The Westchester County Office of Economic Development offers a suite of skills training programs to help cultivate a talent pipeline for Westchester’s employers. In addition to our programs, there are a number of outstanding skills training programs available throughout the State. The following programs are currently being offered.


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Healthcare Job Training Program

In partnership with the Westchester County Association (WCA), the Office of Economic Development has established a healthcare job training program which will launch later this year.

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Pre-Apprenticeship Program

The Westchester County Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Program will give participants training and exposure to the construction trades and is an important tool for building a strong local talent pipeline. It will give individuals a competitive advantage when they advance to an apprenticeship program or gain employment with a licensed contractor.

More Information Coming Soon.

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The Launch1000 program was established in 2020 in response to the significant economic disruption caused by COVID-19, with the goal of enabling 1,000 Westchester residents to start a business or develop an income stream for themselves and their families. The program is designed to help residents evaluate an idea, test it with potential customers, and see if it seems likely to succeed. Applications are now open for the 2022 program. Programa mil emprendedores(Launch 1000)**ahora en español.

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Offshore Wind Training
New York

Supported by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), this website provides an introduction to career pathways and training opportunities in the growing offshore wind industry to help jumpstart or further your career.

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State University of New York (SUNY) Microcredentials

SUNY offers more than 400 microcredentials in 60+ discipline areas in high-demand fields. Individuals can add verified skills and competencies to their resumes with short, flexible microcredentials from the SUNY. Whether you're rounding out your degree program or adding a new skill for career advancement or change, SUNY microcredentials can help you achieve your goals.

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Westchester County Biosciences Accelerator

The Westchester County Biosciences Accelerator is a competitive entry, 6-month long program designed to provide entrepreneurship education and regional networking to seed-stage ventures developing therapeutics, diagnostics, devices, research tools, digital health and materials technology breakthroughs.

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Willdan Clean Energy Academy

The Willdan Clean Energy Academy’s energy efficiency career training program offers free advanced-level courses designed to meet the needs of the clean energy job market.

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