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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)

[email protected]

Laurie Bargstedt, Program Coordinator


2755 State Highway 67

Johnstown, NY 12095

518.736.4340 (w)

[email protected]