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Schenectady County Job Training Agency

Schenectady County 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.


Job Seeker Services
  • Career counseling
  • Resume development and review
  • Current job postings
  • Job application assistance
  • Interview preparation
  • Metrix Learning: Over 5,000 courses to improve your skills
  • Virtual workshops to improve employability skills 
  • 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
Business Services
  • Recruitment services for FT/PT/Seasonal position
  • Monthly job fairs at the Schenectady Public Library
  • Customized hiring events
  • Job Postings on all of our social media platforms
  • Job Postings on New York's Job Exchange
  • Employee Retention Services
  • Employee Aptitude Testing through Metrix Prove-It (an online screening tool for evaluating a candidate's skills)
  • Professional Development and Training
  • On-the-Job Training Program
    • Employers can receive up to $10,000 in wage reimbursements
    • Customized training schedules for new hires
  • Registered Apprenticeships
  • Labor Market Information
  • Workplace Safety Information
  • Networking
  • Human Resources Consultations
  • Regional Partnerships with Capital Region Workforce Development Board and NYS DOL
Virtual Workshop Series Links: June 2023

Resume Development* on Thursday, June 1 at 10:30am

Civil Service* on Wednesday, June 7 at 11:00am

Broadview Financial Well-Being* on Monday, June 12 at 2:00pm

Interview Preparation* on Tuesday, June 13 at 10:30am

Experience Matters* on Thursday, June 15 at 1:30pm

Completing Job Applications* on Tuesday, June 20 at 10:30am

Social Media for the Jobseeker* on Thursday, June 22 at 1:30pm

Interview Preparation* on Tuesday, June 27 at 1:30pm

Intro to Schenectady County Connects* (every Monday) at 9:00am

Intro to Schenectady County Connects* (every Wednesday) at 1:30pm

Financial Aid Training* (every Wednesday, in-person at 816 Union Street, Schenectady) at 1:30pm [APPOINTMENT ONLY]

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

Note: All workshops are presented live via Zoom

Schenectady County Summer 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 $14.20 per hour through Schenectady Job Training Agency (SJTA).

You must be a Schenectady County resident. You must be between the ages 14-24 by the application deadline (April 21, 2023).


* 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 Quarterly Newsletters

April 2023

January 2023

October 2022

July 2022

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October 2021

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