NEW Programs


Blue Collar Prep

The Blue Collar Prep class is a seven-week full-time program geared towards giving women a well rounded introduction to the building trades and hands on experience with tools and building materials.

The comprehensive, innovative curriculum, developed in collaboration with union apprenticeship directors and employers, includes basic hands-on shop classes in carpentry, electrical work, and painting, lifting and carrying, trades math, and health and safety training. 

Industry Overview
Students are given a broad overview of the construction apprenticeships and trades in New York City, jurisdiction of the trades and the different unions.

Job Readiness

NEW teaches sexual harassment/discrimination prevention in order to equip women with tools to diffuse the beginnings of any harassment.

Students are given job readiness and interview skills to prepare them for entering apprenticeships.

Trades Math

NEW provides intensive, structured trades-focused math instruction as a vital component of each cycle of the training program.  NEW students are given the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of trades-related math areas including whole numbers, fractions, decimals, algebra, and geometry.

The curriculum includes hands-on instruction (carpentry, blueprint reading, basic electricity and painting) all taught by union members of the individual trade.

Health and Safety
New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) provides a health and safety training component. The information covered includes an introduction to occupational safety and health, hazardous materials, ergonomics, and women’s health and safety issues.

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NEW Nontraditional Employment for Women. 243 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011 (212) 627-6252

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