New York Drives is a prerequisite for three of BWI’s sector base training programs; Brooklyn Networks, Brooklyn Woods and Made in NY. Each of these programs either requires or strongly encourages its participants to have a driver’s license. NYD helps students obtain their driver’s licenses while providing professional development workshops.
Our program is six weeks long, with the first three weeks focusing on strengthening students’ professional development skills, and the last three weeks focusing on part-time driving lessons. After participants successfully pass their road tests, graduates enroll into one of BWI’s three sector-based training programs leading to skilled employment. Once a year, New York Drives offers security guard training where graduates obtain their security guard certificates and license. All programs include two years of job placement assistance. Trainees receive ongoing social supports through Single Stop