Columbia-Greene Workforce moves ahead with summer program

GREENPORT – Columbia-Greene Workforce New York office is accepting applications now for the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) for Columbia and Greene county residents.

Rebecca Preusser, assistant director of Workforce Development, explained that several positions are now available to area youths ages 14 to 20 who are enrolled in school, including outdoor projects, running from July 6 to August 14. Many are being modified to conform to COVID-19 guidelines and regulations.

“We are working closely with our clients to develop COVID safety plans,” she said in a press release. “The program may be different this year, with options that include more than job placement at worksites, but all participants will either be making a wage for participation.”

Interested students may download the SYEP application at and e-mail the completed form to , or mail the completed form to Workforce Investment Office, Columbia-Greene Community College, 4400 Route 23, Hudson 12534.

For more information, e-mail , or leave a message at 518 828-4181 X 3108.

Columbia-Greene Workforce New York, located on the Columbia-Greene Community College campus, supports the growth of the local economy by meeting the employment needs of individuals and businesses. Until further notice, the Columbia-Greene Workforce NY Career Center is closed to the public.

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