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 $14/hour. Graduates are connected to local employers hiring for this position.
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 $17/hour. Graduates are connected to local employers hiring for school bus and inter-City transit driver positions.
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.
NYC °CoolRoofs is a City initiative delivered in partnership with the Mayor's Office of Sustainability and Sustainable South Bronx, a division of the HOPE Program, 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 OSHA30, 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.
The Electrician Apprentice Preparation Program is delivered in partnership with 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. All prospective candidates must be graduates of a direct entry program recognized by Local 3.