CSS Workforce New York

About Us

MISSION
To establish a region that becomes the preferred location for employers, characterized by a workforce that is highly employable and motivated, dedicated to personal growth and skill enhancement through continuous training and education.

VISION
To provide a no-cost, business-oriented workforce development system that guarantees employers have access to workers possessing the necessary skills.

CSS Workforce NY (CSSWFNY) is a not-for profit organization overseen by a Board of Directors with representatives from both the private and public sectors. Our workforce development organization dedicated to assisting individuals with greater employment opportunities, and therefore providing businesses with an adequate labor pool. We are committed to assisting individuals within our community as they search for career opportunities, continue their education, or begin vocational training. Our services are available to businesses and job seekers of all ages. We offer a variety of programs including workshops, resume building and training opportunities. Our Youth Services Navigators are committed to serving the needs of our Emerging Workforce between the ages of 16-24.

Operational Plans

Systems Operational Plans - Effective August 2021

Local Area Plan
The Chemung-Schuyler-Steuben Workforce New York (CSSWFNY)
Local Plan 2021-2025 with attachments.


Committee Minutes

Audit Committee Board Executive Operations & Oversight Committee Personnel Committee See File Archive


To view the 2024 board meeting schedule for Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben Workforce NY, please follow this link. *Please be aware that the dates may change. 


Executive Committee Meeting

The upcoming Executive Committee meeting is scheduled for August 1st2024. It will take place in person at 8:00 AM at 23 West Market Street, Suite 201, Corning. These meetings are open to the public. Should you wish to attend the meeting, please reserve your seat by emailing melissa.johnson@csswfny.com.


Board of Directors Meeting

The upcoming Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for June 27th, 2024. It will take place in person at 8:00 AM at the Southern Tier Library System, located at 9424 Scott Road, Painted Post, NY. These meetings are open to the public. Should you wish to attend the meeting, please reserve your seat by emailing melissa.johnson@csswfny.com.


CSS Workforce NY ByLaws

To access the CSS Workplace Bylaws, please Click here


2024 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chemung Schuyler Steuben Workforce New York is a non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors comprising members from both the private and public sectors.

Chief Elected Officials



Name

Organization


Carl Blowers

Chairman Schuyler County Legislature


Kelly Fitzpatrick

Chairperson Steuben County Legislature


Christopher Moss

Chemung County Executive





Executive Committee



Name

Affiliation

Organization

Jack Wheeler

Chairman

Southern Tier Network

Michael Mishook

Vice Chair

LaBella Associates

Bruce Boughton II

Treasurer

Chemung Canal Trust Company

Judy McKinney Cherry

Secretary

SCOPED

Joseph Roman

2nd Vice Chair

Southern Tier Economic Growth

Ernie Hartman

Workforce Representative

IBEW Union President

Dawn Marie Castellana

Higher Education 

SUNY Corning Community College




Board Representation



Name

Title

Organization

Salvatore Garozzo

Executive Director

The Arc of Chemung-Schuyler

James Johnson

Executive Director

Steuben County IDA

Michael Mishook

Project Manager

LaBella Associates

John Rees

Human Resources Site Manager

Alstom Transport

Joseph Roman

President

Southern Tier Economic Growth

Angela Hawken

Vice President Eastern Division

Southern Tier Logistics

Michael Nisbet

Executive Director 

Hornell IDA

Colleen Hurd

Administrator of Adult Services

GST BOCES

Bill Caudill

Program Coordinator

Steuben County Youth Bureau

Drew Farren 

Human Resources Manager

US Salt, LLC

Angela Russo

President

Sopra Cheese

Jack Wheeler

Chairman

Southern Tier Network

Andrew Tunison

Director of Counseling

Acces-VR

Elizabeth Stamp

Partner/Assistant Manager

Lakewood Vineyards

Bruce Boughton II

Branch Manager, AVP

Chemung Canal Trust Company

Judy McKinney Cherry

Executive Director

SCOPED

Dawn Marie Castellana

Executive Director of Workforce Education/Academic Pathways

SUNY Corning Community College

Brian McCarthy

CSEA Union Vice-President

City of Corning

Kip Cerasaro

Employment Services Manager

NYS Department of Labor

Ernie Hartman

Business Manager

IBEW Union President

Kelly Long

Human Resource Manager

Hilliard Corporation

Jeremy Ackerman

Vice President Project Management

John Mills Electric

Joshua Michal

Human Resource Manager

CAF USA 

Vacant 



Vacant






Ad-Hoc Members



Name

Title

Organization

Christian Harris

Labor Market Analyst

NYS Department of Labor







HISTORY

The Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA), a federal mandate, was enacted in 1982-83. Focused on training, JTPA funds were managed locally by the Private Industry Council (PIC). With the introduction of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, which replaced JTPA funding, PIC transitioned into the CSS Workforce New York System. Our mission has expanded to include the full spectrum of workforce development activities, such as career exploration, job-employee matching tools, training, and human resource consulting. Collaborating with service providers, educators, employers, and others in the workforce development system, we oversee the allocation of funds provided by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998.

The Federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 has enabled us to provide all services under the Workforce New York umbrella without any fees to both employers and job seekers. Our organization, along with our partners, has a longstanding commitment to economic development. Currently, we are focused on shaping a Workforce New York system that meets the demand for skilled workers, essential for business growth and economic competitiveness.

PARTNERS

ACCESS-VR
Elmira, NY 14901
607-734-5244

Corning Community College
One Academic Drive
Corning, NY 14830
607-962-9011

GST BOCES - Chemung
459 Philo Road
Elmira, NY 14903
607-739-3581

GST BOCES - Steuben
One Vocational Drive
Painted Post, NY 14870
607-962-3175

NYS Department of Labor
Elmira, NY - 607-733-7131
Hornell, NY - 607-324-8388

Pro Action of Yates and Steuben
117 East Steuben Street
Bath, NY 14810
607-776-2125

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