With the information explosion, today’s employers demand of their employees – especially managers at all levels -greater familiarity with data analytics. So, it was not a surprise that when the Westchester County Association offered a five-week program in Healthcare Analytics last spring at its Hudson Valley Workforce Academy, the course sold-out quickly. The first class enrolled....
The Westchester County Association announced today that it has been selected by the Westchester-Putnam Workforce Investment Board to serve as project manager of a $9.8 million Federal Ready to Work Partnership grant to provide 425 long-term unemployed individuals with intensive training for jobs in the healthcare sector.
Funds from the grant, which is allocated through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Ready to Work Partnership, will be used for outreach and recruitment to better connect workers with the kinds of organizations that are looking to hire; to provide training and support services to
For some inexplicable reason, there’s been a bias against women in the STEM fields, which has manifested itself in fewer opportunities, salaries, prizes, and recognition for women scientists. With Westchester emerging as a significant biotech and health tech hub, the Westchester County Association (WCA) wants to reverse that trend. Last year, the WCA, Westchester’s leading business organization, inaugurated the Women in Tech Awards Luncheon to honor pioneering women scientists who work here.
If the companies founded by MIT graduates formed an independent nation, their revenues would propel that nation to the 17th-largest economy in the world, according to a Kauffman Foundation study. But MIT alumni, drawn from all over the world, remain heavily in Massachusetts, where they provide significant economic benefit to their local and regional economies. Could bringing an engineering school to Westchester have similar positive results?