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Westchester Community College Takes Home Small Business Award

Donnovan Beckford, middle, Director of the Westchester-Putnam Workforce Development Board.
Donnovan Beckford, middle, Director of the Westchester-Putnam Workforce Development Board. Photo Credit: Westchester Community College

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- The Westchester Community College Just Add One program, which assists small businesses in their efforts to expand, has received the Workforce Program Award from the New York Association of Training and Employment Professionals (NYATEP).

“We are proud of this recognition for an initiative which truly fits into our mission as a community college,” said Dr. Belinda S. Miles, President, Westchester Community College. “The college prides itself on its involvement in workforce development," she said. "The Just Add One project has proven to be a successful team effort,” said Miles.

NYATEP, which is funded by the Westchester-Putnam Development Board, is a statewide workforce association made up of colleges, Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), workforce development boards and other workforce associations. The annual award was presented at the organization’s conference in Albany, New York.

“The initiative has validated the significant impact that efficiently run small businesses and properly trained entrepreneurs can have in preserving and creating employment opportunities,” says Donnovan Beckford, Director of the Westchester-Putnam Workforce Development Board.

“Our organization is so pleased that this entrepreneurial program proved to not only educate small business owners to improve performance but indeed demonstrated proven results in terms of job creation," said Marsha Gordon, President and CEO of the Business Council of Westchester. "This is the essence of economic development through a program that truly delivers success.”

This initiative for Westchester and Putnam County businesses in New York State was coordinated within the college’s Workforce Development and Community Education Division.

For more information about Westchester Community College, visit their website.

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