Workforce Development

Workforce Development

CGWIColumbia Greene Workforce Investment System
The Columbia Greene Workforce Investment Office is conveniently located at the Professional Academic Center on the campus of Columbia Greene Community College. A valuable resource for employers, the Columbia Greene Workforce Investment Office provides access to skilled pre-screened workers as well as on-the-job and customized recruitment and training opportunities. Job seekers may take advantage of training, career counseling, financial aid possibilities or employment advancement opportunities
NYSDOLNew York State Department of Labor
Also located at the Professional Academic Center on the campus of Columbia Greene Community College is a New York State Department of Labor office. The office offers many DOL programs and services to businesses and job seekers including employment assistance, labor research and statistics, apprenticeship programs, and labor law information. The Department of Labor works in tandem with local workforce agencies.

There are also two programs available through the Workforce Investment Act: Worker Skills Upgrading for Existing Employees and Skills Upgrading for New HIres. For additional program information, contact Andrew Gehr at (518) 457-0361.

CGCClogo-150x150Columbia Greene Community College
Columbia Greene Community College provides a growing local labor pool by offering technical training on many levels.The Community Services Office administers the college’s quality-driven training programs. The Business and Industry Program is committed to working closely with company managers to achieve effective customized assessment, training, scheduling and organizational development services.

Other Resources

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Coarc’s Columbia Work Link

Resources for Business Owners

Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. We recognize that small business is critical to our economic recovery and strength, to building America’s future, and to helping the United States compete in today’s global marketplace. Although SBA has grown and evolved in the years since it was established in 1953, the bottom line mission remains the same. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands and Guam.