Brooklyn Woods Woodworker Job Training Program

GREAT NEWS! A FINAL CHANCE to apply to Brooklyn Woods' March-April cycle has just been added for 

Wednesday, March 9 at 10 AM!


No RSVP is necessary! Just come Wednesday at 10 AM! The info session last about 2.5 hours. We will be giving a reading, math and measurement test that day.


Brooklyn Woods trains individuals in the basics of woodworking, preparing them for entry-level jobs in woodworking and related fields. Upon successful completion of the program job placement assistance is provided.  About 85% of successful graduates obtain entry level employment at a starting wage of approximately $11.50 per hour.




This free 7-week, full time training course meets Monday-Friday from 8 AM to 4 PM.  Trainees learn: 


  • The proper use of power tools and woodworking machinery 
  • An introduction to woodworking techniques, sanding, veneering, wood identification, and reading shop drawings
  • How to cut, machine, sand and assemble a cabinet 
  • Shop math and measurement
  • Comprehensive safety training including a 10-hour OSHA course 
  • Soft skills training to aid in getting and keeping employment 
  • Job placement assistance (for successful graduates) 


Minimum Requirements


To be Eligible Applicants should:


  • Have minimal or some experience working with wood or as a laborer, as a carpenter's helper, in a trade or working with your hands
  • Have a strong interest in working in woodworking or a related field as a career
  • Be unemployed or underemployed 
  • Be able to attend class Monday-Friday from 8 AM to 4 PM for 7 weeks
  • Be 21 years or older
  • Resident of NYC; Eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Be physically fit/able to lift 70 lbs. 
  • Pass an 8th grade reading test and 6th grade math test 


Those receiving public assistance, including food stamps, and individuals with criminal backgrounds are welcome to apply.

Subway: Take R Train to "9th Street" or F /G Trains to "4th Avenue." Walk north on 4th Avenue to 8th Street and make a left. Walk down 8th street, cross 3rd Avenue and continue until you see a gray metal door marked "125." Ring the buzzer for "Brooklyn Woods." We are located on the 2nd floor.

Car drivers: please note that parking spots on the street are extremely difficult to find in this neighborhood.
For more information, or if you have any questions about this program you may click here for the flyer , click here for their webpage, or contact Drew Furnari at 718-389-3636 ext.0



March 09, 2016 at 10:00am - 1pm
Drew Furnari, Program Associate · · 718-389-3636 x0

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