Career Services

Available Training and Education

Eligible clients may count participation in specific training and/or educational programs toward employment requirements. Please note that HRA will not cover the cost of tuition, books, and fees for these programs, however HRA can assist eligible clients with transportation and child care expenses.

Clients must discuss their training and/or educational program with their Job Opportunity Specialist/Training Assessment Group (JOS/TAG) Worker.

Approval for enrollment is based on a number of factors including:

  • Program must be in accordance with the participant's Employment Plan.
  • Client must meet minimum education requirements as determined by the Total Adult Basic Education (TABE) test scores.
  • Program does not conflict with mandated work requirements.
  • Client's prior training program performance has been evaluated.
Here are some tips to know before you enroll.

You can download these tips in English, Chinese, Spanish, Russian, Haitian Creole, Vietnamese, Arabic, and French.

View HRA's database of education and training programs.

Other Online Resources

The NYC Training Guide provides important information about training classes, including location, cost, and reviews from students. Learn how to use the guide.

The College Navigator offers information on the tuition costs, graduation rates, average financial aid amount, and loan default rates of different schools and colleges.

The New York State Department of Education provides a list of licensed vocational and trade schools and a list of licensed colleges and universities.

The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services has a list of approved security guard training programs.

Find more information in the Office of Workforce Development's Frequently Asked Questions.