Youth Job Training Programs
YOUTH JOB TRAINING PROGRAMS:
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NYC’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is accepting applications through March 17th! SYEP provides New York City youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with paid summer employment for up to six weeks in July and August. Participants work in a entry-level jobs in a variety of exciting industries. Youth can apply for the program online, at a community-based organization during the application period or at CB14′s 10th Annual Youth Conference on March 15th at the Flatbush YMCA. Participants are selected by lottery for the program. For more information, call 311 or DYCD Youth Connect at 1-800-246-4646. The application deadline is 3/17/2017.
NEW! NPower offers FREE Technology Training and Career Development for NYC Young Adults (ages 18-25.) Apply today for a free 22-week, intensive IT training program designed for underserved young adults who have earned a GED or high school diploma. Cisco Networking Academy’s IT Essentials curriculum includes hardware, software, server and networking. Morning or afternoon classes are available. Students will have the opportunity to learn from senior IT industry executives, participate in a seven week internship, earn a CompTIA A+ Certification & benefit from post-program employment opportunities and continued learning services. For more information, visit npower.org/technologyservicecorps, email AdmissionsBrooklyn@npower.org or call 347-415-8830/8832. Click here to see program flyer!
Brooklyn Job Corps Academy: Students receive the skills needed to succeed in today’s workforce – at no cost to them or their families! If you are looking for a better quality of life and are willing to dedicate yourself to our life changing program, Brooklyn Job Corps is the place for you! Young people interested in joining Job Corps are invited to visit the Job Corps Recruiting Web site or call (800) 733-JOBS today!
Business Careers Exploring program: This program is open to young people, ages 14-21, with an interest in learning more about careers in the field of Business. Business Exploring is a hands-on program that exposes participants to many of the major functional areas within a business including Sales/Marketing, Operations, Finance/Accounting, Customer Service, Human Resources, and Information Technology.
Center for Employment Opportunities: CEO offers comprehensive employment services exclusively for people with criminal records, with an emphasis on providing services to Young Adults ages 18-25.
Center for Family Life Youth Employment Program: The Youth Employment Program (YEP) encourages skill development, supports career and educational goals, increases civic engagement and provides a creative and supportive environment for young people. Monthly stipends are offered for high school participants in WAVE, Rise-On, CAP, SEEK and Step-Up.
Clerical Skills Training & GED Support (Ages 17-24) - This paid 20-week training program includes Business administrative/customer service skills; Public speaking and communications skills; College access assistance; Job placement assistance; High School Equivalency (HSE) preparation; Networking w/ corporate executives.The program also includes a biweekly stipend and a free metrocard. Click here to see the program flyer. For more information visit www.obtjobs.org or email email@example.com or call 718-369-0303.
Community Organizer Apprenticeship Program – The Center for Neighborhood Leadership trains the next generation of community leaders and increases the capacity of grassroots organizations to win concrete changes for communities. The Organizing Apprenticeship is a rigorous ten month, five day per week training and educational program. Apprentices spend four days per week working at a host site, and one day per week in training. The Apprenticeship is conducted in partnership with Public Allies New York (PANY). Apprentices are paid a total of $17,000 and contribute 1,700 hours of service for the ten months. Candidates who speak Spanish, are ages 17-24, and do NOT have college degrees are especially encouraged to apply. The apprenticeship term will begin in Fall 2015 and conclude on June 30, 2016. For more information, click here to view the application, visit the website or contact Ericka Stallings at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coney Island will soon be hiring for Summer 2016! Positions will be available in customer service, food service & more. Apply for summer positions as a Ride or Game Operator, Grounds Supervisor, Park Services Attendant, Cashier, EMT, Cook, Server and more! Spend next summer at the beach having fun and earning money! There are also some year round park support staff positions available. To find out about jobs at Luna Park, click this link. To apply, visit the Coney Island Recruitment Center’s website by Clicking This Link. You must click the Register Now button at the bottom of the webpage in order to apply for specific positions.
COPO Youth Career Day – Young people are invited to attend a career fair at Kingsborough Community College on Saturday, June 11th, 10AM-3PM, to meet with representatives from various NYC & NYS Law Enforcement agencies including DOJ, FBI, NYPD, US Secret Service, USPS Inspection Service, DOS, Coast Guard, GDNY & more. Fore more information, click here to see event flyer or contact Aasma Mehdi @ email@example.com or 718-434-3266 x.126.
Decorative Arts Training for People with Disabilities – The Alpha Workshops Studio School provides free training in the decorative arts to students who are HIVor who are disabled. Students learn extensive painting techniques including gilding with metal leaf; understanding of color and paints; glazing techniques; troweled finishes; and how to transfer designs onto walls for painting, and more. The curriculum is done in two parts – an “Introduction to Decorative Arts Technique” which is ten weeks long, three days per week (from 9:30am to 5:00pm). If the student does well in this course, they are invited to take the advanced course which is 26 weeks long, three days a week (9:30am-5:00pm) and includes a work readiness component to prepare students for entry level work in decorative paining. The program is free for all students and there are also stipends which are provided to help with transportation to and from school. For more information, click here to see program flyer, visit the program website at www.alphaworkshops.org or contact Alpha Workshops Studio School Director Leisa “Doc” Herrera at (212) 594-7320, ext. 24 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DYCD Youth Job, Volunteer, Intership & Scholarship List: DYCD has created a list (http://bit.ly/YouthJob) of employment and volunteer opportunities, internships, scholarships and other resources for New York City youth 16 and up.
Earn $1550 in 10 weeks + Job Training! Are you between 17-24 years old and not currently enrolled in school? The Out of School Youth (OSY) program is offering 10 weeks of paid training & customer service certification. To find out more, click here to see program flyer or contact the Italian American Civil Rights League at 718-642-2180.
Flatbush YMCA (Part & Full-Time positions available) – Available positions include Afterschool Counselors ($10-$11 hr), Activity Specialist ($15 hr), After school Coordinator ($15 hr), Education Coordinator ($38 hr), Social Worker ($38 hr), Site Program Director ($38,000-45,000/annually). To apply, please send your resume to YMCA Director Kendall Charter at email@example.com or drop it off at the YMCA at 1401 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210. For more information call 718-469-8100×4528 or visit http://www.facebook.com/ymcanyc#!/FlatbushYMCA
FEDcap Youth Training Network Program – The FEDcap program offers FREE Occupational Training leading to certification and job placement in a choice of (1) Home Care (2) Food Services and (3) Information Technology; HSE preparation classes; career-based mentorship; and comprehensive support/case management services (i.e., Legal Advisement, Housing Referrals, etc.) to young adults, ages 16 thru 24, who are not working and not in school. FEDcap has open house/walk-in intakes daily from 10am to 4pm, at their office, located at the POE Building, 2432 Grand Concourse, 5th Floor, Bronx, NY 10458. Applicants should bring the following documentation to the open house to expedite the enrollment process: (1) Birth Certificate (2) Government/State ID (3) Social Security Card, and (3) Proof of Address. For more information click the following links: Introductory/overview sheet; Eligibility checklist; Program flyer. Questions or to make a referral? Contact Eric Fernandez, Career/Job Development Specialist, Youth Training Network Program, at 917-477-2895 or firstname.lastname@example.org
LaGuardia Community College Justice Community Program: LaGuardia Community College’s Justice Community Program offers community benefit projects and civic engagement, transferable job skills to help build an individual’s resume, career counseling, job readiness workshops, mentoring and leadership opportunities, and a chance to earn up to $300 a month and metro cards for achieving program goals ($1,350 max). In order to qualify an individual must: be between the ages of 16-24, have had some type of criminal involvement within the past year/an individual who is at risk of having criminal involvement, and someone who is on probation/parole. All interested parties should contact Vanessa Jarvis at 718-482-5171 or email@example.com.
Law Enforcement Explorers Programs: Law Enforcement Exploring is a community service, career-oriented program designed to educate young men and women, ages 14-20, about Law Enforcement. Agencies including the FBI, DEA, U.S. Customs Service, NYPD, NYS-MTA Police, AMTRAK Police, NYC Department of Correction, New York State Police and U.S. Secret Service sponsor programs, participate in the Law Enforcement Academy and make their agents and facilities available for training.
Medical Information Technology Training Program: This program, presented by STRIVE, is open to Young Adults, ages 18-24, who have either a high school diploma or a GED. This program is free and carfare is provided once participant has begun training! The next cycle of the MITT program will begin May 9, 2014! For more information, contact STRIVE, located at 240 east 123rd Street (3rd floor) by calling (212) 360-1100. Ask for program coordinator Teresa Diaz, Davil Jackson, or Emmanuel Pacheco. Click Here to see the program flyer.
No Kidding – The Human Resources Administration’s No Kidding: Straight Talk from Teen Parents program brings real teen moms and dads to schools throughout New York City to talk about the difficult experience of raising a child, and to encourage teens to wait until they are financially stable adults to have children. To become a peer educator, you must be a loving and committed parent between the ages of 18-20, available to work at least 32 hours per week with an outgoing personality and good interpersonal skills. The position of Peer Educator pays up to $17/hour plus you will receive specialized training and support. You do not have to be living with your child to qualify. Email Lisa Rosario at firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
NYC Web Development Fellowship is now accepting applications for its next training (July-December 2015.) The NYC Web Development Fellowship is an intensive training program designed to equip New Yorkers with the skills necessary to launch careers in web development. The 22-week program is provided free of cost to participants and includes a five-month on-campus training, a 12-week paid internship, and connection to jobs in technology. The program is for NYC residents ages 18 – 26 who do not have a four-year college degree and who do not have professional web development experience. Contact the Flatiron School regarding upcoming deadlines. They are reviewing candidates on a rolling basis, so the sooner you apply, the better! If you have any questions about the opportunity, email the Web Development staff at the Flatiron School (email@example.com). The direct link for the program’s website: http://flatironschool.com/nycworkforce1/
Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow: The mission of Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow (OBT) is to help disadvantaged youth and adults recognize their own self-worth, and advance towards self-sufficiency and financial security through job training, academic reinforcement, improved life skills, job placement, and support services. OBT offers several programs for young people including Youth Employment Training & TASC which includes class instruction in Business English, Business Math, Keyboarding, Office Procedures, Computer Training, Public Speaking & Communication (2 hours/week), and World of Work. Pre-GED and GED (TASC) classes are taught on-site at Bushwick or Sunset Park locations by NYC Department of Education (District 79) teachers. Tutoring is available for youth who are in need of extra preparation. Each participant is assigned to a supervisor (counselor) who monitors the trainee’s progress and offers one-on-one assistance with personal, educational, and career problems. OBT also offers the Young Adult Internship program (YAIP) to young people, ages 17-24. Young people selected for the YAIP internship program will increase work experience, enhance professional skills and make $2,800 in 14 weeks! Interested candidates can contact the YAIP Youth Coordinator Alexandria Bellivan directly at 718-387-1600 or via email firstname.lastname@example.orgFor general program information, contact OBT at 718-387-1600 or 718-399-9700.
Restaurant Industry Training – The Colors Hospitality and Opportunities for Workers (CHOW) Institute, a program of ROC-NY, offers a FREE 6-week Culinary Arts and Front of the House Restaurant skills training program to New York City residents, including individuals and families with employment barriers (Click to see flyer.) Courses include Basic Cooking, Basic Pastry, Specialty Coffee/Barista, Edible Design & Cold Food Prep, NYC Food Protection Course & Certification, Server Training, Basic Wine Training, Customer Service Training & Basic Bartending Training. Orientations are offered twice a week. Call 212-343-1771 or visit www.rocny.org for more information.
Retail & Service Training - This Way Ahead is nine-month program for young adult ages 16-21 who are in school and want to gain job and leadership skills. With a coaching program and the partnership of major businesses (like Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic), you’ll be setting yourself up for success after high school. To learn more about This Way Ahead, offered by Manhattan-based organization The Door, contact Jiselle Nunez-O’Neal at 212-941-9090, ext. 3332 or by email at email@example.com, or Matthew Hayward at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Youth Employment Opportunity! The Parks Department and Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation (RDRC) are looking to hire for their summer youth employment programs. They will be interviewing youth, ages 14-24 at Senator Sander’s Job Fair on May 12th at the Rockaway YMCA. For more information about the event, click here to visit website. If you need assistance with your resume or professional attire, please contact Senator Sander’s office at 718-327-7017. Good luck and be sure to tell your friends.
The School of Cooperative Technical Education (Co-op Tech) is accepting Applications for fall! Co-op Tech offers half-day vocational programs for both in and out of school students ages 16-21 years old, with hands on training in a variety of in demand and cutting edge trade areas including Construction, Health, IT & the Service Industry. Co-op Tech attend traditional high schools, Pathways to Graduation programs or may have already graduated from high school. Enrolled Co-op Tech students take part in the Department of Education’s Work Based Learning (WBL) Program and are matched with an internship partner. Some internships are paid. Classes are offered in all five boroughs. For more information, visit Coop Tech’s website at www.co-optech.org or call the Brooklyn campus at (718) 222-6600.
TV & Film Production Assistant Training Program: 4-week “Made in NY” training program for individuals who want to start a career in TV and film production. Leads to certification by the New York City Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting and two years of job placement assistance. Program requirements include: 21 years old or older, NYC Resident, valid driver’s license, unemployed or low income. Contact 718-237-2017 ext. 145.
Urban Youth Jobs Program: This program can help you get a job! Plus, you may earn up to $900 to cover your expenses during training. Getting certified for the program is a snap; see the website for details. The NY Urban Youth Jobs Program (formerly NY Youth Works) encourages businesses to hire unemployed, disadvantaged youth. Are you between the ages of 16 & 24. Do you need help finding a job? The Urban Youth Jobs Program can assist you! The goal is to help you get into the workplace and succeed. First, all you have to do is get certified by the NYS Department of Labor. That’s easy. Just click the link & fill out the youth application. Applicants can fax, mail or email in applications for the 2015 Program Year by December 31, 2015.
Year Up New York (Recruitment Information Sessions) – Year Up New York is currently recruiting for the program cycle beginning March 7, 2017. Interested young adults must attend an information session by February 4th in order to be eligible. Year Up is a PAID one-year, intensive training program that provides low-income young adults, ages 18-24, with a combination of hands-on skills development, coursework eligible for college credit, corporate internships, and wraparound support. Their mission is to close the ”opportunity divide” by providing young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. Eligibility requirements:18-24 years old, High school graduate or GED recipient, Low to moderate income, U.S. Citizen, permanent resident, or have an employment authorization card, Available 5 days a week (Monday-Friday) for the full year of the program; Highly motivated to learn new technical and professional skills. For more information, Click Here to download program flyer or contact Ryan Overton, Director of Recruitment, Phone: (646) 341-6785; Email: ROverton@YearUp.org.
Young Adult Internship Program – Apply for a 14 week PAID internship & earn up to $2800! If you are a young person ages 17-24 years old and you are not working, not in school and do not have a college degree, you may qualify for this program. In addition to the paid internship, you can get help with your resume and interview skills, education planning, career exploration, professional communication skills, job search assistance and more. For more information and to schedule an appointment call 212-453-5381 /5392 /5394 / 5366. More infomation is available online at www.nmic.org/yaip.
Youth Advisor Job Opportunity (Applicant must be between 18-28 years old) - The Bureau of Children, Youth, & Families (CYF) in the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is looking to hire a Youth Advisor! To view the job posting, visit: http://on.nyc.gov/2aI1FZi
Youth Employment and Education Services: The Isaacs Center helps residents ages 16-24 who are unemployed or underemployed and not currently in school get a job that leads to a career. Services include career counseling, soft skills training, and high school equivalency classes. For more information about applying for the cycle that begins January 6, contact Gina Altano at 212-360-7625 ext.217 or Galtano@Isaacscenter.org. The Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center (Youth Center) is located at 1792 First Avenue, New York, NY 10128.
YouthBuild program – YouthBuild is a program for out-of-school young adults, ages 17-24 years old, who do not have a high school diploma or their High School Equivalency (HSE, formerly known as GED) certification and would like to participate in HSE, Construction and Leadership Development Training. This program offers students the ability to earn your High School Equivalency certification in addition to completing a Home Builders Institute Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Certificate course and a 10-hr. OSHA Construction Safety Course. For more information call Liz at 212-822-8355, Jessica at 212-453-5369 or Edwin at 212-453-5381.
Not sure what you want to do for a career? Check out the New York State Department of Labor’s new CareerZone Informational Video Series and online resources including self-assessment tools, resume and applications tools, and more. CareerZone is a great place to explore careers related to your strengths, skills and talents. Get started today by visiting www.careerzone.ny.gov.