Youth Training and Employment Programs
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Eligibility Requirements for all DYCD Programs
- People between the ages of 16 and 24 years old
- Resident of one of the five boroughs of New York City
- Currently not in school and not working
- Legally authorized to work in New York City
Career training and employment programs for youth between the ages of 16-24 will help advance your career through comprehensive GED test preparation, employer-recognized training, credentials and certifications, and paid internships. These programs are funded by the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development, (DYCD) Workforce Connect.
Advance & Earn
Advance & Earn will help you explore career and educational goals while creating a plan to achieve them. This program, based in Staten Island, can be a life-changing opportunity and an important step toward a degree, independence, and the job of your dreams. Receive academic instruction to prepare for TASC and GED exams, work readiness training, job placement assistance, and college counseling. Obtain industry credentials and certifications, (Food Handler, Retail Specialist, Microsoft Office Specialist, Direct Support Specialist) and receive $150 weekly stipend or paid internship ($15/hour for up to 250 hours).
Train & Earn
Train & Earn is a career program that provides comprehensive job training and employment services with support services to find a permanent job and obtain a GED if applicable. The 16-week training program prepares you for a career in environmental services through classroom training, followed by a 6-week hands-on experience in a professional environment. Available in Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx, this program includes Cleaning Management Institute certification, OSHA-10 certification, and 175 hours of paid internship.
Warehouse Operations and Inventory Management
Jumpstart your career and receive certification in one of New York City’s fastest-growing industries in this Bronx-based program. Provided remotely, this free 15-week certificate program allows trainees to gain certification in either Warehousing Operations or Inventory Management. Graduates receive job placement and follow-up services.
Programs Funded by NYC Department of Youth and Community Development Workforce Connect