Workforce Devlopment

Adult Education and Literacy ProgramsIn July 1991, Education and Training Resources was awarded its first education and training contract with the Barren River Area Development District, in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The contract was designed to provide outreach and recruitment services, GED training, basic education skills training, employability skills training, job placement, and follow-up services to 50 disadvantaged persons located in a high unemployment, rural, multi-county area in South Central Kentucky.

Today, ETR is the current prime contractor and operator of the Oneonta Job Corps Academy (Oneonta, New York) and the Northlands Job Corps Center (Vergennes, Vermont). In our partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor and Office of Job Corps for the management and operation of these residential centers, ETR employs over 200 full-time staff and serves approximately 1,000 youth and young adults each year.

Our Mission Statement

"To provide meaningful and quality education, training and employment services to disadvantaged youth and adults that will lead to opportunities for the professional growth and personal self-sufficiency."

Our Core Values Leading the Way...

  • Individual Accountability
  • Growth
  • Safety
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Commitment

"Our staff, students and partners are committed to these core values that lead the way in which we make decisions, resolve conflicts, build trust and relationships, communicate, set accountability and achieve performance outcomes."