Hiring CGS Graduates
Success Stories

Aquellah M.

Aquellah began in CGS’ Childcare Training Program in December 2010.  During Aquellah’s time at Buckle My Shoe Daycare and at Hudson Guild Daycare, she was able to apply her understanding of the theories and concepts she learned in class to successfully assist the teachers, children, parents and staff in daily classroom management.

Aquellah was able to find employment with the help of CGS’ placement program. Aquellah was also able to earn an advanced CDA certification and NYSATAS- Paraprofessional certification which was instrumental in securing her employment with Bathgate Daycare. Aquellah is presently attending Lehman College and has accumulated 81 credits in her Behavioral Science degree with a primary focus in early childhood education. With the support of CGS’ team, Aquellah’s is continuing to pursue her ultimate career goal to become a certified Early Childhood Teacher.

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Hiring CGS Graduates

Hiring CGS Graduates

The Federal government and New York State offer tax incentives for employers to hire individuals with disabilities. We encourage employers to take advantage of the tax credit or reduction when they hire our well-trained CGS graduates! Our Employment Specialists will be glad to help employers through the certification process.

Please note there is NEVER a fee for hiring our trained, qualified graduates!

CGS offers employers professionally trained workers in:

  • Office and Computer Technology: Data Entry Clerk, General Office Support Staff, Receptionist, Clerical/Administrative Staff
  • Child Care: Teacher’s Aide, Preschool Aide, Day Care Center Worker, Child Care Attendant, Day Care Assistant, Assistant Teacher, Paraprofessional
  • Custodial: Building and Maintenance Worker, Room Attendant – Housekeeping, Physical Fitness Center Attendant, Housekeeper, Laundry Staff, Linen Room Attendant, Custodial Worker, Grounds Maintenance Worker, Patient Escort/Discharge Staff, Kitchen/Utility Worker
  • Pet Care Technician: Pet Care Worker, Animal Care Attendant, Dog Walker, Dog Sitter, Kennel Attendant
  • Office Support Services: Receptionist, Mailroom or Stock Associate, Copy/Document Clerk
  • Retail Merchandising: Stock/Inventory Clerk, Fitting Room Attendant, Cashier/Sales Associate, Gift Wrapper
  • Food Service: Dining Room Attendant, Line Server, Food Preparer, Salad and Sandwich Maker, Dish Room Attendant, Support and Utility Worker, Pantry Worker

Save Money on Taxes, Save Time and Get a Qualified Worker by Contacting our Employment Specialists!

We also can offer coaching supports if necessary – ask a CGS Employment Specialists about this service. These well-trained workers have an excellent job retention rate. Hiring a CGS graduate saves the time, energy and resources needed to recruit and train new entry-level employees.

To contact CGS about hiring a CGS Graduate, contact Assistant Vice President, Tenneill Williams at twilliams@cgsnyc.org or Director of Vocational Services, Debbie Merav, at 646-214-1278 or dmerav01@cgsnyc.org.

Contemporary Guidance Services, Inc.
52 Broadway 4th Floor, New York, NY 10004
t / 212.577.5512  f / 212.577.5517

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