15 Dec GRANT ASSOCIATES PARTNERS WITH THE CITY OF NEW YORK AND THE US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR TO PROVIDE CAREER TECHNICAL TRAINING TO LOW-INCOME YOUTH
NEW YORK, NY – Grant Associates, a leading provider of workforce development programs, has been selected to provide academic education and career technical training at the New York City Job Corps Centers in the South Bronx and Brooklyn.
Job Corps is the largest nationwide residential career training program in the country and has been operating for more than 50 years. The program helps eligible young people ages 16 through 24 complete their high school education, trains them for meaningful careers, and assists them with obtaining employment.
“We are proud to partner with the City of New York and the US Department of Labor to connect young people from low-income backgrounds with the education and training they need for sustainable quality jobs and financial self-sufficiency,” said Doug Cotter, CEO of Grant Associates. “By aligning our work with initiatives such as FutureReady NYC, Mayor Adams’ Pathways to an Inclusive Economy, and partnering with NYC Public Schools and the DOL, we can provide equitable work-based learning and training opportunities through programs like Job Corps and the Industry Scholars Program that are often life-changing for the city’s low-income youth.”
Founded and headquartered in New York City, Grant Associates has 26 years of experience delivering workforce development programs to adult and youth populations, including consistently operating Workforce1 program sites in NYC since 2005. Grant Associates also operates the Industry Scholars Program in New York City, connecting more than 6,200 students to high-quality work-based learning opportunities in more than 1,000 of the city’s most innovative companies. The company’s 450 dedicated professionals operate programs around the country in New York, Washington, DC, Pennsylvania, California, and Texas. In total, Grant Associates has helped more than 1,260,000 people advance their careers and over 60,000 businesses connect to skilled workers and other vital resources.
“Our ‘Working People’s Tour’ is focused on making sure our economy works for all New Yorkers — especially our young people – and helps them find the network, resources, and opportunities needed to thrive in an ever-changing world,” said New York City Mayor Eric Adams. “New York City’s tomorrow depends on what we do for our young people today. That’s why this plan brings together all levels of government, multiple city agencies, employers, and partners across various sectors to tell our young people: we are here to help you succeed. From out-of-school and out-of-work youth to high school students who simply want to follow their dreams and everyone in between, this plan is for them — to let them know that New York City is still the place where anything is possible.”
Job Corps students will receive training intended to equip them for careers in high-demand industries, such as advanced manufacturing, information technology, clean energy fields, and construction. Grant Associates will develop and provide student-centered academic instruction, career technical training, and placement services and supports that assist students in completing the Job Corps program with skills that empower them to move into employment that leads to a successful career in an in-demand industry or complete a postsecondary education program, apprenticeship program, or occupation in the Armed Forces that will result in economic self-sufficiency and opportunities for advancement.
For more information about Job Corps and the services provided, please visit https://www.jobcorps.gov.