Workforce Development and Community Education: Spring 2023

Visit us online at | 20 CAREER & WORKFORCE TRAINING IN-PERSON Coding for Kids Give your child the edge and have them engage in coding sequences of instructions that empower them to control robots and gaming interfaces. Students need to be able to write commands in the right sequences in order to communicate their instructions to others. Computer coding is what makes this possible and is a key 21st century competency for children today. Students will code stories, animations, and games. For ages 7-11. At SUNY Westchester Peekskill: CE-COMP 2127PE, 8 Sat., Mar. 4-Apr. 29 (skip 4/8), 9:00-11:00 am, $190. #20307 DIGITAL IMAGING To register for classes in this section, call 914-606-7300 or email IN-PERSON Animation 1 In this 6-week course, the student will gain a solid understanding of the art of animation; which can be used in any kind of moving art such as 2D animation, 3D animation, stop-motion, and motion graphics. The course will be focused on traditional animation since it provides a hands-on understanding of the basic techniques of animation. Students will learn how to determine timing and spacing of a drawing and how it affects the outcome of an animation by studying different kinds of subjects such as a bouncing ball, falling leaves, and walk-cycles. Animation 1 is for those who want to start a career in animation but is not limited to those who want to sharpen their skills or further their experience. By the end of the course, students will have created a short animation 15 to 30 seconds long. At SUNY Westchester Peekskill: CE-DGART 2107PE, 6 Sun., Feb. 19Mar. 26, 9:00 am-1:00 pm, $419. #20308 IN-PERSON Animation 2 In this 6-week advanced session, students will dive deeper into what brings animation to life adding to what they have learned from Animation 1. This course will have students investigate pre-production animation techniques such as layouts and backgrounds, character design and acting, sound and special effects. As the course progresses, students will move from preproduction to post-production including editing, color and visual effects, and rendering final projects for presentation. Using the tools given to them, students will create their own short animation 15 to 30 seconds long. Prerequisite: Animation 1. At SUNY Westchester Peekskill: CE-DGART 2108PE, 6 Sun., Apr. 16May 21, 9:00 am-1:00 pm, $419. #20309 BUSINESS, WORK & COLLEGE SUCCESS IN-PERSON Financial Readiness for Small Business This 20-hour financial education program will assist business owners in the creation of a sound financial plan for their business, improving their opportunity for success. This plan will serve as a guide for business growth, including reaching their target financial goals. This course will cover topics from banking services, managing cash flow to succession planning, and more. We will also address repairing the business owner ’s credit score if that is a need of the business. This program will be offered in both English and Spanish in-person at White Plains Education & Training Center, Mondays, Jan. 23-Mar. 27, 6:00-8:00 pm. For more information email or call 914-606-7558. REMOTE Attaining Financial Wellness Learn the necessary steps to put yourself on the path towards a successful financial future. This course will be a fun interactive 10-week program covering the basics and beyond along with must follow steps to secure your finances well into the future including Investment Basics, Life Events, Debt Management, Retirement Income Planning and more! This course is taught by a Chartered Financial Analyst/Certified Financial Planner. CE-FIN 2077, 10 Tues., Apr. 18-June 20, 6:00-7:30 pm, $195. B Yam. Coaching For Performance Improvement Coaching is not simply a best practice—it is essential to fostering employee and organizational development for maximum results. As a supervisor, manager, team lead or someone aspiring to these, you play a significant role in supporting and guiding this development toward optimizing performance. Learn the processes and best practices to be an effective coach to advance staff development and increase levels of performance for your department and organization. Visit our website at for details and dates. Conflict Resolution in the Workplace Every workplace has conflict. Participants will learn the different types of conflict and the process to diagnose, understand and resolve these conflicts. Learning how to handle disputes and conflict effectively is a necessary skill for anyone both personally and professionally. Visit our website at for details and dates. IN-PERSON Full High School Equivalency at SUNY Westchester Mount Vernon Ready to change your life by obtaining your high school equivalency (HSE) diploma? Students who wish to earn an HSE diploma must take the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) Exam. Our program provides interactive and engaging preparation classes that cover the five subject areas of the TASC examination. Our program is student focused and aims to help participants achieve their academic and career goals. Book: McGraw-Hill Education Preparation for the TASC Test: Test Assessing Secondary Completion 2nd Edition ISBN-13: 978-0071843874. Contact SUNY Westchester Mount Vernon at 914-606-7200 for more information. At SUNY Westchester Mount Vernon: CE-HSE 2000MV, 60 M/T/W/Th $50 (+ textbook) Sec. A: Jan 9-April 24 (Skip 1/16) 6:00-9:00 pm #20259 Sec. B: Feb 6-May 18, 6:00-9:00 pm #20260 Sec. C: Jan 23-May 4, 9:00 am -12:00 pm #20261