HUD Funds Workforce Development to Create Opportunity for White Plains Residents
HUD strives to create opportunity for low-income households and public housing residents, and that means providing them with living-wage jobs. The White Plains Education and Training Center (WPETC), built through one of just fifteen HUD Community Facility Capital Fund grants nationwide, is doing just that. Recently, HUD's Public Housing Director Luigi D'Ancona attended an appreciation breakfast sponsored by area employers who have helped the WPETC design a curriculum to meet their needs. Focused on IT Security and Network Administration, the course provides graduates with the training necessary to secure high paying jobs that will put them on a path to self-sufficiency. The event featured remarks by White Plains Mayor Tom Roach, and White Plains Housing Authority Director Mack Carter, whose development hosts the WPETC on the first floor. Programming is funded through HUD Community Development Block Grants.
|Content Archived: January 11, 2019|