The New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) launched a two-year pilot program to provide vocational training, paid internships, and career pathways employment for youth with foster care and juvenile justice experience, and who have aged out of foster care. The program is called V-CRED, which stands for its components and goals: Vocational training that emphasizes a continuing responsibility toward education and personal development. Launched in January 2022, V-CRED will serve 45 youth per year to provide training in five career pathways: information technology, electrician helper, allied health (to become certified nursing assistants or EKG . . .

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