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Warren County looks to pair youth, employers for career development


Warren County seeks input from businesses to better pair youth with employers


WARREN COUNTY, NY – Warren County Department of Workforce Development is seeking assistance from Warren County business partners to help meet the needs of local youth. 

The goal of this new effort is to increase the number of youth engaged with businesses so youth are able to gain valuable work experience and connect with business mentors.   

A brief online survey has been created to increase business participation in Warren County programs that help prepare youth for the workforce and make it easier for businesses to connect with youth.

The Department of Workforce Development already offers many engaging programs for youth, including (but not limited to) a career mentor program, internship placement, the Summer Youth Employment Program, high school job fairs, GED class, business field trips and training programs. 

Workforce Development staff are seeking additional help from businesses to bridge the gap between youth and local industries or careers. 

Said Liza Ochsendorf, Warren County Director of Workforce Development: “The most influential force in a young person’s life is a caring adult. Put that caring adult and youth together in the workplace and you have a recipe for success. The aging workforce is sharing their knowledge and resources with the younger generation, and youth are learning about local career opportunities while gaining valuable mentors. We hope to collect a list of businesses eager to engage with local youth in ways that are mutually beneficial.”

Interested businesses can use this link to access a brief survey to review which options could work to involve youth with their business.

Those seeking more information can call 518-743-0925 or email Andrea Kinderman at