Message from Dr. Belinda S. Miles: Summer Reading Resource – June 2
Working together, we are co-creators of the experiences we wish to provide for our students. Our workforce development initiatives are key components of our mission and are second to none in the Hudson Valley Region. Four out of ten degrees that we grant are applied degrees.
Our healthcare and Project Transition Job Readiness programs are two excellent examples of how Westchester Community College is working to close the workforce skills gap. The Division of Workforce Development and Community Education celebrated with 53 students who graduated from short-term healthcare programs. Students completed rigorous classroom training and clinical experiences leading to credentials as certified clinical medical assistants, certified nursing assistants, electrocardiography technicians, pharmacy technicians and phlebotomy technicians. In addition, eleven women completed the Project Transition eight-week job readiness program. State Assembly member Shelly Mayer attended the ceremony to congratulate the students and encourage them as they re-enter the workforce. Kudos to our students, our faculty, and staff, who are committed to preparing students for an ever evolving world and successful future.
This week’s article explores key ways to close the national skills gap.
This week we grieve for two members of our community who passed away. Ken Gross and Molly Ann Franzblau contributed to the life of the college in a variety of important ways as colleagues and friends, and we extend our heartfelt condolences to their loved ones. The loss of a co-worker can be extremely difficult. The Human Resources office has more information for those seeking grief counseling.
Dr. Belinda S. Miles