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Office of Workforce Innovation and External Relations

The Office of Workforce Innovation and External Relations (OWIER) provides a designated point of entry into SUNY Oswego for industry, non-profit, public, private, and community partners to connect with institutional assets. Partnerships formed will generate economic and social benefits for the region that align with the priorities and vision of SUNY Oswego and contribute to the long-term, sustainable vitality of the university and the Central New York region.

The OWIER is structured around three pillars of focus: 


  1. Workforce Innovation and Upward Mobility
  2. Government and Legislative Affairs 
  3. Community Impact Programs and Resources 

OWIER serves to contribute to the economic development and vitality of the region while advancing SUNY Oswego’s Vision 4040.

Program and Services


U.S. Small Business Administration Award Receipient

Onondaga Community College Small Business Development Center

Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a team of professional counselors who can assist you with all aspects of small business ownership.

Learn about SBDC

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Leadership Oswego County

Leadership Oswego County prepares a select group of county residents to become the community stewards of the future

Learn about LOC

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Retired and Senior Volunteer Program

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) encourages and fosters the development and maintenance of volunteer opportunities for Americans aged 55 & over.

Learn about RSVP

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Request for Qualifications

Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is an online system that posts bidding opportunities to pre-qualified consultants on behalf of the NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA).

Learn about RFQ

Office of Workforce Innovation and External Relations 

121 East First Street
Oswego, NY 13126
Phone: 315.312.3493
Email: [email protected]

Hours of Operation

8:00 am - 4:30 pm