Chautauqua Advancement Project (CAP)
An Internship Program for Young Professionals
This unique and innovative program will support a group of young professionals to be placed in paid internships at businesses located in Chautauqua County for 6-16 weeks depending on the Intern and worksite availability. The placement at a business will be largely determined by the Intern’s long-term career goals. The Internship Program is scheduled to start on or about the first week of June.
Internships and Learning
Each CAP intern will work a typical workday Monday – Thursday at an assigned business or as needed by the host organization. On each Friday, the interns will participate in a mandatory paid joint-learning day that will involve a variety of activities. Staffed by the WIB, interns will receive customized job coaching on resumes, interviewing, and networking. The group of interns will also work on various community projects as a team. Some additional time beyond the Monday – Friday work week may be required on weekends and evenings to complete community projects and networking opportunities.
To be eligible for this internship, you must meet one of the following criteria:
· A recent college or certificate training program graduate
· Will be graduating from college or a certificate training program this year
· A current college or certificate training program student
AND are interested in living and working in the Chautauqua County, NY area.
The Workforce Investment Board and Chautauqua County are interested in young professionals to fill these internships.
By filling out this application and submitting a resume, you may be selected to complete an intense interview process to determine if you are the right person to fill one of the openings. This includes an initial interview with the Workforce Investment Board staff and may include a second interview with the host organization staff.
Applications are DUE BY 4/30/23
Please put the following in the subject line: 2023 CAP Application
or submit to the following address: Workforce Investment Board
c/o Zulma Johnson
4 E. 3rd St., Suite 102
Jamestown, NY 14701
The Jamestown area has been approved for funding under the Gun Violence Prevention Initiative (GVP) awarded by the New York State Department of Labor. New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) is partnering with Chautauqua Works to provide job training, credentialing and placement in good paying jobs to young workers who reside in the Jamestown Zip Code area 14701, which has been impacted by high rates of gun violence.
This effort is a first-in-the-nation gun violence disaster emergency and comprehensive strategy to build a safer New York. This initiative treats gun violence as a public health crisis and includes short-term solutions as well as long-term strategies that focus on community-based intervention and prevention strategies to break the cycle of violence.
To be eligible for this program, the participant must be
Chautauqua Works Staff will complete an Initial Assessment and Individual Service Strategy at an in-person meeting. The following workforce preparation services will be available and provided as needed: Workplace culture and expectations, Application completion, Resume preparation and how to review/talk about/describe a resume, Interview preparation and mock interviews, Job Search assistance, Labor Market Information sharing and explaining, Training options exploration, Career exploration and guidance, Training Provider information sharing, Assistance with employment and training provider application processes.
Based on their individual needs, the participant may potentially be placed in a paid Work Experience with a local participating employer. The goal, at the end of the paid Work Experience, is that the participant has the potential to turn their experience into a job opportunity and the employer has the opportunity to hire the participant as part of their workforce. It is a win-win situation for everyone.
“We plan to work with all of our partners on all aspects of this program to ensure that as many potential participants can access these services and are provided the highest quality and most impactful experience resulting in positive outcomes.” states Katie Geise, Executive Director.
If you are eligible for this program, or know of anyone who may be eligible, please contact Rachel Barto, Specialized Employment Coach at Chautauqua Works.
As of Monday, July 26, 2021, Chautauqua Works Jamestown Office is open to the public. No appointment will be necessary to access general job search access in our resource room. However, all one-to-one staff services will continue to require an appointment. All services in our Dunkirk office will continue to be offered by appointment only due to staffing limitations until further notice.
Face coverings will be required for everyone at this time. Prior to entering the building, a COVID questionnaire will be conducted with you.
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