The board, located in SUNY Oswego’s Business Resource Center at 121 E. First St., oversees the federal Workforce, Innovation and Opportunities Act funding that supports local employment and training.
The Oswego County Division of Employment and Training (DET) was awarded $126,300 as the designated agency to provide outreach, eligibility determination and case management services. In addition, DET will provide supportive services, work experience and follow-up services.
Oswego County Opportunities was awarded $40,200 to provide mentoring, supportive services and unpaid work experience opportunities. Center for Instruction, Technology and Innovation (CiTi) was awarded $5,500 to provide driver education training.
The Center for Career and Community Education -- a partnership between Cayuga Community College and the Center for Instruction, Technology and Innovation (CiTi) -- was awarded $36,000 to provide occupation skills training, including an IBEST training model for training for CNA and advanced manufacturing. The IBEST training model -- Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training -- teaches students literacy, work, and college-readiness skills so they can move through school and into living-wage jobs.
In addition to these contracts, agreements have been put in place with local areas businesses to accept referrals from youth for various local programs and training such as leadership development through the Leadership Oswego County Youth Program and entrepreneurial skills though the Small Business Development Center (SBDC).
For more information on these programs, contact the Oswego County Division of Employment and Training at (315) 591-9040.