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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.

Schenectady County Connects September 2021 Virtual Workshop Series

Workshop links are available below under the Virtual Workshop Series section.

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
Virtual Workshop Series Links: September 2021

Resume Development* on September 9 at 1:30pm

Intro to Career Services on September 13 at 9am

Interview Preparation* on September 14 at 10:30am

Experience Matters* on September 16 at 1:30pm

SEFCU Budgeting Basics on September 20 at 12pm

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

Social Media* on September 23 at 1:30pm

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

Interview Preparation* on September 28 at 1:30pm

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

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

Schenectady County Connects Newsletter

July 2021


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