About The Emerging Workforce Program
You deserve more.... More opportunities!
- Job Shadowing
- Paid & unpaid work experience
- Training and/or Education
- Adult Mentoring
- 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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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:
Emerging Workforce Program Lead
Phone: (607) 346-2413 - Text Friendly
CSS Emerging Workforce Community Liaison
Phone: (607) 368-4006 - Text Friendly
Occupational Skills Training
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.
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? Studies show that college
graduates earn more than high school graduates and have lower unemployment and
greater job satisfaction. In 2018, the median income for young adults with a
bachelor’s degree ($54,700). In the same year, the median earnings of those
with a bachelor’s degree were 57 percent higher than the earnings of high
school completers ($34,900), and the median earnings of high school completers
were 25 percent higher than the earnings of those who did not complete high
school ($27,900). (National Center for Education Statistics).
Only certain training providers are approved to provide trainings. They appear on the NYS Department of Labor Eligible Training Provider List.
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.