Founded in 1994, Nubian Directions is the premier agency for developing high quality workforce skills for youth and adults

About Our Company

about us

Our mission is to provide technology training, work readiness skills and educational support services for youth and adults to enhance the workforce.

NDI is best known for its community development activities. 1n 1995, NDI received its first grant through Family Services, Inc. to provide computer training and information technology for low-income residents of the City of Poughkeepsie. NDI continues to provide year-round basic, intermediate and advanced computer training and access to the Internet for low to moderate-income youths, adults and small business owners

We believe:

  • All staff and clients should have an opportunity to learn in a safe and healthy environment
  • All people should be treated with dignity and respect
  • Quality of service over quantity of service
  • And value equal opportunity for all
  • By transforming lives, communities are enriched

Youth Services 

ASPIRE Summer Youth Employment Program

ASPIRE (Academy of Success, Pride, Inspiration, Respect and Excellence) Summer Youth Employment Program serves middle and high school youth ages 15 – 18 who are Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) eligible and/or residents of the City of Poughkeepsie.  Participants are assigned to work with younger youth as peer counselors or with our Master Gardener learning gardening/landscaping skills.  When possible, the ASPIRE summer program incorporates project-based learning opportunities and information technology competency designed to enhance academics, social skills, and career development skills.

Services for Young Adults 

 – YouthBuild 

The New Directions YouthBuild AmeriCorps Partnership is a comprehensive youth development program that offers HSE prep, job training, counseling and leadership development for out-of-school youths ages 16-24, through the construction and rehabilitation of affordable housing in their neighborhoods.

Participants pursue careers in construction, computer technology or health care. YouthBuild students are also members of AmeriCorps, a national service organization and Rotaract, a youth service program sponsored by Rotary International.

Ongoing Workforce Prep Training 

-PC Sampler - This instructor-led beginner course is for students who want to explore the working of the computer in a nontechnical language. Topics to be covered are basic Windows function, basic software including word processing, spreadsheets, database, and an introduction to the internet. More Info...

-IC3 Courses - If you're focusing on a future in computers, or any field that requires the use of computers, one certification can set you apart from the crowd.

The Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC³®) provides students and job-seekers with the foundation of knowledge they need to succeed in environments that require the use of computers and the Internet. The Global Standard 3 is an internationally recognized standard for digital literacy and reflects the most relevant skills needed in today's academic and business environments.

In an increasingly digital world, where virtually every field and function is impacted by computers, IC³ certification can help you refine your aptitude in the most important and valuable areas. What's more, IC³ helps teachers and instructors define their students' proficiency and marketable skills as they enter the workforce. More Info...

-Work Readiness Training - The WRC is a certification of an individual's readiness for entry-level work as defined by employers. It is the first assessment for entry-level workers to provide a universal, transferable, national standard for work readiness. More Info...

Partners

 We are extremely grateful to our many partners for their continuous support of our programs and services.  You may access their websites by clicking their logo below.

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