Apply for a Training in the Industrial or Construction Field

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We work with the City's industrial and construction industry partnerships and the Workforce1 Industrial and Transportation Career Center to offer no-cost training programs for jobs in the industrial and construction fields. These fields include the following sectors and subsectors: manufacturing, construction, wholesale trade, transportation and warehousing, and automotive repair and maintenance. With these industry experts, we engage employers, educational institutions, training providers, and other partners in designing training programs that provide viable industrial and construction career opportunities for New Yorkers.

Industrial & Construction Training Programs

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ApprenticeNYC: Advanced Manufacturing

Cable Installation

The Cable Installation training program is delivered in partnership with Brooklyn Workforce Innovations and, through a six-week, full-time model, prepares students to get their BICSI certification and work as network cable installers. Cables installers make an average of $14/hour. Graduates are connected to local employers hiring for this position.

This program is currently recruiting qualified candidates remotely. Complete our interest form to get started.

Construction Site Safety Training Program

The Construction Site Safety Training Program provides 40 hours of required Site Safety Training for New York City residents that are 18 years or older and new to the construction industry.

This program is currently recruiting qualified candidates remotely. Complete our interest form to get started.

NYC °CoolRoofs

NYC °CoolRoofs provides New Yorkers with the opportunity to earn paid work experience and credentials in the construction sector. The program supports the City's goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. This initiative is a partnership between the NYC Department of Small Business Services, its Workforce1 Industrial & Transportation Career Center, the Mayor's Office of Climate and Environmental Justice, and The HOPE Program.

This transitional training opportunity includes:

  • 10 to 11 weeks of full-time, paid work experience installing energy saving reflective rooftops at a starting wage of $15 per hour
  • Opportunity to earn credentials in the construction sector, including 4-Hour Flagger, 4-Hour Scaffold User, Fireguard, CPR/First Aid, and Construction Site Safety Training (SST) certification at no cost

Note: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some certifications and other classroom-based trainings may be offered virtually. NYC °CoolRoofs may be able to assist participants with technology to support virtual learning.

All candidates are expected to meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Age 18 or older 
  • New York City resident
  • Able to work a flexible schedule that includes early mornings 
  • Able to navigate New York City and travel to installation sites throughout the five boroughs 
  • Committed to pursuing a career in construction
  • Able to perform manual labor, such as climbing stairs, carrying 50-pound buckets, and working on a roof in all weather conditions
  • Able to wear a mask for a 7-hour shift and follow safety protocols 
  • Able to work with paint that contains latex and silicone ingredients 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior driving and construction experience
  • Able to use email, phone, and maps applications

This program is currently recruiting qualified candidates remotely. Complete our interest form to get started.

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