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Henry Street’s founder, Lillian Wald, was a workforce pioneer who helped find work for those who needed it.  Today, our employment services team supports our members in achieving their career goals, both through in-house training and referrals to outside educational resources.

Small steps can lead to big career changes. Henry Street offers several programs to help community members gain access to new job pathways.

Building Automation Systems Training

The Henry Street Settlement and Stacks+Joules Building Automation Systems Training is for any New Yorker 18 or older who wants to enter the rapidly growing sector of internal environment and climate management.

Get certifications and training toward jobs in heating/heat pumps, cooling, lighting, ventilation, air quality management, and more. Build your skills and learn a trade that will lead to greener, healthier, and more sustainable indoor environment management. Many salaries in these industries range from $40-80k.

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis. The next cohort will begin in October 2024.


  • Must be ages 18-24
  • Must have availability from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday
  • High school or GED required


  • Earn certifications in HVAC* systems and Lighting Controls
  • Become proficient in programming tools like Niagara and Python

Read about how Nathanseth got a job in the HVAC field here.

Read the Gothamist article about the BAST program here.


Additional Training Programs

Fire Guard Certificate of Fitness

Did you know that public spaces, from schools to stadiums to theaters, must have fire guards in place to keep people safe? People with this little-known license can get per diem work or add it to an existing maintenance or facilities job. Sign up by clicking the button below.

Drivers Education

Learning to drive is the first step toward getting a commercial driver’s license. Come start the process at Henry Street. We can help you pass the permit test and help you identify opportunities to fund your training.

Individualized schedule. Sign up by clicking the button below.

Registered Behavioral Technician Training

Get trained to work in Applied Behavioral Analysis and prepare to work with people with disabilities in a variety of settings.  A new session is starting soon. Sign up by clicking the button below.


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