Training & Employment

SI PPS has convened more than 75 partner organizations to offer more than 70,000 hours of training, for more than 20,000 partner staff. 

Since 2017, Staten Island PPS has been developing and offering Adult Education Certificate Programs in partnership with institutes of higher education. These programs are key to helping individuals get linked to jobs that will help serve the Staten Island community.

Over time, Staten Island PPS and its partners looked at deeper issues impacting recruitment and retention. From these findings, a new curriculum was developed, obtained Federal approval from the US Department of Labor and launched the first federally approved, learn and earn Apprentice Program for Certified Nursing Assistants in New York State in 2018. 

Since then, Staten Island PPS has implemented four US Department of Labor recognized apprenticeship programs:

  • Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA)
  • Community Health Worker (CHW)
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Certified Home Health Aide (HHA)

Kickstart your healthcare career!

Staten Island PPS and partners offer trainings and apprenticeship programs throughout the year. These courses are:

  • Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA)
  • Community Health Worker (CHW)
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Certified Home Health Aide (HHA)
  • Community Health Worker Aide

Learn how to become an apprenticeship employer.

Staten Island PPS has built sustainable workforce training programs that address demographic needs and unemployment for underserved populations that directly align with quality jobs with immediate hiring needs. You can fill your workforce gaps by becoming an apprenticeship employer.

The work has continued to mature based upon the needs of the workforce community, partner organizations and the healthcare market in general.


Graduate Rate for Community Health Workers


Graduate Rate for Certified Recovery Peer Advocates


Rate of scholarship recipients/interns who went from intern to employment with one of our local partners

Online Learning Modules

Staten Island PPS developed real time, online learning modules available for partner training and staff development needs.

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing is a clinical approach that helps a person withdraw from a state of uncertainty and become motivated to make positive decisions.

Infection Control

This course is designed to help you understand procedures for preventing and dealing with potential infections. One in ten patients becomes infected while in hospital and about 3-5% of those infected die as a result. HALF of these infections can be avoided. 

Contact Tracing

The Contact Tracing course is designed for partners to help with local contact tracing efforts. 

Our online learning modules provide 24/7 access where scheduling and record tracking can be efficiently achieved. View all modules > 

Awards & Grants

SI PPS has received national and local recognition for our work and has provided advisory and development assistance to organizations around the world.

SI PPS and the College of Staten Island College were recognized by CEANY for the joint impact in advancing workforce development an economic development within the borough of Staten Island.
Cornell ILR conducted a multi-year study of SI PPS workforce efforts, cited positive impact in skills upgrading and called the work good Public Policy.
US Dept. of Labor recognized SI PPS for the creation of Registered Apprentice program for C.N.A., the first in NYS, and Home Health Aide. Earn and learn- encouraged adoption at State and Federal level.
SI PPS was selected as an Emerging National Champion for front line healthcare worker development in 2018. SI PPS was selected to join National Fund Workforce Academy in 2020, along with 12 other large health systems across U.S.A
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awards PPS more than $650,00 in grant funding to continue our training program for CHW and CRPA (2019-2022).
Participated with BLU to advocate on Capitol Hill for enhanced funding for Pell Grants and expanded Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act funding to cover Continuing Education learning programs.