About the Courses
Skills for Success classes are designed to create learning opportunities that prepare employees for current job demands and future career opportunities.
Workforce Development Competencies are designed to help supervisors evaluate the skills and knowledge an employee might need to perform a job, and then match those needs with the courses available through the Partnership's Skills for Success program.
No Cost for Skills for Success Courses for NYS Employees!
Employees are eligible to participate in Skills for Success courses if they are:
- A CSEA-represented New York State (NYS) employee (ASU/02, OSU/03, ISU/04, or DMNA/47).
- A CSEA-represented employee working in a local government, school district, state authority, or the private sector, as space permits.
- A NYS employee (previously in the ASU/02) serving a probationary period in a transition title or traineeship supported by the Partnership (MC/06 or PS&T/05) may attend courses or webinars, with the exception of Trades, Operations, and Maintenance courses.
- A NYS employee in a Management/Confidential (MC/06) clerical or secretarial title as space permits.
Supervisory Approval to Attend
Employees Who Enroll Through the Statewide Learning Management System (SLMS)
Supervisory approval is required in order for employees to participate in courses.
When your employee applies for a course, you will receive an email notification from [email protected] with the message: Your approval is required to confirm the following enrollment request. The employee's name will also appear in the email.
Employees who Enroll through the Partnership
If an employee is unable to enroll through SLMS, they may complete the Partnership's Skills for Success application form. A supervisory signature is required on the application form.
When you approve an employee's enrollment, you are granting the employee release time to attend the entire course without charge to leave credits.
If several employees in your unit are interested in the same course, please approve only employees you are willing to send for the entire course or webinar.
If you have questions, please contact the Partnership at (518) 486-7814 or (800) 253-4332.