Brooklyn Workforce Innovations’ Mission
Brooklyn Workforce Innovations helps jobless and working poor New Yorkers establish careers in sectors that offer good wages and opportunities for advancement.BWI 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. We seek to develop programs that counter prevailing market inequalities (especially those based on race or gender) and contribute to a broader movement for economic justice.
Currently BWI helps poor New Yorkers start careers in commercial driving, telecommunications cable installation, TV and film production, and skilled woodworking. BWI also trains public housing residents for jobs at New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) properties, and we also operate a job readiness and driver’s license access program for women. BWI recently launched a physical and programmatic expansion at the Brooklyn Navy Yard as well. There, in partnership with other nonprofit job training and adult education providers, BWI will leverage its considerable workforce development experience and match training resources with rapidly-emerging job opportunities at the expanding commercial and industrial complex.
Often, the best way to understand BWI’s work is hearing about it directly from the people we serve. Watch the Brooklyn Workforce Innovations PSA to learn more.
“Made in NY” PA Training Program Information Sessions
Mondays* 1pm-5pm at the BWI Main Office
No latecomers will be admitted. Prior to attending an info session, call our automated system at 718-237-2017×145 for updates and cancellations, and review ALL the requirement listed on our program page. Please bring your driver’s license (if you have one) and résumé. No RSVP needed. Applications are accepted on a first-come first-serve basis, apply ASAP to guarantee consideration.
Brooklyn Workforce Innovations
621 Degraw Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217