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Work for the City without taking a civil service exam

55-a by NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS)

Now enrolling.

People with a certified mental or physical disability can be hired into competitive civil service positions with the City without having to take an exam. For People with disabilities.

  • Services Provided Help with finding work
Go to www.nyc.gov

Job services for legally blind residents

NYSCB Vocational Rehabilitation Program by NYS Commission for the Blind (NYSCB)

Now enrolling.

Guidance and counseling to help people who are legally blind find or keep employment. For People with disabilities.

  • Services Provided Help with finding work, Internship or short-term job, Training for a new job
Go to ocfs.ny.gov

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

Work full-time in the public sector

NYCHA Health Corps by NYC Housing Authority (NYCHA)

For NYCHA residents age 18+ with a high school diploma or HSE. For Adults, NYCHA residents.

  • Services Provided Internship or short-term job, Training for a new job
  • Duration and Length More than a year.
  • Support Provided Living stipend, reimbursed travel, higher education grant, childcare, health coverage, PTO, and student loan forbearance and interest payment.
Learn more about NYCHA Health Corps

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

Employment support for veterans

VetConnectNYC by NYC Department of Veterans' Services (DVS)

Now enrolling.

Service members, veterans, and their families can get help connecting to employment, housing, and other services. For Veterans.

  • Services Provided Help with finding work
Go to nyc.uniteus.com

Job board for veterans

VetConnectPro by NYC Department of Veterans' Services (DVS)

Now enrolling.

Explore job opportunities and civil service exams in NYC that match your military skills and Military Occupational Specialty (MOS). For Veterans.

  • Services Provided Help with finding work
Go to dvs.yourjobpath.com

Work and education for homeless and runaway LGBTQI youth

Unity Works by NYC Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD)

Now enrolling.

Prepare to enroll in higher education or get advanced training for long term employment. For LGBTQ+ New Yorkers, Youth and young adults.

  • Services Provided Help with finding work, High School Equivalency (HSE or GED) prep, Internship or short-term job
  • Duration and Length Up to 3 years
Learn more about Unity Works

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

Free citywide ABE, GED, and ESOL programs

DYCD Adult Literacy Program by NYC Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD)

Adults and out-of-school youth age 16+ can take free classes to learn English and prep for HSE/GED exams. For Adults, Everyone, Out-of-school youth, Youth and young adults.

  • Services Provided High School Equivalency (HSE or GED) prep, Improving English skills
  • Duration and Length Summer, one month
Learn more about DYCD Adult Literacy Program

College and job prep for high schoolers

Learn & Earn by NYC Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD)

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Learn & Earn is a year-round program for high school juniors and seniors at risk of dropping out of school. For Low-income New Yorkers, Public assistance recipients, Youth and young adults, Youth in foster care.

  • Services Provided Help with finding work, Internship or short-term job, Training for a new job
  • Duration and Length After-school hours with some weekend, evening, and school break activities throughout the year.
  • Support Provided One-year follow up services
Learn more about Learn & Earn

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)

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

English and high school equivalency classes for adults 21+ without a high school diploma

NYCDOE Adult Education by NYC Department of Education (DOE)

Now enrolling.

Adults 21 or older can take classes to learn the skills needed to eventually earn their high school equivalency (GED/HSE). For Adults, Everyone, Immigrants.

  • Services Provided High School Equivalency (HSE or GED) prep, Improving English skills
  • Duration and Length Morning, afternoon and evening classes, Monday through Saturday
Learn more about NYCDOE Adult Education

Help for fathers to get their HSE or prep for college

CUNY Fatherhood Academy by City University of New York (CUNY) and Young Men's Initiative (YMI)

Now enrolling.

For ages 18-30. Includes GED help, college prep, job placement assistance and more. For Adults, Youth and young adults.

  • Services Provided Help with finding work, High School Equivalency (HSE or GED) prep
  • Duration and Length 10-16 weeks, virtual
  • Support Provided Stipend, MetroCards, financial counseling, and other supports
Learn more about CUNY Fatherhood Academy

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

Trainings to prepare for various careers

CUNY Upskilling Initiative by City University of New York (CUNY)

Now enrolling.

Get in-demand professional skills in sectors such as healthcare, business, IT and more. Scholarships are available. For Adults, CUNY students, Everyone, Youth and young adults.

  • Services Provided Training for a new job
Go to www.cuny.edu

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