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Enroll in job training to take your career to the next step. Free and low-cost training programs are available in fields like technology, construction, and more - whether you want to start working or change careers. Job placement assistance is also available for some programs.

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Explore programs to learn new job skills

You may be eligible to participate in free programs to learn skills and prep for careers in certain fields.

CUNY Upskilling

CUNY Upskilling is a curated list of no-cost virtual trainings that will help you get the latest professional skills and knowledge to discover your strengths, give yourself a leg up in your job search and help you shine to prospective employers.

Go to www.cuny.edu

Technology programs

Prepare for a career in technology.

Free training for career in web development

NYC Web Development Fellowship by NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS)

Prepare for a career in web development. For eligible residents without previous web development experience. For Everyone, Low-income New Yorkers.

  • Services Provided Training for a new job
  • Duration and Length Full time for 19-21 weeks
Go to ttp.nyc

Free training in data analytics

Data Analyst Training Accelerator (DATA) by NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS)

Prepare for a career in data analytics. For those without previous paid professional data or marketing analyst experience. For Everyone, Low-income New Yorkers.

  • Services Provided Training for a new job
  • Duration and Length Full time for 19 weeks
Go to ttp.nyc

Exposure to tech careers for women

Break Through Tech at CUNY by City University of New York (CUNY)

Gain tech skills in Machine Learning and AI and connect to internship opportunities. For Black, Hispanic/Latino, and people of color, CUNY students, LGBTQ+ New Yorkers, Low-income New Yorkers, Women, Youth and young adults.

  • Services Provided Internship or short-term job, Training for a new job
  • Duration and Length 1-6 weeks
Learn more about Break Through Tech at CUNY

Construction programs

Prepare for a career in construction.

Construction training for NYCHA residents

NYCHA Resident Training Academy (NRTA): Construction Training (NYS Department of Labor approved pre-apprenticeship program) by City University of New York (CUNY) and NYC Housing Authority (NYCHA)

Now enrolling.

The Construction track of the NYCHA Resident Training Academy (NRTA) prepares NYCHA residents for entry level opportunities and apprenticeships in the construction industry. For Adults, NYCHA residents.

  • Services Provided Apprenticeships, Help with finding work, Training for a new job
  • Duration and Length 8 weeks, in-person or virtual
Learn more about NYCHA Resident Training Academy (NRTA): Construction Training (NYS Department of Labor approved pre-apprenticeship program)

Paid job training to work on NYC's rooftops

NYC °CoolRoofs by NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) and NYC Mayor's Office of Climate and Environmental Justice (MOCEJ)

Now enrolling.

This 10-week paid training program offers hands-on experience making NYC rooftops more energy efficient. For Adults, Immigrants, Justice-impacted individuals, Low-income New Yorkers, NYCHA residents, Public assistance recipients.

  • Services Provided Training for a new job
  • Duration and Length Flexible, early mornings or weekends
Learn more about NYC °CoolRoofs

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships include classroom instruction and paid on-the-job training for up to several years.

Become an apprentice

NYSDOL Apprenticeships by New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL)

Now enrolling.

Apply to apprenticeships that include classroom training and paid on-the-job training. For Everyone.

  • Services Provided Apprenticeships
  • Duration and Length Up to several years
Go to dol.ny.gov

Training in advanced manufacturing

ApprenticeNYC: Advanced Manufacturing Program by NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS)

Trains people with little or no prior knowledge of Advanced Manufacturing to become capable, qualified craftsperson(s). For Adults, Everyone, Immigrants, Justice-impacted individuals, LGBTQ+ New Yorkers, Low-income New Yorkers, Older adults, Public assistance recipients, Women.

  • Services Provided Training for a new job
  • Duration and Length Year-long
Learn more about ApprenticeNYC: Advanced Manufacturing Program

Train to become a line cook

First Course NYC by NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS)

Now enrolling.

Classroom and kitchen training with chefs and in respected restaurants. For Everyone.

  • Services Provided Apprenticeships, Training for a new job
  • Duration and Length Runs for 14 weeks
Go to www1.nyc.gov

Media and entertainment programs

Prepare to work within the media and entertainment industries.

Training in photo and video editing and visual effects

Made in NY Post Production Training Program by NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) and NYC Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment (MOME)

This full-time training preps low-income New Yorkers for jobs in the post-production industry. For Adults, Black, Hispanic/Latino, and people of color, Everyone, Low-income New Yorkers, Public assistance recipients.

  • Services Provided Training for a new job
  • Duration and Length 6 weeks, full-time virtual
Learn more about Made in NY Post Production Training Program

Film and television job training for low-income New Yorkers

Made in NY Production Assistant Training Program by NYC Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment (MOME)

Now enrolling.

The “Made in NY” Production Assistant Training Program helps low-income New Yorkers get their foot in the door of the dynamic world of film and television. For Adults, Justice-impacted individuals, LGBTQ+ New Yorkers, Low-income New Yorkers, Women, Youth and young adults.

  • Services Provided Training for a new job
  • Duration and Length 5 weeks, full-time
Learn more about Made in NY Production Assistant Training Program

Health and human services programs

Prepare to work in health and human services.

Train for a career in medical billing

Medical Billing Specialist Certificate Program by NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS)

Learn how to process medical insurance claims. Job interview guarantee after graduating. For Everyone.

  • Services Provided Training for a new job
  • Duration and Length Runs for 5 months
Go to www.laguardia.edu

Nurse licensing exam prep for nurses trained abroad

NCLEX-RN Preparation for Foreign-Trained Nurses by NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS)

Now enrolling. Language access details are available. View this program to learn more. Language access details are available. View this program to learn more.

This eight-month program prepares internationally trained nurses to pass the nurse licensing exam. For Adults, Immigrants.

  • Services Provided Improving English skills, Training for a new job
  • Duration and Length Eight months part-time
Learn more about NCLEX-RN Preparation for Foreign-Trained Nurses

Train and intern as a peer provider

HTH Peer Training Program by Community Access and NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)

Now enrolling.

Howie the Harp specifically trains people in mental health recovery to work as Peer Providers in human services. For Everyone.

  • Services Provided Internship or short-term job, Training for a new job
  • Duration and Length 20 weeks in classroom, 12 week internship
Go to www.communityaccess.org

Teaching programs

Prepare to become a teacher with these intensive programs.

Teacher preparation for men of color

NYC Men Teach by NYC Department of Education (DOE) and Young Men's Initiative (YMI)

Early career support, professional development, mentoring, and networking services for men of color interested in becoming teachers. For Adults, Black, Hispanic/Latino, and people of color.

  • Services Provided Training for a new job
  • Duration and Length Duration is dependent on where you are on your education journey.
Learn more about NYC Men Teach

Residency to become a teacher

NYC Teaching Collaborative by NYC Department of Education (DOE)

Get teacher training to become a licensed teacher in NYC, and earn a subsidized masters degree along the way. For Black, Hispanic/Latino, and people of color, Everyone, Women.

  • Services Provided Apprenticeships, Training for a new job
  • Duration and Length 5 month training in spring, then teach full time.
Go to nycteachingcollaborative.org

Alternative certification to become a teacher

NYC Teaching Fellows by NYC Department of Education (DOE)

Now enrolling.

Intensive training followed by teaching in a NYC public school while working towards a subsidized masters degree. For Black, Hispanic/Latino, and people of color, Everyone, Women.

  • Services Provided Training for a new job
  • Duration and Length 7 week summer training, then full time teaching
Go to nycteachingfellows.org

Sustainability programs

Work on sustainability initiatives while learning on the job and getting paid.

Train for a career in green construction

Civilian Climate Corps by BlocPower

Now enrolling.

Earn competitive wages throughout the program, including during training sessions prior to onsite work. For Black, Hispanic/Latino, and people of color, Justice-impacted individuals, Youth and young adults.

  • Services Provided Help with finding work, Internship or short-term job, Training for a new job
Go to www.blocpower.io

Get paid to work on sustainability initiatives

Green City Force by NYC Housing Authority (NYCHA)

Now enrolling.

Work within NYCHA communities to grow and distribute fresh produce, build sustainable green infrastructure, and reach residents with sustainability programs. For NYCHA residents.

  • Services Provided Internship or short-term job
  • Duration and Length 6 months, full time
  • Support Provided Unlimited monthly Metrocard, uniform, education grant, and other support.
Learn more about Green City Force

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