Our November/December Apprenticeship Newsletter is Here!

In this edition we’ll be telling you about our Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) event coming up next week, and sharing our new WANTO videos– plus on-the-job training and apprenticeship opportunities! We also have manufacturing news and events to share with you… READ IT HERE

Our November Newsletter is Here!

We have a lot of new hiring events and learning opportunities to tell you about in our November newsletter, plus featured job opportunities, workforce news, resources and lots more!


FREE Upcoming Webinars: Strategies on how to successfully apply for Positions at DFAS

The Defense Finance and Accounting Service Center is recruiting to fill positions for Accounting Technicians and Contact Representatives. These entry-level federal jobs support America’s Heroes by resolving issues related to their travel pay and financial information.

This is an excellent opportunity for individuals with experience in Customer Care, Finance or Accounting who want to serve those who defend America.

Training and equipment will be made available and many positions will be telework-eligible. DFAS offers great benefits, and opportunities for education and advancement.

Residents of Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Lewis and Oswego counties can work for DFAS from home!

Webinars will be offered on Thursday, November 4th at 5:00PM and Friday, November 5th at 10:30AM to help candidates successfully apply for these jobs.

DFAS staff will provide information to assist applicants in understanding how to effectively navigate the online application process. Learn how to make sure your skills stand out in the online application process so you can advance to the interview stage for DFAS hiring.

To attend Thursday, Nov 4, 2021, at 05:00 PM Eastern Time:

Register in advance for this webinar:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

To attend Friday, Nov 5, 2021, at 10:30 AM Eastern Time:

Register in advance for this webinar:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Interested in entering the growing cybersecurity workforce? Register for the Quanterion Solutions Cybersecurity Workforce Webinar – Oct. 19th

Join Quanterion Solutions on Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 1100-1200 EDT for a webinar titled, “Your Pathway to a Successful Cybersecurity Career: Insights from Cybersecurity Experts.”

Interested in entering the growing cybersecurity workforce? Prepare for success with three leading cybersecurity experts who will outline their best tips and insights including how learning more about cybersecurity can enhance your current career or lead you to a new one, why you should consider cybersecurity as a career option, how to prepare for a cyber career and what you can expect on the job.

You will have opportunities to ask cybersecurity career questions from the speakers:

  • Jon Check, Executive Director of Cyber Protection Solutions at Raytheon Technologies
  • Tony Anscombe, Chief Security Evangelist at ESET
  • Ryan Kalember, Executive Vice President, Cybersecurity Strategy at Proofpoint Inc

Learn how to land a lucrative cybersecurity job, discover options for your cybersecurity education, explore the industry outlook, receive insights into making a career change into cybersecurity, and more.

If you are a cybersecurity or related student, intern, instructor, professional, job changer, or are simply interested in exploring a cybersecurity career pathway or learning how cybersecurity relates to your job, this webinar is for you. Quanterion Solutions will also provide you access to cybersecurity resources.

Joseph Caroli, Director of Cybersecurity & Information Systems Programs at Quanterion Solutions.


The Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) Grant Program Announces a Free Women-Focused Virtual Job Fair!

Utica, NY – The Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) grant program is hosting a women-focused virtual job fair on November 3, 2021, from 11:00AM – 1:00PM. The goal of the job fair is to help women gain employment in nontraditional occupations, which is defined by the U.S. Department of Labor as any industry in which females make up 25% or less of the workforce.

The WANTO program, administered by the Workforce Development Board, Herkimer, Madison and Oneida Counties, Inc., focuses on helping women gain employment in nontraditional occupations primarily in the informational technology, advanced manufacturing, trades, agriculture, and transportation sectors.

“Nontraditional careers for women have a great deal of opportunity for women to grow and achieve self-sustainability,” says Stephanie Heiland, WANTO Project Director. “By providing women with training and helping to connect them to employers, WANTO hopes to create a more inclusive and equitable workforce.”

WANTO serves the following seventeen counties: Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Onondaga, Otsego, Schoharie, St. Lawrence, Tioga, and Tompkins. Job seekers and employers throughout the entire 17-county region are invited to register.

The job fair is free to job seekers and employers on a user-friendly platform.

Employers register here: https://pvapi.premiervirtual.com/s/kd79GW

Job Seekers register here: https://pvapi.premiervirtual.com/s/J81yQ8

There are training materials available within the Premier Virtual system that can be accessed upon registration.

**If you participated in other Premier Virtual Job Fairs, you will use the above link(s) to login with the email address and password that you previously registered with. Click login instead of register. Please note that you cannot use Internet Explorer. You must use Chrome, Edge or Firefox.

We look forward to seeing you at the job fair!

The Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations program is 100% funded by the U.S. Department of Labor and administered by the Department’s Women’s Bureau and the Employment and Training Administration in a grant of $716,676.00.