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Schenectady County Job Training Agency

Schenectady 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.

Business Resources
  • Recruitment services
  • Retention services
  • Connection to the Employer Resource Network
  • Transportation solutions
  • Metrix Prove-It online screening tool for skills evaluation
  • Professional development and training
  • On-the-job training incentives
  • Financial aid for training opportunities
  • Networking amongst partners
  • Human resources consultation
  • Workplace safety information
  • In-demand industry work
  • Regional partnerships
Job Seeker Services
  • Career counseling
  • Resume development and review
  • Current job postings
  • Job application assistance
  • Interview preparation
  • 5,500+ Metrix Learning courses
  • Virtual workshops
  • 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
Schenectady 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