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Career Services

Free Job Training in Security and Driving for Women

Brooklyn Workforce Innovations (BWI) helps jobless and working poor New Yorkers establish careers in sectors that offer good wages and opportunities for advancement.

Moline 1909 Model "M" Touring car; Removable tonneau, $ 1500; Specifications of Model "M"., Digital ID 1163334, New York Public LibraryBWI was founded January 1, 2000 and is an affiliate of Fifth Avenue Committee, Inc., a South Brooklyn Community Development Corporation.

BWI's mission is to empower low- and moderate–income people by creating living-wage employment opportunities and access to career paths. BWI seeks to develop programs that counter prevailing market inequalities (especially those based on race or gender) and continue to a broader movement for economic justice.

New York Drives

Offering the opportunity to enter the Security Field and obtain a Driver's License.

  • Classes are at no cost to you!
  • This program is for WOMEN ONLY
  • Up to 30 hours of driving lessons, road test included
  • Free 8 hour and 16 hour security certifications and NYS security license
  • 60 hours of Career Development classes to empower your job search
  • Program includes Job Placement Assistance 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Female
  • 21 years of age or over
  • New York City resident
  • Food stamp recipient
  • Legally eligible to work in the US
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Full-time availability
  • Must NOT have driver or security license

To be considered for the September Security Cycle

  • Attend an Information Session held every Thursday at 2 p.m.
  • Late comers will not be admitted
  • RSVP is not required, walk-ins welcome

Sessions held at 621 DeGraw Street (between 3rd Ave and 4th Ave), Brooklyn, NY 11217. (R train to Union Street)

Contact: 718.237.2017 ext. 143 or email


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my name is lesly ulloa & im intrested in the free security train ing i have a clean background but i do not have my ged & do not recieve foodstamps i am also 22 years of age i really want this it would help me so much you may contact me by email which is thank you !

Hi Lesly, you should look at

Hi Lesly, you should look at the information on the BWI website and contact them with any questions you have about your eligibility for this program. We are providing information about BWI and other local employment opportunities as a service of Job Search Central.


when will the earliest available class be and when?

Found a training job

I would like to know more about training job.

I have a felony but its been

I have a felony but its been quite a few years since then can I still be in the program? Also do you know of a program similar to this that services men?

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this applying is sexiest. it shouldn't be just for women. it should be equal.


Hi i meet all the requirements and i would like to be apart of the program. i do have one question and that is will I be qualified if i attend night school?

Hi, My name is Destiny.

Hi, My name is Destiny. Looking at the requiments, And the only thing im missing is my high school Diploma/GED. Will i still be able to attend ?

I have two felonies but they

I have two felonies but they non voliate

There is no one in queens

There is no one in queens

Hello my name is shameika

Hello my name is shameika james and i dont have my high school diploma or my ged can i still attend i am going to get my ged as soon as i can but please let me join this program while i work in my ged thank you n god bless

next class date

I would like to know when is your next security class. Thank you

I would like to know when is

I would like to know when is your next security class and driving class

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