NORTH NORWICH – It’s not always easy changing jobs, going back to work or entering the job market for the first time. That’s where the Leading EDGE program at DCMO BOCES comes in, as the program’s most recent graduates can attest.
“This program has helped us all better ourselves for the future,” said Sandy Mullinex, speaking on behalf of herself and the other 15 class participants who graduated from the EDGE program on Friday in a ceremony held at the Chenango Campus’ Support Services Building.
The EDGE (Education for Gainful Employment) approach is a holistic one, tackling both job readiness and life skills in an intensive four-week course. For the last nine years, the program has been helping adults build the confidence and skills they need to be successful in both the workforce and in life.
“It has grown and blossomed all through the years,” said Program Supervisor Linda K. Thomas, who helped found the program. She works closely with the program’s instructor, Matt Asma.