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Workforce Connect

The New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) is the City's lead agency for youth employment programs. DYCD is committed to expanding opportunities for New York City's young people. Our employment programs help youth between the ages of 14 and 24 gain work experience and further their education.

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The Summer Youth Employment Program

Provides NYC youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with paid summer employment for up to six weeks.
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NYC Ladders for Leaders

An innovative program that offers high school and college students the opportunity to participate in summer internships with some of the most dynamic corporations and businesses in New York City.
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Train & Earn Program

A year-long program for low-income youth between the ages of 16 and 24 who are not working and not in school. Train & Earn provides extensive job training and employment services to help participants find a permanent job.
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Learn & Earn Program

A year-round program for high school juniors and seniors at risk of dropping out. The program provides participants with occupational skills training, employment services, and educational opportunities.
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Advance & Earn Program

A new training and employment program for youth between the ages of 16-24.  Advance & Earn will help further your career through comprehensive High School Equivalency (HSE) test preparation, employer-recognized trainings, credentials and certifications, and paid internships.
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Career Ready WLG Employment Program

A twenty-five week, school-year employment program open to 2021 SYEP Program participants who are currently in school and between the ages of 16 and 19. Participants receive focused work readiness training and work up to 10 hours a week.
Learn about Career Ready WLG Employment Program