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Career Readiness

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Making the transition from school to the workplace is an important, and sometimes challenging, phase in a person’s life. Our Career Readiness Program has three main initiatives to give you the skills and experience you need to get a job and plan for a career. 

  1. Internship Opportunities – We work with local companies to match you with relevant internships that will give you meaningful work experience that you can include on your resume and college applications. Recent participants have held internships at Variety Boys and Girls Club, Studio Q, Metro PCS, Athenica Environmental Services, Greiner-Maltz Real Estate, Building Brothers, Inc., Verbal + Visual, Go Pro Plumbing, and Sunnyside Community Services.
  2. Summer Youth Employment Program – Work readiness training is aligned to a specific job sector so that you can better understand the unique needs of that industry.
  3. Queens Connect – This unique program will train you for a career in the foodservice or manufacturing industry. Queens Connect is an employment collaborative between Sunnyside Community Services, Queens Community House, Jacob Riis Neighborhood Settlement, and Ocean Bay CDC.
What’s Included in the Career Readiness Program?
  • Internship experiences
  • Resume writing sessions
  • Interview skills workshops and practice sessions
  • Assistance with post-secondary education opportunities
  • Career planning
  • Events with guest speakers
  • Networking opportunities
Who Can Participate in This Program?
  • General Career Readiness workshops: open to students and recent graduates of Queens Technical High School.
  • Queens Connect program: open to out-of-school and out-of-work young adults who live in Queens, NY.
  • Summer Youth Employment Program: please call 929-255-5204 or email YouthFuturesQT@scsny.org to see if you qualify.

Contact Information

Tel: 
929-255-5204
CareerReadiness@scsny.org


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