The addition of Union Communal subsequently grew the need to provide community members with access to education-related programs. And in 1997, NMIC introduced its Education Department which provided free educational services to the community, in the areas of literacy, language proficiency, and high school equivalency diplomas. NMIC’s Workforce Development program followed soon after, providing the community with free training services and certification programs.  

In 2014, the two departments joined forces and became one, forming NMIC’s Education & Career Services Department.  Today, the department covers areas that include, education, workforce/job readiness training, and career development. These programs offer a multitude of services that aid hundreds of New Yorkers each year to improve their language proficiency, train and gain certification for a new job, complete their high school equivalency diploma and much more.