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Brooklyn Networks is a free, six-week training program that helps low-income New Yorkers access careers in low-voltage cabling. Graduates obtain their industry-recognized BICSI credential and go on to work in fields like voice and data cabling, security system installation, broadcast cabling, and A/V system installation.
Brooklyn Networks graduates are ready to work hard and show up on time. They understand color codes, routing and terminating lines, and the basics of pulling cable. They’re ready to learn on the job and grow in their new careers.
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Brooklyn Networks is six-week, full-time program with significant homework required throughout the course. The application process begins at BWI’s main office in South Brooklyn, and training takes place at a fully-outfitted skills training lab within the NYC College of Technology. Following the training course and completion of the BICSI licensing exam, graduates receive two years of job placement assistance, career counseling, and support as they continue working and advance into new roles.
All BWI training programs are offered free of charge. However, trainees must be able to cover their personal expenses, including meals and transportation during the training and job search.
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Graduates are placed into jobs as technicians and installers with telecommunications firms throughout the city. Often, tasks include running cable behind walls and ceilings, which support the critical technology and data infrastructure for offices, trading floors, and other sites. They work with their hands, must pay close attention to detail, and have to be quick problem-solvers. Most graduates work out in the field and may report to several job sites in one week, or they might be assigned to one job site for a long period of time.