Job prep for youth not working or in school

Train & Earn | NYC Department of Youth & Community Development

Work Teen Young Adult

Train & Earn is a short-term career pathway program for low-income youth, who are not working and not in school. Train & Earn helps youth improve their job skills and find permanent work. It also provides High School Equivalency (HSE) prep and support services.

Youth receive up to 12 months of follow-up services after finishing the program.

  • Available for youth 16 - 24 years old, who are not working and not in school
  • College placement, HSE prep, and support services are also available
  • Enroll at different times throughout the year

Am I Eligible?

To be eligible for Train & Earn, you should be able to answer ‘yes’ to these questions:

  • Are you a resident of NYC?
  • Are you 16 – 24 years old?
  • Are you not attending school and not working?
  • Do you meet one of these requirements:
    • You are a homeless or runaway youth
    • You are a foster care youth or have aged out of foster care system
    • You are in involved in the justice system
    • You are a youth with a disability
    • You are pregnant or a parent
    • You are low-income and need additional help to enter or complete an education program or to get or hold a job

If you have additional questions about eligibility, call DYCD Youth Connect at 800-246-4646.


I'm Ready To Apply

You can use Discover DYCD to find programs in your area. To get started:

  1. Go to the Discover DYCD website.
  2. Click ”Show Advanced Search” in the “Basic Search” box.
  3. Select “Youth Workforce Development” from the “All Programs” dropdown and an “OSY” program from the “All Sub-programs” dropdown.

How Can I Get Help?

  • Call DYCD Youth Connect at 800-246-4646 if you have questions about this program.
  • Visit the DYCD website for more information.

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