The County of Westchester Industrial Development Agency (CWIDA) has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the launch of a pre-apprenticeship program to help create construction careers for County residents. This Pre-Apprenticeship Program will give participants training and exposure to the construction trades and is an important tool for building a strong local talent pipeline.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer said: “Our local contractors need skilled tradespeople to advance their projects and this program will help build a pool of qualified applicants for them to tap into. Our goal with this pre-apprenticeship program is to improve productivity and stimulate positivity and profitability while maintaining talent right here in the County as businesses continue to develop and grow.”

Joan McDonald, Chairperson of the County of Westchester Industrial Development Agency (IDA) and Director of Operations for Westchester County, said: “This Pre-apprenticeship Program will give individuals a competitive advantage when they advance to an apprenticeship program or gain employment with a licensed contractor. There are a number of exciting construction projects taking place in Westchester County and this program will play an important role in cultivating skilled talent to work on these projects.”

View a copy of the RFP.

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