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Business and Community Relations Reimagined…

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.

Program and Services Spotlight


Small Business Development Center 

SUNY Oswego partners with the Onondaga Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to provide local county residents no-cost business consulting services to help with a start-up or existing business. A SBDC advisor is available via appointment at the OWIER location at 34 E. Bridge St., Oswego. 

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Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Oswego County

Part of AmeriCorps Seniors, the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) launched in Oswego County in 1973 and has been part of SUNY Oswego since. Volunteers aged 55+ serve at area nonprofits and local organizations, helping to enrich services, expand community impact, and promote program awareness.

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Instructor Bootcamp

Established with a grant from the Empire State Development's Office of Strategic Workforce Development, Instructor Bootcamp is taught by SUNY Oswego School of Education faculty and free to qualifying participants.  Professionals from high-demand career fields are recommended by regional workforce development partners and trained to serve as instructors in various regional education and apprenticeship programs.

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Oswego Office

34 East Bridge Street
Oswego, NY 13031

Syracuse Office

2 South Clinton Square
Syracuse, NY 13202

Hours of Operation

8:00 am - 4:30 pm