To the Times of Ti:
The article in the Times of Ti regarding International Paper and Inter-Lakes supporting workforce training at Ti High (Jan. 4) was nicely written and positive publicity for the program and the organizations that participate. I am writing to clarify the last sentence, “The Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance also offers National Workforce Readiness Credential training locally through North Country Community College at its Ticonderoga campus.” After all that the alliance has written and you have generously published in the Times of Ti, one would think it is our program. Though this is an Alliance initiative, I feel it is important to give credit to the other organizations who make it happen.
The National Work Readiness Credential training for adults is provided locally by a CV-Tec instructor at the NCCC campus with support from: North Country Workforce Investment Board, who provides vouchers for the testing; One-Work Source, who accepts applications and screens applicants for their ability to successfully complete the program; Literacy Volunteers of Essex County, who provide reading and math instruction for adult students who need it to succeed; Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, who organizes local businesses to conduct student job interviews at the end of the program; and NCCC, who provides the class room and computer lab for taking the online test.
This collaboration provides the training and testing at no charge to adult students, thus making it accessible to those who need it most.
Chattie Van Wert, executive director
Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance