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Published on Nov 3, 2014
Adult and Continuing Education offered by Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES serves more than 3,000 adults each year offering 60 programs in continuing education, technical and career education, literacy training and training for business and industry. The continuing education program provides short-term, career-related courses in many areas such as construction, health, culinary arts and computer technology.
The technical and career education program prepares students for entry-level employment in fields such as health care, computer applications for business, computer technology, food service, cosmetology, and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning. Students receive support services including career counseling, job development and job placement. These programs also serve unemployed and dislocated workers.
In the literacy program, students receive training in essential skills in workplace competencies such as communication, problem solving and team building. Free instruction is available in Adult Basic Education, TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion), and English for Speakers of Other Languages at 13 locations in Putnam and Northern Westchester.
In addition, a business and industry program provides customized training at the request of a business or corporation. Some recent training programs include computer applications, accounting and health services.