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Job training for NYCHA residents in janitorial services

NYCHA Resident Training Academy (NRTA): Janitorial Track by New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Resident Economic Empowerment and Sustainability (REES) | Brooklyn Workforce Innovations (BWI)

Actively recruiting

Services Provided Help finding a job, Training for a new job

Eligibility Adults, NYCHA residents

Schedule Less than 1 month, Daytime

Last Updated Last updated on Jul 04, 2021

The janitorial track of the NRTA trains NYCHA residents in housing caretaker services and helps graduates find related employment.

The NYCHA Resident Training Academy (NRTA) Janitorial Track trains NYCHA residents for caretaker opportunities. The 4 week training (modified to 2 week in person & remote instruction due to Covid-19 restrictions) provides a combination of soft skills instruction, job readiness, and hard skills training to maintain grounds and public spaces . After successful completion, graduates receive job placement assistance.

Who it's for Who it's for

To qualify for training, you must:

  • Be an authorized NYCHA Resident
  • Be 18 years old or over
  • Have valid working documentation
  • Be able to work for 8 hours on your feet
  • Be able to pass a drug test
  • Be able to pass the NRTA Entrance Exam with a score of minimum score of 70% in reading and math levels

You do not need a high school diploma or GED.

Selection into the program is based on successful completion of all steps in the application process and meeting the training partner’s applicant criteria.

Duration and Length Duration and Length

Training hours are Monday to Friday, 8am-4pm.

Next Steps

The NRTA has a competitive application process with multiple steps:

  1. Take a test to assess your reading and math level
  2. If you pass the test, you will be scheduled a pre-screening appointment
  3. Additional steps to follow

To get started with the assessment, call the NYCHA REES hotline at 718-289-8100. You can also learn more about the process for application and selection, or sign up online for an upcoming assessment.