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Everywoman Opportunity Center: assists women to enter, re-enter or advance in the world of paid employment by teaching job search skills, assisting with career decisions and helping to remove barriers to career success. Everywoman's services are designed to bolster self-confidence while developing the best plan for each participant.
The Workforce Development Department at Trocaire College: offers a variety of programs and training not only for businesses, but for personal and professional growth. The department is a part of the National Council for Workforce Education.Trocaire’s Workforce Department believes in:
Growth. To help companies and small businesses tap into new markets and grow nationally or globally. Through workforce development at Trocaire, companies are able to increase their business and cultural competence.
Training. Workforce development doesn't just focus on the entire community, it also focuses on individuals. Through Trocaire's workforce development, individuals can receive training that increases their competency and makes them a greater asset in the workforce.
Benefits. Workers who are finding it difficult to reenter the workforce can benefit from the services Trocaire’s Workforce Development can offer.
Leaders. Leadership development is also essential to ensuring a strong workforce. Through workforce development, the capacity of local leaders is increased, and they are better equipped to create new opportunities and recruit more individuals into the workforce.
Partnership. Working with local companies to form a long lasting relationship between Trocaire and the community; partner rather than duplicate when possible.
Systematic. Workforce development systems are market-driven; easily accessible to any individual who wants or needs a job, education, or training; supply well-trained people for all employers; and provide employers with assistance and support for life-long learning initiatives and for the creation of a high-performance workforce. * National Association of Workforce Boards’ mission
University at Buffalo, Millard Fillmore College: is offering Career Opportunities in Life Sciences Certificate programs.
"You don't have to be a scientist to work in the Life Sciences industry."
Are you interested in a career in manufacturing, food processing, customer service, product testing, and more?
For more information or to regsiter, please click the link here: COILS program
The statewide network of Educational Opportunity Centers (EOCS): are committed to workforce development and provide extensive work readiness and job placement services. The EOC also provides the national Work Readiness Credential Program that certifies individuals who have the skills needed for successful performance as entry-level workers. The Career Planning and Placement Office offers career development, case management, employment and job retention assistance. The Office of Outreach and Workforce Development (OOWD) provides leadership to the WNY region by offering academic and vocational training to employees in various industries.
The Buffalo Employment & Training Center: brings together a variety of workforce development organizations and partner agencies to assist area job seekers in preparing for and obtaining employment. They offer job search and career planning workshops, education and training support, computer literacy classes, experienced career counselors and job coaches. The services of the Buffalo Employment and Training Center are available, free of charge, to any and all job seekers.
For more than 30 years Erie 1 BOCES Workforce Development has been one of the largest leading providers of adult training in Western New York. They offer a wide array of part-time and full-time training programs under the direction of the New York State Education Department.
The BPS Adult and Continuing Education Division: promotes successful adult, family,and community outcomes through high quality programs and services to the greater Buffalo community. They offer free literacy and GED classes, English as a Second Language, classes in math, reading, writing, and computers, vocational education and much more.
Workforce Development at Erie Community College: provides customized non-credit professional development training to local businesses, individual community residents, and local government employees. ECC's four divisions: Community Education, Corporate Training, Driving Programs, and the ECC One Stop, have created an entrepreneurial workforce team assisting local businesses in remaining globally competitive.
The New York State Department of Labor has an abundance of resources to help jobseekers. Whether you have lost your job or are looking for your next promotion, they can help you with your job search. You can visit a One-Stop Career Center and speak with staff about their Career Services, including resume writing, interview techniques, apprenticeship opportunities, training grants, search their on-line job listing or attend a job fair. They also provide priority service to Veterans during their job search.
The Buffalo and Erie County One-Stop Career Centers: offer a wide range of employment and training services designed to assist job seekers during their job search. At each Career Center their is the opportunity to access a wide array of job training, education and employment services. Some services include resume preparation, job search planning and preparation, career training and financial aid.
The University at Buffalo’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL): is a program to promote business growth through leadership development and experiential learning. It serves as a central resource for developing businesses based in Western New York. It is a dynamic entity that invites the participation of those who seek to develop their enterprises and companies in new and innovative ways through a 10 month core program.
Need to sharpen up on your computer skills? The Statler Center for Careers in Hospitality is a New York state certified business school specializing in computer training. They can assist in all levels of computer training from beginner, intermediate to advanced classes. All classes are taught by a Microsoft Certified Master Instructor and can be tailored to your needs.
ExecuNet.com: is a private network for senior–level executives that can connect you to the people, insights and opportunities you've been looking for to achieve the success you deserve. Through the ExecuNet network, you can connect with thousands of trusted business leaders, executive career advisors and recruiters; gain expert career and business insights; access proprietary research and intelligence on the executive employment market; and tap into hidden $150K+ executive jobs.
The Canisius College Center for Professional Development: offers personalized, professional training and consulting that provides critical knowledge and skills to maximize employees’ and their organization’s performance. CPD offers customized training programs for organizations as well as public programs in Paralegal, Fund Raising, Leadership Program for Women (LPW), Management Development Program, Human Resources, Grant Writing, Pharmacy Technician, and Technology courses. Course descriptions and registration forms are available online at www.canisius.edu/cpd or call 716-888-8490.