Community Work Experience Program (CWEP)


The Jefferson County Dept. of Employment & Training Community Work Experience Program (CWEP) is a service provided to non-profit and government agencies at NO COST to the agency.

Our Mission:

Providing opportunities for public and non-profit organizations to utilize volunteer labor and to help workers receive valuable job skills

What does this program entail?

The CWEP assists workers with obtaining work experience, building a resume, enhancing job readiness and other work related skills and obtaining references for future employment.

Participants are assessed for existing skill sets and placed accordingly in unpaid work at a government or not-for-profit worksite. Attendance is monitored by staff with the County Dept. of Employment & Training (DET).  Participants are also eligible for supportive services through CWEP. 

Some examples of work duties can consist of: 

- Clerical / Office

- Maintenance Work

- Food Prep

- Public Works

- Retail

 If you are a non-profit or government agency that is interested in participating in this program, please CLICK HERE to complete the form.

Feel free to contact us with any questions!

Julie Daniels, Senior Program Coordinator - 315-786-3676

Patricia Fox, Program Assistant - 315-786-3675

Our offices are located at The WorkPlace (1000 Coffeen St. Watertown, NY 13601). Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Summer Hours from July 1 - September 1 are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)