Job Training in New York City

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This page was updated on September 20, 2023.

Cooperative Home Care Associates

Cooperative Home Care Associates (CHCA) is a home care agency that has provided paraprofessional services since 1985. CHCA offers a free Home Health Aide training program that leads to guaranteed employment upon successful completion. As a worker-owned cooperative, CHCA offers all employees the opportunity to purchase an equal ownership stake in the business.

CHCA is excited to announce hybrid classes for Brooklyn residents in October 2023. The calendar of open houses and orientations is available on the program flyer. Candidates will need to bring NYS ID/IDNYC, Social Security Card, authorization to work in the US, and COVID-19 vaccination record.

We will be located in 25 Elm Place, 5th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201. If your members are interested in becoming certified home health aides and caring for CHCA’s clients, please follow this link for enrollment in an open house or email Martha Montufar at

NY Early Childhood Professional Development Institute

The NY Early Childhood Professional Development Institute is will be hosting an information session on September 20th to share more information about their Early Career Initiative program. Individuals interested in exploring a career in early childhood education are encouraged to attend.

Additionally, they are accepting applications for two new programs starting in early October that prepare young adults for lead teacher or assistant teacher jobs in early childhood programs. Learn more and apply by early October.

Hospitality Pathways

Hospitality Pathways is now accepting applications for their free Cannabis Budtender program. Space is limited, apply for the next cohort starting October 16, and find more details on the program flyer; including eligibility and program stipends.


Pursuit is recruiting for its first ever-hybrid cohort for Fall 2023, and applications will close September 30th! The Pursuit Fellowship is a one-year intensive training that prepares students (Fellows) to get their first full-time software engineering role. Pursuit Fellows begin their journey with a year of high-quality, intensive, and supportive training, followed by three years of career development once they’ve been hired. Pursuit also works directly with companies to secure hiring commitments, which results in equitable employment practices, improved workplace culture, and on-the-job support.

Fellows learn full-stack web development and cultivate a range of skills that enable them to go from earning an average yearly income of $18,000 to $90,000. Fellows currently work at over 200 leading companies including Peloton, Union Square Ventures, Spotify, Citi, Uber, and many more. No coding, software engineering, or technology background is required. To refer candidates that may be interested, please share our community referral form and they will receive instructions to begin their application. For any questions and partnership inquiries, please email Remi Szymborski or Emma Pendon at and

Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation

Enrollment is open for the Certified Nursing Assistant program. We invite individuals interested in pursuing a career in the healthcare field to apply to our CNA program and be one of the beneficiaries of a full scholarship at the esteemed Kingsborough Community College. To qualify, members should hold a high school diploma or HSE, paving the way for participating in an 8-week training designed to equip them with the essential skills and knowledge needed for success. Participants receive the support needed every step of the way! Apply online no later than September 22. For questions or further information, reach out to Stephanie Aviles at

Quality Services for the Autism Community (QSAC)

QSAC is excited to announce the expansion of their GOALS program for transition-age youth with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. GOALS stands for Generating Opportunities through Advocacy and Learning that promotes Success. The program is available free-of-charge for students between the age of 14 and 26, and specifically seeks to bridge the gap in services between high school and adulthood. Core offerings include a one-on-one GOALS advisor, job-seeking and work readiness workshops, and work based learning opportunities. Learn more about all the program’s core offeringsapply for the program, or reach out to the QSAC team with questions, or (212) 244-5560 x2025.

Grace Outreach

At Grace Outreach, we strive to empower women to achieve their educational and financial goals through our comprehensive programs. Our High School Equivalency program includes classroom instruction and personalized tutoring to help women prepare for the GED exam. Additionally, students in our College Program receive preparatory classes, ongoing mentorship and guidance through the college admission and application process, and tutoring to ensure their success in college. We also offer Career services to equip women with the skills and confidence to enter the workforce and pursue fulfilling careers.

Grace Outreach HSE/GED fall classes begin October 2, 2023. Classes are held Monday through Friday, 8:45 AM – 3:30 PM. Each cycle is 12 weeks in length and covers the four core subjects: Reading through Language Arts (RLA), Math, Science & Social Studies, as well as engaging in career classes, digital literacy, and social work group sessions. At the end of each cycle, our staff assists students in scheduling an NYS GED exam. We offer 4 cycles per year. Interested women are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible, and no later than September 21.

Change Food for Good

Change Food for Good in accepting applications for their Intro to AgTech training program. Explore career pathways into Agriculture, Technology, or Construction! New York City residents ages 18-24 making below $45K are welcome to apply. Register for an upcoming information session.

Phipps Neighborhoods & Hostos Community College

Join the Career Network: Building Services program, a 5-week paid training starting in late October for working age adults interested in building services and/or construction. Program graduates will be able to secure eight different industry recognized credentials and a basic understanding and exposure to carpentry, electrical and plumbing; and offer employment opportunities. Attend the next information session to learn more.

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,

NYC Department for the Aging

NYC Department for the Aging is excited to announce Silver Corp, their new training program for older adults that will open pathways to careers in high-demand industries. Silver Corps will provide participants with foundational skills workshops, volunteer opportunities, training based on interest, and employment supports. Learn more and apply on via program’s website, call Aging Connect at 212-244-6469, or email

Additionally, NYC Department for the Aging is seeking older adults for their Senior Community Services Employment Program (SCSEP)SCSEP program participants are paid $15 per hour for 15-20 hours a week for participating in job readiness workshops, technology/occupational skills training, hands-on work experience, career coaching, and job placement assistance. Areas of skills training include: Administrative/Clerical, Food Protection, Home Health Aide (HHA), Personal Care Aide (PCA), and Security. Learn more about SCSEP’s participant eligibility requirements. For more information and to refer a participant, call 212-602-6958, or e-mail the Admissions Team at

Project Renewal

Project Renewal’s Workforce Development Programming provides individualized employment services to the most vulnerable New Yorkers. We enroll over 600 adults into our training programs each year. Our comprehensive approach allows us to work individually with each client to minimize barriers to employment and prepare them for the world of work. In-person and virtual services include: Vocational Counseling, Job Training, Resume Development, Interview Practice, Job Search Assistance, Job Development/Placement, Ongoing Post-Employment support, Career Advancement Assistance.

Our training programs:

  • Next Step Employment Training Program: (all job types) – 10-day soft skills training which includes workshops in effective communication, interview preparation, and digital literacy. Certificate of completion. Sexual Harassment Certificate.
  • Human Services Training– 10-day training designed for individuals with an interest in developing the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to successfully secure employment in the Human Services Industry working with various populations. Certificate of completion. Sexual Harassment Certificate. Narcan Certification. Mental Health Certification.
  • Next Step Internship Program (training for careers in homeless services) – 8-week classroom-based training and paid on-the-job internships at a homeless shelter or supportive housing. Certificate of Completion. Sexual Harassment Certificate. Narcan Certification. Mental Health Certification.
  • Culinary Arts Training Program (culinary industry training) – 9 months of training which includes 12 weeks classroom/kitchen training, 12 weeks – internship in a professional kitchen and 12 weeks of alumni job club. Certificate of Completion. Food Handlers Certificate.
  • Assisted Competitive Employment Program – individualized job placement and support program for adults with mental health diagnosis (Axis I).

Interested applicants may attend an information session held every Tuesday at 10 am or 2 pm in-person at 200 Varick Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10014. To make a referral, to learn more about becoming a partner or to schedule a presentation for your staff, please email us at or submit an interest form.

Drive Change

The Drive Change Fellowship Program is a unique four-month job program focused on helping formerly incarcerated young people gain skills and experience that are in high demand in today’s workforce.The Fellowship Program is providing the following specialized training and certifications:

  • Culinary Training
  • Food Handlers’ Certification
  • Google Workspace Certification

Job placement will be offered upon successful completion of your chosen study.  Enroll today to advance your professional goals. For more information, please email


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

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

  • 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.

The NYC Department of Veterans’ Services (DVS)

DVS is committed to serving veterans who are looking for meaningful employment. DVS ensures that transitioning veterans and military families receive access to the resources they need to start a new career in NYC. To connect to employment services, fill out the VetConnectNYC form and select “Employment” as your preferred service. The Vet Jobs website features the following resources: information on civil service exams (free for NYC veterans), employment support for veterans with disabilities, veteran-specific job boards, professional mentorship programs, NYC Small Business Services programs, unemployment support, and a work-from-home toolkit.

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.

StreetWise Partners Mentorship Program

Currently recruiting for the 13-week virtual mentorship program that assists participants who are un/underemployed gain the tools, skills, and resources needed to obtain and maintain employment. Participants receive individualized support from 1 or 2 mentors while learning about career planning, resume writing, interview techniques, networking, LinkedIn, and workplace culture. Participants gain access to a network of thousands of volunteer professionals, mentees, and alumni graduates; as well as, ongoing professional development opportunities and job placement services.  Sign-up for an info session online.

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 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 is now conducting information sessions online! Every Monday at 6pm and Tuesday at 10am. Register for an info session. 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.