Ready to jump-start
your career?

Families Forward is a new City program—just for parents who owe child support—offering FREE training for good jobs. This is part of a national study that seeks to find ways to help improve the lives of parents and children.

After you finish training, Families Forward can also help you look for a better job. And if you want help managing your child support payments or financial issues, Families Forward is here to help with that too.

Take a look at the different Career Tracks below. All training is full-time, Monday through Friday. Come in for an orientation to get started and find the career that is best for you!

Career Tracks


Length: 10 weeks

Learn essential maintenance, carpentry, and electrical skills and earn OSHA, Flagging, and Scaffolding certifications.

More information coming soon

Hotel Hospitality

Length: 9 weeks

Learn the skills necessary for obtaining various housekeeping positions within the Hotel industry.

Call by 1/15/18 for the next class.

For more info, click here

IT Support

Length: 15 weeks

Learn technology skills and earn CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications.

Call by 1/15/18 for the next class.

For more info, click here


Length: 7 weeks

Learn woodworking skills, cabinetmaking, and fabrication. Earn an OSHA certification.

More information coming soon

Commercial Driving

Length: 4 weeks

Learn skills through classroom and behind-the-wheel training. Earn a NYS Class B Commercial Driver’s License.

More information coming soon

NYCHA Maintenance

Length: 5 weeks

Learn maintenance and other skills to fill a variety of positions. For NYCHA residents only.

More information coming soon

How can I apply?

1. Call 347-381-6800 or email to speak with us. We can tell you more about the trainings available and confirm you meet the general requirements:

  • You owe child support in NYC
  • You are not receiving or applying for SSI or SSDI disability benefits
  • You are between 18 and 64 years old
  • You can legally work in the US
  • You have an individual income below $62,000
  • You meet any other requirements for specific Career tracks (See the links in the section above for more details)

2. Attend your scheduled Orientation and Registration to meet staff and participate in some basic assessments and interviews. There are Orientations every week in 2018, but you must schedule your slot beforehand at 347-381-6800.

Remember, if you have any questions, call 347-381-6800 or email

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