce Office:
Sidney CDO Workforce, 21 Liberty St., SIdney, NY - Phn: 607-832-5776 - Fax: 607-832-6075
Delhi CDO Workforce, 1 Gallant Ave., Delhi, NY - Phn: 607-832-5777 - Fax: 607-832-6078
If you have any questions, please contact:
21 Liberty Street
Sidney, NY 13838
Phone: 607-832-5776 Fax: 607-832-6075
|Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative (ESPRI)
Opportunities for Otsego Seeks Volunteers
& Donations to help Fight Poverty
In its effort to fight poverty, Opportunities for Otsego is seeking community volunteers to serve as Navigators. Navigators agree to be trained in the Opportunity Community model and commit to using their networks to assist Neighbors living in poverty to access resources and supports for moving and staying out of poverty.
Navigators will be paired with Neighbors that are
struggling with poverty. Pairing will occur at the
Opportunity Conference, scheduled for
Saturday, May 12th in Oneonta.
conference will be led by
Dr. Donna Beegle, a
nationally renowned speaker who
broke free from a life of generational migrant-labor poverty.
WHAT IS A NAVIGATOR? Navigators are community members that agree to become trained through the Opportunity Community model. Navigators commit to sharing their contact information and to using their networks to assist their Neighbor to access resources and support for moving out and staying out of poverty.
WHAT IS A SPECIALTY NAVIGATOR? Specialty Navigators are community members that work in organizations that provide resources or opportunities like colleges, hospitals, housing, courts, schools, and other professions. Specialty Navigators agree to take and return calls from Navigators and to assist them in understanding how to navigate their system.
WHAT IS A SUPER NAVIGATOR? Super Navigators are people that have experienced poverty but have made strides to move out. The purpose of a Super Navigator is to offer support to Navigators that struggle to connect with their Neighbors in poverty.
Navigator Training will be held on April 30th, from 5 - 8 PM at the Opportunities for Otsego Offices at 3 West Broadway in Oneonta.
If you are an
individual, group, or business
would like to be a part of the solution, visit www.ofoinc.org/oc
Opportunities for Otsego
seeking volunteers to serve as community Navigators
donations of items
Opportunity Conference scheduled for May 12th.
They are also
accepting inquiries from Neighbors struggling to get out of poverty that would
like to be a part of this exciting opportunity.
Anyone interested in helping
contact Autumn Torres
at 607.433.8005 or
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
Part-time Scholarship Award application is Available
In order to apply, students must meet eligibility requirements, including:
- be a resident of NYS and have resided in NYS for 12 continuous months prior to the beginning of the term;
- be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen;
- have graduated from high school in the United States, earned a high school equivalency diploma, or passed a federally approved "Ability to Benefit" test as defined by the Commissioner of the State Education Department;
- be matriculated in an approved undergraduate program at a SUNY or CUNY community college;
- be enrolled in at least six but less than 12 credits per term;
- maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher;
- be in a non-default status on a student loan made under any NYS or federal education loan program or repayment of any NYS award; and
- be in compliance with the terms of any service condition imposed by a NYS award.
To complete the application, you will need:
More information can be found here: NYS Part-time Scholarship (PTS) Award Program.
- Your transcript for the term prior to fall 2017, spring 2018 or fall 2018.
What can NY Connects do for you?
state wide program
NY Connects office
embedded in the Office for t
r is through the
Catskill Center for Inde
connection for clients
long term services and supports.
- Information and assistance to clients and caregivers of any age
- Application assistance, they can meet in the office or in the client's home
- In Otsego County they can assist with Medicaid In Home Services (MIHS)
- Connect clients and caregivers to Managed Long Term Care (MLTC) plans if they need level II personal care services (including hands on care)
- MLTC can also provide Home Delivered Meals (HDM) with an assessed need to persons of any age
- Refer and Connect with Otsego County Mental Health Services and SPOA
- Connect clients to the Otsego County Office for the Aging HDM program
- Connect clients to the Otsego County Office for the Aging Expanded In-home Services for the Elderly (EISEP)
- Connect clients to the Otsego County Office for the Aging for Personal Emergency Response System's (PERS)
- Referral to Legal Aid
- Referral to the Caregiver Respite Services through Office for the Aging
- Assistance with the OPWDD process
- Connection to disability services
- Connect clients to the Community First Choice Options program (CFCO)
For more information and to view/download the flyer, click here.
NY Connects of Otsego County (607) 547-4390 or
NY Connects of their area Independent Living Center at (607) 432-8000
Learn Something New!
DCMO BOCES 2018 Adult Leisure Education
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 offers Pre-Employment Security Guard Training
This is a great training for a person seeking entry level employment as a Security Guard.
The 8-Hour Pre-Employment Security Guard Training provides an introduction to the Security Guard Act of 1992, the role of a Security Guard, legal powers and limitations, emergency situations, communications and public relations, access control, ethics and conduct, and course review.
An examination will be given.
When you successfully complete this 8-hour course and pass the exam you will receive an official course completion certificate.
CLASS COST - $60.00
Materials / Supplies
All supplied. Please bring snack/meal and beverage to class.
When: Saturday, May 5th
Where: Harrold Campus BOCES
270 Boces Drirve
Sidney Center, NY
Paid registrations are required one week before the class start date
Materials and supplies
payable to the instructor
first day of class. Classes with low enrollment will be canceled
. See the
enrollment and cancellation policy
Call: 607-335-1210 (Pay with Credit Card)
On-line: Download form at
To find out more about this class, or to view or download the flyer: click here.
Bicycling Skills 123
Otsego Regional Cycling Advocates will be sponsoring a bicycle safety classes for youth.
Where: Cooperstown at Clark Sports Center
When: May 11th, from 3 PM to 7 PM (registration required by May 4th).
The class will follow the "Bicycling Skills 123" curriculum established by the League of American Bicyclists (LAB) and will be taught by a local League-Certified instructor. Both classroom time and time on bikes are included in this course. Snacks will be provided during a scheduled break.
Cost of the class is a suggested $30 donation per registered participant and the maximum number of participants will be limited to 15.
We strongly encourage that participants younger than 14 years be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Each participant must provide their own working bicycle and helmet.
See the attached flyer for more information and how to register:
For any questions, please contact Martha Clarvoe at 607-293-6654.
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.
ONC Practical Nursing
ONC is 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.
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
Mothers & Babies Perinatal Network's Norwich PAL Center
is transitioning into
The Norwich PAL Empowerment Program
The Norwich PAL Empowerment program will provide support to pregnant and parenting women to
empower and encourage utilizing all resources available
to create safe, healthy living environments for
their children and themselves.
The Norwich PAL Empowerment Program
One-On-One Mentoring to women, by providing life
skills and stress management, education on healthy
relationships and positive parenting skills, individualized
guidance and problem-solving through our social support.
Free Children's Clothing Closet will be available
Tuesday & Thursday from 10:00am-2:00pm.
For information on their 1-on-1 Mentoring Program, click here.
For more information, call/visit Sabrina @
The Norwich PAL Empowerment Program
27 W. Main Street
Norwich, NY 13815
ADC Farm and Forest $500 Micro Grants Available
Are you (or someone you know) trying to build or expand a farm or forest business such as maple, vegetables, firewood, or mushrooms?
A micro grant through the Ag Dev Council may be available!
Applicants must complete an application with business plan (free help and a template are available.)
For more information or an application, email email@example.com or call 607-334-5841 x 19.
Job Fair May 23rd! Exhibitor Space Available!
CDO WorkForce, in conjunction with the
Delaware County Chamber of Commerce and
DCMO BOCES, is hosting a
Job and Resource Fair on
Wednesday, May 23 from
2:00 to 3:30 pm at
DCMO BOCES Harrold Campus in
Employers will be
connected to a viable workforce consisting of
recent high school and college graduates as well as
adults who are eager to obtain employment.
Present information about your company and job openings.
prepared to interview applicants, accept resumes, and offer advice about
how to prepare for employment with your company.
Event promotion will be targeted to
recent college and high school graduates, as well as job-seeking adults.
A table with two chairs will be provided. Please note that they are not able to provide electric service.
For information, contact:
Delaware County Chamber of Commerce
5 1/2 Main Street
Delhi, NY 13753
Employers Wanted for
May 17th Job Fair in Margaretville
Delaware Chamber, in collaboration with the
Business Association of Margaretville, is hosting a
job fair at
Margaretville Telephone Company's new company headquarters located at
61 Academy Street in Margaretville on Thursday, May 17 from 4 - 7 p.m.
Be prepared to interview applicants, accept resumes, and offer advice about how to prepare for employment with your company.
Event promotion will be targeted to recent college and high school graduates, as well as job-seeking adults.
table with two chairs will be provided. Please note that they are
not able to provide electric service.
For more information
about the Job Fair and for exhibitor registration, visit
U.S. Care Systems offers Free Personal Care Aide Certification Class
When: June 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th & 11th, 12th, 13th, 2018
Where: 396 Chestnut St., Oneonta, NY
High School Diploma or Equivalent
2 Forms of ID
Physical (completed by doctor on US Care sheet)
Finger Prints (provided)
-396 Chestnut St., Oneonta, NY 13820
Or call 607-432-9355
Career Technical Training at Job Corps
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 old.
This program can be the opportunity for many students who desire education but may not have the means to reach those goals.
Available at Oneonta Job Corps:
- Automotive Collision Repair & Refinish*
- Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair*
- Cement Masonry***
- Certified Nurse Assistant*
- Clinical Medical Assistant**
- Facilities Maintenance*
- Medical Administrative Assistant*
- Tile Setting*
- Advanced Training
- Advanced Electrical*
- Distribution Technician*
- Electrical Overhead Line Construction**
- Electrical Smart Meter & Instrumentation Technician**
- Underground Residential *
Contact Oneonta Job Corps for more information.
|What It's Like to be a Blind Software Engineer at Amazon
Michael Forzano has worked at
Seattle's e-commerce giant
for nearly six years, using a regular laptop
with a screen he's never seen...
"The best part is, when you make things more accessible for one community, it often helps everyone, too. Being a part of making that happen for millions of customers is really exciting.
Because of the
Global War on Terrorism, many
service members are returning from Iraq, Afghanistan, and other points in the Middle East with
combat-related injuries. Combat
exposes soldiers to potentially traumatic events on a daily basis, which can
result in psychiatric symptoms, such as those of
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Many returning soldiers are
filtering back into the workforce, and
PTSD concerns may arise in the workplace.
Employers of veterans (as well as the
need to be informed of the
issues that may arise when
readjusting to civilian life.
PTSD can manifest itself in a veteran differently than someone who has survived a catastrophic one-time event. The
traumatic events that accompany combat duty occur daily (for months at a time) without warning. Soldiers
endure these conditions with restricted food intake, lack of sleep, and harsh environmental conditions. Furthermore,
soldiers are trained to be extra vigilant and to
react quickly and decisively to
environmental stimuli. Thus,
readjusting to life at home can be
a difficult experience for some veterans.
Businesses, for help recruiting Veterans, or if seeking information about hiring Veterans with disabilities
, contact your nearest CDO Workforce Center or call
|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
Training Center Lounge
Training Center Classroom
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.
|Regional Wrap-up: Job Gains/Losses over a 12-Month Period
Southern Tier Job Gains & Losses over a 12-Month Period
12-month period ending February 2018, the
private sector job count in the
Southern Tier increased by 1,500, or 0.7 percent,
to 223,200 in February 2018.
Job gains were centered in
educational and health services (+1,300), leisure and hospitality (+700) and natural resources, mining and construction (+400).
Employment losses were
greatest in professional and business services (-700) and trade, transportation and utilities (-500).
|SNAP Work Requirements for 2018
SNAP Work Requirements for 2018
While SNAP is intended to ensure that no one in our land of plenty should fear going hungry, it also reflects the importance of work and responsibility.
SNAP rules require all recipients meet work requirements unless they are exempt because of age or disability or another specific reason. (Children, seniors, and those with disabilities comprise almost two-thirds of all SNAP participants.) Forty-three percent of SNAP participants live in a household with earnings.
Some of these working individuals are ABAWDs, or able-bodied adults without dependents. ABAWDs must meet special work requirements, in addition to the general work requirements, to maintain their eligibility.
--From the USDA Food & Nutrition Service
|Legislation Advanced: Salary History Ban
Governor Cuomo Announces Legislation to Institute
a Salary History Ban To Close the Gender Wage Gap
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has advanced legislation to prohibit all employers, public and private, who do business in New York State, from asking prospective employees about their salary history and compensation.
"New York is the birthplace of the women's rights movement, from Seneca Falls to suffrage, and that fight continues today as we take aggressive steps to close the gender wage gap," Governor Cuomo said. "The gender pay gap exists across the economic spectrum, across all industries, and can follow women throughout their entire careers. By banning salary history, we can break the weight of this unfair, unequal cycle and work to achieve fair pay for all women in this state."
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