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Training for your Employees-Reduce the Digital Divide from NYC SBS

Small businesses – reduce the digital divide and retrain your team with online courses OR mid-sized businesses can apply for a federally funded, reimbursable grant to make retraining more affordable!

Small Business Services (SBS)’s Training for Your Employees

This program was designed to reduce the digital divide and help small business owners/employees receive training in the digital skills needed to build back, stabilize, and thrive in a post-COVID 19 business environment.

This new program provides business owners and their employees training in digital literacy, marketing tools, online security, and COVID-19 safety. Courses are being offered through Lehman College and select courses are available in Spanish and Chinese (Mandarin). Learn more here- website.

Small Businesses Program Eligibility:

Employees must:

The <strong>Training for Your Employees </strong>program

Also offered: Customized Training Grant Program for Medium and Larger Sized Businesses

The Customized Training grant is a competitive, reimbursable training grant that offers financial support to make training employees more affordable. This program tends to be well-suited for medium and larger sized businesses. We believe that the right trainings can help a business’ bottom line, reduce employee turnover, improve morale, promote an efficient and productive workforce, and increase business’ competitiveness in the marketplace. Each business chooses a variety of trainings that meet their unique challenges; employees can take the same or different trainings – that’s what makes it customized! Applications are accepted year-round.

• reduce employee turnover

• improve morale

• develop your employee’s skills

• improve your bottom line

• promote an efficient and productive workforce

• increase your competitiveness in the marketplace.

Your business will:  

Grant Program Overview

The NYC Department of Small Business Services helps unlock economic potential and create economic security for all New Yorkers by connecting New Yorkers to good jobs, creating stronger businesses, and building thriving neighborhoods across the five boroughs.

For more information on all of our services, call 311 or visit nyc.gov/sbs.

Learn more about the Career Discovery program offered by NYC Small Business Services. Read about new careers, training and resources for New Yorkers HERE

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