VIP Community Services prepares clients for the workforce with a range of vocational services including:

  • Computer lab for skills assessments and trainings
  • Adult basic education and literacy classes
  • Job fairs and career forums to connect you to employers
  • Job preparation classes to help you build a strong resume and have a successful interview
  • GED preparation in collaboration with Bronx Community College
  • Food Handler Certification

To learn more about vocational services, please see below.

Training & Career Forum

We hold regular Training & Career Forums for community members to learn about career opportunities in a range of industries including Carpentry, Certified Electricians, Certified Plumbers, Healthcare Aides, Healthcare Technicians, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), and more.

Thank you to our presenters including ACE, Bronx Community College, Employment Services, Hope Program, and Utopia Resource Center.

InTouCH x VIP Community Services at Columbia University’s Wellness Center

We partner with the Institute for Training Outreach and Community Health (InTOuCH) and Columbia University’s Wellness Center to improve public health in New York throughout the five boroughs.

We offer a free eight-week Community Health Worker Stroke Prevention training program, where we train members of the community to become Community Health Workers (CHWs) specialized in cardiovascular health issues and health disparities.

Click here for next steps to submit your application.

Job Fair

We hold an annual job fair in the Bronx where attendees learn about open positions in different industries including Administrative, Construction, Healthcare, Maintenance, Nonprofits, NYC agencies, Security, and more.

Human Rights in Employment, Housing, and Other Areas

VIP Community Services partners with the NYC Human Rights Commission to empower and educate our clients about their rights. New York City Human Rights Law says it is illegal for employers to discriminate against employees, interns, job seekers, and independent contractors on the basis of:

Age • Arrest or Conviction Record • Caregiver Status • Color • Credit History • Disability • Gender • Gender Identity • Immigration Status • Marital or Partnership Status • Military Service • National Origin • Pre-employment Marijuana Testing • Pregnancy • Race • Religion/Creed • Salary History • Sexual and Reproductive Health Decisions • Sexual Orientation • Status as Victim of Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence, or Stalking • Unemployment Status

Click HERE to download the fact sheets (in English and Spanish) to learn more about your rights and how to file a complaint with the Commission.