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Certified Nurse Assisting Class April 2020

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5 Hour Pre-Licensing Courses at SUNY Delhi


Course required to schedule a driving test in NY. 
Learn the rules of the road and safe driving principles. 
You MUST have your learner’s permit to participate. 

Classes will be held on the SUNY Delhi campus. 
Details on room location will be provided upon registration. 

$35 per student. Non-refundable. 

Registration is required. 

Saturday, January 11, 2020:
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday, February 1, 2020:
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Monday, March 9 & Tuesday, March10, 2020:
6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. both days
Saturday, April 18, 2020:
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Tuesday, May 5 & Wednesday, May 6, 2020:
6 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. both days

To learn more and how to register, click here. 

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Drone Pilot Training at Oneonta Job Corps Academy


Now taking applications for Spring 2020

Oneonta Job Corps in partnership with Hudson Valley Community College, SkyOp, and the Albert S. Nader Regional Airport (formerly Oneonta Municipal Airport) is offering its 4th Drone Pilot advanced training class in March 2020. Ten students will prepare for the FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot exam to become a licensed commercial drone pilot. 

This is a 300-hour training program that consists of the following modules: 

• Introduction to SUAS (Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems)
• Federal Aviation Administration Remote Pilot Test
• Hands-On DJI Phantom Training
• Introduction to Photo & Video Drone Production
• Understanding Autonomous Flight Uses and Applications
• Introduction to Pix4D Graphical Information System

Eligibility – (Application attached) Students who are 18 years of age, have TABE Reading & Math scores of 580, have completed a Career Technical Trade in any field, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, are medically fit to be a pilot, and are non-smokers (Oneonta JC is a Smoke & Tobacco Free campus), are eligible to apply. Preference is given to those students in the following areas:

• Military Pathway (Please submit ASVAB test score)
• Information Technology
• Security
• Construction

Please check out the attached drone report from Goldman Sachs on market size and growth expectations:

Questions? – Please contact Lisa Peck at 607-431-1431;

Download Drone Application

Download Training Schedule

Download Wellness Checklist


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Introduction to Welding Class at SUNY Delhi


Come learn the theory and practice of basic welding skills in this hands-on training. 

Participants will have the chance to practice welding with both flame (Oxyfuel) and Electricity (Stick and TIG). Open to both hobbyists and those looking to explore the field. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. 

When: Monday nights: July 15, 22, 29 & August 5, 12 

Time: 5:00-9:00 PM (5-6pm lecture/6-9pm lab) 

Where: The Welding Center at SUNY Delhi 

Cost: $495 per person. Materials and Safety Gear Will Be Provided. 

Call 607-745-4545 or email Outreach@Delhi.Edu for more information.

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Businesses: Is the 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.

For more information regarding grants and other CDO Workforce Business Services contact: Tylena Daniels at (607)-334-2201 X 128 / OR April Feyh at 607-832-5782 /

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DCMO BOCES Summer 2018 Adult Education


DCMO BOCES has published its Summer 2018 Adult Education schedule. 

Courses Include: 

5 Hour Pre-Licensing Course 
CDL-A Restricted Training 
CDL-B Training 
as well as leisure learning and summer fitness! 

Chenango Campus - Norwich
Harrold Campus - Sidney Center

To view/download the summer program flyer, click here.

To view/download the 5 hour pre-licensing course flyer, click here

To view/download the CDL Training flyer, click here.

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Security Guard Training


DCMO BOCES offers Pre-Employment Security Guard Training. 

This is a great training for a person seeking entry level employment as a Security Guard. 

This course 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 are payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Classes with low enrollment will be canceled. See the enrollment and cancellation policy at:

To Register:
Call: 607-335-1210 (Pay with Credit Card)
On-line: Download form at
For Questions, contact:

To find out more about this class, or to view or download the flyer: click here.

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Free Manufacturing Basics Training & Job Fair


Job Fair Open to All!  

SUNY Broome Community College is offering a free Manufacturing Basics Training program, funded by a NYS Department of Labor grant, to be held at the Otsego Chamber of Commerce, Oneonta, NY.

This training program is two weeks long and begins March 5th - 16th.

The training components cover a number of areas identified by local companies as a "plus" to being hired by their companies.

Successful completion of this two week program guarantees set-aside interview time with manufacturing companies at a job fair following the training. The job fair will be held on March 16, from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM at the Otsego Chamber of Commerce. The job fair is open to all. To view/download details about the job fair, click here

If you are interested in participating in this training please contact Tylena 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.

To view/download the flyer, click here.


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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 form, click here

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Have you considered a career in health care?


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.

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DCMO BOCES Adult Education Programs


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 relevant to the job.

To browse the many programs available-- and take your first step towards a new career, click here.

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Bassett Healthcare Partnership for Nursing Opportunities Program


Bassett Healthcare Partnership Nursing PrgmThe Partnership for Opportunities Program is celebrating over a decade of success. The PNO program, a joint venture of Bassett, SUNY Delhi and Hartwick College, has graduated 148 nurses since its inception in 2001. Some 100 nurses have become RN’s through the program and 48 are now bachelor prepared nurses.

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

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Connecting Job Seekers with Businesses - All at No Cost to You

Businesses - Save money and time by outsourcing your recruitment needs to CDO Workforce. Our Career Center staff provides employers with convenient, no-cost recruitment services by connecting job seekers and employers. What We Can Do for You: Match job seekers with job openings. Coordinate communication between you, our partner agencies, and the pool of local, qualified workers. Provide interview space at the Career Center if you wish to recruit on-site. Provide targeted or general job fair recruitment opportunities.

Post your company's job openings at no charge with CDO Workforce and get exposure to many job seekers. Your job will be posted to America's Job Exchange, .

For more job listing options visit:

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Veterans Come First

Veterans Come First! CDO Workforce New York Career System is proud to offer Priority of Service to veterans and their eligible spouses.
What does this mean? If you served in the military, you will be:

  • Served first by the next available staff member.
  • Given first priority for jobs and training referrals for which you are eligible and qualified.

Please visit the veterans' portal of the NYSDOL website for more information and the NYS Division of Veterans Affairs

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