New York, NY - Stimulus Funds to Learn a Trade
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.
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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