Training Overview

Are you thinking of:

  • Earning your High School Equivalency Diploma
  • Going back to school
  • Getting specialized training
  • Starting a brand new career

Training and education can help you get the job you are looking for, and it can also help you earn more. New York State has various opportunities and training programs available. See if one of them is right for you!

Online Learning With Coursera

The New York State Department of Labor is partnering with Coursera, the leading online training provider, to provide training opportunities to New York's unemployed and dislocated workers. Through Coursera, you will have access to nearly 4,000 programs across high-growth industries and can hone skills in data science, business, and technology. Many of these programs are pathways to certifications, professional certificates and can help elevate your career.

These programs are developed in partnership with top universities around the globe based on current business needs.

New York State has a team of experts working to curate content based on industry demand to help job seekers gain skills to help them advance in their career.

Learn More About Coursera

The 599 Program

  • Are you receiving Unemployment Insurance benefits?
  • Are you attending school or a training program?
  • Are you interested in attending school or a training program?
  • Do you want to speak with a career advisor regarding training opportunities?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be interested in the 599 Training Program.

The 599 Training Program is a provision in the Unemployment Insurance Law that makes it possible for Unemployment Insurance claimants to receive benefits while they attend a training course or program that has been approved by the Department of Labor. Under this provision, claimants are excused from the requirement to look for work and they may be eligible for additional weeks of benefits when funding is available. This program does not pay tuition or other school-related expenses.

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Trade Adjustment Assistance

The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program is a federal entitlement program that assists U.S. workers who have lost or may lose their jobs as a result of foreign trade. This program provides adversely affected workers with opportunities to obtain the skills, credentials, resources, and support necessary to become reemployed.

If you are eligible, the TAA program offers a variety of benefits and services to support you in your search for reemployment, including job training, income support and more.

Learn more about TAA

On the Job Training (OJT)

Are you interested in a job that you don’t currently have all the required skills for? Do you want to give a potential employer information that may make you a more appealing candidate? If yes, you may be a good candidate for the OJT Program. Through OJT, your new employer can receive reimbursement of up to 50% of your wages while you’re in training for your new job.


Eligible Training Provider List - This is a list of all approved training providers statewide. You can search by:

Course offering

Training provider

Approval is not an endorsement of the training provider by the New York State Department of Labor; a guarantee of accreditation or licensing; or a guarantee of funding under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

This is not a comprehensive list of providers in New York State. There may be other providers in your area.

To find out more, contact your Local New York State Career Center.