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NY Drives Training Info Sessions FREE Program

posted Mar 14, 2019, 9:32 AM by District 22

New York Drives is currently recruiting applicants for our next class which will take place in April 2019.


Applicants cannot apply to only receive their driver’s licenses but must be interested in the Made in NY training. New York Drives is a pre-requisite training for those interested in Made in NY but do not have a driver’s license, which is a requirement for Made in NY. New York Drives is a 5 week full- time training program that includes 2 weeks of professional development and 15 hours of driving lessons the remaining 3 weeks. The program includes job placement assistance.


If you know of any eligible qualified candidates please have them attend an information session there is no need to RSVP, just arrive on time we start promptly at 1pm (late comers will not be admitted). Information sessions are held every Monday at 1pm sharp at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Building 92 3rd floor. ( Corner of Flushing & Carlton)



Eligibility requirements are as follows:


  • Must be at least 18
  • NYC resident
  • Legally eligible to work in the US
  • Low income, unemployed or underemployed
  • Must be able to pass a drug test
  • Must have full time availability Monday- Friday 9am -5pm
  • Must NOT have had a Driver’s License previously
  • Must be ready to work in the field upon graduation


 *Priority given to NYCHA residents that live in Red Hook, Gowanus and Brownsville neighborhoods.



I have also cc’d the Program Manager, Cavril Blackwood if you have any further questions about the New York Drives Program you can contact her via email







Tasia Williams-Kelley, Program Associate

New York Drives

Brooklyn Workforce Innovations

621 Degraw Street

Brooklyn, NY 11217

Phone: 718-237-2017 ext.144

Fax: 718-237-5366

Instagram- @NewYorkDrives

Twitter- @NYDrivesProgram

Facebook- New York Drives Program