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We work with the City's industrial and construction industry partnerships and the Workforce1 Industrial and Transportation Career Center to offer no-cost training programs for jobs in the industrial and construction fields. These fields include the following sectors and subsectors: manufacturing, construction, wholesale trade, transportation and warehousing, and automotive repair and maintenance. With these industry experts, we engage employers, educational institutions, training providers, and other partners in designing training programs that provide viable industrial and construction career opportunities for New Yorkers.

To learn about eligibility requirements and to enroll in these programs, please contact the Workforce1 Industrial and Transportation Career Center.

The Cable Installation training program is delivered in partnership with Brooklyn Workforce Innovations and, through a six-week, full-time model, prepares students to get their BICSI certification and work as network cable installers. Cables installers make an average of $13/hour. Graduates are connected to local employers hiring for this position.

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The Commercial Driving training program is delivered in partnership with Brooklyn Workforce Innovations and, through a four-week, full-time program, prepares students to pass the New York State Commercial Driving License road test and work as commercial drivers. Students will also earn a Class B license with the option for a passenger vehicle or school bus endorsement. Commercial drivers make an average of $15/hour. Graduates are connected to local employers hiring for school bus and inter-City transit driver positions.

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The Welding training program is delivered in partnership with the New York City College of Technology and prepares students to work as welders. The 11-week, full-time program advances students’ careers through interactive, hands-on classroom training in Basic Electric Arc welding, Blueprint Reading, TIG Welding, and MIG Welding. Students are provided with individual working stations and receive all necessary lab equipment to weld metals and hone their welding skills. The average starting salary for welders is $14/hour. Graduates are connected to local employers hiring for this position.

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The Woodworking training program is delivered in partnership with Brooklyn Workforce Innovations and, through a seven-week, full-time model, provides a foundation for careers in woodworking, cabinet-making, fabrication, and construction. Students will learn the proper use of tools and machinery, techniques for working with solid and man-made materials, general shop protocols, and math, measurement, and fraction concepts. Entry-level woodworkers make an average of $12/hr. Graduates are connected to local employers hiring for this position.

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NYC °CoolRoofs is a City initiative delivered in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability and Sustainable South Bronx that supports local jobseekers through a paid and transitional work-based learning experience to cool New York City rooftops with a white, reflective coating that reduces building energy consumption and citywide carbon emissions. NYC °CoolRoofs aims to coat 1 million square feet of rooftop annually and connect NYC °CoolRoofs participants to full-time work at the end of the season. Participants also earn certifications like OSHA10, 4-Hour Flagger, and 4-Hour Scaffolding that support employment in the industrial and construction sectors. The program supports New York City's goal to reduce carbon emissions 80% by 2050, as outlined in Mayor de Blasio's One New York: The Plan for a Strong and Just City released in April 2015.

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The Scholars at Work training program, delivered in partnership with the NYC Department of Education, is an eight-month program that supports Career and Technical Education (CTE) high school students in their pursuit of well-defined career and higher education pathways through exposure to career opportunities, real-life work experience, and development of workplace skills. The students participate in career exploration coursework as well as paid internships with employers in the industrial and transportation sectors. Participants are supported in connection to work with local employers or higher education upon graduation from high school.

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NYC Building Operator Training

The NYC Building Operator Training program is a no-cost, 30-hour training offered by the NYC Department of Small Business Services and the NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability in partnership with The City University of New York (CUNY), its School of Professional Studies, and the CUNY Institute for Urban Systems’ Building Performance Lab. The training improves the skills of operations and maintenance staff working in NYC’s small to mid-sized residential buildings. The program  works with building owners that agree to give a wage gain to their staff members who complete the training. For each staff member who completes training, the program also provides up to $700 in reimbursement to building owners for implementing select energy efficiency project(s). Building owners or operators - learn more and apply to NYC Building Operator Training.

Supervisory Development

The Supervisory Development training program, offered by SBS, the Workforce1 Industrial & Transportation Career Center, and LaGuardia Community College, develops the management and supervision skills of current line staff at industrial employers. The 15-week, part-time program is designed to train individuals who have the potential for leadership positions within their company, but do not have supervisory experience. Participants are selected for the program by their employer and receive a wage increase of at least 5% after successfully completing the training. Business owners - contact us to learn more.

Electrician Apprentice Preparation Program

The Electrician Apprentice Preparation Program is delivered in partnership with the New York City College of Technology and the New York City Housing Authority to prepare participants to pass the aptitude exam for entry into an Electrical Apprenticeship offered by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local Union No. 3 (Local 3). The program offers 75 hours of training across three (3) weeks to help participants master the math and reading comprehension skills tested on the Local 3 aptitude exam. Participants who successfully pass the exam are eligible to begin the paid five and a half year Electrical Apprenticeship at a starting salary of $14/hour with the opportunity to attain a tuition-free Associate’s Degree. The apprenticeship is the beginning of a career pathway to an Electrician Journeyperson, earning $56/hour. Applications for this program are currently closed. Please check back for more information.