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Construction and General Building Laborers Local #79

1)      Laborers Apprenticeship / Construction

www.labor.ny.gov/home

(718) 383-6863

ACCES-VR

1)      Offers access to full range of employment and independent living services that may be needed by persons with disabilities through their lives, including transition services from school to work and vocational services.

http://www.acces.nysed.gov/vr

ACCES-VR: 1-800-222-JOBS (5627)

AMERICORPS

1)      A domestic community service program

2)      earn an Education Award.

3)      modest living allowance during their term of service. Programs include VISTA and NCC

https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/what-americorps

1-800-942-2677

Brooklyn Networks

1)      get trained to install voice and data lines, security systems, broadcast cable and audio/video systems.

https://bwiny.org/brooklyn-networks/apply/

Brooklyn Woods

1)      A free full-time 8 week training program for entry-level positions in woodworking and cabinetmaking.

https://bwiny.org/brooklyn-woods/apply/

718-389-3636

Brooklyn Workforce Innovations

1)   network cable installation.

2)   Woodworking skills

3)   Work on production sets

4)   Become a Caretaker

5)   Commercial driving

718-237-2017

http://bwiny.org/pages/aboutbwi.html

621 Degraw Street

Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision

1)      Oversees and monitors non-degree granting proprietary schools in New York State. Website has directory of programs.

http://www.acces.nysed.gov/bpss/welcome-career-training-proprietary-schools

Career Institute of Health & Technology

1)      Information Technology

2)      Medical Assistant

3)      Electrical Technician

4)      Automotive Technician

www.careerinstitute.edu

(718) 422-1212

Civil Service Exams

Look at open competitive

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/dcas/employment/current-upcoming-exams.page

Comprehensive Development Inc. (CDI)

1)      Offers free certified career training as a Medical Assistant,

2)      Emergency Medical Technician,

3)      Electronic Health Records, or

4)      Medical Billing and Coding.

https://www.cdi-ny.org/cdi-career-academy

240 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10003

212-353-2010, ext 181

 

 

Co-op Tech

1)     Building Trades

2)     Health Careers

3)     IT

4)     Service Industries

http://www.co-optech.org/index.html

Court Reporting & Paralegal School

1)      Court Reporting

www.nyci.edu

(212) 962-0002

CUNY Continuing & Professional Education

1)      find career-based certificate and training courses available at CUNY campuses across the city

http://www2.cuny.edu/academics/cpe/

Farm School NYC

1)      develop practical sustainable farm management skills.

2)      apprenticeship program, spend a full growing season working on the Youth Farm in Brooklyn.

3)      Also offer internships.

http://www.farmschoolnyc.org/

 

FDNY

1)      Firefighter in NYC

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/fdny/jobs/career-paths/candidate-resources.page

Culinary Institute of America

1)      Culinary

2)      Baking

3)      Food Science

https://www.ciachef.edu/

FedCAP/Way to work

1)      For 17-22 year olds-fully accredited vocational training in fields of Culinary Arts,

2)      Data Entry/Digital Imaging,

3)      Office skills

http://www.fedcap.org/programs--services/programs--services-for-youth-and-young-adults/the-way-to-work

Grace Institute

1)      Tuition free, job training program for women.

2)      office, computer, and business skills.

3)      Career advice and placement assistance

https://graceinstitute.org/

Job Corps

1)      Advanced Manufacturing

2)      Automotive and Machine Repair

3)      Construction

4)      Finance and Business

5)      Health Care

6)      Homeland Security

7)      Hospitality

8)      Information Technology

9)      Renewable Resources and Energy

10)  Retail Sales and Service

11)  Transportation

12)  Security & Protective Service

www.recruiting.jobcorps.gov

(800) 733-JOBS

Jobs to Build On

1)      Commercial Drivers License (Access-a-Ride) Bronx

2)      Commercial Drivers License (Brooklyn)

3)      Home Health Aide Training (Bronx)

4)      Computer Repair Course

5)      Cable Installation

6)      Film and TV Production Assistant

7)      Wood Working & Cabinet Making

8)      Administrative / Office Assistant (Brooklyn)

9)      Childcare Business Development Program

10)   Security Guard Training 

11)   Building Maintenance/Weatherization Training

http://www.jobstobuildon.org/

75 7th Avenue, 18th Floor

(212) 647-1900 

Made in New York

1)      For those interested in Assisting Office Coordinator, Camera assistant, Assistance Locations Manager, Grip, Field Producer, Set Decorator, Technical operator and Unit Pas in sound, wardrobe

https://bwiny.org/made-in-ny-pa-training-program/apply/

718-237-2017 x 145

MTA

1)      NYC Transit Conductor

2)     NYC Transit Maintainer’s Helper

3)     All MTA related exams

http://web.mta.info/nyct/hr/exams_updates.htm

(347) 643-7223

Nontraditional Employment for Women

1)      Prepares, trains and places women in career in the skilled construction, utility, and maintenance trades.

2)      graduates are automatically admitted into their respective unions. 

http://www.new-nyc.org/

NPower Technology Service Corp

1)      22-week, intensive IT training program (ages 18-25)

2)      Graduates earn a Microsoft Office Specialist and/or A+ certifications.

http://www.npower.org/Our-Programs/Technology-Service-Corps.aspx

50 Greene Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11238

Contact - admissionsBrooklyn@npower.org

NYC Training Guide

1)     Certified Nursing Aides

2)     Clinical Medical Assistant

3)     Computer Support Specialist

4)     Computer Systems Analyst

5)     Network Administrator

6)     Armed Security Guard

7)     Security Guard (unarmed)

8)     Truck Drivers

9)     Bus Driver

http://mtprawvwsbswtp.nyc.gov/Search/Search.aspx

 

NYCHA Resident Training Academy

1)     construction,

2)     maintenance, and

3)     janitorial fields.

http://opportunitynycha.org/workforce-development/nycha-resident-training-academy/

NYS & US Dept of Labor Apprenticeships

1)      active apprenticeship programs

https://labor.ny.gov/apprenticeship/sponsor/index.shtm

Per Scholas

1)      classroom-based IT training

2)      can convert their training into 10 college credits

https://perscholas.org/

804 E 138th St #2
Bronx, NY 10454

(718) 991-8400

Public Allies

1)      apprenticeships and rigorous leadership training

2)      monthly stipend

http://publicallies.org/

Red Hook on the Road/New York Drives

1)      earn a NYS Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) 

https://bwiny.org/red-hook-on-the-road/overview/

The Charles Stuart School of Locksmithing

1)      Locksmith

www.charlesstuartschool.com

(718) 339-2640

Blue Steel Security Training School

1)      Security Guard

2)      Fire Guard

www.bluesteelsecurity.net

(347) 863-5520

FDNY

1)      Firefighter

2)      Emergency Medical Technician

3)      Paramedic

www.nyc.gov/fdny

(718) 999-FDNY

NYPD Cadet Corps

1)      Hands on NYPD training (must have 45-110 college credits)

www1.nyc.gov/site/nypd/careers/cadets/police-cadets-program.page

718-670-9722

130-30 28th Avenue, 5th Floor

College Point, N.Y. 11354

Empire Beauty School

1)      Cosmetology

2)      Aesthetician

3)      Nail Tech

22 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001

(347) 809-3292

https://www.empire.edu/cosmetology-schools/new-york

 

Hair Design Institute

1)      Cosmetology: Hair Style, Skin Care, Make-up, Nails, & Retail Sales

www.hairdesigninstitute.com

(718) 745-1000

ARROJO Cosmetology School

1)      Hairdressing

www.arrojocosmetology.com

(212) 242-7786

Carsten Institute of Cosmetology

1)      Cosmetology

www.carsteninstitute.com

(212) 675-4884 / 1586

Brittany Beauty Academy

2)      Cosmetology

3)      Esthetician

4)      Nail technician

5)      Make-up artist

www.brittanyacademy.com

375 86th Street

Brooklyn, N.Y. 11209

718-745-1000x.204

TCI College of Technology

1)      Business and New Media Technologies

2)      Engineering and Information Technologies

3)      Facilities Technologies

4)      Health Sciences and Technologies

www.tcicollege.edu

(800) 878-8246

New York Career Institute

1)      Health Information Technology

2)      Medical Office Specialist

3)      Court Reporting

4)      Paralegal Studies

5)      Broadcast Captioning and CART

www.nyci.edu

(212) 962-0002

Wood Tobe-Coburn School

1)      Business

2)      Design & Technology

3)      Fashion

4)      Health Care

www.woodtobecoburn.edu

(800) 394-9663

Lincoln Technical Institute

1)      Automotive Technology

2)      Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, & Heating Technology

3)      Electronic Systems Technician

www.lincolntech.com

(718) 246-4001

New England Institute of Technology

1)      Automotive and Marine Technology

2)      Building and Construction

3)      IT

4)      Digital Media/

5)      communication

 

www.NEIT.edu/automotive

800-736-7744

Clip Shoppe School of Dog Grooming

1.      Dog Grooming

www.clipshoreschoolofdoggrooming.com

(973) 697-3008

School of Electrical Education

1)      Employment Fundamentals

2)      Power & Hand Tools

3)      Workplace / Electrical Safety

4)      Electrical System Design

5)      Basic Electrician’s Math

6)      Electrical Code & Utility Regulations

7)      Electrical Construction

8)      Material Identification & Uses

www.schoolofelectricaleducation.com

(347) 435-0022

NPower Technology Service Corp

1)    IT training program

www.npower.org/Our-Programs/Technology-Service-Corps.aspx

Helen Kogan at 347-415-8830

kogan@npower.org.

Adult Career &Continuing Education Services

1)      Adult Ed programs

2)      Career and Vocational (Acces-VR)

3)      Independent Living Services

4)      Business Services

5)      HS Equivalency

www.acces.nysed.gov/aepp

www.acces.nysed.gov/vr

www.acces.nysed.gov/bpss

1-212-643-4760

Jobs to build on

1)    Free worker service programs

http://jobstobuildon.org/pages/job_prep.html

North Bennet School

1)     Bookbinding

2)     Cabinetry

3)     Carpentry

4)     Jewelry making

5)     Locksmithing

6)     Piano technology

7)     Preservation carpentry

8)     Violin repair

https://www.nbss.edu/

150 North Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02109

617.227.0155

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

1)      

http://www.ibew.org/

 (202) 833-7000

United Postal service

4)     UPS Package Delivery Driver

 https://www.jobs-ups.com

 

Workaway

1)     Exchange program

2)     Unique gap year experience

3)     Lots of opportunities from painting to planting, building to babysitting and shopping to shearing.

https://www.workaway.info/

Workforce 1

1)     Certified Nursing Aides

2)     Clinical Medical Assistant

3)     Computer Support Specialist

4)     Computer Systems Analyst

5)     Network Administrator

6)     Armed Security Guard

7)     Security Guard (unarmed)

8)     Truck Drivers

9)    Bus Drivers

http://mtprawvwsbswtp.nyc.gov/Home/Index.aspx

WWOOF

1)      volunteer with organic farmers worldwide

2)      unique gap year experience

3)      As a volunteer (or WWOOFer as we call them) you will live alongside your host helping with daily tasks and experiencing life as a farmer

http://wwoof.net/

Year UP

(6 month training and stipend)

1)      6 mo. Training in IT

2)      Finance

3)      Customer Service

www.yearup.org

(855)YEARUP1

YES Program

(Youth Employment Services)

1)      Basic Computer Workshops

2)      TASC prep

3)      Paid Internships/job placements

4)      Life skills/decision making

5)      Vocational/Pre-employment

 

50 Broadway, Ste805

NY,NY 10004

212-254-0333ext. 861

ekotkin@mhaofnyc.org

 

Young Adult Internship Program

1)      disconnected youth ages 16-24,

2)      offers a 10-12 week paid internship and

3)      an additional nine months of follow up placement assistance in jobs or educational programs.

https://obtjobs.org/programs/young-adult-internship-program/

The Youth Farm

1)      Offers hands-on urban farming internships. 

http://www.theyouthfarm.org/

600 Kingston Avenue, between Winthrop St. and Rutland Rd., Brooklyn, NY, 11203.