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Published on: June 1, 2009 10:23 PM
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New York, NY - If you’re looking for a job as an emergency medical technician, the city is ready to pick up the $7,933 cost of a 12-week training program for 90 applicants.

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If that doesn’t suit you, how about signing up for the 600-hour electrician course. Or the program to become an art handler in museums, galleries and auctions houses that would cost $5,000 if the city weren’t providing it gratis to 15 people in the arts.

All are part of expanded training programs the city is making available to 10,000 more job-seekers—at no cost to them—thanks to $31.7 million in newly released federal stimulus funds.

“Displaced workers now have more opportunity than ever to learn a new skill,” said Mayor Bloomberg.
He said the city has found jobs this year for 8,300 people, and is on target to reach its goal of 20,000.


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 Jun 01, 2009 at 09:41 PM Medic Says:

I don't trust them. When they had the medic shortage, I asked them if they would put me through one of their refreshers for free. Their answer was no. I guess they only need more EMS workers when someone else picks up the tab -like the Feds.

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 Jun 01, 2009 at 09:40 PM Anonymous Says:

This is a great opportunity for the thousands of bochurim sitting in kollels and mesivtot in BP and WB who have no skills and no parnassah. The rabbonim and community leaders should get together and encourage many of these "professional learners" to apply so that they might go out and get a real job to support themselves and their families.

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 Jun 01, 2009 at 09:38 PM Anonymous Says:

where do i get this info?

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 Jun 01, 2009 at 10:01 PM Anonymous Says:

I am confused..... $7933 for a 12 week emt course? 333care charges 900.00

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 Jun 01, 2009 at 10:59 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

I am confused..... $7933 for a 12 week emt course? 333care charges 900.00

It's the medic course which costed about $10,000.00.

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 Jun 01, 2009 at 10:46 PM joe Says:

Reply to #4  
Anonymous Says:

I am confused..... $7933 for a 12 week emt course? 333care charges 900.00

$900 of your dollars equals $7933 federal dollars

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 Jun 01, 2009 at 11:07 PM Anonymous Says:

the city has these programs in the field of education, with one catch you have to work for the city in the public schools for i think two years. i asume these stimulus education has the same catch and who knows where they will place you to be an electrition and the other fields as well.

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 Jun 01, 2009 at 11:03 PM Yossi Says:

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Anonymous Says:

This is a great opportunity for the thousands of bochurim sitting in kollels and mesivtot in BP and WB who have no skills and no parnassah. The rabbonim and community leaders should get together and encourage many of these "professional learners" to apply so that they might go out and get a real job to support themselves and their families.

"Go out and get Real Job?" The REAL JOB of a Yid is to learn Torah. Those who don't have the ability or inclination to learn Torah full time should go out of the Bais Medrash to earn parnasah, learn a seder in the morning and/or evening, and also support those who do stay in the Bais Medrash and learn full time. You should know that the "professional learners" are one of the three supports upon which the world exists. Perhaps, if commentator #2 spent a little more time learning, he might be rewarded with the understaning of the significance Talmud Torah.

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 Jun 01, 2009 at 11:02 PM Anonymous Says:

Yes where do i get this info?

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 Jun 01, 2009 at 10:21 PM emtness Says:

$7933 For an EMT course ? Try ECP 900.00.

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 Jun 01, 2009 at 10:15 PM Anonymous Says:

VIN please post where we can apply for this. I'm desperate for such a job but can't afford it. Thank you VIN once again for helping us. Yours, a loyal reader.

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 Jun 01, 2009 at 10:10 PM Anonymous Says:

Where do I go to apply for this stimulus program?

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 Jun 01, 2009 at 10:06 PM Anonymous Says:

Is that availible now iam running 2 call 311

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 Jun 02, 2009 at 06:07 AM Anonymous Says:

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Yossi Says:

"Go out and get Real Job?" The REAL JOB of a Yid is to learn Torah. Those who don't have the ability or inclination to learn Torah full time should go out of the Bais Medrash to earn parnasah, learn a seder in the morning and/or evening, and also support those who do stay in the Bais Medrash and learn full time. You should know that the "professional learners" are one of the three supports upon which the world exists. Perhaps, if commentator #2 spent a little more time learning, he might be rewarded with the understaning of the significance Talmud Torah.

learning is not a real job.... if it was it would means they are doing it for money?
stop fooling yourself- and yes learning torah is a pillar to the world...imagine how strong that pillar is to the people who work real jobs then go learn torah at night. according to your logic professional charity collectors is a mitzvah too--since they are collecting charity all day?

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 Jun 02, 2009 at 02:42 AM AuthenticSatmar Says:

This doesn't make any sense. The medic course is more than 12 weeks and the emt course normally doesn't cost 7933$.

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 Jun 01, 2009 at 11:50 PM down the rabbit hole in wonderland!!! Says:

Reply to #8  
Yossi Says:

"Go out and get Real Job?" The REAL JOB of a Yid is to learn Torah. Those who don't have the ability or inclination to learn Torah full time should go out of the Bais Medrash to earn parnasah, learn a seder in the morning and/or evening, and also support those who do stay in the Bais Medrash and learn full time. You should know that the "professional learners" are one of the three supports upon which the world exists. Perhaps, if commentator #2 spent a little more time learning, he might be rewarded with the understaning of the significance Talmud Torah.

and who supports you?? just need some tips to explain to the grocery, the butcher, the fish store, and the schools, as to why I cant pay the bill. Oh and also how do I explain to the kids why they are getting cheerios 3 meals a day.
WAKE UP and SMELL THE COFFEE!!! Dont push your bigoted ways on others. Everybody is entitled to make a choice in life that is best for them. I am not saying you are fanatic because you are probably not you have the right to believe what is the best for YOU but that is where it stops for YOU and once you start to push YOUR belief system on others, that is where fanatism starts....

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 Jun 02, 2009 at 07:03 AM Anonymous Says:

For those having trouble with the math, "$7,933 cost of a 12-week training program for 90 applicants." I believe that the number is a misprint and probably refers to "79,330" which would cover the cost of training ALL 90 applicants.

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 Jun 02, 2009 at 07:28 AM Hatzlacha! Says:

Call 311 and ask to be connected to a Workforce1 Career Center.

More info on these programs on NYC.gov:

"$714,000 for a new FDNY Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Trainee Program: With Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) vacancies that it needs to fill to meet staffing quotas, the New York City Fire Department and SBS will use ARRA funding to launch an EMS Trainee program. A class of roughly 90 people will become provisional Fire Department employees and participate in a rigorous 12-week training program, ending with a full-time job as FDNY EMTs. The program will begin in September 2009.

$343,000 for electrician training through the Parks Opportunity Program: Within its Parks Opportunity Program, the Parks Department will create POP “Spark,” a one-year program targeting highly motivated, unemployed New Yorkers interested in pursuing a career in the electrical field. The training requires 600 hours of coursework, including basic and advanced electrical training.

$75,000 for art handlers training and placement program: SBS and the Department of Cultural Affairs will provide training to 15 unemployed and working artists for employment as art handlers in museums, galleries, corporations and auction houses throughout the metropolitan area. The program will begin in July 2009."

http://www.nyc.gov/portal/site/nycgov/menuitem.c0935b9a57bb4ef3daf2f1c701c789a0/index.jsp?pageID=mayor_press_release&catID=1194&doc_name=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nyc.gov%2Fhtml%2Fom%2Fhtml%2F2009a%2Fpr241-09.html&cc=unused1978&rc=1194&ndi=1

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 Jun 02, 2009 at 07:28 AM zidaka man Says:

#8...you are so wright......where can i send zida to support those loafers...gevaldig

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 Jun 02, 2009 at 08:31 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #8  
Yossi Says:

"Go out and get Real Job?" The REAL JOB of a Yid is to learn Torah. Those who don't have the ability or inclination to learn Torah full time should go out of the Bais Medrash to earn parnasah, learn a seder in the morning and/or evening, and also support those who do stay in the Bais Medrash and learn full time. You should know that the "professional learners" are one of the three supports upon which the world exists. Perhaps, if commentator #2 spent a little more time learning, he might be rewarded with the understaning of the significance Talmud Torah.

since you are learned man, you should now that teaching your children a skill is mandatory, and the gamara says that if you don't it's considered as if you thought your children to steal. case in point "social services". im a black-hatter too... don't get sucked in by the lies. a person with no skills does not lead a fulfilling life.. and im not talking about magid shiur and teachers, that is the best skill of them all.. read your history and look out for your family, the more skilled you are the more time you will have for torah. working for $8-15 wont leave you allot of extra time.

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 Jun 02, 2009 at 08:09 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #8  
Yossi Says:

"Go out and get Real Job?" The REAL JOB of a Yid is to learn Torah. Those who don't have the ability or inclination to learn Torah full time should go out of the Bais Medrash to earn parnasah, learn a seder in the morning and/or evening, and also support those who do stay in the Bais Medrash and learn full time. You should know that the "professional learners" are one of the three supports upon which the world exists. Perhaps, if commentator #2 spent a little more time learning, he might be rewarded with the understaning of the significance Talmud Torah.

You are correct that torah is one of the pillars upon which the world exists, but pirkei avot says that avodah is the second pillar. Learning is very important, but Judaism is not confined to the four walls of the beis medrash.

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