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Lauren Draus

"Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching." ~C.S. Lewis

Professional Experience

March 2018Present

Workforce Specialist 1

New York State Department of Labor
  • Provide technical assistance and training to WIOA Youth Program providers to ensure WIOA federal regulation compliance
    • Research and analyze past determinations, federal and state technical assistance and training and employment guides 
    • Communicate and collaborate with Quality Assurance (QA) monitors, One Stop Operation System (OSOS) and Research and Statistics (R&S) staff for final determinations on inquiries from the field
      • Participate in weekly calls to communicate current inquiries, solicit inter-office feedback and updates
      • Strengthen research and response system
    • Design and deliver professional development training
      • Bi-monthly youth issues webinars for statewide youth programs
  • Create NYSDOL grant solicitations in GrantsGateway
  • Develop program design structure, questions and scoring for youth team grant solicitations 
    • Design and administer technical and programmatic design reviewer training
  • Data analysis and entry in NYSDOL OSOS database and management reports
  • Address calls and email inquiries to youth team shared mailbox from NYSDOL staff, youth programs and general public 
    • Establish and follow response protocol

Apr 2010March 2018

Adult Educator/Case Manager

Hamilton Fulton Montgomery Board of Cooperative Education (HFM BOCES)
  • Create curriculum and instruct English Language Learner/Work Skill Development/Citizenship Preparation and College Transition courses for Adult Learners
  • Case management connecting students with credential translation, workforce programming, medical, psychiatric, substance abuse, domestic violence, educational or other services; maintain confidentiality
  • Facilitate digital learning programs
  • Build/maintain community partnerships
  • Facilitate enrichment workshops and events
  • Liaison for part time ELL teacher information/support
  • Recruitment
  • Administer intake registration
  • Manage and administer assessments 
  • Organize community resource based field trips and multicultural celebratory activities for ELL student populations
  • Administer TASC exams (previously GED) for community and incarcerated populations
  • Manage professional Facebook pages/profiles and media communication

Professional Trainer

Capital North Regional Adult Education Network (RAEN)
  • Design and deliver professional development training for ESOL professionals building upon the CUNY College and Career Readiness ESOL Curriculum Framework

Library Assistant

Skidmore College

Saratoga Springs, NY, United States

  • Catalog Monographs, Children's Literature, Special Collections and World Wide Art Books using Voyager data system. Working with DLC and non-DLC records
  • Create independent cataloging records as needed
  • Data analysis and interpretation
  • Create content for Artist's Book Collections website
  • Assist Special Collections Curator with event and classroom materials preparations
  • Organize storage and exhibition of Special Collections' rare books including the selection of exhibition themes, design, development and installation
  • Train and supervise student workers


Angela Midgely, Civil Rights Associate

Career and Technical Education

New York State Education Department

89 Washington Ave

Albany, NY 12234

5183486.1452 (c)

Laurie Bargstedt, Program Coordinator


2755 State Highway 67

Johnstown, NY 12095

518.736.4340 (w)