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The New York Philharmonic and Lincoln Center, are committed to investing in New York’s future—that means investing in New Yorkers. 

This is why, as the New York Philharmonic and Lincoln Center work together to transform David Geffen Hall—the home of New York City’s legendary orchestra—into a world-class concert hall and a major new tourist destination, we are offering a Workforce Development Program for qualifying New Yorkers—especially those who are in our local community or new to the workforce.

The Workforce Development Program includes five weeks of full-time paid training to introduce program participants to the construction industry. Those who successfully complete the program will be offered full-time employment with either Turner or one of Turner’s trade partners.

If you’re interested in a rewarding career in construction, then let’s move forward together to build a stronger community.


Paid Learning that keeps pace with your schedule

We appreciate that dedicating the time to learn new skills is difficult, which is why Turner has streamlined the process. Most importantly, you’re going to get paid $15 an hour to learn the skills necessary to start your career in construction.

If you’re ready to make the commitment, then we’re ready for you!

Program Details
Classes will be held at Lincoln Center’s campus, Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm, from July 5–August 6, 2021.
Participants will receive a total of 35 hours of instruction per week.  


At the start of the program, you will be paired with a mentor from Turner Construction Company who will help you identify and achieve your career goals. Your mentor will act as a valuable academic and practical resource, providing insight into the construction industry to ensure your success.

Modern Classroom Facility, COVID-19 precautions
Classes will be held in-person in a learning facility at Lincoln Center built exclusively for you. 

To help guarantee safety in the classroom setting and on the job, we have outfitted the space with air filters, socially distant seating and private desks. Hand sanitizer and masks will be provided, and pre-class temperature checks will be enforced throughout the length of the pandemic.

Learning Materials & Supplies
Access to required materials will not be a barrier to education. You will receive all the learning materials you need to succeed, including a laptop, study guides, and workbooks. Upon graduation, you’ll receive all the PPE necessary to start work, including a hard hat, work boots, safety glasses, and COVID-19 PPE.

The Lincoln Center Campus

Tradecraft 101: What You Can Expect to Learn

A successful career in the union construction trades starts with learning the fundamentals from the industry’s leading experts. From safety training to construction management and trade coordination–the comprehensive curriculum will empower you for success!

What you will learn during the 5-week program:
Occupational Health & Safety (OSHA training)
Construction Math Readiness
Construction Coordination
Construction Management
First Aid / CPR
Career Readiness
Blue Print Reading 
Introduction to Trades

Image of diverse construction workers talking over a plan outside.

Program Eligibility

Construction workers and planners having a meeting.

You do not need any previous construction experience to apply. Turner’s instructors will teach you everything you need to know. However, to be considered you must meet the following requirements:

1. Must be a U.S. citizen or can legally work in the United States
2. Must be 18 years or older
3. Must have a high school diploma or GED
4. Must be able to read, and understand instructions given in English
5. Must pass a basic skills assessment exam


Take the first step!

Submit your application by clicking Apply Now button below. If you require assistance with the application, please contact: Valerie D. Echols at valerie.echols@wforce.org or (732)-749-4069

Applications for the program will be accepted through Friday, May 28, 2021.

Apply now