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About Us

What Is CORE?

The Career Opportunities in Rural Education (CORE) program is a regional hub for educational opportunities and career advancement to help local schools provide rural students with academic opportunities to help them compete with their metropolitan counterparts.


CORE was created as a shared service at Milford Central School in response to the need for collaboration among districts, higher education, and businesses. Today the program serves six public school districts in Otsego, Delaware and Chenango counties.


What Does CORE Do?

Local employers are seeking workers with the training and education to become part of a 21st-century workforce.

Local graduates are seeking professional opportunities where they can grow, be challenged and support themselves and their families.

CORE's mission is to bridge the gap beween these two groups by building relationships through experiential learning, entrepreneurial programming and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) exposure.


Link to our CORE brochure.

Our Advisory Board

Mark Place, superintendent, Milford Central School

Romona Wenck, superintendent, Laurens Central School

Gary Furman, superintendent, Edmeston Central School

Tom Jennings, superintendent, Schenevus Central School

James Harter, superintendent, Charlotte Valley Central School

Robert Mackey, superintendent, Unadilla Valley Central School

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