CDO Workforce
Investment Board
12 Dietz Street
Oneonta, NY 13820
(607) 432-4800

Because Your First
Job Isn’t Your Last

Think about what you’re doing for money right now: Do you want to do that for the rest of your life?

Under 25


Workforce Development Services

For The Chenango-Delaware-Otsego Workforce Region

Issued on March 1, 2015 by:

The CDO Workforce Investment Board, 12 Dietz Street, Oneonta, New York 13820

Submission Deadline:  April 15, 2015 (4:00 PM)


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Few people do. But getting that job you’ll enjoy and get paid the amount you want takes planning, training, education, experience, flexibility and planning. Did we mention planning?

And keep in mind that at this point in your life, time spent learning is only going to help. A person with a four-year college degrees earns, on average, $1 million more during a career than a person with just a high school diploma.

And if a four-year program isn’t for you - yet - you’ll need to consider two-year programs, vocational training or any other way to get knowledge that’ll help your career.

So get started now.

  • What skills do you have and how do they apply to the workplace?
  • What workplaces need your skills?
  • What do you actually like doing?
  • What education or training do you need to do that?

Here’s some of what you can do:

Step One: Assess your skills and interests

Step Two: Make a Plan

Step Three: Get the Knowledge and Skills

Step Four: Start Looking

Step Five: Enjoy Success, but Don’t Stop There

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.


By the end of June 2015, the three CDO Workforce Youth Programs in Chenango, Delaware and Otsego Counties held a youth recognition celebration for local young people who had accomplished their goals related to the CDO Youth Services Program. Much like a graduation from school, the young people completing the program were recognized for their hard work in front of their family and friends. They heard from inspiring speakers and were given a sendoff by program staff and volunteers. Thank-you to our generous sponsors for the event: Amphenol Corporation, Raymond Corporation, Unalam, Oneonta Job Corps and Price Chopper. 

The CDO Youth Services Program helps area youth obtain and retain employment. Through the program, enrollees work with an Employment and Training Counselor to develop an individual plan that assists them in meeting their goals. Assistance may include career guidance, basic education and high school equivalency exam preparation, work readiness training, leadership development, work experience and placement, among other supportive services. 

For more information about CDO Youth Services Program, you can contact for Chenango County:  Erica Anderson (607) 334-2201 x100; Delaware County:  Jen Mitchell (607) 561-7550; or Otsego County: Penny Seeger (607) 432-4800 x100.

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