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By Carly Chase, Senior Project Manager, Center for Economic Transformation
Attention jobseekers! NYCEDC and partner SUNY Levin Institute are currently accepting applications for the twelfth series of JumpStart NYC, a free program that helps out-of-work professionals transition to new careers and industries in NYC.
Selected candidates will participate in a two-week-long intensive “Boot Camp” at the SUNY Levin Institute, followed by a 10- to 12-week pro-bono consulting project with a New York City-based startup company in fields such as digital media, online marketing, financial services, arts, not-for-profit, green finance, IT, and professional services.
Key Dates: The next JumpStart bootcamp is from October 15 to October 26, 2012
Deadline to Apply: Thursday, September 20
Info session: Thursday, September 13 from 6 to 8pm—more details here
Apply now to join the next class of JumpStart to retool your skills in a startup environment and find out if the entrepreneurial world is for you.
Launched in 2009 during the recession, the JumpStart NYC pilot program was designed to help displaced financial services professionals transition to new careers in New York City’s start-up sector. Since then, JumpStart NYC has broadened its curricula to attract professionals outside of financial services, including the arts and nonprofit, media and technology, and green finance sectors.
To date, more than 1,100 people have applied to JumpStart and more than 550 participants have been accepted.
JumpStart NYC not only improves employment outcomes, but also assists with transitions to entirely new industries. According to a recent survey of over 250 past participants: