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When families spend less on child care they can better afford housing and transportation, pay student loans and other bills, and make healthier choices for increased nutrition for everyone in the household.

Scholarship Highlights:

  • Average monthly scholarship of $1,000 per child is paid directly to providers for full-time care.
  • Applicant and Co-applicant must be working (or in an education or training program i.e. pre-apprenticeship or short-term training program) at least 10 hours per week.
  • Funding available, for approved applicants, thru March 31, 2024.
  • Eligibility guidelines apply, complete an eligibility screening to see if you qualify.

See link to WDI Child Care Scholarship Flyer Here.

Apply today!  Visit WDINY.ORG/CHILDCARE to complete an eligibility screening to receive an application packet.

Limited Capacity by Region.  Questions? email: scholarship@wdiny.org

 

 

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With assistance from the St. Lawrence County IDA, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. is planning to build at $425 million facility in Massena that will produce 36 metric tons of green hydrogen every day, with no carbon emissions, utilizing hydropower from the New York Power Authority.  The facility is expected to create at least 90 full-time local jobs.

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Email: Katy, Becky, or Renee (email addresses below and on attached form) to receive more information about this FREE training program

Katy.Pinkerton@ocfs.ny.gov

Becky.Stewart@ocfs.ny.gov

Renee.Armstrong@ocfs.ny.gov

 

 

 

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Heavy Equipment Operator                       

Course Cost: $7,900                     

Heavy Equipment Operators are in high demand locally and regionally.   Funding is available through the American Rescue Plan to support participant tuitions. No Income Restrictions. Call 1-888-360-7693 for details.

This course will be comprised of the following topics: Orientation to the Trade, Heavy Equipment Safety, Identification of Heavy Equipment, Basic Operational Techniques, Utility Tractors, Introduction to Earthmoving, Grades, Excavation Math, Site Work, Interpreting Civil Drawings, Soils, 30+hour Backhoe competency and 35+hour Excavator competency.  Completers will receive NCCER recognized certification.

Training location: BOCES Southwest Tech, Fowler

2/28/23 – 6/8/23

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 4:00 – 8:00 PM

Saturday (6 sessions) 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Several class sessions may be offered virtually at instructor discretion.

Participant Responsibility:  Work boots, Warm weather clothing and gloves when needed.

Program will Supply: Safety glasses, Hi Viz vest and Ear plugs.

CLICK HERE for link to course details and registration on the St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES Adult and Continuing Education website.

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Certified Clinical Medical Assistant                                                                         

Course Cost $3,304

Certified Clinical Medical Assistants are in high demand locally and regionally.   Funding is available through the American Rescue Plan to support participant tuitions. No Income Restrictions. Call 1-888-360-7693 for registration and program details.

The Certified Clinical Medical Assistant program provides students with the skills necessary to function effectively in the medical “back” office.  Training will focus on office procedures, concepts and skills, such as taking vital signs, collecting and processing lab specimens, preparing patients for examinations, assisting with office/ambulatory surgeries and more.  Students are eligible to sit for the NHA CCMA Exam at the conclusion of the class. Textbook and Exam are included in the tuition.

Training location: Canton Adult Education & Workforce Development Center

3/7/2023 – 6/28/27

Tuesdays & Thursdays and Every other Wednesday: 4:00 – 8:00 PM

CLICK HERE for link to course details and registration via the St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES Adult and Continuing Education website.

 

 

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Join us for an in-person, outdoor networking opportunity! The St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce and the St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency are hosting the next “Nature & Networking” event at the Gouverneur Community Center at 4:30pm on Thursday, July 22nd!

At 4:30, attendees who wish to, may join a small group ‘walk & talk.’ Others are welcome to stay behind at the Community Center. The Networking Program will then begin at 5:00, focusing on employee retention and provide an opportunity for businesses to share thoughts in an open discussion.

Door prizes, Appetizers, and a Cash Bar will be provided!

A $5 Fee (cash or check) is requested at the door.

To Register: CLICK HERE

Questions? Contact STLC Chamber Executive Director Ben Dixon at Ben@slcchamber.org or call (315) 386-4000.

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St. Lawrence County’s broadband survey project is well underway and we’ve heard from over 1,500 residents and businesses in the county about their high-speed internet access and affordability, but the goal is to hear from as many residents as possible. The more data we gather, the more successful we will be at attracting the funding, providers and infrastructure that we need to improve broadband access in our county. This is a joint project between St. Lawrence County and the Development Authority of the North Country. Please take a moment to participate in a brief, confidential survey that will ask you questions about your access to broadband, whether from a business or your home:  http://www.stlawrencecountybroadband.com.

Your answers will help us document exactly which areas of the county are unserved or underserved by high-speed internet access. Those who do not have computer access can call the County Planning Office at 315-379-2292 for assistance. The survey website will be open through April 30.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 25TH FROM 8AM – 4PM AT THE ST. LAWRENCE CENTRE MALL IN MASSENA (Old TJ Maxx Store)

CLICK HERE for registration & eligibility

COVID-19 VACCINATIONS (MODERNA) FOR ALL ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS:

  • Priority 1b Essential Workers – Expanded eligibility now includes public-facing government and public employees, not-for-profit workers who provide public-facing services to New Yorkers in need, and essential in-person public-facing building service workers, as of March 17*
  • Individuals with Underlying Health Conditions
  • Age 50+ – Expanded eligibility now includes 50-59 years of age

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