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NYC Regional Opportunities

See below for a vetted list of recommended alternate or progressive post-secondary education pathways in the NYC region. Be sure to scroll down to see more detailed information for the twenty options listed below, including cost and how to apply. 

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Category

Institution

Opportunity

Link

1

Certificate

City of College NY

Certified Nursing Assistant

https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/cps/certified-nursing-assistant-cna

2

Certificate

Hostos Community College 

Certified Nursing Assistant

https://www.campusce.net/hostoswdce/course/course.aspx?C=45&pc=4&mc=&sc=

3

Certificate

NY City College of Technology (City Tech)

Dental Assistant

https://www.citytechce.org/dental-assisting-certificate.html

4

Certificate

ApprenticeNYC (apprenticeship program)

Computer Numerically Controlled Machinist

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/sbs/careers/construction.page

5

Certificate

Per Scholas

Systems Administrator/ IT Support/ CyberSecurity/ Web Developer

https://perscholas.org/apply

6

Certification

Lehman College

A+ Computer Technician

http://www.lehman.edu/academics/continuing-education/a-plus-computer-technician-program.php

7

Certification

LaGuardia Community College

Pharmacy Technician

http://www.laguardia.edu/ce/pages/career-skills-and-training/pharmacy-technician/

8

Certification

Sharp Edgez Barber Institute

Licensed Master Barber

http://www.sharpedgezbarberinstitute.com/

9

Certification

LaGuardia Community College

Emergency Medical Technician

https://www.laguardia.edu/emergency-medical-technician/

10

Certification

Brooklyn Education Opportunity Center (BEOC)

Health Care or
Hospitality/Tourism Professional

https://www.sunybeoc.org/career-and-technical-training-programs/

11

Certification

American Beauty School - Bronx, NY

Cosmetologist

https://www.americanbeautyschool.edu/the- school/

12

Certification

Bronx Community College

Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Technician

https://bccuny.theknowledgebase.org/catalog/course-description/HVACR-technician-career-prep/966/20

13

Certification

New York Real Estate Institute

Real Estate Agent

https://nyrei.fastclass.com/catalog/new-york-real-estate-sales

14

Gap Year

Year Up

Future Business/Technology Professional

https://www.yearup.org/

15

Gap Year

NY City Service Corps

City Agency Associate (AmeriCorps)

https://www.nycservice.org/initiatives/48

16

Gap Year

City Year

City Year Corps Member (AmeriCorps)

https://www.cityyear.org/

17

Gap Year

Job Corps

Job Corps Trainee

https://www.jobcorps.gov/

18

Work

Home Depot

Retail/Merchandising/Supply Chain Distribution/ Home Services/Customer Service/Technology

https://careers.homedepot.com/

19

Work

Apple

Product Support/Sales/Customer Service

https://www.apple.com/jobs/us/

20

Work

Target

Retail/Distribution Center

https://jobs.target.com/


The Opportunity

Certificate Program

City College of NY

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

130 hrs.

$1,199

https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/cps/certified-nursing-assistant-cna


About This Opportunity

This Certified Nursing Assistant certificate program offered through City College of NY, a part of the City University of NY (CUNY) system. The program is 130 hours offered in the fall, spring and summer of each school year. This is a New York State-approved program that provides both classroom instruction and a clinical internship. Coursework includes Anatomy and Physiology, Basic Life Support (you earn a CPR card as well) and Fundamentals of Patient Care. The last two weeks of class, students are assigned to clinical externships for applied work experience. 


What does a nursing assistant do? Most nursing assistants work in nursing homes and long-term care facilities where they help patients with their basic needs. This might include taking a patient’s vital signs, helping with personal hygiene, assisting the patient with eating a meal, or helping a patient go for a short walk.


Why We Recommend This Opportunity

·Once you get trained as a nursing assistant and pass your state’s licensing exam, you can practice anywhere in your state. 

·You will be equipped with skills in direct patient care, basic first aid, and basic lifesaving. 

·Nurses are everyday heroes. They are the ones who are there for their patients at their time of need. If you enter the field of nursing, you will have a career that will make you proud.

·This career path can be a great way to see if you enjoy the field of nursing. You can get additional training to become a practical nurse, registered nurse, or more.

·The job outlook is positive: The Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the U.S. Department of Labor, predicts, “Employment of nursing assistants is projected to grow 18 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.” 


How To Apply

You do not have to apply to CUNY the college in order to register for this course! You can walk into the office on the City College of NY (CCNY) campus to register or register online.

In-Person: Shepard Hall room 2, Convent Avenue near 140th Street, CCNY
Online: https://www.ace.ccny.cuny.edu/cersweb/CourseBrowse.aspx?TYPE=1&SEM=0118&ID=me209

Cost: $1,199

Timeline

Summer session runs July 15th– September 30th, last day to register is July 14th.

Fall session runs September 7th– November 21st, last day to register is September 6th.


For More Information

Email:[email protected]

Call: (212) 650-7312


The Opportunity

Certificate Program

Hostos Community

College

Certified

Nursing 

Assistant

(CNA)

9am-2pm, M-Th, 26 sessions total

$1119

https://www.campusce.net/hostoswdce/course/

course.aspx?C=45&pc=4&mc=&sc=


About This Opportunity

Hostos’ Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program offers the opportunity to acquire necessary occupational skills and develop English literacy and basic study skills in order to secure employment as a CNA. These jobs are ideal for people seeking flexible hours working in nursing homes, hospitals, doctors’ offices and health care facilities. The Program includes: Anatomy & Physiology, Fundamentals of Patient Care and clinical experience in a residential health care facility.


Why We Recommend This Opportunity

·Once you get trained as a nursing assistant and pass your state’s licensing exam, you can practice anywhere in your state. 

·You will be equipped with skills in direct patient care, basic first aid, and basic lifesaving. 

·Nurses are everyday heroes. They are the ones who are there for their patients at their time of need. If you enter the field of nursing, you will have a career that will make you proud.

·This career path can be a great way to see if you enjoy the field of nursing. You can get additional training to become a practical nurse, registered nurse, or more.

·The job outlook is positive: The Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the U.S. Department of Labor, predicts, “Employment of nursing assistants is projected to grow 18 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.” 


How To Apply

The CNA Program is offered at both Hostos campuses:


Grand Concourse – Bronx Location

560 Exterior Street, Bronx, New York 10451

Telephone: (718) 518-6656

OR

Washington Heights/Inwood – Manhattan Location

5030 Broadway, New York, NY 10034

Telephone: (212) 567-7132


To register: 

1. Interested students first attend an orientation session and complete a screening test ($20 cost), with the goal of scoring an 8 or better in Reading (average high-school level language proficiency).

2. Prospective students must also complete a CPR/AED certification course before registering. The certification is available through Hostos as well.

3. To schedule an orientation and test date, call 718-518-6876.


Cost: $1119

You can pay the full $1,119 up front. Additionally, a payment plan is available, based on individual circumstance. Make arrangements in person in the office.


For More Information

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (718) 518-6656


The Opportunity

Certificate Program

NY City College of Technology

(City Tech)

Dental Assistant

170 hours

$2695

https://www.citytechce.org/dental-assisting-certificate.html


About this Opportunity

This Dental Assisting course introduces students to the various aspects of dentistry necessary to be a proficient Dental Assistant. The program provides skills needed to help students achieve employment as a dental assistant in a clinical practice setting like a hospital or dentist’s office. Successful course completion plus 2 years in a dentist's office or hospital qualifies a student to sit for certification and licensure.


A dental assistant is an allied health professional who performs various duties, such as preparing patients for treatments, cleaning dental instruments, scheduling appointments, maintaining patient records and preparing dental x-rays. 


Why We Recommend This Opportunity

·Demand for trained dental assistants is excellent: The career field is expected to grow 19% by 2026, as compared to 11% for all careers.

·Dentist assisting responsibilities are quite varied, with no two days looking exactly alike. You may greet patients, lead them to exam room or prepare them for the exam or treatment. You may also prepare dental tools, take x-rays, etc. There is always a lot to do and you will likely not be bored or idle. 

·A dentist’s office, stand-alone or in a hospital, is a calm and quiet workplace. Since it’s a medical facility, the hygiene standards are naturally extremely high. Dental clinics or offices typically do not become as stressful or messy as some other medical facilities.

·Dental assisting is a helpful gateway to becoming a dental hygienist, with increased responsibilities and salary opportunities.

·You can work either full-time or part-time, with almost one in three assistants working part-time. Dental assistants in offices usually work set hours, while those in hospitals have flexible schedules.


How To Apply

You do not have to apply to City Tech to complete this program! Two ways to register: 

Online Registration citytechce.org


Walk-In Registration:

City Tech

Continuing Studies Center, 25 Chapel Street, 4th Fl., Brooklyn, NY.


Cost: $2695

You can pay in full when you register or a payment plan is available. The plan requires $1348 as a down payment at registration, then 2 consecutive payments of $674 a month.


For More Information

Phone: 718-552-1170


The Opportunity

Certificate Program

ApprenticeNYC

Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist

650 hrs. (courses + internship)

$2695

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/sbs/careers/construction.page


About this Opportunity                         

ApprenticeNYC is a paid, full-time apprenticeship opportunity that provides classroom-based technical training and on-the-job training that helps New York City jobseekers develop in-demand skills in a long-term occupation with high growth potential. The computer numerically controlled (CNC) machinist track of the program provides 10 weeks of classroom training and 62 weeks of on-the-job training with employers in the advanced manufacturingsector.  


You will be trained for a Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist position. In this role, you will work with computer numeric controlled (CNC) heavy machinery from setup to operation to produce parts and tools from metal, plastic or other materials. You will continue your training and education through your employment. You may work in a machine shop or in the manufacturing industry as an expert in the installation, maintenance, programming and operation of CNC technology.


Starting pay as an apprentice is $15 per hour. As you gain more skills, you receive several merit-based pay increases.


Why We Recommend This Opportunity

·Apprenticeships allow you to work and earn money while learning the machinist trade. 

·Demand for trained machinists is expected to grow by 14% by 2026, as compared to 11% for all careers.

·Machinists use diverse skills like reading blueprints, operating hand tools, inspecting equipment and reading measuring tools, in addition to applying mathematics in real-world situations.

·As a CNC machinist, you use your hands and also deploy technology, so both sets of skills stay sharp.

·Not enough individuals are becoming machinists, so opportunities will continue to be plentiful. 


How To Apply

Complete the program application form here to be considered for the opportunity.

Upon receiving your application, Apprentice NYC will contact you regarding the below next steps:

1.         Attend and complete a series of basic assessment evaluations and interviews.

2.         When selected by an employer, you will be hired to start at a full-time, paid ten-week technical 

            classroom-based training phase of your apprenticeship.

3.     After that training, you will begin working at your employer's NYC-based location for on-the-job training.


Cost: $0 in money, but big investment of time and talent

For More Information

Submit this short survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ApprenticeNYC.


The Opportunity

Certificate Programs

Per Scholas NYC

Systems Administrator/ IT Support/ CyberSecurity/ Web Developer

14 weeks

$0 for income-eligible students

https://perscholas.org/apply


About this Opportunity

Per Scholas in a non-profit organization that prepares smart, dedicated people to work in key technical roles. Per Scholas builds a more diverse technical workforce by creating on-ramps for women and people of color, groups staggeringly underrepresented in IT employment today.


Program

Overview

Program Length/Timing

Preparation/Certification(s)

Earned

Systems Administrator

Provide technical support for computer hardware and software, both individual machinesand networks. Maintain security, configure and upgrade systems, etc. 

-19 Weeks

-Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 9:00-4:00

-Wednesdays from 9:00-1:00

-CompTIA Linux+ Certification

-AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate Level Certification

Information Technology (IT) Support

Work closely with users to set up, install and support technology and software. Manage a company’s smartphones and tablets, in addition to any desktops or notebooks. 

-15 weeks

Monday-Friday, 9:00-4:00 


-CompTIA A+ Certification

-Network+ Certifications

Cybersecurity

Study and implement the best ways to protect data in systems or files using analysis programs to identify threats, like hackers, viruses, malware, etc.

-17 weeks

-Monday-Friday, 9:00–4:00

Technical instruction and professional development to become entry-level cybersecurity analyst


Web Developer

Learn HTML and CSS coding to create web pages and Javascript to make websites interactive.

Learn front-end (user-facing) and back-end (behind the screen) web development in organization partnership

-18 weeks

-Monday-Friday, 9:00-5:00

Full-stack web developer


Why We Recommend This Opportunity

·Across ALL fields of study, information technology positions will increase faster than any other field, as identified by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

·Like iMentor, Per Scholas is a nonprofit organization is dedicated to helping young people just like you pursue your career ambitions – but specifically in the IT field.

·Per Scholas is free for you to get trained, certified and placed in a tech career.

·Per Scholas students graduate in fourteen weeks or less and 80% of those graduates land jobs.

·Per Scholas offers comprehensive career counseling and connections to employment.


How To Apply

No prior IT or web development experience needed to apply! Admission requirements:

·You have an interest in technology

·Ages 18 and older

·U.S. Citizen or authorized to work in the United States

·You have a high school diploma or the equivalent


Admission to Per Scholas is need-based. You may qualify if you:

·Are unemployed, work only part-time or work in a minimum wage or other low-paying job

·Receive any public benefits such as unemployment insurance, Medicaid, subsidized housing, nutrition or income support


Admission process:

1.Complete the online application to begin. 

2.You will be invited to attend an in-person information session.

3.Complete the entrance exam at the information session. Per Scholas uses the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), which needs to be passed at a 10th grade level or higher.

4.Complete one or two interviews based on your program of interest to determine your fit and any special needs.

5.Upon approval, you will be informed right away and your program can begin as soon as 4 weeks later!


Cost: $0 in money, but big investment of time and talent


For More Information

Phone: (718) 991-8400

Email: [email protected]


The Opportunity

Certification Program

Lehman College

A+ Computer Technician

72 hrs., 24 sessions

$1049

http://www.lehman.edu/academics/continuing-education/a-plus-computer-technician-program.php


About this Opportunity

The A+ Computer Technician Program covers the fundamentals of computer hardware and software and helps prepare students for entry-level jobs in IT. This certification can launch careers as a computer technician, help desk technician, field service technician, in manufacturing or even in your own computer-repair business. 

CompTIA (Computing Technology Industry Association) is a trade organization that offers a range of Information Technology (IT) training courses, including the CompTIA A+ certification. Held by over 1 million IT professionals world-wide, this is a great certification for those establishing an IT career. 


This 72-hour program also helps prepare students for the CompTIA A+ certification examinationand for more advanced IT industry certifications such as Cisco and Microsoft. After completing the program, students study for and pass two certification exams to earn the full certification to work in the industry.


Why We Recommend This Opportunity

·Individuals with CompTIA A+ certification typically earn salaries that are 5 to 15 percent higher than those without certification.

·Many jobs in IT today do not require employees to work at an office or another specific location. With an A+ certification, you can get access to careers that enable you to work from any location, no matter if that is an employer's office or your home.

·A+ certification does not focus on any particular vendor hardware and software, like Cisco or Microsoft. You focus on building your foundation of tech knowledge and the tech vocabulary needed for in-demand areas such as computer networking and cybersecurity.

·The CompTIA A+ certification is continuously updated by a group of IT industry experts, based on the expectations actual employers are setting for their IT staff in real-time.

·CompTIA A+ certification holders have a strong professional community through social networks like Facebook, LinkedIn and Reddit or via CompTIA’s Association of Information Technology Professionals.


How To Apply

You do not have to apply to CUNY the college in order to register for this course! You can register online or walk into the office.

Online: www.lehman.edu/ce

In-Person: Lehman Campus, Carman Hall 128, 250 Bedford Park Blvd. West

Mon-Thu: 9am-6:30pm; Fri 9am-4:30 pm; Sat 9 am-1:30 PM OR

CUNY on the Concourse , 2501 Grand Concourse, 3rd floor 

Mon-Fri 9am-9pm; Sat 9am-3 pm 


Cost: $1049

The cost is paid up front and there is no traditional financial assistance or payment plan. However, the program is qualified for Workforce1Individual Training Grant vouchers. See the Workforce1 listing in this directory for more information. 


Timeline

The next session runs June 4ththrough August 27th. Registration is open now and is FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED until the course is filled.


For More Information

Call 718-960-8512 or Live Chat @ www.lehman.edu/ce.


The Opportunity

Certification Program

LaGuardia

Community

College

Pharmacy

Technician

81 hrs., 27 sessions, Tu-Th, 6:30pm-9:00pm

$1195

http://www.laguardia.edu/ce/pages/career-

skills-and-training/pharmacy-technician/


About this Opportunity

This program helps students develop the skills needed to work under a registered pharmacist and also prepares students for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam. Topics include history of pharmacy practice; law and ethics; basic math skills; medical terminology specific to the pharmacy; reading and interpreting prescriptions; and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Students also study dosage calculations and conversions, IV flow rates, drug compounding, dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing, and reimbursement. This course includes practical lab instruction, textbook and supplies. 


Pharmacy technicians assist pharmacists in preparing medications to fill customer prescriptions. Regular duties include measuring quantities of pills or liquids, labeling bottles and recording dosage amounts for customers. 


Why We Recommend This Opportunity

·One of the biggest advantages to this course of study is that you choose the environment in which you want to work. Pharmacy technicians can work in a retail location like CVS or Walgreens, a hospital, a mail-order prescription business, a pharmaceutical company and more. 

·Demand for pharmacy technicians is projected to grow by 20% by 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as compared to 11% growth of all professions.

·This role offers the chance to move around the pharmaceutical environment, as well as utilize stationary computer skills. Pharmacy technicians both interact with patients and perform solo tasks like filling prescriptions or accounting for inventory. There is variety in the day-to-day experience.

·This is a helping career. Whether measuring medications, working the cash register or just engaging in a friendly conversation with a customer, the role revolves around one thing—helping others. Pharmacy technicians often shape the experience of people in need.

·The role of pharmacy technician is expected to expand, as citizens live longer and demand for health care increases. Likely, pharmacy technicians will become even more involved with patient care, providing additional transferrable skills.


How To Apply

You do not have to apply to CUNY the college for this program. You can register online, by phone or in person.

Online: https://app.certain.com/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x1200003abcd

Phone: (718) 482-7244 with payment by MasterCard/Visa/Discover/American Express

Office: M-Building, 31-10 Thomson Avenue, Room M143, Long Island City, NY


To register: 

1.Interested students first attend an orientation session and complete an online screening test, found here: https://www.laguardia.edu/CE/Pages/Forms/pharmacy-technician-screening-test/.

2.To sign up for an orientation session: https://www.laguardia.edu/CE/page-layout.aspx?pageid=21474889986.


Cost: $1195

You can pay in full or a payment plan is available. To make payment-plan arrangements, call (718) 482-7244.


For More Information

Phone: (718) 482-7244

Email: [email protected]


The Opportunity

Certification Program

Sharp Edgez Barber Institute

Licensed Master Barber

600 hours over 19 or 32 weeks

$8000

http://www.sharpedgezbarberinstitute.com/


About this Opportunity

Sharp Edgez Barber Institute is the only barber styling school serving western New York with an emphasis on urban style and development. The Institute has locations in Rochester and Buffalo and is the second-largest higher-education institution in Rochester, with close to 100 graduates annually, per Deloitte Data USA. The objective of the Barber Course is to train students in all aspects of the barbering profession. Students acquire skills in haircutting, hair styling, tapering, trimming of the beard and mustaches, men’s hairpieces, scalp treatments, facials, shampooing, shop management and state licensing laws. The program also helps students refine industry and business skills through a challenging professional-development curriculum covering topics including leadership, communication, public speaking and professional etiquette.


Upon payment in full and completion of the Institute curriculum, a certificate of completion is issued to the student and he/she is then eligible to take the New York State Board exam. After successfully passing the New York State Board Exam, the student will be issued a Barber Operator License (Master Barber License) and will be qualified to pursue a variety of opportunities in the professional field of barbering. 


Why We Recommend This Opportunity

·There is artistry in barbering as a profession. Many barbers include visual arts, photography, display shows and other aspects of art in their craft to express themselves and the vision of their clients.

·In addition to working in a barber shop or salon, barbers can be mobile and in demand for movies, music videos, fashion shows and other related endeavors in sports, arts and entertainment.

·Not many jobs offer the opportunity to meet and interact with people from all walks of life. Barbers meet clients who have interesting stories to tell and you get to chat to people daily, which is perfect if you love people. Plus, you play a big part in making people look their best. 

·Barbering is a very durable career. As you work hard and master your craft, you can work as long you want. Regardless of the economy, people will always need to get their hair cut, so there will always be a need for barbers.Additionally, the grooming industry is growing, creating even more demand.

·Barbering is an entrepreneurial venture, where you can work for yourself, set your own hours and build your own professional career. There is flexibility and the opportuniHow To Apply

The 600-hour Sharp Edgez Barber Course begins on the first and third Monday of each month. There are typically 6 cycles per year. 

-Full-time class schedule: 32.5 hours per week, 19 weeks, Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:30pm

-Part-time class schedule: 20 hours per week, 30 weeks, Mon-Fri 5:30pm-9:30pm


Cost: $8000

The Institute accepts financial aid! Bring your Student Aid Report (SAR) from your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the Institute financial aid office at the location where you would like to attend to discuss an award package. Student accounts are credited in two installments: at the beginning of the program and after 450 of 600 program hours.


For More Information

Rochester: 398 West Ridge Road, Rochester, NY 14615, 585-482-2808

Buffalo: 2844 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY 14217, 716-873-3343


The Opportunity

Certification Program

LaGuardia

Community College

Emergency

Medical

Technician

(EMT)

208 hours over 2-4 mo.

$1310

https://www.laguardia.edu/emergency-medical-technician/


About this Opportunity

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program prepares participants to serve as emergency responders trained to provide emergency medical care to the critically ill and injured. With additional study and experience, EMTs can continue on to become paramedics, firefighters, instructors/supervisors, nurses, physician assistants or doctors. After completion of the EMT course, graduates will take the NYS Department of Health Certification Examfor EMT-Basic.


EMTs are trained in practical emergency medical knowledge and skills that can be deployed within a rapid timeframe. EMT intervention aims to prevent further injury or disability, while ensuring the safe and timely transport of the patient to a hospital emergency department for definitive medical care.


Why We Recommend This Opportunity

·EMTs help people who need medical care, while giving back to their communities. Working as an EMT is a rewarding and impressive health-care career.

·Currently there is a shortage of EMTs in New York City, making employment prospects excellent. The Fire Department of New York, hospitals and private companies actively recruit across the region.

·Every day is different: you won’t be bored as an EMT. EMTs respond to all sorts of calls dealing with different situations in different locations.

·EMTs not only work on ambulances, but at various locales and events that need to have medical personnel standing by, including ski resorts, theme parks, concerts, car racetracks and festivals.

·EMTs learn highly useful and transferable skills for daily life, ranging from treating cuts and burns to administering life-saving medical aid. 


How To Apply

In order to enter LaGuardia’s EMT class, you must be at least 18 years oldwhen the class ends. You will also need to take a basic reading comprehension test, pass an interview, and hold a high-school diploma.


EMT night classes: Mon, Tues, Wed, 6:00 – 9:30 p.m.

EMT day year-round classes: Mon, Wed, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

EMT summer day classes: Mon, Tues, Thurs, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


To become an Emergency Medical Technician, complete the application and arrange for your pre-test and interview, call (718) 482-5768or visit campus: 2910 Thomson Ave, Room C339, Long Island City, NY.


Cost: $1310

You can pay in full, or a payment plan is available. Tuition is $1310 + $500 installment-plan fee. You would pay $560 at registration, then two ensuing monthly payments of $400 each. 

 Scholarships are available!


For More Information

Phone: 718-482-7244

Email: [email protected]


The Opportunity

Certification Program

Brooklyn Educational Opportunity Center (BEOC)

Health Care Tourism/ Hospitality Professional

Varies as below

$0 tuition

https://www.sunybeoc.org/career-and-technical-training-programs/


About this Opportunity

BEOC career and short-term programs prepare students for state or national certifications and entry-level jobs. While enrolled, students engage in internships and career development activities with career advisors and job developers in order to prepare for job searches and placement. BEOC pays the cost of at least one certification fee for career students who sit for certification examinations.


BEOC features programs in the health-care industry, including:

Job Category

Primary Duties

Preparation/Certification(s)

Earned

Relevant Jobs Upon Completion

Direct Support Professionals 

Work with mentally ill and/or developmentally disabled individuals of all ages to help them attain independence, individuality and productivity

Earn certifications for Strategies for Crisis Intervention&Prevention (SCIP), Approved Medication Administration Personnel (AMAP), CPR and First Aid

Work in senior facilities, support housing for individuals with disabilities, classroom aide, etc. 

Medical Assisting

Administer EKG/ECG, phlebotomy duties, first-aid functions, preparing patients for examinations, etc.

Prepared to take National Healthcareers Certification Exams

EKG Technician, Medical Assistant, Medical Records Clerk, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomist, etc. 

Medical Electronic Records & Office Administration

Manage medical office with proper procedures in collection, storage, organization and retrieval of medical and health records using the latest Electronic Health Records (HER) technology

Prepared to take National Healthcareers Certification Exams

Billing and Invoicing Staff, Eligibility Specialist, Medical Biller, Patient Navigator, Senior Dental Approver, etc.


Tourism and Hospitality Operations

Training in the food and beverage/lodging/recreation/ travel and tourism sector, with a focus on New York City

Prepared to take National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation ManageFirst® Certification Exams

Front Desk Agent, Guest Service Agent, Hospitality Specialist, Sales Coordinator, Travel Specialist, etc.


BEOC is committed to serving eligible New York State residents who desire to advance themselves through academic preparation and career training. Applicants must meet minimum EOC requirements in order to receive services:

·18 years of age or older (17 with high school diploma)

·Fewer than 33 college credits (except for ESL)

·United States citizen, permanent resident, refugee or asylee

·Resident of New York State for one (1) year prior to enrolling

·Low to moderate income


Why We Recommend This Opportunity

·BEOC is a very respected institution that offers tuition-free training programs

·BEOC offers advising and job placement support upon program completion

·Internships are available through BEOC partners

·BEOC is flexible – day and evening classes are available 

·BEOC offers free tutoring and other support services to help you finish your program


How To Apply

You can join Year Up if you are 18-24 years old with a high school diploma and availability Mon-Fri for the entire program year. The Year Up class series begin in January, March, August and September of each year. Applications are considered on a rolling basis until each class is filled – apply early as space is limited.


To apply:

1.Complete an online admissions application here.

2.Schedule an enrollment session here.  All applicants are required to attend an enrollment session.

3.Take the TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) placement test (normed to high school proficiency).

4.Meet with a student advisor.


Cost: No financial cost, but an investment of time and hard work


For More Information

Phone: 718-802-3344

Email:[email protected]


The Opportunity

Certification Program

American Beauty School (ABS), Bronx, NY

Licensed Cosmetologist

1000 hrs.

$9280

https://www.americanbeautyschool.edu/the- school/


About this Opportunity

American Beauty School (ABS) prepares students to become licensed cosmetologists. Cosmetologists are beauty care specialists who are trained to provide services such as facials, nail care and makeup applications; they also color, cut and style hair. ABS teaches theory and practical fundamentals, business education and personal responsibility to prepare students to pass the NY State Written and Practical Examsand become successful beauty-industry professionals. 


Cosmetologist training covers the basics of skin care, nail care and makeup artistry, as well as hair treatments, cuts, coloring and styling. Upon completion of the 1000-hour program, which includes courses and hands-on practice with actual clients under program supervision, you will be prepared to take the written and practical (demonstration) exams to earn your license.


Why We Recommend This Opportunity

·Cosmetologists are entrepreneurial – you would build your own base of clients and find ways to build your brand in the industry 

·Cosmetology is a skills-based industry where you can gain greater mastery over time, with additional conferences, trade shows and learning opportunities 

·ABS has a student clinic open to the public where you can get hands-on experience with real customers, who you can later turn into loyal clients

·ABS is well established in the Bronx and the clinic serves a diverse community, so you would gain valuable experience with many hair textures and service preferences

·In addition to working in a beauty spa or salon, cosmetologists can be mobile and in demand for movies, music videos, fashion shows and other related endeavors in sports, arts and entertainment.


How To Apply

ABC is a day program and classes start monthly. Working through the program full-time, you might complete the program in 4-6 months. There is no formal application process, but you must complete an interview in which the admissions team learns about your interest in cosmetology and why you want to attend American Beauty School. 


Cost: $9280 (covers program and supplies)

ABEaccepts financial aid! Bring your Student Aid Report (SAR) from your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the admissions office to discuss an award package.


To Schedule Your Interview

Phone: 718-931-7400

Email:[email protected]

Address: 1380 Metropolitan Avenue, Bronx, NY


The Opportunity

Certification Program

Bronx Community College

Heating/ Ventilation/ 

Air Conditioning/ Refrigeration (HVACR) Technician

430 hrs. in 12 mo.

$3895

https://bccuny.theknowledgebase.org/catalog/course-description/HVACR-technician-career-prep/966/20


About this Opportunity

This is an online interactive course to prepare as a ProTrain Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVACR) Technician. The course includes hands-on assignments that allow students to use what they are learning to build transferable skills within their work environments, as well as collaborative assignments that allow them to share what they have learned with others in the same course.


Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVACR) Technicians have one of the most in-demand jobs in the current job market and the job opportunities are expected to continue growing over the next ten years. HVAC Technicians install, inspect, repair and maintain heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration systems for residential and commercial settings. This course teaches a comprehensive overview of all aspects of HVACR, with the goal of preparing students to be able to install and maintain HVACR systems. 


Students learn through a combination of theoretical and practical applications so that they have the knowledge and know-how to enter the industry. Upon completion, students are prepared to obtain entry-level HVACR positions and also meet the basic requirements to take the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) national certification examto become a Certified HVAC/R Technician.


Why We Recommend This Opportunity

·HVACR is an in-demand skillset: the Bureau of Labor Statistics project a 20% growth in jobs in this field, compared to 11% general growth. Florida, California, Texas, New York and Pennsylvania employ the largest number of HVACR technicians.

·HVACR jobs can not be done remotely or by others in other countries: technicians will always be needed locally and regionally. 

·You would have one of the most active jobs in the country.HVACR technicians’ work can take you indoors and outdoors on a daily basis, as well as to a variety of different job sites.

·The field is ever-evolving. As the world becomes more energy-efficient, HVACR technicians are needed to retrofit and upgrade existing systems and install more modern, environmentally sound equipment.

·With additional training, as an HVACR technician, you would have the opportunity to move into general operations roles or to run your own business in the future.


How To Apply                         

You do not have to apply to BCC to complete this program! Two ways to register: 

Online: https://bcccuny.theknowledgebase.org/- search HVACR career technician

Walk-In Registration: Monday – Friday, 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Workforce and Economic Development, Bronx Community College, Philosophy Hall, Room 14, 2155 University Avenue, Bronx, New York 


Cost: $3895

You can pay in full when you register or a payment plan is available. The plan requires $1300 as a down payment at registration, then 6 consecutive payments of $432 a month.


For More Information

Phone: 718-289-5170

Email: [email protected]


The Opportunity

Certification Program

New York Real Estate Institute

Real Estate Agent

75 hours

$395

https://nyrei.fastclass.com/catalog/new-york-real-estate-sales


About this Opportunity

This online course provides 75 hours of real estate practice and prepares you for the real estate salespersons licensing exam. The program covers areas such as working with clients, property basics, fair housing, ownership, contracts, valuation, environmental issues and property management. This curriculum is required for the New York Real Estate Salesperson license.


Once you complete the course, you will complete a final exam at a New York Real Estate Institute location. Once you take and pass the school exam, you will be issued your course completion certificate and the Institute will notify the state that you successfully passed the course. You may then go on to take the New York State exam in order to become a NYS Real Estate licensed salesperson. After that, you will find a licensed real-estate broker who will sponsor you to continue to learn the business in the field.


Why We Recommend This Opportunity

·Most real estate agents are independent contractors, meaning that you can set your own work schedules, develop your own clients and grow your business as your own.

·Real estate agents get to prioritize relationship-building. Much of your time is spent socializing, meeting people and building relationships in order to build clients’ confidence to invest with you.

·There are no limits to the growth of your real estate business. You can realize fantastic rewards if you possess a good attitude, a superior work ethic, good business skills and effective marketing methods

·Real estate agents are part of a large network. Being a licensed real estate agent opens new doors by allowing you to work with real estate financial lenders, appraisers, surveyors and other professionals. 

·Real estate agents have transferable skills. Your training will hone your skills in writing contracts, negotiation, marketing and advertising, and more. Ultimately, understanding all aspects of being a real estate agent will help increase your chances of success in real estate investment.


How To Apply

You register online here:https://nyrei.fastclass.com/catalog/new-york-real-estate-sales

For the in-person exam at the end of the course, you can visit the Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn or Long Island campuses.


You can also take the course in person on campus or do a mix of online and classroom learning! The classroom experience does carry additional cost. If you are interested in switching from the online course to the classroom or if you would like to register for both formats, contact NYREI Sales - 212-967-7508.


Cost: $395

You pay in full at the time of registration. You can also purchase additional supports, like an online or booklet test-preparation resource.


For More Information

Phone: 212-967-7508


The Opportunity

Gap-Year Program

Year Up – NYC

Future Business/ Technology Professional

One year (6 mo. of courses and 6 mo. internship)

$0 tuition

https://www.yearup.org/future-students/


About this Opportunity

The Year Up providesmotivated, committed young adults with skills, experience, and support to reach their potential through professional careers in introductory technology or business applications.Year Up offers a one-year intensive training program that provides participants, ages 18-24, with a combination of hands-on skills, coursework eligible for college credit, corporate internships, and wraparound support. For the first six months of the program, students develop technical and professional skills in the classroom. Students then apply those skills during the second six months on an internship with one of Year Up’s corporate partners. 


Technical skills classes at Year Up might include: Desktop and Network Support; Help Desk; Customer Service an more. Professional and communication skills classes might include: Business Writing Skills; Time Management; Career Networking and more. For the second half of the program, interns work at companies like American Express, Facebook, Inc., Fordham University, LinkedIn Corporation, Viacom and Yelp Inc. You must want to pursue a career in Information Technology (IT) or business, beginning at entry level (data processing, etc.), for this to be a great option for you.


Why We Recommend This Opportunity

·Year Up aligns its training with corporate partners’ needs and market trends to ensure that the skills you learn will be in-demand. 

·Participants earn a stipend throughout the program (both while you train and during your internship) and complete courses eligible for college credit.

·Year Up staff (including program managers, coaches, and student services teams) and its strong alumni network support you to succeed as a student and a working professional.

·Year Up helps its program alumni secure gainful employment. There are many alumni services and benefits available, including YUPRO, an organization focused exclusively as a placement agency for Year Up alumni. YUPRO alerts alumni of job opportunities, offers webinars and job-search coaching sessions and holds Professional Development office hours.

·90% of Year Up graduates are employed and/or enrolled in postsecondary education within four months of completing the program.


How To Apply

You can join Year Up if you are 18-24 years old with a high school diploma and availability Mon-Fri for the entire program year. The Year Up class series begin in January, March, August and September of each year. Applications are considered on a rolling basis until each class is filled – apply early as space is limited.


To apply:

1.Fill out the ONLINE INTEREST FORMand RSVP to attend an upcoming information session.

2.Attend the Information Session, which is mandatory for all interested applicants. Sessions are offered weekly and take place at both the Wall Street Campus and the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) Campus. 


Cost: No financial cost, but a full year’s investment of time and hard work


For More Information

Phone: 212-785-3340

Email: [email protected]


The Opportunity

Gap-Year Program

NY City Service Corps

City Agency Associate

1700 hrs.+ Full Year Program

You are paid a stipend

https://www.nycservice.org/initiatives/48


About this Opportunity

City Service Corps, which is offered through the national AmeriCorps service program, recruits individuals to serve full-time at City agencies. City Service Corps is comprised of high-impact service projects led by city agencies in focus areas addressing critical community-related issues. Depending on the department, you can serve as a file clerk, records assistant, classroom assistant, receptionist and more.


This past year, City Service Corps members worked with: Administration for Children Services; Department of Education; Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; Department of Sanitation; Department of Social Services; Human Resources Administration; Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice; and the Mayor’s Office Immigrant Affairs.


Why We Recommend This Opportunity

·You get to be of service to the City. Most public agencies do not have the person power needed to do all of the necessary work to support city residents and locations. Corps Members add important support so that more and better work can be done faster for New York citizens, families and places.

·Upon completion of City Service Corps, you will earn the Eli Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, valued at $6,095, that you can use for college or other approved education and training.

·AmeriCorps programs are great resume-building professional experience. You will build occupational skills that can transfer to other opportunities in the future. 

·You will be recognized as a civic-minded individual, which is a positive trait. The brand of AmeriCorps is known nation-wide and participation indicates that you have a strong commitment to service.

·Alumni of AmeriCorps programs have a strong network. There are many AmeriCorps programs and alumni have many ways to stay connected and help one another personally and professionally.


How To Apply

The program runs from November through July each year. Applications open in the Spring, join the mailing list to be notified when applications become available: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSczxiJ82UM_qonvs4wKkciKU7swXqRIa70u0_ZP_RPNR9NkMw/viewform


Your Pay: $18,000

You earn a living allowance of up to $18,500 (pre-tax), distributed evenly throughout the term. You also receive an Unlimited Monthly MetroCard valued at $1,331 and basic health care coverage valued at $3,100.


For More Information

Phone: 212-788-3209

Email: [email protected]


The Opportunity

Gap-Year Program

City Year

City Year Corps Member

1700 hrs. – one year

You are paid a stipend

https://www.cityyear.org/


About this Opportunity

City Year is part of the national AmeriCorps service program. It helps to close gaps in high-need schools by supporting students' academic and emotional development, while also providing schools with additional help to enhance school culture and climate.As a City Year member, you will be serving in schools full-time as a member of a team. City Year members are at schools each morning before the students arrive and are there through afterschool programming in the afternoon.


As a City Year member, you will tutor and mentor students and coordinate a special project with your school. For example, as a Math or Afterschool Coordinator, you may plan an innovative parent and community engagement night, leading your team in implementing the event. You will also build partnerships within your students’ community, including their teachers and their families.


Why We Recommend This Opportunity

·City Year members help their communities. As you know, the education experience can be wonderful or challenging, depending on who surrounds you. As a member of City Year and your school community, you would have the opportunity to shape the school experience of hundreds of youth.

·City Year teaches transferrable skills, for education and beyond. You will be a member of a school staff and thus expected to be responsible, including managing your time and tasks professionally. 

·City Year members use data to track student progress and set academic goals for them to achieve. As a result, you will build your data collection and analysis skills, as well as the ability to convey results to others and make improvement plans. This is valuable experience that is applicable in many careers.

·City Year is a strong network. Once you complete your service term, you will be joining a community of more than 30,000 alumni and over 1 million AmeriCorps alums! This network includes professionals within a variety of career sectors from medicine and politics to entertainment and education.

·HVACR jobs can not be done remotely or by others in other countries: technicians will always be needed locally and regionally. 

·You would have one of the most active jobs in the country.HVACR technicians’ work can take you indoors and outdoors on a daily basis, as well as to a variety of different job sites.

·The field is ever-evolving. As the world becomes more energy-efficient, HVACR technicians are needed to retrofit and upgrade existing systems and install more modern, environmentally sound equipment.

·You will be recognized as a civic-minded individual, which is a positive trait. The brand of AmeriCorps is known nation-wide and participation indicates that you have a strong commitment to service.


How To Apply

The online application is here.  


Your Pay: $18,000

You earn a living allowance of up to $18,500 (pre-tax), distributed evenly throughout the term. You also receive an Unlimited Monthly MetroCard valued at $1,331 and basic health care coverage valued at $3,100.


For More Information

Phone: 646-330-4160

Email: [email protected]


The Opportunity

Gap-Year Program

Job Corps

Job Corps
Trainee

8-24 mo. depending on career track

$0 for income-eligible students

https://www.jobcorps.gov/


About this Opportunity

Job Corps is a no-cost education and vocational training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16-24 improve the quality of their lives by empowering them to get great jobs and become independent. Job Corps participants are provided room and board while they work towards learning one of 81 certificate-bearing trades, which can last up to two years. The program also helps students in completing their education and gaining employment. 


Participants are paid a monthly allowance, which varies depending on how long they remain in the program. The Job Corps also provides career counseling and transition support to its graduates. Approximately 90% of Job Corps graduates go on to careers in the private sector, enlist in the military, or move on to higher education or advanced training programs. 


Why We Recommend This Opportunity

·Job Corps is a highly respected program, established over 50 years ago, with a strong alumni network.  

·Job Corps averages 83% success in full-time job placement for program graduates.

·Job Corps offers training in 81 fields, including automotive, construction, finance and business, health care, hospitality and information technology.

·Graduates of the Job Corps program earn an average of 12% higher wages than similar members of the same industry. 

·Graduates receive transitional support services, including help locating housing, child care (if needed), and transportation, for up to 21 months after program completion.


How To Apply

Students who are eligible for Job Corps:

1.Are between the ages of 16 and 24

2.Are a U.S. citizen, a legal U.S. resident, or are a resident of a U.S. territory and/or are authorized to work in the United States

3.Qualify for free or reduced-price lunch or have other income-related realities (homeless, foster care, public assistance, etc.)

4.A Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) individual who has the approval to work


The online application can be found at: https://recruiting.jobcorps.gov/Form/StudentApplication.


Cost: $0 in money, but big investment of time and talent

You will likely be assigned to live and train at the center closest to home – either in Brooklyn or the Bronx. Some centers, however, have a non-residential option that allows students to live at home during training. You will live in a dorm with a roommate and also receive meals, a center uniform, clothing for career training, class supplies, basic medical care and a twice-monthly stipend for toiletries and other necessities. 


For More Information

Phone: 800-733-5627

Email: [email protected]


The Opportunity

Employment

Home Depot

https://careers.homedepot.com/


About this Opportunity

Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement retailer, with more than 2,200 stores across North America. There are a variety of entry-level jobs available in areas such as retail, merchandising, supply chain distribution, home services, customer service and technology.


Home Depot is a high-quality company for high school graduates entering the job market. It is a global brand, with many opportunities for ongoing education and career advancement. Beginning positions teach transferable skills that can be applied in other jobs with the company or in your next opportunity. Home Depot prides itself on being an employee-focused company, including ways to buy into the company’s value.


Pay: Sales Associates average $11 an hour and store managers average $86,000 a year 


Why We Recommend This Opportunity:

Tuition Reimbursement

After 90 days of employment, part-time hourly employees in this program receive up to $1,500 per year, full-time hourly employees receive up to $3,000 per year, and salaried employees up to $5,000 per year. Half of their reimbursement can go towards books and course fees and the other half can help cover tuition-related fees.

Opportunities for Advancement

80% of store managers started as entry-level associates. 50% of hires just for a season turned into permanent employees. 

Health Care

Part-time hourly, full-time hourly and salaried employees can access health, dental, vision and disability insurance for themselves and their children.  

Discounts and Other Benefits

All employees have access to discounts on car insurance, cell phone bills, home owner insurance, legal services, etc.

Buy a Part of Home Depot

Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) allows employees to set aside up to 20% of eligible pay to purchase Home Depot stock.

Affinity Groups

Associate Resource Groups (ARGs) are made up of associates who voluntarily join together around a particular aspect of diversity. ARGs promote professional development, awareness and community outreach. ARGs include the African American Pulse, Inspira, Pan Asian Waves and Women’s Link

Seals of Approval

Named a “Best Place to Work” in 2017 by the Human Rights Campaign. Active giving foundation and employee volunteerism programs to support local communities. Named to “Climate Change ‘A’ List” for alleviating climate risks by CDP, a national environmental impact organization.


How To Apply

Online:https://careers.homedepot.com/


For More Information

Phone: 1-866-698-4347


The Opportunity

Employment

Apple

https://www.apple.com/jobs/us/


About this Opportunity

Apple designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers and portable digital music players. The company also sells a range of related software, services, accessories, networking solutions and third-party digital content and applications.


Apple is a cool company to work for, with entry-level opportunities in product support, sales and customer service. The company prides itself on helping to diversify the technology field by hiring and supporting women and people of color, who are historically under-represented in technology, as well as military veterans, older staff members and individuals with disabilities.


Pay: Apple Store Associates average $15 an hour and store managers average $57,000 a year 


Why We Recommend This Opportunity:

Tuition Reimbursement

Apple offers $5,250 towards tuition reimbursement per year.

Health Care

Part-time hourly, full-time hourly and salaried employees can access health, dental, vision and disability insurance for themselves and their children. 

Retirement

Apple will match 6% of what an employee invests in their retirement fund each year. This includes both full-time and part-time employees.

Discounts and Other Benefits

Apple employees get an annual 25% discount on products, every three years, staff can get $250 off an iPad or $500 off a Mac and Apple software is 50% off. $300 annual gym credit is offered to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Buy a Part of Apple

Apple provides stock grants to employees at all levels of the company and the option to buy stock outright at a discount.

Affinity Groups

Diversity Network Associations (DNAs) are made up of employees who voluntarily join together around a particular aspect of diversity. DNAs are available for over 20 different affinities, including by race, veterans, individuals with disabilities and more.

Seals of Approval

Named a “Best Place to Work” in 2019 by Glassdoor, a global online jobs and career community. Apple received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index for fair treatment of employees for 15 consecutive years.


How To Apply

Online:https://www.apple.com/jobs/us/


For More Information

Phone: 408-996–1010


The Opportunity

Employment

Target

https://jobs.target.com/


About this Opportunity

Target is the 8thlargest retailer in the United States. Target offers high-quality, on-trend merchandise at discounted prices in retail stores and through its digital channels. Target hires high school graduates for retail and distribution-centerpositions.


Target is a diverse workplace: as of 2017, 57% of staff were women and 45% of sales and technical staff were people of color. Because Target has such a large retail footprint, there are opportunities to advance from entry level to management, utilizing in-house professional development resources. Target as a company also has a community-minded philosophy.


Pay: Target Store Associates average $11 an hour and store managers average $56,000 a year 


Why We Recommend This Opportunity:

Tuition Reimbursement

If you reach the level of full-time team leader or higher, the company will reimburse up to $3000 a year. 

Health Care

Part-time hourly, full-time hourly and salaried employees can access health, dental, vision and disability insurance for themselves and their children. 

Retirement

Target will match 5% of what an employee invests in their retirement fund each year. This includes both full-time and part-time employees.

Discounts and Other Benefits

Target employees receive10% off across the board plus 20% extra on fruits and wellness products. Target has committed to increasing team members’ starting wage to $15 by 2020.

Affinity Groups

More than 10,000 team members participate in diversity and inclusion business councils, which provide onboarding, networking and professional development. The councils represent six groups: African American; Asian American; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Ally; Hispanic; Military; and Women. 

Seals of Approval

Fast Company named Target No. 2 in Retail and No. 11 overall on its 2019 list of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies. Forbes named Target No. 53 on its Just 100 ranking of America’s top corporate citizens. 


How To Apply

Online:https://corporate.target.com/careers


For More Information

Phone: 612-304-6073


Remember to reach out directly to your Program Manager for support!