Ticonderoga Job training will be available at the North Country Community College Ticonderoga campus this year.
Work Readiness Credential and National Retail Federation Customer Service Credential courses will be taught in coordination with CV-TEC and OneWorkSource.
“The National Work Readiness Credential and National Retail Federation and Customer Service Credential gives employers the advantage of knowing that their employees have the base skills to be successful both at entry level positions and as they advance in their career,” Matthew Courtright, Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce executive director, said. “I truly believe this national accredited program can have a great benefit to employers, individuals and the Ticonderoga area as a whole.”
The courses will be offered on Fridays Feb. 28 through April 4. Class will meet 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A certification testing will conclude the program April 11.
An employment seminar, organized by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, featuring area employers, will be held following the testing. A similar seminar held last year attracted Inter-Lakes Health, Silver Bay YMCA, Mt. Lake Services, Best Western Plus Ticonderoga Inn & Suites, The Burgoyne Grill, Wal-Mart and Champlain Valley Heating & Plumbing. North Country Community College participated in providing information on further educational opportunities.
Courtright said a key benefit of the program is candidate assessment for prospective. Before sitting for the course, each candidate is assessed for baseline math, reading comprehension, and problem-solving skills. Participants not meeting the baseline standards are referred for remedial resources prior to taking the NWRC course.
“This helps employers assess and prepare more marginal employees to be much more successful over time,” Courtright said.
“The National Workforce Readiness Credential course is a nationally-recognized course that prepares employees to be successful in the workplace over the long term and has proven to be extremely valuable to employers in reducing hiring costs and employee turnover,” he said. “Ticonderoga area employers are invited to register their employees for the courses. Registrants may qualify for free tuition.”