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About The Emerging Workforce Program

You deserve more.... More opportunities! 

Opportunities like: 

  • Job Shadowing
  • Paid & unpaid work experience
  • Training and/or Education
  • Adult Mentoring
  • Leadership
  • Career Planning Job Skills
  • Job Search
  • Support at every step

CSS Emerging Workforce Program supports out of school youth 16-24 who reside in Chemung, Schuyler, and Steuben area to obtain the skills/education needed to secure long-term employment.  Let our navigators help you uncover your full potential, gain valuable skills, explore careers, and choose your career path. 

                                                  Are you ready for more? 

Please complete this contact form  and a member of our team will be in touch! 

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Working Papers
Working Papers
(For 14-17)
NYS Minimum Wage
NYS Minimum Wage

NY State Employment Laws


We have a variety of career and education services available to help you get started. Whether you’re interested in a new career, beginning vocational training or continuing your education, we have the resources available to meet your needs. The more you know about available careers and education, the easier it will be to make the right choice for you. 

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Contact Youth Services

If you would like to learn more about the CSS Workforce New York Youth Program, please contact the Youth Navigator most conveniently located nearest you (see below). We look forward to working with you to help you realize your career and educational goals!

Emerging Workforce Staff:

Keith Guthrie
Emerging Workforce Program Lead
Email: keith.guthrie@csswfny.com
Phone: (607) 346-2413 - Text Friendly

Laura West
CSS Emerging Workforce Community Liaison
Email: laura.west@csswfny.com
Phone: (607) 368-4006 - Text Friendly

Occupational Skills Training

Occupational Skills Training 

Investing in your continuing education by taking advanced training courses and gaining new certifications for is more important now than ever before. Continuously improving your skills is the one surefire way to stay ahead of the competition and advance your career. Getting advanced certifications isn’t just about adding credentials to your resume. You are also learning valuable skills that you can/will apply to your day-to-day job. Continuing to gain new certifications and training experiences is mandatory if you want to stay competitive in today’s job market.


Earning a college degree can open up opportunities provide you with a competitive edge, higher income, and economic stability. They also bring training and skills into the work force, helping our economy grow and stay competitive. Degreed professionals are not a rare thing in the world today. When you apply for a job, you are competing with numerous other people with similar qualifications. How are you going to stand out from the crowd? 

General Career Exploration

Career Exploration is simply learning about various occupations and their "fit" with your unique career preferences. This includes the skills, interests and values you want satisfied by your career. You can investigate your career goals by first assessing your skills and identifying your past accomplishments. Once you have listed your skills and interests, you can explore occupations you would like to pursue. The final step in career exploration is developing an effective strategy that will help you achieve your goals. Our Navigators have the tools and resources to help you explore your career objectives.

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