November 16, 2023

NEW: WCA Announces 1000 Jobs Challenge, New Leader Roundtable

Two new WCA initiatives, announced at our annual leadership event, address one of the most pressing issues facing businesses today: building a regional talent pipeline:

  • The 1,000 Jobs Challenge aims to fill one thousand high-demand jobs in five years, translating to over $60 million in annual economic impact. Led by Jason Chapin, WCA’s Director of Workforce Development, the program aligns all of WCAs workforce efforts to boost Westchester's position as a hub for talent and innovation.

  • The WCA New Leader Roundtable cultivates Westchester’s next generation of professionals. Led by co-chairs Andrew Weisz, President, RPW Group, and Brad Schwartz, Partner, Zarin & Steinmetz, LLP, the powerhouse of young executives engages emerging leaders as a force for change. Activities to date include collaborating with Yonkers Partners in Education to provide high school students exposure to diverse career paths and presenting the inaugural New Leader Trailblazer Award to Kristen Motel, Partner, Cuddy & Feder.

Learn more about our newest initiatives here.

Healthcare Talent Pipeline Program: 101 Hired!

The WCA’s Healthcare Talent Pipeline Program (HTTP), created in partnership with the Westchester County Office of Economic Development, has successfully connected 101 candidates to new jobs representing a combined income of more than $3.2 million — an economic return of 10:1. Funded by Westchester County, the program addresses the urgent needs of the healthcare industry, filling critical certified nursing assistant, medical assistant and medical administrative vacancies at regional healthcare employers. Based on the program's success, County Executive Latimer has included $300,000 in his Executive budget to fund the program for another year.

Life Sciences Spotlight: Innovating in Preventative Healthcare on 12/7

Healthcare is projected to total 40% of GDP. Innovations target prevention to potentially save money and improve quality of life. Business cases for preventative adoption are challenging for private investors. How do we navigate the coming challenges with government, providers, innovators, investors and patients? 

Join the WCA, the Westchester County Biosciences Accelerator, and the Westchester County Office of Economic Development for a dynamic panel discussion on the challenges of driving innovation in preventative healthcare.

Register here.

Celebrate the Season with the WCA on 12/14!

Embrace the spirit of the season while mingling with Westchester’s power players at our upcoming holiday cocktail party on December 14, hosted at the elegant Westchester Country Club! Forge new connections, generate ideas, and nurture important business relationships with leading professionals from the public and private sectors, as this reception follows WCA’s quarterly board of directors meeting.

Get tickets.

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Pace University Named a Top School for Veterans

Pace University has been named one of the nation's best schools for veterans by Military Times. The school placed third out of 29 on the '2023 Best for Vets College Rankings' state-wide list, ninth among private schools nationwide and 66th overall. The ranking is a testament to Pace's commitment to fostering a welcoming environment for veterans looking to further their education.

White Plains, Northern Westchester Hospitals Earn 'A' for Safety

Congrats to Northern Westchester Hospital and White Plains Hospital for earning the prestigious Leapfrog "A" rating for keeping patients safe. These acknowledgements underscore the hospitals' reputation as leading healthcare providers in Westchester County.

STEM Alliance in the News

Westchester Magazine featured The STEM Alliance's efforts to bridge the digital gap by helping individuals gain access to STEM education and learning opportunities in the region. It's all about media literacy, media equity, and access issues, says Margaret Käufer, President. WCA is proud to partner with the STEM Alliance, Westchester County, and the Westchester Library System on Connect Westchester!

Dr. Holland Appointed to Lead Department of Rehabilitation at NYMC

Dr Robert D. Holland, M.D., M.H.A has been appointed as the Catherine and Vladislav P. Hinterbuchner Professor and Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at New York Medical College (NYMC) and director of rehabilitation medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan, a major clinical affiliate of NYMC. Learn more.

Two Leaders to be Honored with Woman of Distinction Award

Kudos to Judith M. Watson, CEO, Westchester Community Health Center and Ellen Bloom, Director of Community Affairs, NYP Westchester, NYP Westchester Behavioral Health Center and NYP Hudson Valley Hospital, who will be honored with the United Way Women’s Leadership Council’s 2023 ‘Woman of Distinction’ award on Dec. 5th at its Annual Celebration of Women in Philanthropy.

The Child Care Council of Westchester Offers Financial Assistance

Childcare in Westchester County is expensive. Westchester workers and families having trouble making ends meet may be eligible for financial assistance through The Child Care Council of Westchester. New eligibility criteria is available here.

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