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Call 347-987-3920

Email Rebecca Marriott

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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

The Brooklyn Workforce Collaboration can help you access jobs that created locally, particularly with manufacturing and industrial businesses in the Brooklyn Navy Yard and in Sunset Park. We work with a range of employer partners and can help you qualify for available positions such as construction workers, helper positions in the trades, dry dock workers, grounds keeping, and factory maintenance, among others. We specialize in working with adults that have struggled to build stable careers, and all of BWI’s services are offered free of charge.


Applying to the Brooklyn Workforce Collaboration is a competitive process, and eligibility requirements will vary based on what employers are looking for. Some key requirements

  • Live in New York City & be legally eligible to work in the U.S.
  • 18 years or older
  • Able to attend training Monday through Friday, full-time
  • Unemployed or underemployed

Some of our trainings have other specific training requirements. Read about what we’re recruiting for right now to learn more.


We are recruiting Red Hook residents for a Solar Panel Installation Training program. Find out more at one of our information sessions.

Take this 6-week course and receive a stipend while you earn the industry certifications from North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), as well as a 4-hour Scaffolding Certification.

Learn practical skills in:

  • Basic Carpentry
  • Intro to Electrical Wiring
  • Solar Panel Installation
  • Construction Math
  • Tool Usage

Minimum requirements: Must be at least 18 years old, a low-income Red Hook resident, eligible to work in the US legally, able to lift 50lbs, and able to score 8th grade level on a reading and math screening.


The first step is to attend an Information Session to learn more about the training we are currently offering. To find out when the next information session is taking place, give us a call. Program Director Rebecca Marriott can be reached at 347-987-3920.