Bus tour highlights energy and utility employment
On Tuesday, Oct. 29, representatives from Southern Westchester BOCES Center for Career Services will be among more than 50 area educators taking a tour of the region to learn more about potential careers in the energy and utility fields
Among the stops will be Safe Flight Instrument in White Plains, Magnetic Analysis Corporation in Elmsford and Con Edison in Rye. Representatives from these companies will be available to share details about their employment possibilities.
Between Putnam and Westchester counties, there is an estimated total of 680 firms in the aerospace, biotech, electronic and chemical/pharmaceutical sectors, which generate more than $50 billion in annual earnings.
There are several programs offered for high school students at the Center for Career Services, including Construction/Electrical and Construction/Plumbing, as well as at the Center for Adult and Community Services. These courses enable students to earn industry certification and training.
Tomorrow’s special event is a way for educators to learn more about the jobs available in the region and what training is necessary to fill them. There will also be opportunities to assess possibilities for student internships or apprentice opportunities.
The tour is made possible as a result of community partnerships with the Workforce Development Institute, Westchester Community College, Council of Industry, the Westchester County Youth Bureau and Southern Westchester BOCES.