The lab, which features 22 computers funded through a $65,000 grant from Time Warner Cable, will be free and open to the public, with one goal of the lab being to help people find jobs.
The Brooklyn Navy Yard plans to integrate the Learning Lab with its already functioning Employment Center. Within the past year, the Navy Yard has placed more than 200 local residents in jobs.
More than 1,000 individuals seek assistance looking for work from the Employment Center annually.
“The Brooklyn Navy yard has a wonderful history and we are committed to doing our part to ensure it plays a strong role in the local economy,” said Ken Fitzpatrick, president of Time Warner Cable Business Class East Region. “This Learning Lab is an invaluable asset for yard tenants and local residents, providing them with a state-of-the-art facility where they can learn the latest computer applications.”
To date, Time Warner Cable has opened up two labs in Harlem, one in Chinatown, one in each Staten Island and Queens, and the two in Brooklyn.