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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.


Summer Youth Employment Program Flyer

Summer Youth Worksite Flyer

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
  • Virtual Hiring Events
  • Job Postings on Social Media (over 1,000 followers)
  • Employee Retention Services
    • Access to the Capital Region Employer Resource Network
    • Interim Transportation Solutions
    • Childcare Subsidy Program
  • 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 $5,000 in wage reimbursements
    • Customized training schedules for new hires
  • Apprenticeships
  • Labor Market Information
  • Networking
  • Human Resources Consultations
  • Workplace Safety Information
  • Regional Partnerships
Virtual Workshop Series Links: May 2022

Civil Service* on Wednesday, May 4 at 11:00am

Resume Development* on Thursday, May 5 at 10:30am

Intro to Career Services on Monday, May 9 at 9:00am

Interview Preparation* on Tuesday, May 10 at 10:30am

SEFCU Presents: Budgeting Basics* on Monday, May 16 at 3:00pm 

Completing Job Applications* on Tuesday, May 17 at 10:30am

Experience Matters* on Thursday, May 19 at 1:30pm

How to Attend a Virtual Job Fair* on Monday, May 23 at 1:30pm

Interview Preparation* on Tuesday, May 24 at 1:30pm

Social Media for the Jobseeker* on Thursday, May 26 at 1:30pm

*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 $13.20 per hour through Schenectady Job Training Agency (SJTA).

You must be a Schenectady County resident. You must be age 14-24 by the application deadline (April 29, 2022)


* 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 2022

January 2022

October 2021

July 2021

Capital Region Job Fairs and Open Interviews

Did you know that in addition to the many job fairs held across the Capital Region each month, several employers regularly host their own hiring events? Take a look at some of the regional businesses who are offering on-the-spot interviews this month.

Capital Region Job Fairs and Open Interviews


SJTA Video
SJTA Video
SJTA Business Spotlight Series - STS Steel