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Are you thinking of:

  • Earning your HS Diploma or GED
  • Going back to school
  • Getting specialized training
  • Starting a brand new career

Not only can training and education help you get the job you are looking for, but it can also help you earn more. Regardless of your goals for getting additional training and education, our experienced career advisors can help you find what you are looking for. Or, they can help you explore your interests and find the training needed to help you get the job you want. Visit your local New York State Career Center for more information.

599 Program

  • Are you receiving UI benefits?
  • Are you attending school or a training program?
  • Are you interested in attending school or a training program?
  • Do you want to speak with a career advisor regarding training opportunities?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be interested in the 599 Training Program.

Section 599 is a provision of the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Law. UI recipients who are or become enrolled in full time training may be waived from the work search requirement. If your training program is approved before you exhaust your regular your UI benefits, you may receive additional benefits, if funding is available. You must apply for Section 599 if you are a UI recipient and are enrolled in full-time training or become enrolled while on UI. The 599 Training Program is not a tuition assistance program.

To apply or to learn more about the 599 Training Program, visit your local New York State Career Center.

Trade Adjustment Assistance

On-the-Job Training

Are you interested in a job that you don’t currently have all the required skills for? Do you want to give a potential employer information that may make you a more appealing candidate? If yes, you may be a good candidate for the OJT Program. Through OJT, your new employer can receive reimbursement of up to 50% of your wages while you’re in training for your new job. To find out more, contact your Local New York State Career Center.

Eligible Training Provider List

A list of available education and training programs in your area and statewide

Apprenticeship Opportunities

Apprenticeship is learning a skilled occupation through both on-the-job training and related classroom instruction.

Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL)

Eligible Training Provider List - This is a list of all approved training providers statewide. You can search by:

  • Course offering
  • Training provider

Approval is not an endorsement of the training provider by the New York State Department of Labor; a guarantee of accreditation or licensing; or a guarantee of funding under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

This is not a comprehensive list of providers in New York State. There may be other providers in your area.

Please visit your Local New York State Career Center for details.

National Work Readiness Credential

This is a certification of your readiness for entry-level work. The NWRC is a national and transferable tool for measuring work readiness. It can serve as the first step to help you enter the job market. For more information on the NWRC, visit the NWRC Website.

NWRC Test Sites

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