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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

You may be eligible for this program if you:

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


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

Disability Accommodation

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

Language Access

The program can serve people with limited English skills in their primary language.

Next Steps

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

  1. Go to the Discover DYCD website
  2. Type «Train & Earn» into the «Keyword Search» box
  3. Find programs in your area by entering your zip code, neighborhood, or borough, and clicking «Search»