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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.


Industrial & Construction Training Programs

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ApprenticeNYC for CNC Machinists

ApprenticeNYC for CNC Machinists is a paid, full-time apprenticeship opportunity that provides classroom-based technical training and on-the-job training that helps New York City jobseekers develop in-demand skills in a long-term occupation with high growth potential. The computer numerically controlled (CNC) machinist track of the program provides 10 weeks of classroom training and 62 weeks of on-the-job training with employers in the advanced manufacturing sector.

No Experience Necessary:

To be eligible, you must be 18 years of age or older, a New York City resident, and have a High School Diploma or Equivalency.

This program is a good fit for you if you:

  • Can work early morning hours in a full-time position
  • Like making things and working with your hands
  • Can stand for long periods of time
  • Are committed to a career in manufacturing
  • Are committed to completing the 18-month long apprenticeship

A Real Career Path in Advanced Manufacturing

You will be trained for a Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist position. In this role, you will work with computer numeric controlled (CNC) heavy machinery from setup to operation to produce parts and tools from metal, plastic or other materials. You will continue your training and education through your employment.

Earn While You Learn

Starting pay as an apprentice is $16 per hour. As you gain more skills, you receive several merit-based pay increases. Your pay at the end of the 18-month apprenticeship could be $16.50 per hour.

Applications for this program are currently closed. Complete our interest form to be notified when applications open.

Bilingual Commercial Driver Training

The Bilingual Commercial Driver Training program is delivered in partnership with Brooklyn Workforce Innovations and the Washington Heights Workforce1 Career Center. It is a free training for advanced English language learners interested in a commercial driving career, including as school bus, truck, and coach bus drivers. The training includes two weeks of full-time instruction in English to help participants build conversational English skills, familiarize themselves with the vocabulary and tasks involved in commercial driving, and secure their commercial driving permit. Upon completion of the program and attainment of the permit, participants are eligible for a free four-week, full-time training that will lead to their Commercial Driver's License (CDL Class B), which is needed for employment in the industry.

This program is currently recruiting qualified candidates remotely. Complete our interest form to get started.

Cable Installation

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 $14/hour. Graduates are connected to local employers hiring for this position.

This program is currently recruiting qualified candidates remotely. Complete our interest form to get started.

Commercial Driver Training

The Commercial Driver Training program is delivered in partnership with Brooklyn Workforce Innovations. Through a four-week, full-time program (known as Red Hook on the Road), students prepare to pass the NYS 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 $17/hour. Graduates are connected to local employers hiring for school bus and inter-City transit driver positions.

This program is currently recruiting qualified candidates remotely. Complete our interest form to get started.

Construction Site Safety Training Program

The Construction Site Safety Training Program provides 40 hours of required Site Safety Training for New York City residents that are 18 years or older and new to the construction industry.

This program is currently recruiting qualified candidates remotely. Complete our interest form to get started.

NYC °CoolRoofs

NYC °CoolRoofs provides New Yorkers with the opportunity to earn paid work experience and credentials in the construction sector. The program supports the City's goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. This initiative is a partnership between the NYC Department of Small Business Services, its Workforce1 Industrial & Transportation Career Center, the Mayor's Office of Sustainability, the Mayor's Office of Resiliency, and The HOPE Program.

This transitional training opportunity includes:

  • 10 to 11 weeks of full-time, paid work experience installing energy saving reflective rooftops at a starting wage of $15 per hour
  • Opportunity to earn credentials in the construction sector, including 4-Hour Flagger, 4-Hour Scaffold User, Fireguard, CPR/First Aid, and OSHA 30-Hour (offered as part of the 40-Hour Construction Site Safety Training (SST) certification) at no cost
  • Ongoing career and job connection support for the construction sector

Note: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, certifications and other classroom-based trainings are offered virtually. NYC °CoolRoofs may be able to assist participants with technology to support virtual learning.

All candidates are expected to meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Age 18 or older 
  • New York City resident
  • Able to work a flexible schedule that includes early mornings 
  • Able to navigate New York City and travel to installation sites throughout the five boroughs 
  • Committed to pursuing a career in construction
  • Able to perform manual labor, such as climbing stairs, carrying 50-pound buckets, and working on a roof in all weather conditions
  • Able to wear a mask for a 7-hour shift and follow safety protocols 
  • Able to work with paint that contains latex and silicone ingredients 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior driving and construction experience
  • Able to use email, phone, and maps applications

This program is currently recruiting qualified candidates remotely. Complete our interest form to get started.

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