The Westchester County Department of Information Technology (DoIT) will be hosting training sessions for the recently launched portal, the virtual marketplace for Westchester County municipalities and school districts to share goods and services, save money on purchases, and learn how to become eligible for state matching funds. The Portal, which was paid for by a grant from the New York State Department of State, will ultimately assist local governments and school districts in saving taxpayer dollars.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer said: “The ‘WestchesterShares’ Online Shared Services Portal is intended to help us partner with our local municipalities and school districts to find ways to save taxpayer dollars by sharing resources, technology and areas of expertise. The creation of an easily accessible site where different entities can see what equipment and services are available, will help to streamline that process.”

The training sessions for municipalities and school districts will be held as follows:

Dates: January 22 and 23

Morning Session (Basic): 9 a.m. to noon

Afternoon Session (Advanced): 1 to 4 p.m.

Location: DoIT Education Center, 112 East Post Road, 3rd Floor, White Plains

The training is recommended for employees of any local government or school district participating in the Westchester County Shared Services initiative.

To register for a training session, please RSVP to . Be sure to include your name, municipality, desired training date and session (morning or afternoon).