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Job training and services for out-of-work youth (age 16-24)

Train & Earn by NYC Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD) | Multiple providers

Actively recruiting

Services Provided Help finding a job, High School Equivalency (HSE or GED) prep, Internship or short-term job, Improving English skills, Training for a new job, Adult reading, writing, and math

Eligibility Youth in foster care, Young adults, Low-income New Yorkers, People with disabilities, Public assistance recipients, People with justice involvement

Schedule 3 to less than 6 months, Daytime

Disability Accommodation Disability Accommodation

Language Access Language Access

Last Updated Last updated on Mar 16, 2022

Unemployed, out-of-school youth can get support with their career and education.

Train & Earn is a short-term career pathway program for eligible youth who are not working and not in school. The program helps improve job skills and find permanent work. It also provides High School Equivalency prep and support services, and includes 12 months of follow-up services after program completion.

Who it's for Who it's for

You may be eligible for this program if you:

  • Live in NYC
  • Are 16–24 years old
  • Are not in school and not working
  • You are at least ONE of the following:
    • a homeless or runaway youth
    • in foster care or have aged out of the foster care system
    • involved in the justice system
    • a person with a disability
    • pregnant or a parent
    • low-income and need help to enter or complete an education program or to get or hold a job


Duration and Length Duration and Length

Schedules vary for each program. Contact a provider from the Train & Earn providers list for more information.

Disability Accommodation Disability Accommodation

Train & Earn is an Equal Opportunity program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Language Access Language Access

If you have limited English skills, this program can serve you in your primary language.

Next Steps

This program is available from providers throughout the City. Check the Train & Earn Providers List PDF to find a provider near you, and reach out to them directly.

You can also use Discover DYCD to find programs in your area. To get started:

  1. Go to the Discover DYCD website
  2. Click Search Programs and type “Train & Earn” into the “Program Search” box
  3. Find programs in your area by entering your zip code, neighborhood, or borough, and clicking “Search”

Or call DYCD Community Connect at 1-800-246-4646 for more information.