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Age 21-24
Cost Free
Program type Summer, Weekend, Weekday
Meets 6 Week Program, Mon-Fri, 9am To 5pm
Contact us Pa@Bwiny.Org
Deadline Rolling


We help jobless and working poor New Yorkers establish careers in sectors that offer good wages and opportunities for advancement.


New York Drives helps students obtain their driver’s licenses while providing professional development workshops. Our program is six weeks long, with the first three weeks focusing on strengthening students’ professional development skills, and the last three weeks focusing on part-time driving lessons. After successfully passing their road tests, graduates enroll into one of BWI’s sector-based training programs leading to skilled employment, or are placed directly into jobs.

Once a year, New York Drives offers security guard training where graduates obtain their security guard certificates and license. All programs include two years of job placement assistance and trainees receive ongoing social supports through Single Stop.

Six-week, full-time program in career development and drivers education, leading to a NYS Class D license.


To Apply, Participants: Must Not Have Had Security Certificates Or Driver’S License Previously* High School Diploma Or Ged* Interested In A Career In Woodworking, Tv/Film Production, Or Cable Installation At Least 21 Years Old *Applicants Ages 21 To 24 Strongly Encouraged To Apply. A New York City Resident (6 Months Or More) Legally Eligible To Work In The U.S. Unemployed/Underemployed Or Low-Income *New York Drives Occasionally Operates Training For Security Guards. Security Guard Trainees Must Not Have A Security Certificate And Must Have A High School Diploma Or Ged.

How to apply

Sign up or Log in to access application instructions. Information sessions are held at 2PM Sharp on Thursdays for anyone who would like to apply. All sessions held at the BWI Main Office. Late-comers will not be admitted. Please review ALL the requirements prior to attending the Information Session.