Workforce Development Resources to Bookmark in Westchester

Want to grow your career or your presence in the industry? These business associations and job and apprenticeship banks are here to help.

The organizations listed here provide valuable information and services to job seekers, students, parents, and employers. Use the links provided below as a jumping-off point to explore their many offerings.

Education and Training Providers

Adelphi University

Adelphi University offers 120+ exceptional undergraduate and graduate programs through eight schools and colleges. The main campus in Garden City and dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley, Suffolk County, and online serve a diverse population of nearly 8,000 students from 44 states and 64 countries. Employer Services: Contact Karen Parish Autry, Associate Director of Employer Relations, at autry@adelphi.edu.

College of Westchester

The College of Westchester (CW) offers programs at the certificate, associate degree, and baccalaureate levels in accounting, business, digital media marketing, computer network administration, information technology, and healthcare, including both clinical and administrative functions. Employer Services: Contact JoAnn Sondey, Director of Career Services, at jsondey@cw.edu.

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Fordham Westchester

Fordham University Westchester offers programs in real estate and applied health informatics; professional certificates in translation and localization management and human resource management; as well as undergraduate degree completion programs. They also offer many other programs at their Bronx and Manhattan campuses. Employer Services: Contact Annette McLaughlin, Director, Career Center, at lmclaughlin9@fordham.edu.

Iona University

With nearly 50 undergraduate programs and more than 40 graduate programs, Iona offers rigorous, quality academics across a wide range of disciplines. Students receive exceptional education in their field of study. All programs emphasize skills needed in the real world: critical thinking, effective communication, adaptability, and creative problem-solving. Employer Services: Contact Matt Cardin, AVP for Enrollment Management and Career Initiatives, at mcardin@iona.edu.

Manhattan College

Manhattan College is ranked as one of the top schools in the nation for having graduates that get jobs and earn high salaries. While securing employment is important, career preparation at Manhattan College is about more than just finding a job. The Office of Career Pathways helps to guide students towards a meaningful and purpose-driven career. Employer Services: Contact Rachel Cirelli, Director, Center for Career Development, at rcirelli01@manhattan.edu.

Manhattanville College

At Manhattanville College, students find a welcoming atmosphere and a commitment to inclusive excellence reflected in our highly diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. Students receive a top-tier education that prepares them to thrive in the real world and gain practical skills needed to be career-ready. Employer Services: Contact Christopher Thunberg, Director, Center for Career Development, at christopher.thunberg@mville.edu.

Mercy College

Mercy College is committed to providing motivated students the opportunity to transform their lives through higher education by offering liberal arts and professional programs in personalized and high-quality learning environments, thus preparing students to embark on rewarding careers. Employer Services: Contact Sara Shepherd, Director of Employer Relations, at sshepherd1@mercy.edu.

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Monroe College

Monroe educates 8,000 students each year, offering certificate, associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degree programs in allied health professions, business and accounting, criminal and social justice, education, hospitality management, IT, and nursing from New York campuses in the Bronx and New Rochelle, as well as in the Caribbean nation of St. Lucia. Employer Services: Contact Pamela DellaPorta, VP, Corporate & Community Outreach, at pdellaporta@monroecollege.edu.

New York Medical College

New York Medical College (NYMC) is a private, nonprofit health sciences college whose purpose is to educate clinical and public health professionals as well as researchers to conduct biomedical and population-based research. In 2011, NYMC joined Touro University. NYMC is located in Westchester County. Employer Services: Contact Kelsey Tuan, Human Resources Generalist, at ktuan@nymc.edu.

Pace University

Pace has grown to three campuses in New York City and Westchester County and enrolls more than 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in more than 150 majors and programs. Its six schools and colleges offer a variety of courses in business, healthcare, computer science, humanities, education, science, law, the arts, and more. Employer Services: Contact Phyllis Mooney, Executive Director, Career Services, at pmooney@pace.edu.

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Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES

PNW BOCES offers a wide range of licensing and certification programs that lead to entry-level employment in fields such as healthcare, computer technology, cosmetology, heating, and construction trade programs. Students receive support services including career counseling, job development, and job placement. Employer Services: Contact Melissa Crea, Work Based Learning Coordinator, at mcrea@pnwboces.org.

Purchase College

Purchase College offers a mix of visual and performing arts as well as programs in the sciences, humanities, and liberal arts. There are 47 majors and 32 minors of undergraduate study and seven graduate programs. Purchase’s Continuing Education programs offer professional certificates in interior design, collecting fine arts, and appraisal studies. Employer Services: Contact Wendy F. Morosoff, Director of Career Development, at wendy.morosoff@purchase.edu.

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Rockland BOCES

www.rocklandboces.org

Rockland Adult and Community Education (RACE) provides customized, results-oriented training. Adult learners currently participate in over 30 career and technical education programs that integrate academic and technical training with employment readiness training to prepare them for employment. Employer Services: Contact Christopher D’Ambrese, District Superintendent, at cdambrese@rboces.org.

Rockland Community College

Rockland Community College (RCC), a State University of New York, offers a safe, supportive learning environment for thousands of students from diverse backgrounds. The affordable tuition and commitment to career readiness makes RCC the “first choice” for students and parents. Employer Services: Contact George Lantzounis, Director, Career Readiness and Success, at george.lantzounis@sunyrockland.edu.

Rockland Works Career Center

Rockland Works helps job seekers develop their resume, cover letter, and interview skills, as well as obtain paid internship and on-the-job training experiences. Additional services include basic computer training, career-related instructor-led workshops, and training funds for skills upgrades or career transition for qualified candidates. Employer Services: Contact Stephanie Compasso, PhD, Director, at scompasso@rboces.org.

Southern Westchester BOCES

The Center for Adult & Community Services at Southern Westchester BOCES provides an array of Workforce Development Training programs that include healthcare, technology, and the trades. The main campus is in Valhalla, with other locations in Southern Westchester. Employer Services: Contact Tracy Racicot, Director, Center for Adult & Community Services, at tracicot@swboces.org.

St. Thomas Aquinas College

St. Thomas Aquinas College is a student-centered institution located in the New York City metropolitan area. The 72-acre campus provides a safe, welcoming place to study over 100 majors, minors, and specializations in the School of Arts & Social Sciences, the School of Business, School of Education, and the School of STEM. Employer Services: Contact Maureen Mulhern, Director, Career Development, at mmulhern@stac.edu.

SUNY New Paltz

SUNY New Paltz is a public university, set in a vibrant upstate New York village, committed to making high-quality education accessible to all. We do that by helping more than 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students across 150+ programs successfully earn degrees and achieve their goals post-graduation, and by building partnerships that spark real change and growth in our communities. Employer Services: Contact Mark McFadden, Director, Career Resource Center, at mcfaddem@newpaltz.edu.

SUNY Westchester Community College

SUNY Westchester Community College offers more than 65 associate and certificate programs. The college also offers workforce training leading to industry-recognized credentials and licensures. The college is located in Valhalla, with extension centers in Mount Vernon, Ossining, Peekskill, and a newly expanded center in Yonkers. Employer Services: Teresita Wisell, Vice President Workforce Development, at tere.wisell@sunywcc.edu.

Westchester-Putnam Workforce Development Board/ Career Centers

The Westchester-Putnam Career Center Network’s (WPCCN) four career centers — White Plains, Mt. Vernon, and Peekskill in Westchester County and Carmel in Putnam County — provide programs and services to job seekers at no cost. Partnerships are cultivated with educational institutions to create career pathways for job seekers. Employer Services: Contact Thom Kleiner, Executive Director, at tkleiner@westchestercountyny.gov

Business and Economic Development Organizations

“The Catalyst”/ Westchester County Economic Development

The Catalyst/Westchester County Economic Development helps individuals and employers thrive by connecting them to grants, training, and other resources.

The WCA represents the foremost professionals in real estate, healthcare, finance and banking, hospitality, technology, and other professional services as well as municipalities, nonprofit organizations, and institutions of higher education — supporting their objectives through direct advocacy and original programming.
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Westchester County Association

The Westchester County Association (WCA) is the leading independent voice of Westchester’s business community, developing and advancing proactive policies and initiatives that foster smart growth and economic vitality in the region. They represent the foremost professionals in real estate, healthcare, finance & banking, hospitality, technology, and other professional services as well as municipalities, nonprofit organizations, and institutions of higher education — supporting their objectives through direct advocacy and original programming. Employer Services: Contact Jason Chapin, Director of Workforce Development, at jchapin@westchester.org.

Support Organizations

Child Care Council of Westchester

To ensure quality early care and education for every child in Westchester, the Child Care Council offers services to families, child care professionals, and employers.

Housing Action Council (HAC)

HAC is a leader in expanding housing opportunities for low-and-moderate income households throughout Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam counties and other parts of the Hudson Valley Region.

Nonprofit Westchester

More than 300 members strong, Nonprofit Westchester is the county’s only membership organization solely dedicated to advancing the needs and interests of Westchester’s nonprofit sector, the people and populations served, and the nonprofit workforce.

United Way of Westchester-Putnam

United Way of Westchester-Putnam (UWWP) invests in education and training programs and focuses on income, education, and health issues. They also operate the free, confidential 2-1-1 Helpline, providing information and referral services to residents in need 24/7, serving the entire lower Hudson Valley 365 days a year.

Volunteer New York!

Volunteer New York! inspires, mobilizes, and equips individuals, groups, and organizations to take positive action to address pressing challenges, support nonprofits, and strengthen the quality of life in our community.

Westchester County Bee-Line Bus

Bee-Line Bus is Westchester County’s bus system and provides convenient service connecting residents to education, training, jobs, and other regional transportation services.

Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health

The Department of Community Mental Health (DCMH) plans, oversees, and coordinates services for individuals with behavioral health issues and their families. Behavioral health includes mental illness, developmental/intellectual disabilities, and substance use disorders.

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