Next enrollment will open: Applications now closed for Fall 2022. Please check back for Winter/Spring 2022-2023 options. To stay in touch and updated, you may complete the interest form below.

Building Skills NY is providing eligible, motivated applicants the training, skills, and support they need for success at no cost to qualified candidates. The training includes NCCER Core and NCCER Level 1 training in HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, and Carpentry

Minimum requirements:

  • Must be 18 or older and living in NYC (Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island).
  • Must be able to provide proof of NYC residency (ID, utility bill, etc).
  • Must be authorized to work in the US (US resident/citizen or holding valid EAD – Employment Authorization Document).
  • Must commit to attending in-person classes. You will be removed from the course if you miss class repeatedly.
  • Must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination for COVID-19 to attend the in-person classes held on campus.
  • Must have a working laptop and/or desktop computer with camera and internet service.
  • Be committed to a training schedule of 200+ hours of training
  • Complete pre-assessment & attend mandatory orientations
  • Show genuine interest in building a career in construction

Space in training classes is limited. Eligible applicants will be chosen by a random, computerized selection process – assignment cannot be guaranteed.


Please complete the form below. Once our enrollment opens for a new cohort, we will reach you at the email and phone you provided in the form below. Please indicate in the form which class or classes you would want to apply for (HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, Carpentry).

Training Course Interest Form