No-Cost Programs for all students and emerging adults (18 to 29 years old)

Train & Earn Program:
  • Supported by the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) Train & Earn program at Hostos is a healthcare career pathways program that provides comprehensive occupational training and employment services, along with support services needed by participants to find a permanent job and access postsecondary education. Train & Earn is for young adults aged 16–24, who are not working and not in school, and meet certain eligibility requirements.
  • CUNY Hostos invites you to register for and attend our upcoming healthcare info sessions. These info sessions will help you learn more about our NO-COST certificate programs that prepare young adults 18 – 24 years of age for today’s job market in the healthcare industry. 
    Take advantage of this opportunity to advance your career in the healthcare field by earning your Patient Care Technician Certification or Medical Administrative Assistant Certification-- all at no cost to you! 
           Seating is limited, so reserve your seat today
           by visiting

Hostos Community College is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are
available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Career Network:
  • Career Network: Healthcare is a career development program that helps young adults aged 18 - 26 secure healthcare-related employment and/or education credentials. Hostos Community College has partnered with Phipps Neighborhoods and Montefiore Health System to provide career exploration and experiential instruction focused on the participants’ interests.
  • The goal of the Career Network: Healthcare program is to place participants in career-oriented jobs and education programs that yield portable credentials and that lead to long-term self-sufficiency.
  • Career Network: Building Trades will be our next iteration of programming focusing on entry-level pathways in the building services and construction trades industry for young adults aged 18-26.

For more information on how to join Phipps Neighborhoods Career Network: Healthcare, contact Kimberley Downer at 718.801.3337 or

Ready to sign up? Enter your contact info here to start enrollment

Hostos Allied Health Career Pipeline Program​/HPOG:
  • Currently, the Allied Health Career Pipeline Program trains individuals to become Health Information Technicians (HITs), Home Health Aides (HHAs), Patient Care Technicians (PCTs), and New York State Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAs).  Students receive supportive services that include case management, licensed childcare provider cost assistance, transportation assistance, examination preparation courses, tutoring, internships, and job placement and retention assistance.
For more info, please click here.

To register, please call (718) 664-2537 or email

The Career Success Scholarship, formerly known as the Helena Rubinstein Continuing Education Scholarship Fund for Career Advancement​
  • The Career Success Scholarship - Helena Rubinstein for continuing education students provides scholarship funds for career advancement. The scholarship is open to individuals who seek to advance their careers through education and training, and who do not have access to other sources of funding that can pay for tuition and fees. Scholarship applicants may also be disadvantaged individuals who are unemployed or seeking a career change.
  • Covers up to 90% of certificate program tuition
  • Funding supports CE programs that prepare individuals for jobs where there is evidence of labor-market demand
Since 2008, the Helena Rubinstein Foundation has supported scholarships for continuing education students at CUNY colleges who are seeking career advancement and has signaled its ongoing support for these activities through yearly grants to the University. In 2011, the Foundation made a one million dollar gift to CUNY to endow this scholarship fund, making it possible for Continuing Education students at CUNY to access funding for their programs in perpetuity.

Candidates interested in applying can visit our application page
For more information or to obtain an application for available training programs at Hostos, contact Magdalena Ramirez-Nieves, Hostos CEWD Liaison, at