Friday, March 27, 2009
Job Opportunity- Production Assistant Training Program
We've posted about this program before, and another chance to apply has come around. Brooklyn Workforce Innovations (BWI), a nonprofit organization, and The New York City Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting is now accepting applications for the fourteenth cycle of The “Made in NY” Production Assistant Training Program. This FREE skills training and job placement program aims to promote diversity in NYC’s production industry and create new career opportunities for young adults who are unemployed or low-income. For more information about this free program visit our website at http://www.bwiny.org/pages/patraining.html.
Application Deadline for *April’s Training Cycle: Tuesday, April 7th @ 1pm SHARP.
Please do not apply if you are employed full-time or enrolled in school, or plan to enroll in school in the next two years.
To apply for this program, you must:
·Have a valid driver’s license (no exceptions– you will be driving during job placement)
·Be at least 21-years-old
·Be New York City Resident (you must currently live in one of the five boroughs) and legally eligible to work in the U.S.
·Demonstrate need for this opportunity (e.g.- unemployed, low income or receiving public assistance, low-income background or lack of career choices due to personal obstacles)
Please visit our website before applying to learn more about our eligibility requirement: http://www.bwiny.org/pages/programs/patraininga.html
No previous production experience or knowledge is required; there is no educational requirement. Individuals who are on parole, probation or who have past criminal convictions are welcome to apply.
To apply you must attend an Open House!
Open House Schedule for New Applicants
Tuesday, March 31st at 1pm
Tuesday, April 7th at 1pm
*Arrive 10 minutes early. Latecomers will not be admitted.*
A limited number of training spots are available. Apply ASAP to guarantee consideration. Applications are accepted year round. (Training cycles are normally held in February, April, June and September).
BWI is located at 621 DeGraw Street between 3rd and 4th Avenues in Brooklyn, NY. Take the M or R train to Union Street, walk two blocks towards the Hess gas station and make a left onto DeGraw Street. Or Take 2/3/4/5/D/M/N/Q to Atlantic Ave. and transfer to The Brooklyn-bound R Train.
Brooklyn's Workforce Innovations' website may be found here: http://www.bwiny.org/.