Scholars at Work will begin its second year on January 31, 2011, with 47 students chosen to participate in the program. Scholars at Work is an innovative collaboration of the NYC Workforce Investment Board, NYC Department of Small Business Services and NYC Department of Education, and is managed by the Workforce1 Transportation Career Center, which is operated by Grant Associates. The program provides high school seniors from New York City Career and Technical Education High School programs with career exploration opportunities, workplace preparation, and 14-week internships within the transportation sector. In addition, full-time job placement services are available to students upon graduation.
On January 1st, Grant Associates assumed operation of the Brooklyn Workforce1 Career Center, a 20,000 square foot state-of-the art facility, located at 9 Bond Street, that offers no-cost job search resources, workshops, career counseling and job placement assistance to area residents. In its first two weeks, Grant Associates served approximately 2,000 jobseekers and held recruitment events for several major employers, including the MTA.