Brooklyn Woods (of the Brooklyn Workforce Initiative) helps unemployed and low-income New Yorkers start careers in skilled woodworking and cabinet making. The program includes hands-on training and lectures in woodworking and class time in safety, math and job readiness skills.
Brooklyn Woods is a free full-time 8 week training program preparing individuals for entry-level positions in woodworking and cabinetmaking.
To be eligible you must meet all of the following criteria:
-Live in New York City & be legally eligible to work in the U.S.
-Be 21 years or older
-Be able to pass an 8th grade level reading test and a 6th grade level math test
-Be physically fit and able to lift 70lbs
-Be unemployed, have a low income, or receive public assistance
For more information, or to apply, please see here: http://www.bwiny.org/pages/programs/bwa.html