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Free and low-cost training programs are available if you want to learn new skills to start working or change careers, with some programs offering job placement

Learn new job skills

Participate in free programs to learn skills and prepare for careers in a new field

CUNY Upskilling

CUNY Upskilling is a list of no-cost virtual trainings that will help you get the latest professional skills and knowledge to discover your strengths, make the job search easier.

Go to www.cuny.edu

Technology training

Start your career in the tech industry

Free training in data analytics

Data Analyst Training Accelerator (DATA) by NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS)

Prepare for a career in data analytics. For those without previous paid professional data or marketing analyst experience. For BIPOC Black, Indigenous, Hispanic/Latino, and people of color, Low-income, Woman.

  • Services Provided Apprenticeships and skills training
  • Duration and Length Full time for 18 weeks
Learn more about Data Analyst Training Accelerator (DATA)

Exposure to tech for CUNY students

Break Through Tech at CUNY by City University of New York (CUNY)

Gain tech skills in Machine Learning and AI and connect to internship opportunities For BIPOC Black, Indigenous, Hispanic/Latino, and people of color, CUNY student, LGBTQ+ Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and more, Low-income, Woman.

  • Services Provided Apprenticeships and skills training, Career services, Internships and Fellowships
  • Duration and Length 1-3 weeks
Learn more about Break Through Tech at CUNY

4-year fellowship in software engineering

Pursuit Fellowship

Full-time fellowship to start your career as a software engineer with no prior experience needed For BIPOC Black, Indigenous, Hispanic/Latino, and people of color, Immigrant, Justice-impacted individual, LGBTQ+ Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and more, Low-income, NYCHA resident, Out-of-school youth, Person with a disability, Public assistance recipient, Veteran, Woman.

  • Services Provided Apprenticeships and skills training, Career services, Internships and Fellowships
  • Duration and Length 15 to 20 months of full-time training before a full time job
  • Support Provided Career support, mentorship, job placement, childcare through HRA, and DOL 599
Learn more about Pursuit Fellowship

Construction and sustainability training

Train for a construction or green job

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 NYCHA resident.

  • Services Provided Apprenticeships and skills training
  • 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)

Construction training to prepare you for a union apprenticeship

Construction Pre-Apprenticeship by NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS)

Hands-on training in construction trades like carpentry and electrical. For BIPOC Black, Indigenous, Hispanic/Latino, and people of color, Immigrant, Justice-impacted individual, LGBTQ+ Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and more, Low-income, NYCHA resident, Public assistance recipient, Woman.

  • Services Provided Apprenticeships and skills training
Learn more about Construction Pre-Apprenticeship

Paid job training to work on NYC's rooftops

NYC °CoolRoofs by NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) and NYC Mayor's Office of Climate and Environmental Justice (MOCEJ)

This 10-week paid training program offers hands-on experience making NYC rooftops more energy efficient. For BIPOC Black, Indigenous, Hispanic/Latino, and people of color, Immigrant, Justice-impacted individual, LGBTQ+ Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and more, Low-income, NYCHA resident, Public assistance recipient, Veteran, Woman.

  • Services Provided Apprenticeships and skills training
  • Duration and Length Flexible, early mornings or weekends
Learn more about NYC °CoolRoofs

Become an apprentice

NYSDOL Apprenticeships by New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL)

Now enrolling.

Apply to apprenticeships that include classroom training and paid on-the-job training. For BIPOC Black, Indigenous, Hispanic/Latino, and people of color, CUNY student, Immigrant, Justice-impacted individual, LGBTQ+ Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and more, Low-income, NYCHA resident, Person with a disability, Public assistance recipient, Veteran, Woman, Youth in foster care.

  • Services Provided Apprenticeships and skills training
  • Duration and Length Up to several years
Go to dol.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 BIPOC Black, Indigenous, Hispanic/Latino, and people of color, Justice-impacted individual.

  • Services Provided Apprenticeships and skills training, Career services, Internships and Fellowships
Go to www.blocpower.io

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 resident.

  • Services Provided Internships and Fellowships
  • Duration and Length 6 months, full time
  • Support Provided Unlimited monthly Metrocard, uniform, education grant, and other support.
Learn more about Green City Force

Health and human services training

Get the skills to work in healthcare

Nurse licensing exam prep (NCLEX-RN) for foreign-trained nurses

NCLEX-RN Preparation for Foreign-Trained Nurses by NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS)

Now enrolling.

This program prepares internationally trained nurses to pass the nurse licensing exam and find work as Registered Nurses For Immigrant, Low-income.

  • Services Provided Apprenticeships and skills training, Career services, English classes
  • Duration and Length Monday to Thursday or Friday, daytime or evening hours
Learn more about NCLEX-RN Preparation for Foreign-Trained Nurses

Healthcare and technology courses for ESOL students

QPL English for Work by Queens Public Library (QPL)

Now enrolling.

Improve your English and prepare to work as a Home Health Aide or for a job in technology. For BIPOC Black, Indigenous, Hispanic/Latino, and people of color, CUNY student, Immigrant, Justice-impacted individual, LGBTQ+ Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and more, Low-income, NYCHA resident, Person with a disability, Public assistance recipient, Veteran, Woman.

  • Services Provided Apprenticeships and skills training, English classes
  • Duration and Length 15 weeks, 17-20 hours per week
Learn more about QPL English for Work

Education training

Prepare to become a teacher

Teacher preparation for men of color

NYC Men Teach by NYC Public Schools (Department of Education DOE) and NYC Young Men's Initiative (YMI)

Now enrolling.

Early career support, professional development, mentoring, and networking services for men of color interested in becoming teachers. For BIPOC Black, Indigenous, Hispanic/Latino, and people of color, CUNY student.

  • Services Provided Apprenticeships and skills training
  • Duration and Length Duration depends on your education
Learn more about NYC Men Teach

Hands-on teacher training residency

NYC Teaching Collaborative by NYC Public Schools (Department of Education DOE)

Get teacher training to become a licensed teacher in NYC, and earn a subsidized masters degree along the way. For BIPOC Black, Indigenous, Hispanic/Latino, and people of color, CUNY student, Immigrant, Justice-impacted individual, LGBTQ+ Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and more, Low-income, NYCHA resident, Person with a disability, Public assistance recipient, Woman, Youth in foster care.

  • Services Provided Apprenticeships and skills training, College enrollment, prep, and completion
  • Duration and Length Full time spring training starting in January
Learn more about NYC Teaching Collaborative

Alternative certification to become a teacher

NYC Teaching Fellows by NYC Public Schools (Department of Education DOE)

Now enrolling.

Intensive training followed by teaching in a NYC public school while working towards a subsidized masters degree. For BIPOC Black, Indigenous, Hispanic/Latino, and people of color, CUNY student, Immigrant, Justice-impacted individual, LGBTQ+ Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and more, Low-income, NYCHA resident, Person with a disability, Public assistance recipient, Veteran, Woman.

  • Services Provided Apprenticeships and skills training, College enrollment, prep, and completion, Internships and Fellowships
  • Duration and Length 7 week summer training, then full time teaching
Learn more about NYC Teaching Fellows

Media and entertainment training

Learn the skills to work in the media and entertainment industries

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 BIPOC Black, Indigenous, Hispanic/Latino, and people of color, Low-income, Public assistance recipient.

  • Services Provided Apprenticeships and skills training
  • Duration and Length 6 weeks, full-time virtual
Learn more about Made in NY Post Production Training Program

Film and television job training for low-income New Yorkers

Made in NY Production Assistant Training Program by NYC Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment (MOME)

Now enrolling.

The “Made in NY” Production Assistant Training Program helps low-income New Yorkers get their foot in the door of the dynamic world of film and television. For Justice-impacted individual, LGBTQ+ Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and more, Low-income, Woman.

  • Services Provided Apprenticeships and skills training
  • Duration and Length 5 weeks, full-time
Learn more about Made in NY Production Assistant Training Program

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