A number of workforce development programs are available to businesses in Cayuga County, which can help boost productivity and efficiency by improving the skills of your workers.  Workforce training can help you to feel confident that your employees will perform well when you start a new division or obtain new equipment or technology.  Whether you are a business that is new to Cayuga County or an existing business, these training resources make sure your employees have the skills they need.

The Cayuga Economic Development Agency (CEDA) in partnership with Cayuga Community College and Cayuga Works Career Center hosted “Workforce Development 101 for Employers” on May 21, 2019.  We hosted nine panelists from various local, regional, and state workforce development partners. Each panelist presented on the various resources offered to local employers and employment service providers. Note: To toggle through each of the nine presentations in the above playlist, click on the menu icon in the upper left corner of the image.
Click here to view/download the event program.

Cayuga Works Career Center
The Cayuga Works Career Center (CWCC) is a single site in our community where job seekers and businesses can access information about training, education and employment services. Currently there are eight community agencies co-located at the CWCC to bring you a full range of employment and training services.  For more information, please visit the Cayuga Works Career Center website or Facebook page.

New York State Department of Labor
Businesses can receive grants for incumbent worker training along with OJT funding to promote the hiring of long-term unemployed workers.  For more information, please visit http://www.labor.ny.gov/home/.

Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES
Housed in a $41 million LEED-certified facility, the Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES offers both adult and high school education programs that trains students for fields such as auto body technology, machining and welding, medical billing and coding, nursing and various business careers.  Approximately 27% of the high school juniors and seniors in the BOCES’ service area participate in the program. For more information, please visit http://www.cayboces.org/.

Office of Community Education and Workforce Development at Cayuga Community College
The Office of Community Education and Workforce Development conducts and develops training assessments and customized training programs.  These courses are led by outside trainers or existing faculty.  The OCEWD also offers leadership and management development programs.  For more information, please visit http://www.cayuga-cc.edu/communityed/.

Agricultural Workforce Certification Program (AWCP)
New York farmers can receive assistance with recruitment, training and placement of agricultural employees. For more information, visit http://www.agriculture.ny.gov/AP/AWCP.html or call 800-554-4501.

Energy and Building Training Programs
The clean energy and sustainable building sectors are growing and skilled workers are in high demand. There are a number of training programs and special credentials to get a step up in these industries. For more information or to browse available trainings, visit http://www.nyserda.ny.gov/Business-and-Industry/Training-Opportunities or call 518-862-1090 x3206.

Train, Develop, Optimize (TDO) is a not-for-profit consulting firm which provides consulting and training to support local manufacturers and technology companies. Whether your business is early stage with a goal of scaling or a mature business looking for guidance in creating more efficient processes, TDO can assist with developing the strategy to reach your full potential. For more information, visit http://www.tdo.org/ or call 315-425-5144.

For more information on how CEDA can assist your business, please contact us.