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Workforce Development
SUNY Orange conducts training programs that provide individuals with the skills necessary to succeed in the workplace. Courses are offered for people beginning new careers or those who may be entering the workforce for the first time. In addition, courses are available that will enable people to upgrade their skills for their current job or to continue with their education.
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Training Vouchers

If you are unemployed, a dislocated or displaced worker, you may be eligible to receive funding to cover the costs of select courses and certificate programs. As an eligible training provider under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), SUNY Orange can offer courses and certificate programs that are fully covered by special training vouchers.

Job Readiness Courses and Career Preparation Programs
Workforce Development programs offer job readiness courses and career preparation programs that provide participants with the skills needed to meet the demand of today's workplace. A+ Certification, Network+, and Administrative Medical Office Assistant are just a few offerings available to students.

Youth Empowerment Program - YEP 

Thanks in part to the WIOA grant from the Orange County Workforce Investment Board, the College engages out of school and unemployed youth to reconnect them with educational and workforce systems. The YEP program is held on the SUNY Orange Middletown campus and offers youth ages 16-24 the following:
  • Preparation for the High School Equivalency test TASC
  • Assistance with applying for the High School Equivalency Regents Exam Pathway
  • Workplace soft skills training
  • Opportunities to attain credentials in Customer Service and Sales, Healthcare, and Security Guard
  • The option of paid work experience or employment assistance
This unique program provides case management, employment counseling, and small group instruction that will serve as a stepping stone toward achieving higher education and establishing career goals. 

For more information about the program or how to register, call 845-341-4874.

Orange County Employment and Training Administration
The Orange County Employment and Training Administration is part of the County’s Workforce Development System. They provide resources and services to individuals seeking employment and to businesses looking to build their workforce.

The One Stop Career Centers (Orange Works) locations are as follows:

Orange Works (Middletown Location)
Physical Address 
18 Seward Avenue
Middletown, NY 10940
Phone: 845-360-0310

Orange Works (Newburgh Location)
Physical Address 
3 Washington Center, 4th Floor
Newburgh, NY 12550
Phone: 845-568-5090

The Center is supported by a grant from the Orange County Workforce Investment Board in partnership with:
New York State Department of Labor
Orange County Community College
Orange/Ulster BOCES
Orange County Government: Employment & Training
Online Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)