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DigitalWork NYC

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DigitalWork NYC is a program offered through NYC Parks where you can receive free computer training with an opportunity to “Earn while you Learn” by completing online tasks and getting paid for it immediately!

If you are between the ages of 16 and 26, you can gain valuable work and educational experience and get a head start on jobs in the business, entrepreneurship, and technology sectors today!

Time, Date and Location

This program is offered at our Computer Resource Centers located throughout the boroughs. Those who apply and are accepted into the program will be expected to devote 20 hours weekly to certification and online work training for a total of 10 weeks.

Program Details

NYC Parks is offering free Microsoft Office and Adobe Certification classes to 200 young adults, ages 16-26. In addition, with varying level tasks, participants can complete different online tasks for pay.

Applicants can have a choice between specializing in Adobe Creative Suite 6 and Microsoft Office 2010. In addition to content-specific training, students will also work on resume writing, interview techniques, customer service, time management, and budgeting. Also, program participants will spend an hour per day getting paid to complete online tasks and practice new computer skills. Earn while you learn!

Upon completion of this program, each participant will be able to take a free certification exam (usually $110) and will receive a free 1-year recreation membership. Participants demonstrating outstanding skill improvement will have the chance to win a new laptop. Every candidate will also receive job, internship, and training/educational placement support in the technology and design fields, with the help of an employment specialist.

How to Apply

Click here to apply online.

For more information about the program, please call (212) 255-3066 or email

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