Our Workforce Development and Training Center helps people with High School Equivalency preparation and Direct Support Professional Certification.

Advance & Earn is available to residents of any of the five boroughs of New York City, ages 16-24. To qualify you must be out-of-school and unemployed or underemployed, (working less than 25 hours per week), and legally authorized to work in the United States.

Paid Internship to a Job

Advance & Earn will help further your career through comprehensive High School Equivalency (HSE) test preparation, employer-recognized training, credentials and certifications, and paid internships.

The 20-week program has three components depending on your career interests and educational status. If you don’t have your HSE you will participate in either the Pre-HSE instruction or HSE Preparation programs.

Pre-HSE Instruction

  • Literacy and math instruction to prepare for the HSE exam
  • Work readiness training
  • College and career exploration
  • Receive a stipend for participation

HSE Preparation

  • Advanced academic instruction to prepare for the HSE exam
  • Industry credential attainment
  • Work readiness training
  • College and career exploration guidance and support
  • Paid internship
  • Job placement assistance

Direct Support Professional Certification

If you have your High School Diploma and are over 18 years old you can participate in our Direct-Care Support Professional Certification Program. This program prepares young adults to work in the not-for-profit industry supporting people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Students participating in this certification will receive the following training:

  • Supporting people with disabilities
  • Introduction to Mental Health Care Services
  • Job Coaching
  • CPR
  • First Aid
  • OSHA

The certification provides a comprehensive introduction to the demanding, but rewarding human services field and equips participants with the skills they need to be successful as they begin their careers.

Download the Advance & Earn Flyer.

Contact Us

For more information, call 718-830-5025 or email advance@ahrcnyc.org

Workforce Development and Training Center of Staten Island
25 Victory Boulevard, 2nd Floor
Staten Island, NY 10301

Program Funded by NYC Department of Youth and Community Development Workforce Connect

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