The Scholars at Work training program, delivered in partnership with the NYC Department of Education, is an eight-month program that supports Career and Technical Education (CTE) high school students in their pursuit of well-defined career and higher education pathways through exposure to career opportunities, real-life work experience, and development of workplace skills. The students participate in career exploration coursework as well as paid internships with employers in the industrial and transportation sectors. Participants are supported in connection to work with local employers or higher education upon graduation from high school.
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NYC Building Operator Training
The NYC Building Operator Training program is a no-cost, 30-hour training offered by the NYC Department of Small Business Services and the NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability in partnership with The City University of New York (CUNY), its School of Professional Studies, and the CUNY Institute for Urban Systems’ Building Performance Lab. The training improves the skills of operations and maintenance staff working in NYC’s small to mid-sized residential buildings. The program works with building owners that agree to give a wage gain to their staff members who complete the training. For each staff member who completes training, the program also provides up to $700 in reimbursement to building owners for implementing select energy efficiency project(s). Building owners or operators - learn more and apply to NYC Building Operator Training.
The Supervisory Development training program, offered by SBS, the Workforce1 Industrial & Transportation Career Center, and LaGuardia Community College, develops the management and supervision skills of current line staff at industrial employers. The 15-week, part-time program is designed to train individuals who have the potential for leadership positions within their company, but do not have supervisory experience. Participants are selected for the program by their employer and receive a wage increase of at least 5% after successfully completing the training. Business owners - contact us to learn more.
Electrician Apprentice Preparation Program
The Electrician Apprentice Preparation Program is delivered in partnership with the New York City College of Technology and the New York City Housing Authority to prepare participants to pass the aptitude exam for entry into an Electrical Apprenticeship offered by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local Union No. 3 (Local 3). The program offers 75 hours of training across three (3) weeks to help participants master the math and reading comprehension skills tested on the Local 3 aptitude exam. Participants who successfully pass the exam are eligible to begin the paid five and a half year Electrical Apprenticeship at a starting salary of $14/hour with the opportunity to attain a tuition-free Associate’s Degree. The apprenticeship is the beginning of a career pathway to an Electrician Journeyperson, earning $56/hour. Applications for this program are currently closed. Please check back for more information.