NYC mayor announces new career training program for youth in foster care
Mayor Eric Adams on Tuesday announced a new career training program for New Yorkers in foster care.
The vocational training and apprentice program is for those 16 to 24 years old in foster care and is designed to provide support in education, career and personal development. Adams says these programs are crucial in helping young people build a future.
“If we don’t educate, we incarcerate, which is why one of my most important jobs is advocating for our youth who have been in foster care or had contact with the juvenile justice system,” says Adams. “This new V-CRED vocational training and apprenticeship program is going to help our young people prepare for good jobs and a bright future."
As part of the program, those eligible will participate in training for professional certification through courses offered by Kingsborough Community College.