NORWICH – The DCMO BOCES Adult and Continuing Education Department has been awarded new grant funding to assist local food stamp applicants and recipients, as well as Safety Net recipients designated through our local Chenango, Delaware and Otsego Departments of Social Services, in their efforts to gain skills and education needed to enter and retain employment in today’s job market place. This grant was awarded by the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance.
The funding for this project covers four years with a total budget of $1,200,000. This performance measurement grant reimburses DCMO BOCES based on student success in meeting milestones of achievement. The areas of evaluation include training hours and development of a Career Plan; Educational Gains determined by NYS Education’s use of TABE testing materials and guidelines for each of the reading and math levels; obtaining a credential, such as a GED®, Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA), OSHA Certification and more. Finally, the students who achieve a job entry or job retention are all counted in the grant reimbursement schedule.