Work Readiness Program

ICD prepares individuals to succeed in the workplace. With special emphasis on youth transitioning from school to the community, we provide practical soft skills instruction, explore a wide range of career options, and build self confidence.

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Male student in glasses sitting down and smiling.

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This program prepares participants for long-term job success, and includes skills training in targeted career tracks such as:

  • Custodial

  • Food Prep

  • Office Supports

  • Retail/Customer Service

Additionally, ICD offers an After-School Work Readiness program to students who are still attending high school. With proper authorization, this service can be provided on site at select schools.

This training is well-aligned to help students earn their work based learning experiences needed for the new C-DOS Commencement Credential. Such services may be funded through ACCES-VR as well as private partnerships with community-based organizations, school districts or the Department of Education. 

For more information, please contact ICD Executive Director,
Daria Benson at: dbenson@icdnyc.org.