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“The staff are very reliable, you meet great people going in different career fields, and you learn so much in a small amount of time. Completing the NYD program has opened up a lot of big opportunities for me to examine myself and where I want to go in my career.”

– Lee-Lee, New York Drives and “Made in NY” PA Training Graduate
Many New Yorkers do not have a driver’s license, yet it’s a requirement for a range of jobs. New York Drives offers your first steps on the path to a career: core job readiness skills, free driving lessons and a road test, and access to advanced training and a job with growth potential.

New York Drives trainees already have a career path in mind, and are planning to move on to The “Made in NY” PA Training Program after their graduation. Upon completion of MINY, grads move on to careers in the fast-paced, exciting TV & film industry.


NYD is highly competitive. The following are our core eligibility requirements:

  • Interested in a career in TV & film production
  • At least 18 years old
  • A New York City resident (6 months or more)
  • Legally eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Unemployed/underemployed or low-income
  • Available to train full-time, weekdays

New York Drives Behind the Wheel



Start by attending one of our information sessions. There, you can fill out an application and learn more New York Drives and MINY. Please arrive on time, as we do not allow latecomers. Applications are accepted year-round.

After attending an info session, some applicants will be called back for interviews, drug tests, and document collection. All applicants will be notified of their application status prior to the start of training.

You do not need a learner’s permit to apply to New York Drives, but you will need one before training begins.