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Chenango-Delaware-Otsego Workforce News & Blog

The Official Career Development Source for Employment, Training and Recruitment issues for Business and Individuals in Chenango, Delaware and Otsego Counties of New York State.

AAI Position Opening: Outreach & Case Management for American Apprenticeship Initiative grant


AAI Outreach & Case Management Position  

Skills Needed:  
Ability to work independently and meet goals/ deadlines  
Well Organized  
Excellent communication skills with co-workers and customers  
Computer Skills  

· This person will build and cultivate working relationships with local 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 identify 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.

Send resumes and references to [email protected]. No phone calls please.

To view or print the job notice, click here

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Disability Resource Coordinator (DRC) Needed!


CDO Workforce Development Board is seeking a Systems Change Agent to work as a Disability Resource Coordinator in Otsego County under our Disability Employment Initiative ( Youth Project.

The candidate will have disability and workforce-related knowledge, skills, experience (including experience with the employment of individuals with disabilities and the public workforce system's challenges in effectively serving them), and abilities that can be applied to implementing project design. Must be knowledgeable about career pathways systems and programs.

The ideal candidate, is a teacher, a mentor, and a bridge builder.

Individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please send resumes & references to [email protected]

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Any 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.  

DCMO BOCES has opportunities for you to take the exam throughout 2018.

For more information and test dates, 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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ACCO Brands in Sidney is hiring!

  • Stock chaser – 3rd shift
  • Large Sheet Collator – 3rd shift
  • Tabbing Assistant – 2nd and 3rd shifts
  • Maintenance A – 2nd & 3rd shifts
  • Bindery B Operators – 2nd & 3rd shifts
  • Laminator Operator – 2nd shift
  • Shipper Picker Packer – 1st & 2nd shifts

To apply, 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
E-mail: [email protected]

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Emerging Worker Committee


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
[email protected]

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Leadership Development Training Graduates



Norwich CDO Workforce's Fall 2017 Leadership Development Training class has graduated.

Leadership Development Training is a class that teaches students Leadership skills that will be both valuable in employment and their communities.

Students develop career plans and learn the tools that will provide them an avenue of success in their future endeavors.

Students were presented with certificates of completion for their portfolios and were also given a $50.00 incentive for completing the class.

These young people are now more marketable to employers and have a resume booster that most people do not have.


Photo Courtesy of Daniel Q. Goldman
Youth Services Career Advisor
CDO Workforce


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CDO Workforce Summer Youth Program Wraps Up


The Delaware County Summer Employment Program placed youth across Delaware County in summer jobs in their own communities.

These work experiences helped young people to improve their workplace skills, develop positive contacts and explore fields of interest.

The CDO Staff and Worksite Supervisors worked hard to develop the skills that today's youth need to be successful, not only in their summer job placements, but in all of their future employment endeavors.

"We are grateful for the opportunity to serve youth in our community," said the Delaware County Summer Youth Program Staff.

"Thank you to Delaware County Department of Social Services/Office of Temporary Disability Assistance, The O'Connor Foundation, and The Walton Fairground Board for making the Delaware County Youth Program possible through your generosity."

"And of course to all of the youth that worked so hard this summer, we thank you for your dedication and participation. May you be successful in all of your future endeavors."

To learn more or to view the participants, view the CDO Workforce Summer Youth Program website.

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CDO Summer Youth website


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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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