BWI can train existing or new entry level workers from the community to meet the needs of businesses. Past trainings have been in roofing, manufacturing skills, construction, and more. Businesses outside of Brooklyn are eligible to participate.
The City University of New York (CUNY)’s Building Performance Lab trains operators, managers, and designers in energy efficiency operations, the best use of building automation systems, and energy law compliance for properties across the New York market, including commercial, residential, and public facilities. All programs are free.
Makerspace NYC provides a variety of basic and advanced skill classes. Ranging from MIG welding, Ultimaker 3D printing, laser cutting, TIG welding, manual mill machining, machine lathe, and advanced carpentry. In-person classes are suspended during Covid-19.
The NYC Department of Small Business Services offers federally funded grants to help businesses train and retain their employees. Businesses must be for-profit, operating for at least one year, and be able to pay for training up-front. 60% of training costs will be reimbursed.
Industrial companies throughout NYC have been looking to get more involved in diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Learn more about what that is, why that’s the case, and how it helps with hiring and retention at this blog post and webinar MaiiC hosted.
Figuring out where to start, however, can be difficult. That’s why MaiiC businesses have designed this DEI Self Assessment Survey, to help the industry understand where it stands, how individual business benchmarks to industry peers, and inform the creation of new DEI programs.