Ticonderoga Area residents will have an opportunity to improve their job prospects through an employment certification course in Ticonderoga.
The Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance has announced it will join with other local businesses and agencies to offer a nationally-recognized job training program. National Work Readiness, National Retail Federation & Customer Service Credential classes will be held in April and May.
Classes will be held six consecutive Fridays, beginning April 12, 1 to 4 p.m. at the North Country Community College campus in Ticonderoga. People must attend all classes in order to take the certification test May 22 and 23 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The program will include OSHA 10 certification. That testing will be May 20 and 21 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
There is no cost to qualified participants.
For more information and to register call Joyce Marinelli at OneWorkSource at 873-2341. Registration deadline is March 25.
The course will include work-related reading, math, communication and computer skills; training opportunities and post-secondary education; defining skills and abilities for employment; and the creation of a professional portfolio and resume.
Everyone who completes the course will be guaranteed an interview with a Ticonderoga-area employer.
Area employers are also encouraged to register new or existing employees for the program.
Chattie Van Wert, Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance director, said the alliance has developed a plan to improve job readiness in the Ticonderoga area with the help of NCCC, the North Country Workforce Investment Board, Elizabethtown OneWorkSource, the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, local businesses and other agencies. As part of the plan North Country Community College will offer expanded technical courses at its Ticonderoga campus.
“This is a huge win for both workers and employers in our area and represents a major step in creating new employment opportunities to the most needy in our community,” Van Wert said.