Employment Training Program

The Employment Training Program (ETP) offers individuals an opportunity to work in an internship.


Businesses that hire their intern (excluding non-profits) may be eligible for tax credits and other financial incentives.

  • NYS OPWDD pays interns’ initial training wages while they are learning your business expectations.

  • Your business will save time and money on:

    • Recruitment

    • Orientation

    • Job training

    • Retention


Services include:

  • Increased job development and job coaching

  • Assistance with other employability skills

  • Your business will gain a new employee with training customized to meet your business needs.

  • Interns hired through ETP come with professional job coaching services and consultation at no cost to your business.

  • Your business will demonstrate a commitment to diversity and develop new community partnerships.

  • Offers individuals an opportunity to work in an internship that will lead to permanent employment in a community business

    • Participants attend job readiness classes

    • Conflict resolution

    • Interpersonal / Social skills

    • Teamwork

    • Professionalism



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