Short term training that lead directly to living wage jobs.
Jobs with career ladders to higher paying positions.
A clear path to solid, self-sustaining income you can depend on.
We won't quit until you're hired!

How does it work?

Local employers help us design these training programs to teach you the skills they are looking for. You’ll learn only what you need to know (and nothing you don’t) for the job. Job shadowing and on-the-job experience are part of every course, propelling you to the top of their hiring lists. After you complete your training, our staff will work with you until you get hired and ensure you are secure in your career.

Why these careers?

These are livable wage careers in the Syracuse area where employers are in the greatest need of well-trained entry-level employees. If you need a job, we will train you and help you get hired. More programs will be added as time goes on.

How much does it cost?

Our goal is to keep these programs within reach of any student who can receive Pell grants and Stafford loans so that no student should have to pay out of pocket while in school. You may qualify for enough financial aid to cover the entire cost of the program! Give us a call so we can help you get to work.


Phlebotomists are people trained to draw blood from a patient for clinical or medical testing, transfusions, donations, or research. Phlebotomists work mainly in hospitals, medical and diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and doctors’ offices. Classes are held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm at Southwest Community Center.

The Next class starts February 5, 2018. The application process is open. E-mail for steps to apply! 

Medical Assistant

Medical Assistants play an essential role in medical offices assisting with patient care and office management.

The program starts March 16, 2018. E-mail for steps to apply!  

Medical Billing Specialist

Health care professionals in charge of processing patient data such as treatment records and related insurance information. They are tasked with coding a patient's diagnosis along with a request for payments from the patient's insurance company. Classes are held Monday through Friday from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm at 500 North Salina St.

The Next class starts February 2, 2018. The application process is open. E-mail for steps to apply! 

Entry-level Manufacturing

The manufacturing boot campprepares you for entry level work with many manufacturers. If you pass the course and do well at the job for the first six months, you will also be eligible to apply for a MACNY-sponsored apprenticeship program. The course covers: safety, basic math, materials, measurements, conceptual overview of machine operation and manufacturing processes, heat treating, drilling, reaming, tapping, utility grinding, tooling, geometric dimensioning, orienting revolving workpieces, manual vertical milling, drilling, countersinking, use of different tools, interpretation of mechanical drawings, programming language, time management, mindset at work, and tricks of the trade from experienced manufacturing professionals.  Employer partners include many well known CNY employers.  

Salary Range: $9.70 to $14/hr upon program exit with career potential of $58,000/yr (source: 

Duration: 8 weeks

The next class starts in Spring 2018. E-mail or call (315) 498-2884 for more information

Line Cook

Line Cook

Responsible for preparing ingredients and assembling dishes according to restaurant recipes and specifications. Kitchens can be hot, noisy and stressful places, therefore working efficiently and quickly are essential to becoming a successful line cook.Classes are held Tues/Wed from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm and Thurs/Fri from 2:00 pm - 9:30 pm at Catholic Charities and With Love.

You can start this program now! The application process is open. E-mail for steps to apply! 

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