CSS Workforce New York

About Us

MISSION
To create a region that is a “location of choice by employers due to a highly employable and motivated workforce committed to individual growth and skill development through life-long training and education.”

VISION
To provide a no-fee, business-driven workforce preparation system to ensure that employers have access to workers with appropriate 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


For a schedule of the 2022 Chemung Schuyler Steuben Workforce NY board meetings click here

Executive Committee Meeting

June 2, 2022 8:00 am

The scheduled June 2, 2022 Executive Committee meeting will be held online via Microsoft Teams.  If you would like to participate in the meeting for June 2, 2022 at 8:00 am please contact Melissa Johnson (melissa.johnson@csswfny.com) to be put on the invite list. This will ensure the best possible video/audio possible. All meetings are open to the public, and are held at 23 West Market Street, Suite 201 Corning unless otherwise noted.  The meeting will be recorded live and transcribed post-meeting for those interested in reviewing actions taken.


Board of Directors Meeting

The next scheduled Board meeting of CSS WFNY will be held June 23, 2022 online via Microsoft Teams. If you would like to participate in the CSS WFNY Board meeting for June 23, 2022 at 8:00 am please contact Melissa Johnson (melissa.johnson@csswfny.com) to be put on the invite list. This will ensure the best possible video/audio possible. All meetings are open to the public, and are held at 23 West Market Street, Suite 201 Corning, unless otherwise noted.  The meeting will be recorded live and transcribed post-meeting for those interested in reviewing actions taken.

CSS Workforce NY ByLaws

Click here to view the CSS Workforce ByLaws. 

2022 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chemung Schuyler Steuben Workforce New York is a not-for profit organization overseen by a Board of Directors with representatives from both the private and public sectors.

Chief Elected Officials



Name

Organization


Carl Blowers

Chairman Schuyler County Legislature


Scott Van Etten

Chairman 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

Treasurer

Chemung Canal Trust Company

Judy McKinney Cherry

Secretary

SCOPED

Joseph Roman

President

Southern Tier Economic Growth

Ernie Hartman

Workforce Representative

IBEW Union President

Jeanne Eschbach

Higher Education 

SUNY Corning Community College




Board Representation



Name

Title

Organization

Christine Sharkey

President

Corning Enterprises 

Jamie 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

Ashley Colizzi

Executive Director of Human Resources 

Schuyler Hospital

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

Nancy Kirby Kurjakovic

Executive Director/CFO

IncubatorWorks

Jack Wheeler

Steuben County Manager

Steuben County

Jack Lance

Regional Coordinator 

Acces-VR

Elizabeth Stamp

Partner/Assistant Manager

Lakewood Vineyards

Bruce Boughton 

Branch Manager, AVP

Chemung Canal Trust Company

Judy McKinney Cherry

Executive Director

SCOPED

Jeanne Eschbach

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

Lindsay Mills

President

John Mills Electric

AJ Kircher

Director

Capabilities

Joshua Michal

Human Resource Manager

CAF USA






Ad-Hoc Members



Name

Title

Organization

Christian Harris

Labor Market Analyst

NYS Department of Labor

Fred Arcuri

Community Development Specialist

Corning Enterprises




HISTORY

In 1982-83, the federally mandated Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) was signed into law. With an emphasis on training, the JTPA monies were overseen locally by the Private Industry Council (PIC). When the JTPA funding was replaced by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, PIC evolved into the CSS Workforce New York System. Our mission now encompasses the entire system of workforce development efforts including career exploration, job-employee matching tools, training, human resource consulting, etc. In partnership with service providers, educators, employers, and others in the workforce development system, we administer the funds now available through the Workforce Investment Act of 1998.

Thanks to funding from the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998, all of the services offered under the Workforce New York umbrella by our organization and our partners are offered on a no-fee basis both to employers and job seekers. As you can see we have a long history of economic development. Today, we continue to envision a Workforce New York system that responds to business needs for qualified workers based on the skills required for 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
Corning, NY - 607-937-8337
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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