WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE’S DISPLACED HOMEMAKER PROGRAM CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY WITH HITACHI SPONSORSHIP: NEXT SESSION BEGINS SEPTEMBER 18
Westchester Community College’s Project Transition Program for Westchester/Putnam residents who are divorced, widowed, separated, or have a permanently disabled or unemployed spouse has been “adopted” by Hitachi America Ltd.’s Community Action Committee. In celebration of the program’s 20th anniversary year, Hitachi donated $4,000 toward Project Transition’s training program. The next training session begins on September 18.
Hitachi’s contribution goes beyond the funding of textbooks and other teaching supplies. Other aspects of Hitachi’s involvement include:
The Project Transition program is for those who have lost their primary financial source of support and now must become breadwinners for their families. Project Transition helps eligible individuals re-enter the paid workforce after years at home with a family. Training focuses on computer skills, resume writing, career exploration, interview techniques, job search strategies, and self-employment skills. After graduation, trainees work with a job developer/coach to develop a customized job search plan.
Through this six-week training program, Westchester/Putnam residents who qualify will be able to identify their marketable skills. Project Transition at Westchester Community College is one of twenty-two similar programs throughout the state of New York. All receive their primary funding through the New York State Department of Labor.
For further information, please visit www.sunywcc.edu/projecttransition or phone 914-606-6825.