PEP grads: Resources for Tech Learning at NYU and beyond

Job Training and Job Placement

Many of these programs are completely free. Some take a percentage of your salary if it meets a certain threshold (e.g. $60k or more).

  • The Knowledge House Innovation Fellowship is designed to promote technology-based career opportunities for NYC residents in the areas of web development, data science, and design. The fellowships will serve New Yorkers from diverse backgrounds, some with little to no formal post-secondary education or tech experience, and turn them into entry-level programmers.
  • Per Scholas was founded more than 20 years ago with a mission to open doors to transformative technology careers for individuals from often overlooked communities. They offer short programs, certifications, and job placement.
  • Apprentice NYC (from NYC.gov) Β is a paid, full-time apprenticeship opportunity that provides classroom-based technical training and on-the-job training that helps New York City jobseekers develop in-demand skills in a long-term occupation with high growth potential. The computer numerically controlled (CNC) machinist track of the program provides 10 weeks of classroom training and 62 weeks of on-the-job training with employers in the advanced manufacturing sector. Makerspace.nyc is one of the training centers for this program.
  • Pursuit.org trains adults with the most need and potential to get their first tech jobs, advance in their careers, and become the next generation of leaders in tech. Their training and job placement programs are FREE but they do take “12% of future income for 3 years upon getting a tech job above $60,000.”
  • Fedcap.org offers a number of vocational training programs: Computer Service Technician, Custodial Training, Security Operations, and more.
  • Yearup.org “enablesΒ young adultsΒ to move from minimum wage tomeaningful careersΒ in justΒ one yearΒ .”
  • NPower is “Creating pathways to economic prosperity by launching digital careers for military veterans and young adults from underserved communities.”
  • Civic Hall offers digital skills workshops, payment is based on a sliding scale. They will also offer additional workforce development education through their planned expanded space in Union Square.

Additional NYU Resources for learning outside of class