You should apply for the EAD even though you could still work on the J-1 training position through the expiration of J-1 status, as indicated on the DS-2019. There is no extra fee for the EAD application. Having the EAD could be helpful if you were fired from your J-1 position and wanted to work elsewhere.
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You are not required to file the I-765. You can use your present J-1 to contnue with the training program. I suggest you also work with immigration counsel to make sure everything is addressed appropriately.
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Without applying for adjustment of status, you will not get the green card.
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