Civic Hall @ Union Square will be housed in Zero Irving at 124 East 14th Street. Civic Hall will open in 2023 and will span 85,000 square feet on six floors and include a collaborative community space, state-of-the-art conference and events center, and a 42,000 square foot Digital Learning Center (DLC). The DLC will include 16 classrooms to be shared among NYC’s leading technology training and job training organizations. Collectively, these organizations will help improve access to in-demand tech jobs for all New Yorkers by creating a universal entry point for tech skills training, an incubator for successful training models, and a center of excellence for the industry to build and share best practices.
The DLC space is intended to serve as a collaborative space where technology training providers prepare New Yorkers for jobs in the technology sector. This will be accomplished by providing centralized resources and connections across technology job trainers and employers, to create opportunities that develop a more competitive and inclusive workforce.
Today, Civic Hall is engaging in an extensive planning process: engaging the tech training ecosystem and piloting programs ahead of the building’s opening.
When announced, Mayor Bill de Blasio heralded Civic Hall @ Union Square as a critical component of New York City Works, the City’s initiative to spur 100,000 jobs with good wages over the next decade.