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Where Can I Find Information on Vocational Training, Earning a GED or Getting help finding a job for a teenager?

If you take a look at page 25 of the Career Outreach Directory, you will find a number of sources.

Where can I find information on jobs or job listings specifically on Long Island?

You can look at page 26 of the Career Outreach Directory or search the Long Island/New York Job Listing section of Jobline.


Is career counseling available at Suffolk Libraries? Is it free?

Please see the Career Counseling page of this website for a list of libraries that provide the services of a career counselor.  These services are free to library patrons.


Which libraries have Career Counseling for patrons outside their district?

Harborfields, Huntington (Main), and Patchogue-Medford offer these services.

Which libraries have Career Counseling for just their patrons?

Connetquot Public Library, East Islip Public Library, Half Hollow Hills,
Mastic-Moriches-Shirley Community Library, Middle Country Public Library, North Babylon Public Library, and Sachem Public Library

Where can people with disabilities go for job training?

Please take a look at the Vocational Rehabilitation section of the Career Outreach Directory.  Two other helpful websites are Abilities Inc.at http://www.abilitiesinc.org/ and Acces-VR at http://www.vesid.nysed.gov/.

What kind of employment services are offered to people who are blind or have vision impairments?

The Vocational Rehabilitation section of the Career Outreach Directory has helpful information.  One website to check out is http://www.helenkeller.org/.

Where can a person find transitional employment?

Some information about transitional employment may be found on page 21 of the Career Outreach Directory.  One website to explore is Clubhouse of Suffolk at http://www.clubhouseofsuffolk.org/.

Where can I find vocational rehabilitation services and educational counseling services for veterans?

Councilwoman Edwards is proud to announce that the Huntington Opportunity Resource Center is seeking Huntington Veterans for the United Way of Long Island VetsBuild program.
VetsBuild Helps Long Island’s Veterans Find Jobs in the Emerging Green Industry.- Provides VetsBuild students with no-cost hands-on training in basic weatherization, energy, and entry-level OSHA training at their state of the art facility- One-on-one job counseling and job placement assistanceFor more information, please visit the resource center Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm 1268 New York Ave Huntington Station

Additionally, take a look at the resources listed on page 22 of the Career Outreach Directory.

I am looking for a government job.  Where can I find Information on Federal, State and local government jobs?

On pages 12-14 of the Career Outreach Directory you will find a number of site which will give you information about Government Jobs.


Can you direct me to information on postal positions and NYS Unified Court jobs?

Pages 12 to 14 of the Career Outreach Directory have information on those types of positions.

I’m thinking about starting a small business.  How can I obtain assistance?

On page 16 of the Career Outreach Directory you will find websites and other sources to help you start your small business.

I need help in preparing a business plan.  Who would I contact? 

The Small Business Development Center would be able to give you information or help you set up an appointment with SCORE.  You can find more information on pages 16-17 of the Career Outreach Directory.

Where can a patron obtain the use of no cost job search services such as computers, faxes, copiers and telephones?

The Suffolk County One-Stop Employment Center is a place where visitors may create a resume, use the computer for a job search or set up an interview.  The telephone number is 631-853-6600.

What websites are good resources for students interested in Distance Learning?

The following Internet sites contain information on distance
learning: Peterson’s Distance Learning - www.petersons.com/college-search/distance-education.aspx; SUNY Learning Network - www.sln.suny.edu/;
Western Suffolk BOCES Careerlearn.org - http://www.careerlearn.org/. See page 7 of the Career Outreach Directory for more information.

How can working adults in New York State design their own degree program?

See page 7 of the Career Outreach Directory.

How can someone find out more about getting college credit by taking exams? 

CLEP (College-Level Examination Program) affords students the
opportunity to demonstrate college-level achievement through a
program of exams in undergraduate college courses. There are
2900 colleges that grant credit and/or advanced standing for CLEP
exams. See the Career Outreach Directory.

How can someone who earned a degree in a foreign country get their credits evaluated in the U.S.?

Take a look at the Education section of the Career Outreach Directory.

How do you find out about apprenticeships in New York State?

Built-on-Pride Pre-Apprenticeship Program is a free training and
education program offering qualified individuals 16 years of age or older an
opportunity to apply for a registered apprenticeship program in the building and construction trades. For more information, check out the Career Outreach Directory.