Accumulating Resume and Work Experience


For additional information, contact your high school transition team leader and the NYC DOE TCAC affiliated with your school's borough support office.*

Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)

  • Department of Education places students in a variety of internships
  • Paid summer internship program for six weeks (July – August)
  • For students ages 14 to 24
  • Provides job coach (special education teacher/provider)
  • For more information, please visit your borough TCAC center (see below)

Work, Learn, and Grow Employment Program

  • Department of Education places students in a variety of internships
  • Paid year round internships (September – June)
  • For students ages 14 to 24
  • Must be a SYEP participant

Training Opportunities Program (TOP)

Speak with your school's Transition Coordinator for more information on how to apply to this program.

  • Administered by the Transition Coordination Center (formerly Placement and Referral Center)
  • Paid internships for students with disabilities
  • TOP liaisons will identify work locations where students with IEPs will earn minimum wage and can work up to 15 hours per week
  • Hours count towards Career Development and Occupational Studies Commencement Credential (CDOS)

Ladders for Leaders:

  • Paid summer internships with corporations, nonprofits, and government agencies
  • Students receive help with resume, cover letter writing, and interviewing skills
  • Internships align with student career goals and interests
  • For students ages 16 to 22
  • Minimum GPA of 3.00

* Programs and services are subject to change due to COVID-19 restrictions.


Transition & College Access Centers (TCAC): The Transition and College Access Centers are devoted to ensuring that students with disabilities are prepared for post-secondary life experiences. In addition to college readiness resources and supports, these centers will also facilitate diverse work-based learning opportunities for students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).

Boys & Girls High School
1700 Fulton Street
First Floor, Room G170
Brooklyn, NY 11213
Phone: (718) 804-6790
E-mail: BKLYNTCAC@schools.nyc.gov

DeWitt Clinton High School
100 West Mosholu Parkway S,
Room 148
Bronx, NY 10468
Phone: (718) 581-2250
E-mail: BXTCAC@schools.nyc.gov

269 West 35th Street
Room 702
New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 609-8493
E-mail: MNTCAC@schools.nyc.gov

90-27 Sutphin Boulevard,
Room 152
Queens, NY 11435
E-mail: QNTCAC@schools.nyc.gov

Staten Island:
Michael J. Petrides School
715 Ocean Terrace
Second Floor, Room 204
Staten Island, NY 10301
E-mail: SITCAC@schools.nyc.gov

Learning and School, Transition and college, Working and Adult Life, Support for employment
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