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Local Cornell Cooperative Extension Programs

Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE)  offers a variety of agriculture, horticulture, environmental, and nutrition-based programs. Be sure to check out all the workshops and events that CCE hosts – many are free and some have a minimal cost. See the list of programs in surrounding counties below: Jefferson County Youth and 4-H Programs Culinary: 4-H Junior […]

Workforce 2020 renamed Workforce Connections

Workforce 2020 – the annual fall event that introduces local high school seniors to career opportunities  in the North Country region – has been renamed Workforce Connections. The goal of Workforce Connections is to help industry leaders and high school students to make connections, to identify employment needs in the area, and to help students to prepare […]

Career Jam 2020

May 14, 2020 Alex Duffy Fairgrounds Watertown, New York Career Jam is a hands-on, career exploration event for all area 8th grade students! Career Jam will be held on the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Watertown, NY. Representatives from several major business sectors, including Agriculture, Business, Construction, Healthcare, Hospitality & Tourism, Human Services, and Manufacturing, along with a number of […]

Senator Ritchie Secures Funding For “GPS For Success”

State Senator Patty Ritchie is announcing she has secured $10,000 in funding to help students become more career-ready through “GPS for Success,” a program that helps connect individuals with information on potential paths to employment in industries looking to hire. Made possible through a partnership between Jefferson-Lewis BOCES, WPBS-TV and the Northern New York Community […]