Brooklyn Workforce Innovations helps jobless and working poor New Yorkers establish careers in sectors that offer good wages and opportunities for advancement.
Currently BWI offers free job training programs in four industries: commercial driving, telecommunications cable installation, TV and film production, and skilled woodworking.
Brooklyn Networks is an exciting and challenging program that allows its students to earn an internationally recognized certificate with hands-on training that will enable them to install cable lines for computers, telephones, security systems, A/V equipment and broadcast cable at no cost to the student.
Brooklyn Networks begins with a multi-part screening process. Accepted students then complete 5 weeks of full-time training in the Brooklyn Networks lab at New York City College of Technology.
Upon completion of the required 5-week course, Brooklyn Networks provides FREE job placement services to get them working in the field.
- Must be NYC Resident
- 21 years or older
- Must have a valid driver’s license (If you do not have one, New York Drive is another free program for you provided by Brooklyn Workforce Innovations)
- Eligible to work in the U.S.
- Qualify as low income or receiving public assistance
- Must pass a drug test
- Must pass a reading and math test at the 8th grade level.
Brooklyn Networks Cable Installation Training Program is Now Recruiting for the LAST cycle of the 2012 calendar year. There are only two orientations left: Tuesday, July 24 and Tuesday, July 31. In order to be eligible for thee LAST class of 2012 you must attend orientation on one of the these two dates. Orientation starts at 10:00am sharp.
Brooklyn Networks is at 621 Degraw Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217.
Accessible by the R Train to Union Street. From Union Street Station go 2 blocks down 4th towards the clock tower and make a left on Degraw Street.
or the 2, 3, 4, 5, N, B, D, Q Trains to Atlantic Avenue/Barclays Center. From Atlantic Avenue/Barclays Center station go 8 blocks down 4th and make a right onto Degraw Street.
For more information call 718-237-2017 ext. 149 or ext. 182.
You can learn more about line installers and repairers from the Occupational Outlook Handbook 2012-2013.
The following are important qualities of line installers and repairers from the Occupational Outlook Handbook 2012-2013:
- Color vision. Workers who handle electrical wires and cables must be able to distinguish colors because the wires and cables are often color coded.
- Mechanical skills. Line installers and repairers must have the knowledge and skills to repair or replace complex electrical and telecommunications lines and equipment.
- Physical strength. Line installers and repairers must be strong enough to lift heavy tools, cables, and equipment on a regular basis.
- Stamina. Line installers and repairers often must climb poles and work at great heights with heavy tools and equipment. Therefore, these workers must be able to be physically active for long periods without tiring.
- Teamwork. Because workers often rely on their fellow crew members for the safety, teamwork is critical.
- Technical skills. Line installers use sophisticated diagnostic equipment on circuit breakers, switches, and transformers. They must be familiar with electrical systems and the appropriate tools needed to fix and maintain them.
- Troubleshooting skills. Line installers and repairers must be able to diagnose problems in increasingly complex electrical systems and telecommunication lines workers who drive company vehicles usually need a commercial driver’s license.
If you want to learn more about line installers and repairers or other kinds of occupations please visit Job Search Central online or in person at 188 Madison Avenue and 34th Street.