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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.

Our January Newsletter is Here...Opportunities, Incentives and More!


Don't miss our January newsletter-- it's chock-full of learning/training opportunities, hiring events and job opportunities, workforce news and lots more...


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Do you work in an early childhood center? Would you like to earn a credential, certificate, two year, four year or graduate degree?


The Enhanced NYS B5 SUNY-CUNY Workforce Scholarship: Early Childhood is a needs-based scholarship designed to support those individuals working 20 hours or more in a licensed early childhood center or Family/Group Family Day Care Center.

The Enhanced NYS B5 CUNY/SUNY Early Childhood Workforce Scholarship is a grant for individuals seeking early childhood credentials, certificates degrees and or certification in early childhood education at CUNY or SUNY schools across the state. The scholarship is funded by the NYS Birth to Five grant and is jointly administered by the NY Early Childhood Professional Development Institute at the City University of New York and the Professional Development Program, Rockefeller College, University at Albany.

Learn More and How to Apply Here

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The Rural Healthcare Grant is funding a Certified Nurse Aide Training


The Rural Healthcare Grant will be funding a Certified Nurse Aide training at Robinson Terrace in Stamford, NY.

The facility will hire individuals as a Residential Aide before the training, and employ them for a short period of time before the free paid training begins. No dates have been set for the CNA class. The Residential Aide and Training wage is $12.50 per hour. To apply see the link at the bottom of the job listing.

Job Details: 

Robinson Terrace Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
Job Title: CNA Training

Job Description:
  GET PAID TO GET YOUR CNA CERTIFICATION!!! Company Overview:Robinson Terrace Rehabilitation & Nursing Center is a 120-bed long term and short-term facility, located in beautiful Delhi, New York. We are proud to offer a full continuum of premium healthcare services provided by highly trained and skilled personnel with years of experience. Our commitment to our guests extends beyond having an expert staff, with state-of-the-art equipment and resources to enable them to achieve maximum success throughout their stay.We will be holding a paid training CNA Class.We are looking to hire on Resident Assistants, at $13.90/hour to take our CNA class. Once you complete and pass the class, we ask that you stay on with us and your rate will increase and you will be eligible for our $1000 sign on bonus!

Duties Include: Assist with transport of residents/patients not requiring weight-bearing assistance.+ Pass out clothing protectors prior to meal.+ Distribute meal trays and assist with meal set-up as needed.+ Provide dining assistance as needed.+ Pick up trays and record the amount consumed and fluid intake.+ Make beds and straighten rooms and refill water pitchers.+ Observe interaction between staff of all departments and residents.+ At end of shift, straighten whirlpool and shower rooms, kitchen, clean and soiled utility rooms, and TV rooms.+ Assist with passing nourishment.+ Round on the units for cleanliness.+ Pass out water pitchers.+ Answer call bells.+ Other duties as assigned by the Nursing Supervisor.

Qualifications: The ability to read, write, and speak English.+ Strong work history.+ Solid moral character, patience and the appropriate attitude toward the geriatric population.+ Ability and willingness to follow the direction and learn new concepts and procedures.+ Completion of general orientation and in-servicing, including, but not limited to: hand washing; infection control; transporting; bed making; tray set-up, and body mechanics.+ Must be able to be on feet almost 100% of the work day.+ Must have full range of motion to allow for kneeling, reaching; pulling, etc. during performance of job duties.+ Physically able to lift or move up to 35# without assistance.

Competitive Compensation.+ Great Benefits Package.+ Professional Growth & Stability.+ Innovative Training Programs And much more!

"The Grand Story: Combining beautiful residences with modern amenities, The Grand Healthcare System provides a range of accommodations that go above and beyond your expectations. Our soft linens and cozy furnishings are just a small part of what makes our unique all-inclusive health facilities a preferred destination for high quality healthcare.We are an Equal Opportunity Employer -M/F/D/V"

Job Location:    Stamford, New York
Pay:    Starting pay not specified.
Duration:    Full Time, Regular
To apply, contact the employer on-line:  


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Looking to expand your career opportunities? Project Excite can help!


SUNY Delhi recently launched an exciting opportunity for individuals to earn online certifications in a number of business and information technology programs. This is a great opportunity for individuals that may be looking to expand their career opportunities.

All costs are covered by Project Excite. Project Excite is 100% funded grant through the United States Department of Labor H1-B - One Workforce Grant program. Individuals can receive up to $5,000 per person toward certifications that are completed no later than May 2024. All courses are fully online and can be started anytime. The one caveat is participants must live in Chenango, Delaware, Fulton, Herkimer, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Otsego, or Schoharie County.

Available classes and certifications include:
Certified Administrative Professional with Microsoft Office Master 2019
Certified Administrative Professional with Microsoft Office Specialist 2019
Certified Ethical Hacker
Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP)
CompTIA Certification Training Network+, Security+, and Information Security Training

Interested individuals should visit to enroll for courses and fill out the H1-B Grant program registration or contact Alan Sessions at CDO Workforce: 607-432-4800 x 109 or 

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CDO Website Resources


DYK about these helpful resources on our CDO Workforce website? 

Free Skills Training

Resume Evaluation

Custom Job Search Link 

Request Virtual/In-Person Services

Resources for Businesses

Resources for Businesses Hiring Workers with Disabilities

Your Dream Your Team Toolkit to help Job Seekers with a Disability along their Career Path

Resources for Job Seekers

Resources for Youth

Community Resources

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Subscribe to our Blog

And more! Explore Our Site

We are your local American Job Center partner. There is never a charge for our services. 


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FREE Virtual Training offered by New York State Department of Labor


Ready to improve your skills and start on your ideal career pathway? 

NYSDOL is offering FREE virtual workshops on resume writing, interviewing, transferable skills and more. 

Sign up for a virtual workshop today! 

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CDO Workforce Offers Free Training


For Immediate Release
March 11, 2021

Media Contact:  Zoë O. Vandermeulen 607-542-9636

Area Residents Can Build Career Skills Online and in the Classroom

Sidney, NY - CDO Workforce, serving businesses and employees in Chenango, Delaware, and Otsego County, today announced free training opportunities for local job seekers as well as employed workers.

“We provide a wide range of resources and services to our community,” says Maggie Gilbert, manager of the Sidney CDO Workforce One Stop Center. “This ranges from reviewing and drafting professional resumes, to high school equivalency classes, to training for specific careers, to linking job seekers to local job opportunities.”

“Much of our training and support services are available online,” adds Tylena Daniels, manager of the Norwich CDO Workforce One Stop Center. “Our customers are able to gain valuable career skills from their own home or workplace.”

“We also offer socially-distanced classroom training where customers are able to learn and prepare for careers that are in-demand in our area – such as CDL B driver’s license, certified nurse’s aide, carpentry, and more,” says Penny Seeger, supervisor of the Oneonta CDO Workforce One Stop Center.

All CDO Workforce services are offered free. To find out more, contact your local One Stop Center at:
Oneonta – 607-432-4800
Norwich – 607-334-2201
Sidney – 607-832-5776
Delhi – 607-832-5777
Or visit us online at

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5 Hour Licensing in Virtual, Real-Time!


The 5 Hour Pre-License course is available in a virtual format, in real-time with a live instructor. 

Complete the program from your own home or office space! 

See the photo below for August dates.

*More Fall dates available after August

For registration & Information:

Madison-Oneida BOCES Continuing Education

Call (315)361-5800

Virtual Five Hour Licensing

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FREE online skills training


Get free on-line training to build your skills and prepare for your next job through the SkillUp® Working Solutions program supported by Metrix Learning, CDO Workforce, and DEI Project. 

Metrix Learning is a great opportunity for youth with disabilities and populations such as veterans, young adults, and dislocated workers to obtain work based knowledge which will make it easier to qualify and be hired for in demand jobs.

Start with FREE business and IT courses!

Course Topics:

  • Computers
  • Internet
  • Microsoft Office
  • Management
  • Leadership
  • Customer Service
  • Math
  • Finance …and more!


1.) Go to:


3.) Fill out your information for instant access (For Career Adviser select "Alan Sessions")

4.) Take as many courses as you want for 180 days (6 months)

For more information e-mail:

Go here for Getting Started Guide and More Resources

Download the flyer for sharing with your customers, especially youth with disabilities.

This workforce product was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The product was created by the recipient and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership. This product is copyrighted by the institution that created it.

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May Newsletter


Don't miss our CDO Workforce May newsletter! 

We've got more COVID-19 resources to share with you, plus workforce news, tips for job seekers and businesses, a new free online training program, a special spotlight section on local schools and manufacturers who are helping in the fight against the pandemic and lots more! 


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WKTV Features Our New Metrix Online Skills Training



Go Here to Read the Article and See the Video 

Read the Press Release

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CNA Class

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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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 New York State Job Bank. To submit your posting, go here

For more job listing options visit:

CDO Workforce New York Job, Career Development and Resource Websites

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View our event calendar.

You can also visit the NYS Dept of Labor website for additional Workshop information, click here

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

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

Recruitment & Training Websites