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Training for Women Seeking Trade Jobs

Job training for female veterans through NEW Nontraditional Employment for Women

On Monday, June 17, 1-3pm, the Veterans Administration is hosting “NEW”--Nontraditional Employment for Woman--at the Manhattan Vet Center, located at 32 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Suite 200, New York, NY 10004. NEW prepares, trains, and places women in careers in the skilled construction, utility, and maintenance trades, helping women achieve economic independence and a secure future for themselves and their families for free.

NEW is also hosting a luncheon on June 20th at the New York Hilton ( So if you identify yourself as a female or know a female – please help pass the word. Industries and Jobs

NEW is New York City's top training program for women in the trades. After completing NEW's curriculum, graduates enter local apprenticeships and begin nontraditional jobs in the building and construction trades, the utilities and transportation fields, or facilities maintenance and repair. Skilled blue-collar work is an excellent choice for women who are fit—or ready to get in shape—and who like active, physically challenging work. It offers high wages (journey-level wages can be as high as $45 per hour);excellent medical benefits; pensions, annuities, and paid vacation time; and the opportunity for further education.

Here are some opportunities that are available to NEW graduates: Building and Construction Trades

• Carpenter

• Electrician

• Elevator Mechanic

• Laborer

• Metal Lather

• Painter

• Plumber

• Stationary Engineer

• Steamfitter

• Sheetmetal Worker

Public Utilities

• Con Edison

• Customer Field Representative

• Field Technician

• General Utility Worker

Railroad and Transportation

• Coach Cleaner

• Conductor Trainee

• Custodian

• Trackworker

• Assistant Passenger Conductor

• Block Operator

• Lineman Trainee

• C&S Helper

• Bus Driver

Green Collar Jobs

  • Energy Auditor

  • Weatherization Crew Member

  • Photovoltaic Installer

  • Green Roof Installer, Green Roof Professional

  • Jobs in Public Transportation

  • Green Manufacturing

  • Deconstruction

  • Recycling Workers

  • Urban Agriculture - Landscape Maintenance

  • HazMat Workers

The content of this post was distributed by the Manhattan Veterans Administration and is shared here as a courtesy. If you have questions about this event or program, please contact:

Ronald Sampson, Marine Corps Veteran

Manhattan Vet Center Veterans Outreach Specialist

US Department of Veteran Affairs

Readjustment Counseling Services

32 Broadway, Suite 200

New York, New York 10004

Phone (212) 951-6866 ext 5057

Mobile (917)767-8652

Fax (212) 742-9593

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