Category Archives: CareerPrograms

Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

Alternative certification programs offer an accelerated route into the classroom for career changers and recent college graduates who have subject matter expertise, but no formal education coursework or training. You can learn more about these diverse options by clicking on the program name.

Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification – New York City Department of Education

These routes may interest anyone who may be interested in becoming teachers, but don’t have the time or means to complete a traditional teaching certification. They include:

NYC Teaching Collaborative
New York City Teaching Fellows
Teach For America
New Visions for Public Schools – Hunter College Urban Teacher Residency / Math and Science Teacher Residency
I-START Urban Teacher Residency Program
Teaching Residents at Teachers College
Math for America Fellowship Program
Peace Corps Fellows Program
American Museum of Natural History – Master of Arts in Teaching Urban Residency Program


Line Workers Recruit Apprentices

The Northeastern Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Outside Electrical Industry will conduct a recruitment from October 15, 2013 through October 10, 2014 for 10-20 electrical (outside) line worker apprentices, State Labor Commissioner Peter M. Rivera announced today.

Applications may be obtained from Northeastern Joint Apprenticeship and Training, 1513 Ben Franklin Highway, Douglassville, PA from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period.  Applications may also be obtained online at  Please note, there is a $22 testing fee and an $8 processing fee required with all completed applications.  Applicants may request that these fees be waived.  Fee waivers will be approved upon showing verifiable proof of financial need.

The Committee requires that applicants:

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must be physically able to perform the work required of the trade, as determined by a DOT physical, at the expense of the sponsor, after an offer of employment.
  • Must obtain a qualifying score on the NJATC Aptitude Test (3 or higher).
  • Must pass a drug test, at the expense of the sponsor, at the time of selection.
  • Must attend all of the related classroom training that is required of the program.
  • Must have a valid NYS driver’s license and a commercial driver’s permit or license (class A or B, with the air brake restriction removed) in order to operate commercial vehicles.
  • Must be able to read, hear, and understand instruction and warnings.
  • Must be able to crawl and work in confined spaces such as attics, manholes, and crawlspaces.
  • Must be able to climb and work from ladders, scaffolds, poles, and towers of various heights.
  • Must be willing and able to travel to worksites anywhere within Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
  • Must provide military transfer or discharge form DD-214, if applicable.

For further information, applicants should contact their nearest New York State Department of Labor office or Northeastern Joint Apprenticeship and Training at (610) 326-2860.

Apprentice programs registered with the Department of Labor must meet standards established by the Commissioner.  Under state law, sponsors of programs cannot discriminate against applicants because of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or marital status.  Women and minorities are encouraged to submit applications for apprenticeship programs.  Sponsors of programs are required to adopt affirmative action plans for the recruitment of women and minorities.


Suffolk Community College: Pharmacy Technician Program Walk-in Exam Dates for Spring 2014

Pharmacy Technician Program @ Suffolk County Community College

Walk-in Exams will be given in the

Sally Ann Slacke Building,
Michael J. Grant Campus, Brentwood, NY
Room 105 for the Spring 2014 Semester

Pharmacy Test Dates
November 20, 2013 Wednesday
9:30 am-12:00 pm & 5:30 pm- 9:00 pm

December 3, 2013 Tuesday
9:30 am-12:00 pm & 5:30 pm- 9:00 pm

December 17, 2013 Tuesday
9:30 am-12:00 pm & 5:30 pm- 9:00 pm

January 2, 2014 Thursday
9:30 am-12:00 pm & 5:30 pm- 9:00 pm

January 8, 2014 Wednesday
9:30 am-12:00 pm & 5:30 pm- 9:00 pm

These exams will assess your math and reading comprehension skills. Please be prompt as assessments take approximately three (3) hours to complete. Bring a calculator, pen and pencil. This is a walk-in exam no appointment is necessary. Park in Parking Lot 2 between the white lines. If you have any questions please contact Andrea Dunkirk at 631 451-4552.

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