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Workforce ITG (Individual Training Grant)

If you are a job seeker, Workforce1 Career Centers (WCC) offers many services to assist you in your job search.

In addition, you may be eligible for an Individual Training Grant that may be used at New York Business Institute, if you are:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have an updated resume
  • Be looking for employment or be currently employed and making less than $63,928/year
  • Be ready to work immediately after training
  • Have a minimum of a High School diploma or equivalency and work experience (some occupations require a degree)
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Contact your local Workforce Career Center to seek their assistance and take a skills test, then complete an application and interview with a career advisor.

If you are eligible for an ITG, you will be asked to research on programs and schools you would like to attend. During your research, you may contact New York Business Institute to schedule an admissions interview and discuss training courses.

If accepted into New York Business Institute, you will be issued an acceptance/proposal letter for you to submit to your career advisor.

The entire process may take 4-8 weeks (unless otherwise specified by your career advisor).


Upon Approval

Once your application is approved, your career advisor from Workforce1 Career Center will contact you to go pick up your ITG voucher. You must immediately bring your voucher to the school to officially enroll in your training course(s).

Currently, the maximum grant amount is $3,800 for Computer Support Specialists, Computer Systems Analysts, and Network and Computer Systems Administrators occupations in New York City. If your training course(s) exceeds the maximum allowance, you are responsible for the co-payment amount.

The procedures above are for applicants in New York City. Procedures and maximum grant amount for other counties may differ. Please discuss with your career advisor.

New Jersey Residents

If you are a New Jersey resident, please visit the New Jersey Training Systems website for more information.

599 Unemployment Training

If you are receiving unemployment insurance benefits, you may be excused from the requirement to look for work while you are attending a training course or program that consist of a minimum of 12 hours of classroom training each week. And when funding is available, you may be eligible for additional weeks of benefits. The training, however, must be approved by the Department of Labor.

Contact your local Department of Labor for an application for the 599 Training Program. NYBI can provide you with documentations of your training after your enrollment. Please note the 599 Program is not a tuition assistance program.

599 Information Brochure (PDF: 457KB)

599 Fact Sheet (DOC: 33KB)