Tile Setter Trade / Pre- Apprentice (Former Employee) – Oneonta, NY – June 8, 2017
• Safety procedures - Use of Tools and Equipment • Tile Familiarization - Mortar Mixing - Tile Grounding and Types - Cleaning and Care of Tile • Scaffold safety /User training .Tile preparation Floating walls, Floors and Shower Floors • Measuring, Leveling and Blueprint Reading • Tile installation: Walls, Ceiling, Floor, Countertops, Showers and Tub Splashes
Nursing Student (Former Employee) – Oneonta, NY – March 3, 2017
A casual day at work for me would be one spent with me giving positive encouragement to everyone including myself. I would be able to get my work done and keep a smile on my face even in tough situations. What I would learn is how to better communicate with my counter parts as well as how to do my job better. Managing people places or things is always tedious but I have learned that if I try and understand the people place or thing I am managing then I will be able to get the results I am looking for in order to be successful in my management task or tasks. I come from a very diverse family and associate myself with many different people who come from many different cultures. It would be very enlightening as well as fun to relate to and communicate with people of many different backgrounds. The hardest part of a job is mistakes. When a mistake is made or say for example when I make a mistake it becomes hard but not impossible to fix. The most enjoyable thing about a job knows that I am active in helping people thus helping myself in the proses.
Teachings of great life skills and employment skills.
Overhead Lineman Apprentice (Former Employee) – Oneonta, NY – October 26, 2016
Proper power pole climbing techniques on 45 foot poles in climbing gear and P.P.E daily. Chief Smith taught the class old school methods to construct and deconstruct power poles in climbing gear and briefly in an Altec 60 ft bucket truck. The schooling was everyday and we stayed on campus dorms for the 15 week course dealing mainly with our line instructor. The hardest part of the job was manually setting a transformer with a few men and a hand line pulley system. I enjoyed just about every minute of my experience due to my fascination with the trade.
Data Integrity and Quality Assurance Specialist (Current Employee) – Oneonta, NY – July 18, 2016
Working at Oneonta Job Corps has its ups and down. I enjoy every student that walks through the door and enjoy learning from them and helping them become productive members of society. Management is weak and staff moral is pretty low.
Facilities Maintenance (Former Employee) – Oneonta, NY – June 9, 2016
My experience here at Oneonta Job Corps was very peaceful. I loved it here to be honest. I learned a lot when it came to trade and when it came to academics I always Tabed up never down. I tabbed out in reading with a scored of 706, which was very surprising do to the fact that I dislike reading.