Workforce Development Scholarships
Metallica and WCC Rock the Workforce!
Certifications allow employers to see where you have gained valuable knowledge, skills and abilities within certain areas or topics. They are often recognized by industry organizations, are often portable (they can be carried with you wherever you go or into whatever job you pursue), and are typically attainable in a relatively short period of time. Certifications are often awarded after completion of some training or curriculum of study and the successful completion of a certification test and/or demonstration of skill attainment. People who hold certifications often have an advantage in the job market over others who may not hold the same or similar certifications.
PepsiCo Foundation Uplift Scholarship
These scholarships support Black and Hispanic students pursuing a degree or short-term workforce training in IT fields. PepsiCo Foundation has selected Westchester Community College as only one of three community colleges in the U.S. to offer an exciting scholarship opportunity for WCC students of color.
Tompkins Mahopac Bank Make and Accelerate Scholarship
Tompkins Mahopac Bank is happy to announce a scholarship to support one student pursuing entry-level certification in Advanced Manufacturing. Financial assistance will be provided for one noncredit workforce training course for the Summer 2021 semester.
Westchester Putnam One-Stop
The Westchester-Putnam Career Center Network (the “Network”) is comprised of four Career Centers in White Plains, Carmel, Mount Vernon, and Peekskill staffed primarily by Westchester County, Putnam County, and New York State Department of Labor employees. The Network also includes Career Center Partners who work in cooperation with Career Center staff and each other to provide expanded services. These Career Center Partners play a critical role in helping the Network meet the needs of job seekers, youth, and employers and therefore, achieving the requirements under WIOA and the Westchester-Putnam Workforce Development Board’s Strategic and Local Plans.
The Career Center Partners are primary deliverers of service to Network customers, in many cases, co-locating in the Career Centers.
Displaced Homemakers/Project Transition
This intensive program provides qualified students the opportunity to learn current, marketable skills to return to the workforce. There is no cost to eligible participants (single parents, widowed, divorced, separated, or married with disabled or unemployed spouse).
All applicants must be unemployed or underemployed and must provide proof of Displaced Homemaker status according to the New York State Department of Labor guidelines. You must qualify to attend this program. To find out if you are eligible, email ProjectTransition@sunywcc.edu.
Other Sources of Funding
We accept 529 and Sallie Mae funding for select workforce training programs. Please refer to the websites below and consult your tax advisor for further information.
Pathways for Adult Learners (PALS)
We get it. You have busy lives and hold multiple roles. That’s why we created the Pathways for Adult Learners (PALS) program, to help make your educational journey more clear, convenient, and cost-effective.
We know you play many life-enriching roles such as parent, worker, spouse, partner, mentor, caregiver, and community member. Isn’t it time now to take these experiences to the next level, leading to career advancement, increased earnings, networking opportunities, and/or personal achievement? Our faculty, staff, and counselors are prepared to help ease your transition back into the classroom. We are committed to providing you with a clear academic plan to further your education and to achieve your academic, career, and personal aspirations.