L.E.A.P. Is a proud partner of the American Job Center network and the designated Career Center for Washington County. Our One-Stop Center provides assistance to adult and youth job seekers including dislocated workers, veterans, and others that are unemployed or looking to change careers. Employment Counselors assist clients with career exploration, resume writing, interest inventories, skill and abilities assessments, consumer report and labor market information, skill-building online training, identifying grants for training, and more. These services are offered to the public at no charge.
The L.E.A.P. Career Center currently employs an Assistant Director of Employment & Training, a Senior Employment Counselor, and two Employment Counselors, (a youth counselor and SSI/SSD/workshop facilities counselor). The Assistant Director also specializes in enhancing the business services provided by the Career Center and assisting with the planning, development, and implementation of the local workforce plan in cooperation with the Workforce Development Board, other counties in the local workforce area, and partnering agencies. According to Nancy Warnock, M.S. Ed, Director of Career and Family Services, “Our goal is to bridge the gap between employers and employees, making it easier for businesses to find the candidates they need and people to find the jobs they want”.
L.E.A.P. is a non-profit community action agency that serves all of Washington County and has been aiding individuals and families in defining and reaching their goals economically, educationally, and more for over 50 years. L.E.A.P. is located in Fort Edward, NY. Our services include Head Start/Early Head Start for children 0-5 and pregnant mothers, Employment Counseling for Youth and Adults, Emergency Assistance, Transportation for Senior Citizens and Adults with Disabilities, a Community Garden, and an Emergency Food Pantry.