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Schenectady County Job Training Agency

Schenectady County Connects is the workforce entity that encompasses Schenectady County Job Training Agency (SJTA) and the New York State Department of Labor One-Stop Career Center/American Job Center which provide universal access to the community to promote self-sustainability and economic growth through a skilled, quality workforce. 

Whether you are a job seeker looking to enter the world of work, an employee in search of training or retention resources, or a business representative in need of quality candidates and networking opportunities – Schenectady Connects is here to help.

Imagine a stronger, more sustainable workforce in Schenectady County.

Through strategic partnering and economic development initiatives, we are addressing key challenges in our region.


December 2021 Workshops



Job Seeker Services
  • Career counseling
  • Resume development and review
  • Current job postings
  • Job application assistance
  • Interview preparation
  • Metrix Learning: Over 5,000 courses to improve your skills
  • Virtual workshops to improve employability skills 
  • Financial aid for training
  • Supportive services and referrals
    • Education and training
    • Transportation 
    • Childcare 
    • Professional attire/uniforms
    • Success coaching
  • Youth Services
    • Summer Youth Employment Program (detailed information available below)
    • Year-round workforce development support
Business/Employer Services
  • Recruitment services for FT/PT/Seasonal position
  • Virtual Hiring Events
  • Job Postings on Social Media (over 1,000 followers)
  • Employee Retention Services
    • Access to the Capital Region Employer Resource Network
    • Interim Transportation Solutions
    • Childcare Subsidy Program
  • Metrix Prove-It (an online screening tool for evaluating a candidate's skills)
  • Professional Development and Training
  • On-the-Job Training Program
    • Employers can receive up to $5,000 in wage reimbursements
    • Customized training schedules for new hires
  • Apprenticeships
  • Labor Market Information
  • Networking
  • Human Resources Consultations
  • Workplace Safety Information
  • Regional Partnerships
Virtual Workshop Series Links: December 2021

Schenectady Affirmative Action Presents: Civil Service* on December 1 at 3:00pm

Resume Development* on December 9 at 10:30am

SEFCU Presents: Budgeting Basics* on December 13 at 4:30pm

Interview Preparation* on December 14 at 10:30am

Experience Matters* on December 16 at 1:30pm

Intro to Career Services on December 20 at 9:00am

Completing Job Applications* on December 21 at 10:30am

How to Attend a Virtual Job Fair* on December 27 at 1:30pm

Interview Preparation* on December 28 at 1:30pm

Social Media for the Jobseeker* on December 29 at 1:30pm

*Registration is required. Register by clicking on the workshop link

Schenectady County Summer Youth Employment Program

The Schenectady County Summer Youth Employment Program is a unique opportunity to gain six-weeks of meaningful, on-the-job training during the summer; youth selected for program will be permitted to work for 20 hours per week earning $12.50 per hour through Schenectady Job Training Agency (SJTA).

You must be a Schenectady County resident You must be age 14-24 by the application deadline (April 23, 2021)


* Please note: the majority of funding is allocated to youth whose family is receiving TANF (public assistance), SNAP (food stamps), or whose total household income does not exceed 200% of the poverty line.

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