The first annual ADK Career Connect was held SUNY Plattsburgh Field House on the SUNY Plattsburgh Campus. This event hosted 1,600 high school students from the tri-county area including Clinton, Essex, and Franklin counties. The job fair gave students an opportunity to meet hundreds of local employers across all 16 career clusters. ADK Career Connect provided interactive career exploration experiences, as well as job seeking opportunities for our 9th-12th graders. Employers and agencies promoted summer jobs, internships, apprenticeships, and career opportunities. Post-secondary institutions also provided information on their majors and financial aid options.
In addition to the employers and educational institutions that were located inside the SUNY Plattsburgh Fieldhouse, students were also able to have live experiences. For example, BETA Technologies brought their flight simulator which is housed in an Airstream. NYS Police carried out a search using their canine squad and CV-TEC featured trucks used in the CDL driving program. Students were able to experience many different industries and career fields from 16 career clusters.
CV-TEC, the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Division of CVES, is the primary provider of Career and Technical Education and Adult Literacy programs and services for secondary and post-secondary (adult) students in Clinton & Essex Counties. The CV-TEC Division offers programs and services on four campuses: the Plattsburgh Main Campus and the Plattsburgh Satellite Campus are both located in Clinton County and the Mineville Campus located in Essex County all provide CTE Programming for secondary and postsecondary students; the OneWorkSource Campus location in Plattsburgh provides Literacy, High School Equivalency (HSE) and Job Skills Training (JST) programs for adult students.
Established under the Workforce Investment Act, OneWorkSource Centers bring employment and training services to one location, making it easier for job seekers to find gainful employment and for employers to find trained employees.
The one-stop centers’ services include list of job vacancies; career options; relevant employment trends; instruction on how to conduct a job search; write a resume; interview with an employer and referral to training programs. The OneWorkSource Centers are required to meet the needs of job seekers (including people with disabilities), provide career development services for youth and adults and support to employers in recruiting, staffing and training a viable workforce.