Summer Jobs

A summer job is the first, best tool to learn how to develop job and career skills. CDO Workforce Career System will help you look for a summer job, and we sometimes offer a Summer Employment Program to find quality jobs.

In addition to a paycheck, you’ll learn:

  • How to work in a team.
  • The basics of presenting yourself in a professional manner – whatever your profession.
  • How to apply whatever skills and knowledge you have to real-world situations.
  • The elementals -- showing up on time, following orders (and maybe giving them).

CDO Workforce Career System applies annually for grants to create summer job programs for young people. Some have income or other eligibility requirements. Some don’t. But contact us to see if we can help you.

2020 Otsego County TANF Summer Youth Program

Otsego County is currently accepting applications for youth, ages 14 – 20, who are Otsego County residents, for our Summer Youth Program. This program provides young people with paid work experiences and educational opportunities in our local communities.

Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic, the process for applying to SYEP has been modified as our offices and our schools are currently closed to the public. We are unsure of the work sites and educational activities that we will be able to set up. Safety measures, including masks, gloves, social distancing, etc. will be a part of this summer’s experience for sure. Safety will be our priority. However, we need to begin to gather information from youth that are interested in working with us.

If you are interested in working with us this summer, please do the following:

• Click the link below and send us your Preliminary SYEP application • Get your Working Papers—call your school and leave a message; they have staff checking messages and will get back to you and help you get this done. • Email Beth Kilts, if you have any questions

Our staff will review your information and let you know if you could be eligible to participate. We will be setting up a waiting list and contact you to see if you prefer to receive an email with the required paperwork and forms or if you need to have the papers mailed to you.

We are looking forward to having an exciting and innovative Summer Youth Program this year.

Download the Youth Application form to apply to join us! Once you have filled it out please save your document and then email it to

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