Morriah Kaplan
Program Director


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“The educators really equipped the class for the professional world. The hands-on training and the certificates I earned allowed me to get the job with the salary I wanted.”

– Melvin, Brooklyn Workforce Collaboration Graduate

We train you in the skills you need to launch a sustainable career with a local employer, plus two years of support and career coaching.


The requirements to participate will vary depending on the industry and employer. However, for most of our trainings, you must be:

  • A resident of New York City
  • Legally eligible to work in the U.S.
  • 18 years or older
  • Able to attend training full-time, Monday through Friday
  • Unemployed or underemployed
  • Able to pass a basic math and reading exam

Most of the jobs will also require that you are able to work with your hands and be on your feet for long stretches of time. In some cases, you must also be able to pass a drug screen.


To be notified when there’s more information available about upcoming programs in different fields, fill out our inquiry form.



How long does the training last?

The program typically lasts two to five weeks; however, it depends on the industry and the employer.

What will the training consist of?

The content of the training will vary depending on the industry and employer, but past trainings have included:

  • Construction math and measurement
  • Instruction in electrical, plumbing, and roofing
  • Tool usage
  • OSHA 30 certification
  • Scaffolding certification
  • Food-handler certification
  • Customer service
  • Conflict resolution
  • Career coaching and goal setting

Will I be paid for attending training? 

No. Trainees must be able to cover their personal expenses during training.

Does the training cost money?

No. All BWI training programs are offered for free.

Am I guaranteed a job after I complete training?

We work to identify employment opportunities before training begins, and we work closely with employers to place graduates after the training concludes. That said, you are not guaranteed a job right away, but we will continue to work closely with you to provide job placement and career support following graduation.

What makes someone successful in this program?

We are looking for highly motivated and committed individuals, who also demonstrate financial need. Our most successful graduates are always on time, know how to follow instructions, maintain a safe work environment, and care about producing great work.