Job Training in New York City

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This page was updated on February 29, 2024.

Administrative Training for Women and Non-binary Professionals

Grace Institute of New York trains and empowers women to achieve employment and economic self-sufficiency. Through their tuition-free workplace training, wraparound services, job placement, and an extensive alumnae network, Grace Institute provides all of the tools necessary for women to realize their career aspirations and enter the workforce with confidence. Apply by April 24th.


Fellowship for 11th and 12th Grade Students

First Tech Fund’s Fellowship program is a year-long program that puts low-income students in NYC on a trajectory for success in college and careers, provides them with free access to technology, and creates a community of support.

As a First Tech Fund fellow, you will:
—Participate in a hybrid program with weekly, virtual workshops on Zoom on Tuesday and/or Thursday evenings and in-person events from September 2024 to May 2025
—Attend networking, professional development, and volunteer events with our corporate and community partners throughout the year.
—Be eligible to receive free technology depending on your technology needs (laptop and/or WiFi hotspot). Upon successful completion of the fellowship program and attendance of 75% or more events, the laptop would be yours to keep.
—Build foundational digital skills by attending weekly workshops on topics including: digital literacy, financial literacy, personal narrative & storytelling, career exploration, career readiness, growth mindset and community collaboration. Be ready to work on your resume, online brand, college preparation, and more.
—Receive personalized mentorship from an industry professional who can provide career guidance, accountability and support through high school and post-high school preparation.
—Gain access to our weekly First Tech Fund newsletter with resources, scholarships and opportunities, and our wider community of fellows and alumni.

Apply by May 11th and learn more on the application page.


Cannabis Security Solutions

BMCC is hosting their next free Cannabis Security Solutions class from April 2nd through May 28th. Individuals will learn how to operate as security patrol for cannabis growing facilities, operating security cameras, defuse misunderstandings or potentially hostile confrontations, and guard the interior and exterior of dispensaries. Prerequisites for this program include the New York State Security Guard License. Attend the next information session on March 7th from 6-7pm. To receive the Zoom link for the info session, please call 212-776-6544, or email ace@bmcc.cuny.edu.


Finance Training for Young Adults

Year Up offers free career training in the fields of Technology, Finance and Business. This opportunity includes skills training and an internship at a fortune 500 company. This month, we are highlighting our Investment Operations program starting April 16th, and our Banking & Customer Success program starting April 29th. Apply online or contact us at admissionsnynj@yearup.org. Year Up serves adults ages 18-29, who have a HS diploma or equivalent, and do not have a bachelor’s degree.


Tech Training in All Five Boroughs

Attend an upcoming information session in the Bronx!

Per Scholas New York offers tuition free hands-on technology training to learners at locations around all five boroughs. The first step to the admissions process is to fill out the Per Scholas-Eligibility Form . Once that is completed the applicant will be able to schedule an “Admissions Overview” zoom live webinar to learn more the eligibility requirements and the different training tracks offered: 

  • IT Support
  • Cyber Security
  • AWS re/start
  • Software Engineering

You can find our campuses in the South Bronx and Central Brooklyn, and our Satellite classrooms in partnership with Commonpoint Queens, Elmhurst and Jamaica, Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation, East New York, JCC of Staten Island, Staten Island and Stanley Isaacs Neighborhood Center, Upper Manhattan. Some of our classes are offered remotely. 

Contact us! For any direct inquiries or questions about the upcoming IT Support classes, please direct them to Senior Associate Daniella Zaccaro, dzaccaro@perscholas.org.

For inquiries about upcoming Cyber Security classes, please contact Senior Manager Tia Thompson, tithompson@perscholas.org.

If you are interested in a partnership, a presentation or if you would like to have us attend an event, please reach out Senior Director, Christina Xenos, cxenos@perscholas.org.


New Biotech Training

Genspace in partnership with the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is offering a new workforce development program called: Break into Biotech. This program provides access to hands-on training, networking, mentorship, and career development opportunities necessary for learners to break into NYC’s rapidly growing biotech sector. 

The program is organized into three components, all focused on preparing learners for industry jobs:

  • Experiential learning workshops
  • Project-based learning through our membership program
  • Networking and events for professional development 

Applications are open to adults with or without STEM degrees, no prior experience is required. Apply for the program no later than March 1st.


Public Art & Leadership Summer Employment for Young Professionals

Applications are now open for the 2024 Little Island Usher Corps and Fellowship programs. These two programs offer summer employment for young professionals ages 18-26. Ushers and Fellows also attend professional development workshops along the summer supporting their growth in Leadership, Communication, Financial Capability, Public Art, and Public Space.

To provide more information on these programs and the work culture at Little Island, we are also hosting a virtual information session on Wednesday February 28, 2024, at 5:00pm via zoom. More information about the session as well as the registration link can be found in the attached flyer.


OSHA, SST, and Flagger Training

Manhattan EOC‘s next free construction classes are scheduled to start on April 15th and May 6th. Their program is six days long and hybrid. The first day is in person at 163 West 125th Street, and the remaining five days online. The program is to earn an OSHA 30, 10 hour SST, and Flagger certifications, and upon completion, students are paired with employment advisor that helps with job placement after completion of program. Learn more about the program and apply here.


Careers in Digital Marketing: A program for young adults who learn and think differently

Tech Kids Unlimited, in partnership with NYCETC, Bridges from School to Work, Grow with Google, and AHRC is pleased to announce an 8-session Digital Marketing program for young adults ages 18-24 who think and learn differently. Learn more and sign-up for the course starting on March 5th.


Women in the Trades

On March 14th, join District Council 9 in partnership with The Building and Construction Trades of Greater New York for SHE CAN BUILD, a program for women to learn more about apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeship programs opening a career in unionized construction. Register here, and spread the word with the event flyer in English and Spanish.


Join the Transition-Age Youth AmeriCorps Paid Internship Program

Are you a current or former foster youth who wants to make a real difference in the world? Are you passionate about working with foster youth and shaping better futures for them? Then join us at iFoster’s Transition-Age Youth (TAY) AmeriCorps and become a superhero in your community! Our interns, ages 18-26, serve ten-month paid internships in our TAY AmeriCorps Peer Navigator program. Spread the word with iFoster’s program flyer, and apply online here.


Career Services for Veterans

Jericho Project’s Veteran Employment Program provides individualized employment and training services to Veterans, their spouses, and adult children, most of whom have been seeking employment for extended periods. Our services include, but are not limited to Career Counseling, Resume Development, Training Exploration, Job Coaching, and Job Placement Assistance. With our consistent engagement throughout the career services process, our clients can both set and achieve their employment goals. Reach out or make a referral today!


Youth Action YouthBuild

Youth Action YouthBuild is a 9-month comprehensive earn-to-learn program that provides various education and training services to help youth develop their skills and prepare them for success in their future careers. It also includes a variety of community service projects and activities designed to help youth build their confidence and develop their leadership skills.

Youth Action YouthBuild program consists of the following components: Education (HSE classes, college preparation, and placement assistance); Career Pathway and Vocation Training (construction, food jobs, building science training, certifications, job readiness preparation, paid internships, and job placement assistance) and Personal Development (life skills classes, self-development counseling, mentoring, leadership, community service, and alumni activities) assisting youth between the ages of 17-24 in the Harlem & South Bronx area to increase educational attainment, gain industry credentials, connect to the community, develop themselves as leaders, and secure sustainable employment. Learn more and apply here no later than March 1.


Cannabis Career Exploration and Worker Rights Certificate Program

Join the Cannabis Workforce Initiative alongside the Hudson Valley Education & Workforce Consortium, for CWI’s 15-hour Cannabis Career Exploration and Worker Rights Certificate Program. This free, online certificate program covers a range of topics including cannabis plant science and workplace rights. Online classes started on January 24 and continue every Wednesday from 7-8:30pm. Recordings of the class will be made available to catch up, so don’t wait and register now.

Additionally, for those that complete the Industry Overview and Worker Rights Module – part of the Cannabis Career Exploration and Worker Rights Certificate program – may pre-register for the Seed to Success 2-day boot camp covering hands-on training using hemp plants, guest lectures from subject matter experts in Cannabis Plant Science, as well as Health, Safety, and Legal Education. Pre-register for the boot camp here.


NYCHA’s Clean Energy Academy

NYCHA’s Clean Energy Academy is an innovative 280-hour course exclusively for authorized NYCHA residents in public housing or NYCHA Section 8. Participants will earn recognized certifications, such as OSHA-30 and 10-hour site safety, and obtain hands-on training related to construction and the cutting-edge industry of clean energy. NYCHA residents must be 18 years or older with high school diploma or equivalency to apply. Additional application steps are required. To learn more, register for their next information session, or call the REES hotline at (718) 289-8100.


Project Renewal

Project Renewal is actively recruiting for the following programs:

Employment Training Program: 10 days of soft skills training including resume and interview preparation as well as digital literacy
Human Services Training: 10 days training designed for individuals with an interest in developing the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to secure employment in the Human Services industry working with various populations.
Next Step Internship Training Program: Paid internship training for careers in homeless services. 8-week classroom-based and on the job training to prepare for opportunities as Residential Aide, Front Desk, House Manager and/or Maintenance Worker.
Culinary Arts Training Program: The Culinary Arts Training Program (CATP) is a 12-week intensive training program designed for individuals who express an interest in developing the skills and knowledge needed to work in a kitchen and secure employment in the food service industry.
Assisted Competitive Employment Program: individualized job placement and support program for adults with mental health diagnosis.

Interested applicants may attend an information session held every Tuesday at 10:00am or 2:00pm in-person at 200 Varick Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10014. To make a referral please email nextstep@projectrenewal.org


The HOPE Program

The HOPE Program is actively recruiting for HOPEworks, CoolRoofs, Green & Clean HVAC, and Intervine programs. Register for a virtual information session, or register for an in-person information session to learn more. The HOPE Program allows job seekers to gain industry certifications, hands-on experience, and placement into full-time employment while making NYC more sustainable.


Isaacs Center

The Isaacs Center’s Education and Workforce team provides tuition-free training programs, job placement services, and career and personal development to help individuals achieve their goals. They are currently accepting applications for GED classes, training and certification attainment in high-demand fields such as healthcare, technology, and culinary arts, as well as personal development courses. Job placement services help connect graduates with employers and provide ongoing support for success. Learn more about their programs and apply here.


JOBMAP: A Project of Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island

Did you know there are millions of dollars worth of free career training classes now available online and self-paced? Free career certification training for top companies including Google, Microsoft, CISCO, Amazon along with many more free training classes sponsored by CUNY and SUNY. Not sure about which certification training is right for you? Before you pay hundreds or even thousands of dollars for career skills class, first consider enrolling in a free training and learn at your own pace. Free online classes range from employer high demand computer software programs leading to certification to job entry level office skills. Find free training in our easy to use guide.


CAMBA

CAMBA is recruiting for their USARA Program that helps Ukrainians return to a professional career. USARA provides refugee support services, including employment assistance, case management, skills training, ESOL, and assistance in applying for Employment Authorization Documents. CAMBA also provides housing and food assistance to eligible individuals. The program flyer in English and Ukrainian has more details, and providers are welcome to spread the word. To register for the program, please complete the online registration form, and for questions, contact Valentina Czochanski, valentinac@camba.org.


Jericho Project

Jericho Project’s KEYA program is designed to support the career and educational goals of young adults between the ages of 18-25. With the goal of providing at-risk young adults a sense of agency over their lives, the KEYA program establishes a baseline to prepare individuals for the workforce. Through a combination of efforts such as resume building, interview prep, employment placement, financial assistance, career counseling and job retention assistance the KEYA program will help young adults break the cycle of poverty. To make a referral, or express interest in the program, complete Jericho Project’s online form, or contact Vanessa Murray, Career Counselor, vmurray@jerichoproject.org.


OkaySo

OkaySo, a national non-profit, provides support for young people for dealing with identity, relationship, sexual health, and stress. Via their free mobile app, accessible whenever and wherever young people need it, OkaySo’s vetted experts provide compassionate and medically accurate support, information, and local referrals as necessary. Learn more about the free app for young people here. For more information or to make a referral, please reach out to elise@okayso.org.


Workforce Development Department at LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College’s Workforce Development Department is announcing its upcoming training opportunities. The programs listed below include job placement assistance with employer partners and are either free or else we have full or partial tuition scholarships available for eligible applicants. Access the links below for more information or email hweinstock@lagcc.cuny.edu.

  • Mental Health Peer Specialist: this training program provides the knowledge, skills, and emotional literacy needed to become employed in the mental health peer support field; including internship.
  • Medical Billing: In this part-time training you will learn the skills needed to obtain employment in the billing and revenue cycle departments of hospitals or other medical offices.
  • Emergency Medical Technician: prepares individuals to become an NYS-certified EMT
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant: prepares individuals to become nationally certified in EKG, Phlebotomy, and Clinical Medical Assisting and to work as a certified clinical medical assistant; includes an internship.
  • Community Health Worker for English Language Learners: prepares intermediate to advanced English language learners to both improve their English and train to be community health workers; includes an internship.
  • Electrical 1: prepares individuals to begin or advance a career in the electrical field and to achieve the NCCER Core and Electrical 1 national, industry-recognized certifications, in addition to OSHA30 and SST.
  • Plumbing 1: prepares individuals to begin or advance a career in the plumbing field and to achieve the NCCER Core and Plumbing 1 national, industry-recognized certifications, in addition to OSHA30 and SST.
  • Data Analytics and Data Science: prepares individuals with the skills to collect, analyze, and present data, and to advance into analytics positions in a variety of industries, from healthcare to finance and marketing.

Building Skills NY (BSNY)

BSNY provides ongoing virtual recruitment for full-time entry-level construction jobs throughout NYC. Candidates that meet BSNY minimum requirements are invited to complete an application online to begin the process and receive an invitation to an upcoming virtual recruitment event. BSNY holds virtual events every Wednesday at 6:30 AM via Zoom. More info for job seekers can be found on BSNY’s website.


Kingsborough Community College

Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development at Kingsborough Community College, CUNY offers a variety of college and career training programs for all levels- from new job-seekers to incumbent workers. Below is a list of some of our current offerings.

  • CompTIA A+ Computer Technician Program is a free program that prepares students for the CompTIA A+ certification exam, and an entry-level position in IT such as Help Desk Technician and Computer Support Specialist. 
  • CUNY Fatherhood Academy – CFA is a free, comprehensive program designed to promote responsible parenting and economic stability for unemployed and underemployed fathers (current or expecting) 18-30 years old, through education, employment, and personal development. 
  • Marine Technology Apprentice Program– MTAP is a free pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship program for people interested in maritime trades. 
  • Check out our newest programs in Culinary Cannabis and Fiber Optics Training.
  • College for Kids is back! CFK offers a variety of in-person academic and recreational courses for children ages 5-13 on Kingsborough’s beautiful and secure campus in Brooklyn. Full-day and half-day options are available! All materials are included! The program is designed to provide opportunities for children to enjoy the satisfaction of accomplishment through personal achievement and mastering skills while being encouraged to embrace a healthy lifestyle through activities and sports.

Upwardly Global – Immigrant and Refugee Professionals Job Coaching & Skilling Program

Upwardly Global works with immigrant and refugee New Yorkers who are looking to return to their professional career fields. Through a Job Coaching & Skilling Program, job seekers gain access to customized career advising, digital training on how to navigate the U.S. job search, re- and up-skilling opportunities, and professional network building through 50+ employer partners. Each year, they place over 1,000 jobseekers back into career-track positions! Currently, all services are provided virtually. More Info.


Brooklyn Workforce Innovations

Brooklyn Workforce Innovations offers free training programs in Film and TV Production, Commercial Driving, Woodworking, Low-Voltage Cabling, and more. View the upcoming offered training sessions through their calendar.


NPower

NPower provides tuition-free technology training, in-demand IT certifications, access to corporate mentors/networks, paid internships/apprenticeships, and career placement into the tech world for young adults ages 18-26. Jumpstart your tech career in less than 6 months through 16 weeks of hands-on classroom followed by the career placement phase. No tech experience is needed. Apply here.


Nontraditional Employment for Women

Nontraditional Employment for Women hosts both in-person and online information sessions, and you can register for an info session here. Requirements include: eligible to work in the US; HS Diploma or HSE; interest in hands-on training to join a career path in the construction field.