The Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development (CEWD) was awarded $193,000 from New York City’s Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) to continue the Train and Earn Career Pathways Program. CEWD has been piloting and testing a comprehensive model inclusive of student support, career, and transition to employment, as well as other college services, while completing an occupational training course.

The DYCD Train and Earn Career Pathways Program is a psycho-educational model focused on transition planning and creating steppingstone pathways that pave the way to the college and/or employment for the nontraditional emerging adult, 18 to 29 years old. Up to thirty-six (36) students will participate in our Intro to Careers in Healthcare Seminar, a bridge to the occupational training courses available to all students in CEWD.

“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with DYCD,” expressed Evelyn Fernández-Ketcham, Executive Director of Workforce Development. “For over six years now DYCD has supported Hostos in the development and carrying out of a service model that helps emerging adults secure an industry recognized credential and the potential to transition to college.”

For more information on the Train and Earn Career Pathways Program as well as other free educational opportunities available through CEWD, please visit: