Program Tracks


Minimum Program Requirements

  • Must be 18 years or older

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalency

  • Valid Clean Drivers License

  • An ability and desire to work with your hands

  • Ability to communicate in English

  • Read and write at or above 9th grade level, basic mathematics connected to industry

  • Must be comfortable standing for extended periods of time, and able to lift 30 pounds

  • Employment in this field universally requires drug screening by employers

80 Hour Auto-Technician

In partnership with Bronx Community College, CWE has design an employer informed short burst industry workforce preparedness course that would provide participants with the skills and credentials needed to enter into the New York Mechanic's Apprenticeship Program (NYMAP) - a Auto-Diesel Mechanic apprenticeship or directly into the industry as an entry-level service technician.

Curriculum includes classroom and tracked online courses in shop safety, emissions, and tool usage. Participants emerge with three nationally recognized SP/2 industry certifications, including Mechanical Safety, Chemical Hazard Disposal and Supervisor’s Course. In addition to the job specific skills and certifications, participants learn the critical elements of shop safety, tool knowledge, time and task management, team work and workplace communications.

The length of the training is approximately 4 weeks.


Commercial Drivers License (CDL) 

In partnership with SoBro and Hostos Community College, CWE will be offering NYS Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and NYS Class B (regular driver’s license) courses.

Training will be scaled to meet the need of the individual participants. Those without a State drivers license's will be provided with classroom and road test preparation, to attain their State driver’s license and then move into CDL permit, test and road test preparation.

The length of the training (for even the least prepared) is approximately 10-14 weeks. 


Auto Diesel Mechanic Apprenticeship

In partnership with the International Association of Machinists District 15, CWE has founded New York Mechanic's Apprenticeship Program (NYMAP), a three (3) year NYS Department of Labor certified apprenticeship program for Diesel Engine mechanics based out of Bronx Community College.

While employed, apprentices continue to learn their trade and gain valuable industry credentials both on the job and in related instruction provided by CUNY Bronx Community College. In addition to industry specific skills, our apprentices also earn college credits for their time in the program to go towards continuing their post-secondary education.

The length of the of the job training is approximately three years.