Free Workforce Training Programs

Community Health Worker Training Program

Community Health Workers are important resources for communities and healthcare organizations, connecting individuals and families to the services and the information they need to stay healthy and happy. This training provides a foundation for diverse careers in health promotion, disease prevention, health service administration, and health education. The training is designed for direct employment and/or transfer to Kingsborough Community College.

Eligibility: Must be 18 years or older, attained a high school diploma or equivalent, eligible to work in the United States
Cost: Free to eligible participants
Contact Information:

Email: workforce.kcc@kbcc.cuny.edu
Online registration: http://cewdkbcc.com/community-health-worker-training-program/community-health-worker-application/


CompTIA A+ Computer Technician Program

This program is geared towards individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in information technology. Courses will be held online and will cover the fundamentals of PC hardware, software and peripherals. Topics will include hardware and software troubleshooting, operating systems, operational procedures, security, virtualization and cloud computing. The program will also prepare students for the CompTIA A+ certification exam. Courses will begin Spring 2022

Eligibility: Must be 18 years or older, attained a high school diploma or equivalent, eligible to work in the United States 
Cost: Free to eligible participants
Contact Information:

Phone: 718.368.6748
Email: CUNY.CCC@kbcc.cuny.edu
Online registration: http://cewdkbcc.com/comptia-training/
Location: T4-176


CUNY Fatherhood (CFA) TASC/HSE Preparation & College/Career Preparation
TASC/HSE Prep: 16-week High School Equivalency
College/Career Prep: 10-week college and career prep program

Both the TASC Prep (16-weeks) and College/Career Prep (10-week) programs are free for residents of  New York  City, specifically fathers, ages 18  to 30. Both programs offer academic support, mentorship, counseling, and workshops focused on communication, conflict resolution, vocational exploration, and parenting skills. CFA promotes responsible parenting, college readiness, and work among unemployed and underemployed fathers.

Eligibility: Must be a current or expecting biological father, New York City resident, and 18-30 years old.
Cost: Free to eligible participants
Contact information:

Phone: 718.368.6784
Email: CUNYFatherhoodAcademy@kbcc.cuny.edu
Online registration: http://cewdkbcc.com/cuny-fatherhood-academy/application-sessions/
Location:T4-162


Job Corps Scholars Program

The Job Corps Scholars Program aims to provide new & innovative ways to deliver education and career training in order to create a pipeline of talent for eligible 18–24-year-olds with their HSE,GED or TASC.  All Job Corps Scholars participants will receive free academic and career training in a Kingsborough Community College certification program in the fields of either business, healthcare, or trade. Scholars will also obtain individualized personal and employment counseling to assist with navigation throughout program aiming to supporting student performance,  certification completion, the ability to earn transferable academic credit hours and employment outcomes.  

Eligibility: 18-24 years old, have a high school diploma, live in NYC/Tri-state
Cost: Free to eligible participants
Contact Information:

Email: KCCJob.Corps@kbcc.cuny.edu
Phone: 718.368.6690
Online registration : https://cewdkbcc.com/job-corps-scholars-program/
Location:  T7-114


Maritime Technology PRE-Apprenticeship Program

This program prepares students for entry into the Maritime Technology Apprenticeship Program (MTAP), the first DOL-approved apprenticeship program for marine mechanics in the nation. This PRE-apprenticeship program is geared for students who are interested in entering the Maritime industry and MTAP, but whose academic skills are not where they should be. The program pays for up to 16 Kingsborough college credits.

Program eligibility: at least 18 years old; high school diploma or equivalent; enrolled at Kingsborough; eligible to work in the US; interested in the maritime industry; attended an Information Session (click here to register).