For more information, questions or concerns:

Call 347-987-3920

Email Rebecca Marriott rmarriott@bwiny.org

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BWI offers customized training programming, targeted toward specific employer demand. Particularly with manufacturing and industrial businesses in the Brooklyn Navy Yard and along the Sunset Park waterfront.

We are currently recruiting for a Roofing Training Program. Visit our information session calendar for your next opportunity to apply.


The Brooklyn Workforce Collaboration trainees are unemployed or underemployed New Yorkers who have faced significant barriers launching their careers. We screen applicants throughout the year for approximately 50 training slots annually; please be sure to read our Apply page to see if we’re currently recruiting for a program. If you think the program suits you, then contact us to take the first steps to your new career.

We pre-screen and train graduates in targeted skills for local businesses. Brooklyn Workforce trainees graduate ready to work in a range of industrial and manufacturing roles. If you wish to learn more about partnering with BWI to develop customized training, or hiring from our already-trained pool of graduates, please visit our Hire page.


Brooklyn Workforce Collaboration training programs vary in length and in the skills we train for, based on which employer partners we are working with at the time. Past training programs have been two to five weeks in length, full-time, and included a mixture of classroom-based training and hands-on instruction. BWI works with several partners throughout the city that have specialized training labs so that trainees can benefit from the best facilities for plumbing, soldering, forklift operation, food handling, and other skills and certifications, as needed.

All BWI training programs are offered free of charge. However, trainees must be able to cover their personal expenses during the training and job search; we are unable to provide stipends.


BWI offers comprehensive, free, job placement and career development support to our graduates. We work to identify employment opportunities before training begins, and help make connections to our employer partners. Most of the jobs that come after training with the Brooklyn Workforce Collaboration program involve working with your hands and on your feet. Our most successful graduates are always on time, know how to follow instructions and maintain a safe work environment, and care about producing great products for their employers.