BWI works with employers to create customized training programs to meet their hiring demands. We train unemployed and low-income New Yorkers who face barriers to meaningful employment. Training programs vary in length and content depending on the needs of employers. However, past training programs have been 2-5 weeks in length and included a mixture of classroom-based training and hands-on instruction.

We work with partners throughout the city in specialized training labs. Our partners have facilities for plumbing, soldering, forklift operation, food handling, and other skills and certifications, as needed.

All BWI training programs are offered free of charge to both trainees and employers.


This fall, we’ll be hosting a special pilot program in partnership with KindWork, for young adults (ages 21-26) interested in a bootcamp for customer support in tech. It’s perfect for someone who wants a career in the thriving tech field working behind the scenes for companies like WeWork and Uber, but without the need for coding or engineering skills. To learn more and begin the application process with KindWork, click here.

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

If you wish to learn more about partnering with BWI to develop customized training, or hiring from our pool of graduates, please visit our For Employers page.