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Southern Westchester BOCES Center Offers New 'Career Starter' Classes

BOCES prepares residents for employment in growing sectors and boosting their earning power and is now looking to 21st-century job trends with new courses.
BOCES prepares residents for employment in growing sectors and boosting their earning power and is now looking to 21st-century job trends with new courses. Photo Credit: Southern Westchester BOCES Facebook

HARRISON, N.Y. -- The Southern Westchester BOCES Center for Adult and Community Services is offering a wide range of “career starter” courses this fall.

These classes are ideal for professionals seeking advancement and up-to-date certification in their careers and those who may be seeking new occupations, as well as new immigrants looking to perfect their English language capabilities or update their skills for the American workforce.

In addition to preparing Westchester residents for employment in a number of growing sectors and boosting their earning power, the center is also looking to 21st-century job and work trends by providing a number of new courses.

They include the 10-week entrepreneurship and small business management class that will help budding entrepreneurs turn their personal interest hobby into a money making venture and the dynamic social media for personal and professional use course that will teach participants how to increase their customer base and business profits by using popular social media platforms.

Talented DIYers can avail of the center’s course titled DIY – home maintenance 1 and DIY – home maintenance 2. Students will learn how to change a faucet, solder a copper pipe, install vinyl or ceramic tile, complete basic carpentry tasks and much more.

U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration certificate courses are also being offered for construction professionals, in addition to the certified occupational safety specialist, a collaboration between BOCES and Candela Systems Corporation. One of the center’s most popular adult offerings is its practical nursing program, which is available to students as an accelerated day or regular day/evening option. The program begins Aug. 30 and runs through June.

To find out about the center’s fall offerings, that also include courses in automotive technology, electricity, plumbing, welding and more, call (914)-592-0849 or visit www.swboces.org/adulteducation .

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