Our vocational services provide training, educational support, and job coaching to help people gain employment. We work with people who have mental health and substance use disorders, as well as young adults who did not attain a high school diploma.

With our support, participants prepare for and secure job interviews, access community resources, complete and file applications for technical schools and post-secondary education, and develop an attainable plan for employment or continuing education. 

Vocational Assistance Program (VAP) helps people who have substance use disorders and are referred from one of six partner sites in the county . Counselors help participants develop personal vocational goals and maintain long-term recovery from substance use. Email us. Call 914-613-0700 x7225

Adult and young adult education programs are for those who want to obtain a high school equivalency diploma.  

  • HSE/TASC is for those seeking to obtain a high school equivalency diploma. The preparation course is offered in English and Spanish. The five subjects covered are math, language arts (reading and writing), science, and social studies. The HSE/TASC replaces the GED. This course is offered at no cost to the participant.
  • NEDP (National External Diploma Program) is for seeking a self-driven and independent diploma program. Participants master various competencies from financial literacy to career development. Standards are aligned to college and career readiness. Participants can complete the program in 9-12 months. Participants pay a nominal fee. Aid or scholarship may be available. 

Not sure which is right for you? Email us. Call 914-613-0700 x7089.

Job readiness training is for young adults 16-24 years old who want to attain a high school equivalency diploma and explore opportunities for employment. This program is FREE for qualifying participants from New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, Mamaroneck, and surrounding communities. Funded through WIOA. Learn more here. Email us. 

Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) partners with local businesses to expose young people to the workforce so that they can earn a paycheck. Our SYEP is for youth from New Rochelle. SYEP is funded through the Westchester-Putnam Local Workforce Investment Board. Business owners interested in providing a work opportunity to a young person can email us.  Call 914-613-0700 x7089. See photos from our past SYEP ceremonies. This program is contingent upon funding. 








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