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.

The Next class starts June 5, 2017. The application process opens on March 6, 2017. E-mail for more information  

Medical Assistant

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

The program starts June 2017. E-mail for more information  

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.

The Next class starts July 17, 2017. The application process opens on April 17, 2017. E-mail for more information.

Entry-level Manufacturing Boot Camp

The manufacturing boot camp prepares 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

Starting June 16, 2017. Also starts dates available on: June 30th, July 7th, and July 14th. E-mail or call (315) 498-2884 for more information

Food Service Manager

Responsible for overall operation for the restaurant, hiring staff, purchasing food and stock, and making sure everyone is trained on proper food preparation, kitchen safety techniques and health standards.

Enrollment is ongoing. E-mail 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.

Enrollment is on-going. E-mail for more information

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